STDs are on the rise: how digital health is breaking down stigma & shifting the statistics

Remember sex-ed in middle or high school? You and your classmates probably felt awkward and embarrassed, counting down the minutes until the bell rang so you could rush out of the room. You’d think those bashful feelings would subside in adulthood, yet turn on any news outlet or step foot in a clinic and you’ll …

Kerranna Williamson + Amy Domangue
Kerranna Williamson + Amy Domangue

Dedication

Sometimes you wake up in the morning and absolutely nothing makes sense. Yesterday, Los Angeles lost a once in a generation visionary leader – Nipsey Hussle – who put the community above everything else. In 2013 I worked on a campaign on Crenshaw and Nipsey Hussle casually came in and gave out signed CDs to …

David Turkell
David Turkell

Hello Femtech: Can Telehealth Change the Way We Treat UTIs?

It may not be a glamorous topic, but it’s an important one (spoiler alert: we’re gonna talk about pee). Urinary tract infections (or, UTIs) are ubiquitous; nearly 50% of women will have a UTI at least once in their life. UTIs are an infection of any part of the urinary system, including the kidneys, bladder, …

Kerranna Williamson + Amy Domangue
Kerranna Williamson + Amy Domangue

Ecosystem Interoperability: American Healthcare Faces Another Major Federal Initiative

CMS gathered healthcare ecosystem stakeholders together on a call today for a hearing session around the major federal push to achieve interoperability in American healthcare technology. Interoperability and Patient Access Proposed Rule makes a historic push to sunset the area of information blocking, data silos, and discontinuity in knowledge (leakage of critical information) across the healthcare ecosystem. …

Alex Yarijanian
Alex Yarijanian

How can we prevent heart-disease deaths in America?

Nearly half of U.S. adults deal with some form of cardiovascular disease, said a new study, driven largely by changes in guidelines for classifying high blood pressure. According to the study from the American Heart Association, 121.5 million Americans, or about 48.5 percent, dealt with heart or blood vessel disease as of 2016. The study …

Leonardo da Silva
Leonardo da Silva

Hello Femtech: 50 million women in menopause need better care — how will femtech rise to the call?

Regardless of our backgrounds, careers, or lifestyle choices, all women who reach middle age have one very important thing in common: menopause. Yet outside of the occasional joke about hot flashes, this commonality isn’t widely discussed. Worse yet, the health care and support available to women during menopause is often shrouded in confusion and limited …

Kerranna Williamson + Amy Domangue
Kerranna Williamson + Amy Domangue

The Big Goal

We’ve talked about the ScaleLA vision. Now let’s talk about our goal. All startups need both and it’s all the more crucial when working to address an industry as large as healthcare. Our goal at ScaleLA is to serve 1M patients and drive $1B in cumulative revenue through ourselves and our 10th Floor members by 2025. …

Taylor McPartland
Taylor McPartland

An amazing year of Mentorship

After an amazing year of programming and countless hours of planning, the 2018 cohort of Mentor2Mentor is now complete! During the spring semester, our high school participants from DaVinci Schools spent their weekend creating ways to tackle systemic issues in the Los Angeles area. With the help of their entrepreneurial college mentors from Loyola Marymount University, …

India Williams
India Williams

Hello Femtech! Meet the New Industry Changing Women’s Health

2018 was hailed as the “Year of the Woman” thanks to a wellspring of social movements,  record-breaking political victories, and corporate leadership shake-ups (not to mention Chrissy Teigen’s social media prowess). But as two femtech entrepreneurs obsessed with solving gender disparities in healthcare, we feel there’s still a long way to go. The term “femtech” …

Kerranna Williamson + Amy Domangue
Kerranna Williamson + Amy Domangue