Uber Health’s first-ever chief medical officer is an unusual choice–a geriatrician. Michael Cantor, MD, JD is a board-certified geriatrician. According to his LinkedIn profile, he had previously been a CMO at insurtech Bright Health and CareCentrix. From the release, his expertise is in designing clinical programs for older adults and vulnerable populations for the most pressing gaps in care–and how technology can address them. Uber’s focus is in mobility–patient transportation and deliveries as part of social determinants of health (SDOH). They report 71% gross bookings growth for the business unit from Q4 2020 to Q4 2021. Release, Healthcare Dive
An update on Dr. Cantor: his CMO position at Uber Health is part-time, according to his LinkedIn profile. He will be continuing at Intuition Robotics as their CMO, having started with them in May 2021 (release). Intuition developed the ElliQ robot companion and is extending it to healthcare for older adults. Hat tip to Laurie Orlov for the info.
Some dismaying news from Oxford is that Sensyne Health, a clinical AI company for life sciences companies that analyzes data from US and UK health system EHRs, is having financial difficulties that have caused them to enter a Formal Sale Process (FSP). The £11.35 million will keep them solvent and not force a stop to their trading on the London Stock Exchange, and the FSP process will organize their outstanding debt until a purchaser can be found. Sensyne was founded by former UK science minister Lord Paul Drayson, and only last May inked two deals with the Colorado Center for Personalized Medicine (CCPM) and St. Luke’s University Health Network (PA/NJ) to expand its dataset. Sensyne release, Healthcare IT News
The American Telemedicine Association (ATA) announced that they will collaborate with Belfast-based ECHAlliance (European Connected Health Alliance) in the Global Health Connector Partnership (GHCP). The GHCP includes HLTH, The Digital Health Society, Health Parliament, the Commonwealth Centre for Digital Health, and Africa Health Business. The Global Health Connector Partnership Summit will convene at ATA2022, 1-3 May, in Boston. Release
Nashville-based Reimagine Care completed a $25 million capital raise led by Santé Ventures, Martin Ventures, and LRVHealth. Reimagine is a provider of home-centered cancer care for oncology practices and providers. The funding will be leveraged to further develop and commercialize the company’s first-of-its kind technology-enabled services in the Access Care Platform, launch their virtual care center, and expand the patient care team. Home-centered treatment reduces costs and increases patient convenience. Release
[grow_thumb image=”https://telecareaware.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/CHC-logo.jpg” thumb_width=”150″ /]This week’s Connected Health Conference
at Boston’s Seaport World Trade Center is themed around ‘Balancing Technology and the Human Element’, and over the three days of the conference the organizers will be tackling subjects such as social determinants of health, research, rapid prototyping of devices, and the very timely subject of the Apple Watch
‘s ‘fall call lite’. This year day 1 on Wednesday 17 October is an ‘Immersion Day’ with separate registration (and separately priced) mini-conferences sponsored by The Society for Participatory Medicine, ECHAlliance, the VOICE Health Summit, and PCHAlliance’s ‘deep dives’ including one from Parks Associates
. Days 2 and 3 on Thursday and Friday 18-19 October are fairly standard conference fare on a variety of stages and of course with a small exhibitor floor, ending after 3pm on Friday (and a good way to segue into a fall weekend in Boston).
CHC is organized by PCHAlliance, a non-profit formed by HIMSS, and incorporates the Boston conference previously organized by Partners HealthCare. Mobihealthnews offers a preview in an interview with Senior Director of Connected Health Innovation at Partners HealthCare Kamal Jethwani, and Tufts University School of Medicine Associate Professor and Recycle Health founder Lisa Gualtieri. There is still time to register here (though hotel rooms are, as usual, scarce). (Unfortunately, Editor Donna can’t attend as she did in previous years due to other commitments.)
Connected Health Conference
25-27 October, Seaport World Trade Center, 200 Seaport Boulevard, Boston
The eighth annual Connected Health Conference, presented by the Personal Connected Health Alliance (PCHAlliance) in partnership with Partners Connected Health, is coming up in just a few days.
Wednesday is packed with special sessions that cover the state of the market in wearables, artificial intelligence (AI), voice-activated technologies, the smart home (hosted by Parks Associates) and the innovation economy.
- The Life Sciences and MedTech Roundtable will explore the emerging category of digital therapeutics, the evolution of traditional pharma and med tech business models and the impact on relationships with patients, providers and other stakeholders in healthcare.
- Europe Meets North America will exchange views and strategies on issues like interoperability and the free flow of data across borders in an all-day workshop hosted by the ECHAlliance. (For more on the PCHAlliance’s EU efforts to ensure consistent regulations governing digital health with the implementation of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), see this release.)
Recent additions to the main conference on Thursday and Friday:
- A new fifth track focusing on health system innovation projects, outcomes and processes with the leading partnerships that are disrupting and redesigning healthcare delivery, including Healthbox and Intermountain Healthcare, Brigham Digital Innovation Hub, Johns Hopkins Medicine Technology Innovation Center and MITRE sharing their work with Dana-Farber.
- The new Innovation Lounge will showcase provider, industry and institutional innovation centers and novel collaborations. The Innovation Lounge stage will present groundbreaking initiatives from Intel, IBM, MDRevolution and Becton Dickinson, HHS Idea Lab, data from the IPSOS Digital Doctor Survey, and results of a recent connected health survey. Dr. Joseph Kvedar will share a preview of his new book, The New Mobile Age, How Technology Will Extend the Healthspan and Optimize the Lifespan. (more…)
[grow_thumb image=”https://telecareaware.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/Mobile-World-Congress-20151.jpg” thumb_width=”150″ /]For our readers attending the annual Mobile World Congress (MWC)
extravaganza 2-5 March, there’s plenty on health tech to be found, but the MWC organizers on their website don’t make it easy. Filling the gap smartly is David Doherty on mHealth Insight
with his annual mHealth guide to the 2015 Mobile World Congress
–both presentations and exhibitors. Personal logistics is important as the 70,000 delegates jam Barcelona and the 2nd Health & Wellness @ Mobile World Congress
organized by the European Connected Health Alliance (ECHAlliance)
is held at two venues. Save it on your mobile and let it be your guide.