11/30/20

The Rock Weekly

A small bright spot

With another COVID-19 surge here in time for the holiday season, a small bright spot has been the efforts of the digital health sector to help beat the virus and put us on a path to some semblance of normalcy. New developments include X-ray AI to detect signs of COVID on the lungs, and to double-check ventilator tube placement in hospitalized COVID patients.

Meanwhile, the pandemic continues to place undue burden on informal caregivers, who carry the responsibility of providing emotional, physical, financial, and legal support for their loved ones who are aging, ill, or disabled. On December 10 at 9:00am PT, we’re co-hosting our next Aging in Place webinar with Healthworx to learn how they’re using human-centered design to create holistic solutions for caregivers. Register here.

Voting for this year’s Top 50 in Digital Health closes Friday, December 4. Cast your votes and recognize healthcare’s changemakers!

Headlines

UpHealth, Cloudbreak Merge With Blank Check Company In $1.35B Deal
It’s raining SPACs (and SPACs make it rain) Fierce Healthcare | (Tweet)

Four Strategies To Make Telehealth Work For Elderly Patients
Startups Iora, Oak Street, ChenMed, and Landmark share their learnings Harvard Business Review | (Tweet)

Medicare 101 For Digital Health
A “how to” on value-creation opportunities for Medicare startups MobiHealthNews | (Tweet)

Iowa's Public Health Department Uses Tech To Improve Maternal Health
Addressing social determinants increased regular obstetrical care by 30% Fierce Healthcare | (Tweet)

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