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December 23, 2014 | TIME
The idea is deceptively simple: Pay frontline doctors a fixed monthly fee directly. Make the patient, rather than the paperwork, the focus of the doctor’s day. In one of the more intriguing experiments in the medical industry, Qliance Health, the company Dr. Garrison Bliss co-founded with his cousin Dr. Erika Bliss, 47, is applying this idea to managing the health of roughly 35,000 patients–about half of them on Medicaid.
December 22, 2014 | Northwest Public Radio
There's a small but growing trend in healthcare--a trend where doctors are paid differently, so they can focus on a relationship with their patients, and where patients are able to see doctors without worrying about the cost. Part of this trend is Seattle-based Qliance, one of the first direct primary care providers in the country.
December 16, 2014 | The Oregonian
HealthSparq has developed online tools available to 78 million members of 67 health plans for researching and comparing local costs for common medical procedures. Among Pacific Northwest residents, women preparing for childbirth, the costs of which can vary dramatically, are the most frequent users of the tools, according to the Portland-based company.
December 09, 2014 | Specialty Pharmacy Times
Raulo Frear, PharmD, general manager of OmedaRx, discusses effective strategies to ensure patients gain access to high cost specialty medications.
December 08, 2014 | Diets in Review
Retrofit has placed number 18 in the the 25 Most Popular Diets of 2014, based on traffic to each diet review page on DietsInReview.com.
December 08, 2014 | MobiHealthNews
Boston, Massachusetts-based employee benefits platform company Maxwell Health raised $26.4 million in a round led by Adams Street Partners with participation from Cambia Health Solutions, Schooner Capital, Brothers Brook, and Annox Capital.
December 05, 2014 | AARP
Be your own Big Brother (or keep tabs on a loved one) with an activity tracker such as Lively. Adhesive sensors attach to the refrigerator, car keys, even the shower door, sending wireless signals to the Lively hub activity logs can be seen only by Lively users and the people with whom they share, and when something looks amiss, alerts are blasted out with a text, email and a phone call.
December 04, 2014 | BetaBoston
Maxwell Health, launched in March 2013, offers a web and mobile platform that replaces many of the antiquated aspects of accessing health care coverage. Instead of needing an insurance card at a doctor’s office, for instance, users can pull up their benefit information through the company’s mobile app.
December 04, 2014 | TechCrunch
Maxwell Health, the service platform that aims to make the often hairy navigation process through employee health care easier, has raised $26.4 million in a Series B round of funding led by Adams Street Partners. Cambia Health Solutions, Schooner Capital and Brothers Brook, LLC also joined this round.
December 04, 2014 | Diets in Review
In an industry where 85% of the consumers are women, and the grand majority of executive leadership are male, Retrofit CEO Mary Pigatti is among the few female leaders blazing trails in wellness.