Healthcare from Home

When it comes to healthcare reimbursement, it’s often said that where the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) goes, private insurers will follow. Therefore, the 2019 introduction of three new reimbursement codes for remote patient monitoring mark a powerful change in the way healthcare will move in the next few decades. One area of …

Brian Bender
Brian Bender

How to Save a Life

My father died not because no one was able to help, but simply because no one knew their help was needed. Lawrence Wolf was 45 years old when he died from cardiac arrest in his home. He left two young sons that adored him, my brother (11) and myself (9), and a wife that truly …

Matt Wolf
Matt Wolf

The Cost of Mental Health

“Mental Health” is a big focus on everyone’s minds these days. After all, addressing our mental health is as important as treating any other general medical condition such as diabetes, asthma, or a broken leg. And with recent research suggesting that most people will be diagnosed with some form of mental disorder during their lifespan, it’s …

Mary Aggarwal
Mary Aggarwal

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