COVID-19 Health Innovation Collaborative Attracts Ideas from Across U.S. to Address Health Pandemic Challenges

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Oct. 13, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — GuideWell Mutual Holding Corporation (GuideWell), the parent to a family of forward-thinking companies focused on transforming health care, announced 13 health-tech companies from across the nation will showcase solutions that address some of the major challenges of the current health pandemic today at the GuideWell COVID-19 Health Innovation Collaborative Showcase. A virtual substance abuse support system and an AI-powered COVID-19 symptom attestation platform are among the concepts and prototypes that will be featured.

All of the ideas focus on increasing the scope and scale of resources to reduce the complex stress factors COVID-19 is having on our country’s health care system. 

“Overcoming the health care challenges associated with COVID-19 requires out-of-the-box thinking from some of the brightest minds,” said Camille Harrison, senior vice president and chief operating officer of GuideWell Commercial Markets and GuideWell Innovation. “It is more imperative than ever

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Business Group on Health Recognizes Cerner Corporation with 2020 Helen Darling Award for Excellence in Health Care Value and Innovation

WASHINGTON, Oct. 06, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Business Group on Health today honored Cerner Corporation (Nasdaq: CERN), a global health care technology company, with its prestigious Helen Darling Award for Excellence in Health Care Value and Innovation. The annual award recognizes an employer for innovative and cost-effective use of health care resources while prioritizing the employee health care experience and creating sustainable, high-value programs.

“We are honored to accept this prestigious award, which demonstrates Cerner’s commitment to the health and well-being of our associates across the world,” said Tracy Platt, chief human resources officer, Cerner. “At Cerner, we aim to provide a complete set of benefits to address the physical, social, mental and financial health of our associates and their families as well as resources to help them take charge of their health. We’ve provided countless resources to support them during the pandemic and help them

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Linksys Wellness Pods by Belkin International Is an Honorable Mention in Fast Company’s 2020 Innovation by Design Awards

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 30, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Linksys, the connected home division within the Belkin International and Foxconn Interconnect Technology (FIT) (HK:6088) entity, was honored in Fast Company‘s Innovation by Design Awards for 2020 in the Products category.

The awards, which can be found in the October/November 2020 issue of Fast Company, recognize people, teams, and companies solving problems through design. One of the most sought-after design awards in the industry, Innovation by Design is the only competition to honor creative work at the intersection of design, business, and innovation.

Linksys Wellness Pods are changing the health and wellness landscape by delivering more detailed insight into consumer well-being with less invasive solutions. Created in partnership with Origin Wireless, the Linksys Wellness Pods utilize existing WiFi signals and WiFi motion-sensing technology to detect the most subtle movements in the environment from slips and falls to breathing patterns.

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Aspira Women’s Health, Inc. to Host Key Opinion Leader Call on Ovarian Cancer Diagnostics, Innovation Pipeline, and Rebranding Initiatives

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AUSTIN, Texas, Sep 15, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE via COMTEX) —
AUSTIN, Texas, Sept. 15, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Aspira Women’s Health, Inc. (Nasdaq: AWH), a bioanalytical-based women’s health company, today announced that it will host a key opinion leader (KOL) call on ovarian cancer diagnostics, innovation pipeline, and rebranding initiatives on Friday, September 25, 2020 at 12:00pm Eastern Time.

The webinar will feature a presentation by KOLs Christopher Bryant, MD (Women’s Care Florida) and Gerard P. Reilly, MD (Seven Hills Women’s Health Center) who will discuss the current diagnostic landscape and treatment options for patients with Ovarian Cancer as well as the AWH clinical studies in-process for current and future product expansions. Drs. Bryant and Reilly will be available to answer questions following the formal presentations.

The Aspira Women’s Health management team will also discuss their re-branding

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McKinstry breaks ground on Gonzaga, UW medical education and innovation center in U-District

A group of Spokane leaders had a vision more than 30 years ago to transform what was once a desolate railyard into an innovation district where private companies, education and health care intersect to create economic opportunity.

That vision continues to come to life as the 770-acre University District is now home to six universities, Avista Development’s and McKinstry’s Catalyst Building, and two medical schools – Washington State University’s Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine and the University of Washington-Gonzaga University Regional Health Partnership, which is expanding health care education through a new building that broke ground Thursday via a virtual ceremony.

Seattle-based McKinstry and Gonzaga are developing the 90,000-square-foot structure at 840 E. Spokane Falls Blvd., which will house UW’s School of Medicine in Spokane and Gonzaga’s Department of Human Physiology, in addition to undergraduate courses in nursing and health sciences. The UW School of Medicine is currently in

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School of Public Health launches Center for Healthy Aging and Innovation

The University of Minnesota School of Public Health has launched a reimagined center devoted to developing and improving ways for people to be happier and healthier as they age. The new Center for Healthy Aging and Innovation (CHAI) seeks to foster interdisciplinary, community-engaged approaches to support students, researchers and the community when addressing critical issues related to aging.

“CHAI is a place that all Minnesotans can contact to get information and resources related to aging and caring for older people,” said the center’s director, Professor Joseph Gaugler. “CHAI will also be an open channel for policymakers who want to partner with the University and school to create legislation and programs to support our aging populations.”

CHAI‘s immediate goals are to address issues related to dementia care and support; the state of geriatric workforce; safety in long-term care; and quality and equity in long-term services and supports.

CHAI emerged from the

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CloudMD Appoints Experienced, World-Class Insurance and Health Executive as Chief Innovation Officer

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VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Sep 09, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE via COMTEX) —
VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Sept. 09, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — CloudMD Software & Services Inc. (TSXV: DOC, OTCQB: DOCRF, Frankfurt: 6PH) (the “Company” or “CloudMD“), a telehealth company revolutionizing the delivery of healthcare to patients, is excited to announce that it has appointed experienced healthcare executive, Karen Adams as Chief Health Innovation Officer. Karen is a tenured senior executive and has over 20 years’ experience in building insurance companies and driving innovation and growth in public, private and not for profit organizations supporting employee/consumer mental health and wellness.

Karen is a nationally recognized leader in developing solutions for payors and individuals in mental health and wellness. Over the last 20 years, Karen was responsible for building the Employee Assistance Industry (EAP) by

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AI-Powered Fitness App Freeletics Secures $25M Series B to Continue Product Innovation and Global Expansion

Led by JAZZ Venture Partners and Causeway Media Partners with support from KKCG, the funding was driven by strong revenue growth and user engagement, as well as continuous product innovation

Freeletics, the leading AI-powered fitness coaching app, today announced the closing of its $25M Series B funding round. This latest round is led by U.S.-based JAZZ Venture Partners and Causeway Media Partners, with support from KKCG. The funds will be used to develop new technologies, expand the company’s global footprint and build new business verticals.

“We are very grateful for our success and the support of our fantastic community over recent months and years. With our current trajectory and strong growth efficiency, this funding will drive us through the next turning point in our journey, fueling major product innovations as well as global expansion, especially in markets such as the U.S.,” says Freeletics CEO Daniel Sobhani. “Now more than ever

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How Covid-19 is driving regional innovation in digital health

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Since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, millions of people in every corner of the world have been touched by human tragedy and financial hardship from the global economic downturn. As difficult as these hardships have been, coping with Covid-19 has revealed a silver lining. In finding ways to mitigate and minimize exposure to Covid-19, the collective shift to remote services has forced a digital transformation on a large scale.

Retail, banking and other industries already had many of the systems in place to accommodate the shift to online and mobile access. Healthcare, however, has struggled in the past to develop the same level of integrated data and services commonplace in other industries.

In reality, medical technology is critical in getting us through this crisis. Whether technology is used to diagnose new cases, monitor patients in quarantine or care for those with other health issues, it has a clear role.

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BHI Honored as one of a Handful of Firms to Make the Cut in Rounds of Digital Health Innovation Awards for its Response to the COVID Crisis

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 21, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Blue Health Intelligence® (BHI®) was among a group of select companies considered for the 2020 UCSF Digital Health Innovation Awards, which recognizes “companies that are defining the digital health revolution.” BHI was a contender for a COVID-19 Patriot Award for “digital products that have aided in the response to the global pandemic.” BHI’s entry was centered on the expansion of its Whyzen Analytics platform to help assess members’ risk of severe cases of COVID and design better interventions tailored to what users are experiencing at the account level.

It’s the second year for the awards, created by UCSF Health Hub, the University of California at San Francisco’s health incubator. More than 750 companies applied this year. The awards are co-sponsored by 50+ healthcare innovation centers, dozens of sponsoring venture capital firms, leading healthcare and technology industry service providers, and

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