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Health Enterprise Partners Announces Promotion and New Hire

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Health Enterprise Partners (“HEP”), a healthcare private equity firm, is pleased to announce the promotion of Elizabeth Colonna to Vice President and the hiring of Jessie Laurash as Senior Associate.

“Elizabeth has consistently exhibited the tenacity, sound judgement, determination, and passion for healthcare that are required to excel in this industry,” said Ezra Mehlman, Managing Partner of HEP. “She is a tremendous asset to our firm and its limited partners.” Read More

Bardy Diagnostics™ Selected as Winner of the MedTech Breakthrough Award For Best New Diagnostic Technology

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MedTech Breakthrough Announces Winners of the Annual MedTech Breakthrough Awards Program

MedTech Breakthrough, a leading market intelligence organization that recognizes the top companies, technologies and products in the global digital health and medical technology market, today announced the results of its 2019 MedTech Breakthrough Awards program, showcasing technologies and companies that drive innovation and exemplify the best in medical and health related technology solutions across the globe.

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Pregnancy App and Program Helps Give Expectant Mothers Peace of Mind

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When Diana Olsen, of Carver, Minnesota became pregnant for the second time, she was understandably nervous. In her own words, the 37-year-old was a hopeful mother on “high alert.”

Doctors warned Diana of potential risks with her advanced maternal age. She began taking insulin for gestational diabetes, but even more difficult, she struggled with deep grief for the baby she only briefly held in her arms. Read More

InDemand Interpreting Acquired by Stratus Video

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CLEARWATER, Fla., May 23, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — InDemand Interpreting (“InDemand”), a portfolio company of Health Enterprise Partners (“HEP”), announced today its acquisition by Stratus Video, LLC (“Stratus” or “the Company”), a portfolio company of Kinderhook, LLC (“Kinderhook”).

Founded in 2007, InDemand is a leader in the video-remote-interpreting (“VRI”) market and is well known for the high-touch customer service and experienced medical interpreters it provides to its clients. The merger will enable the combined business to further its commitment to improving health equity for Limited English Proficient, Deaf, and Hard of Hearing patients by providing access to medically qualified/certified interpreters via the latest in video/audio and geolocation technology. Further, the merger will leverage the combined quality of each organization’s interpreters and technology to enhance capabilities to better serve the expanding language access needs of healthcare providers. With more than 25 million Limited English Proficient patients living in the United States today, effective communication is paramount to assisting providers in delivering the best care possible. Read More

As health tech innovation moves forward, who is being left out?

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It’s no secret digital health is iterating and evolving at breakneck speed. But many are starting to ask the question, “Are those technologies made with all in mind?” Industry players have warned that many patients groups are being left behind— namely, people of color, underserved communities, members of the LGBTQ population and women.

The problems and opportunities 

“I would say communities of color, and frankly underserved communities of any color, are being left out of this conversation and the technology shifts,” Silas Buchanan, CEO of the Institute for eHealth Equity, told MobiHealthNews.

But there is hope. Buchanan said the emerging focus on environmental and social factors in healthcare has put a new spotlight on meeting the needs of every community.

“With this increased focus on social determinants of health, there will be much more attention given to those populations and maybe the ideators and the innovators will be more thoughtful to those populations,” Buchanan said.  Read More

Bardy Diagnostics Earns Acclaim from Frost & Sullivan for Its Groundbreaking Carnation Ambulatory Monitor™ Patch for Arrhythmia Monitoring

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Based on its recent analysis of the North American remote cardiac monitoring market, Frost & Sullivan recognizes Bardy Diagnostics, Inc. (BardyDx) with the 2019 North America Technology Innovation Award for its Carnation Ambulatory Monitor™ (CAM™) patch. The CAM™ patch is a first-of-its-kind P-wave-centric surface electrocardiograph (ECG) arrhythmia detection device that leverages state-of-the-art engineering and design to deliver groundbreaking monitoring.

Bardy Diagnostics™ Announces $35.5M in Series B Funding Round

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SEATTLE, April 16, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Bardy Diagnostics, Inc., (“BardyDx”), a leading provider of ambulatory cardiac monitoring technologies and custom data solutions, announced today it has raised $35.5 million in Series B funding, led by River Cities Capital Funds with participation from new investors HealthQuest Capital, Aperture Venture Partners, Aphelion Capital, Lumira Ventures, and Rex Health Ventures. Existing equity investors, SV Health Investors, Health Enterprise Partners, and Ascension Ventures also joined the round. The funds will be used to further accelerate growth of its innovative P-wave focused cardiac monitoring platform through expansion of BardyDx’s sales force and monitoring services, and to support advanced development programs, including augmented intelligence and visualization technologies. Read More

Depression Discriminates In The Workplace

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DALLAS, March 27, 2019 — Some segments of the population are much more likely than others to suffer from depression according to an analysis of more than 157,000 preventive health checkups conducted by Catapult Health in workplace settings across America.

Millennials, women, smokers, those who are overweight or physically inactive and those with a chronic health disease are at highest risk for having depression. These patterns extend beyond depression to suicidal ideation—individuals who have a plan and the means to end their own lives. Read More

Intermountain Healthcare and Trinity Health Make Growth Investment in AI Leader Jvion

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Leading healthcare Artificial Intelligence (AI) firm Jvion announced a growth investment from healthcare leaders Intermountain Healthcare and Trinity Health. This round of funding is an expansion of the existing customer relationship between Jvion and both providers and demonstrates their respective ongoing commitments to healthcare innovation, including the practical application of AI solutions for driving improved quality and health outcomes. This investment comes less than a month after the announcement of a significant growth equity investment led by JMI Equity, Health Enterprise Partners and Health Velocity Capital. KLAS recently recognized Jvion’s solution for its leadership in the growing field of clinical analytics, and for edging out predictive analytics solutions offered by top acute care EMR vendors. Read More