Providers, payers & startups are all looking for key pieces to solve the maternal care puzzle

maternal health, pregnancy, maternal care,
Despite being one of the wealthiest countries in the world — and one which famously spends a large chunk of its GDP on healthcare — the United States has a dismal record on maternal health outcomes. In 2018, the U.S. maternal death rate was 17.4 per 100,000 pregnancies — placing the U.S. last...

Overcoming disparities in access to care for communities of color

This year, more than 5 million Americans will be diagnosed with Heart Valve Disease. All too often, for Black patients with certain forms of the disease this can be a death sentence, with patients from minority communities facing significantly higher mortality rates than their white counterparts. The most common form of this disease is...

Wall Street is lukewarm to Vera’s pivot from gene editing to rare kidney disease

  Vera Therapeutics, a company that began as a gene-editing startup before pivoting to immunology with a drug that a big pharmaceutical company no longer wanted, found a lukewarm reception from Wall Street as its IPO raised just shy of $48 million. The South San Francisco-based biotech priced its offering of 4.35 million shares...

Beam Health CEO on how the startup needed to evolve beyond telehealth to deliver value

 With telehealth’s popularity exploding and new players jumping into the market, the service is becoming increasingly commoditized. As a result, startups are diversifying and adding wraparound services to distinguish themselves in the increasingly crowded space. For example, large and small players in the market have understood that they need to offer more than...

Oscar Health betting on +Oscar business as it posts net loss of $87M in Q1

Though insurance technology company Oscar Health posted a loss in the first quarter of this year, its leaders are optimistic about the future, especially with the launch of the company’s technology and services platform +Oscar. In Q1 of fiscal year 2021, New York City-based Oscar Health saw some wins, including a year-over-year membership growth...