Xconomy’s Patient Partnership Award Finalists Announced: Two Flare Capital Companies Among Finalists

Patients are supposed to be at the center of medicine, but the sheer size and complexity of the healthcare and life science industries often makes it challenging to maintain focus on patients. The finalists in this year’s Patient Partnership category of the Xconomy Awards are trying to change this, by finding innovative ways to work with patients to improve drug development and patient care. Here are the finalists. The winner will be announced at our awards gala on Sept. 5 in Boston.

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Bright Health to Enter New York City Medicare Advantage Market

Bright Health announced its intention to offer Medicare Advantage plans in New York City, making this partnership the newest market addition to Bright Health's exclusive Care Partner collaborations. The company received conditional approval from the federal government to begin offering Medicare Advantage plans to 65+ consumers plans in New York during this fall's 2019 annual enrollment period.

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ClearDATA Expands HITRUST Certification

ClearDATA™, a leading security and compliance expert in the healthcare cloud, today achieved HITRUST Common Security Framework (CSF) Version 9.1 certification for its multi-cloud products and services including Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud Platform (GCP) to ensure information security is a core pillar of, rather than an obstacle to, the broad adoption of health information systems and exchanges.

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Following Pivotal $21.3 Million Investment, higi Announces Dr. Chris Kryder as New Executive Chairman

On the heels of announcing $21.3 Million in Series C investment, Chicago-based higi, an industry leader and innovator in population health enablement, today announced Dr. Chris Kryder as its new executive chairman.

Dr. Kryder is a proven executive in the healthcare information technology arena with decades of experience successfully leading and growing healthcare IT companies. He joins a highly qualified and experienced board of directors that includes Dr. Robert Wah, former president of the American Medical Association, and Peter Neupert, former General Manager of Microsoft Health and CEO of Drugstore.com.

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Neighborhood Health Plan Partners with Welltok to Deliver Personalized Wellbeing Programs for Members

Welltok Inc., the leading enterprise Software as a Service company for consumer health today announced a partnership with Neighborhood Health Plan (NHP) to enhance its health and wellbeing offerings for members. NHP is now offering Welltok's award-winning Caf0x00E9Well platform as an added benefit to Massachusetts families covered by NHP. Caf0x00E9Well gets members of all ages and demographics actively involved in their health by connecting them with personalized health and wellbeing programs in an easy and engaging way.

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