Wellbe snags $1.4M to build step-by-step digital roadmaps through hospital episodes of care

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Wellbe snags $1.4M to build step-by-step digital roadmaps through hospital episodes of care

October 22, 2013 1:03 pm by | 0 Comments

A digital health startup working with hospitals to help their patients navigate through an episode of care has loaded up with $1.4 million from investors in a Series A round….


Designers crowdfund a walker revamped ‘for people, not patients’

Designers crowdfund a walker revamped ‘for people, not patients’

April 22, 2014 12:23 pm by | 0 Comments

A person who needs to use a walker to get around shouldn’t have to be hunched over such a clunky, medical-looking device every day. That’s what inspired Jennifer Harris and…


Tired primary care doctors are voting with their feet

Tired primary care doctors are voting with their feet

April 1, 2014 6:15 am by | 0 Comments

Janis Finer, 57, a popular primary care physician in Tulsa, Okla., gave up her busy practice two years ago to care full time for hospitalized patients. The lure? Regular shifts,…



Epic veteran sees an opening in developing customized apps for providers

Epic veteran sees an opening in developing customized apps for providers

February 21, 2014 2:20 pm by | 0 Comments

One of a group of healthcare startups on display at the Startup Showcase at the HIMSS conference in Orlando next week is Branch2. It’s the second healthcare IT startup launched…


UW spin-off’s first venture round enables clinical trials for 2 DNA vaccines for prostate cancer

UW spin-off’s first venture round enables clinical trials for 2 DNA vaccines for prostate cancer

February 4, 2014 10:12 am by | 0 Comments

A University of Wisconsin professor’s cancer vaccine spin-off has locked in its first venture round to carry two potential prostate cancer treatments through early-stage clinical trials. Madison Vaccines Inc. began…


Nestle joining forces with biotech company to study diet and disease link

Nestle joining forces with biotech company to study diet and disease link

January 7, 2014 8:00 pm by | 0 Comments

(Reuters) – Nestle SA is set to enter a biotechnology partnership with Cellular Dynamics International (CDI) to study the relation between diet and disease, the Wall Street Journal reported. The…


Wisconsin medical center merges with network of hospitals and clinics

Wisconsin medical center merges with network of hospitals and clinics

December 31, 2013 3:24 am by | 0 Comments

Minn.– Continuing a recent trend in hospital consolidation, Wisconsin’s Amery Regional Medical Center is merging with the Bloomington-based HealthPartners network of hospitals and clinics. The agreement is effective Wednesday. Financial…


Wisconsin may delay switch from Medicaid to health insurance exchange

Wisconsin may delay switch from Medicaid to health insurance exchange

December 4, 2013 7:03 am by | 0 Comments

MILWAUKEE (Reuters) – Wisconsin lawmakers on Wednesday are expected to consider delaying by three months a plan to shift thousands of people from a state Medicaid program onto the federal…



AAIPharma keeps its CFO after Cambridge Major Laboratories merger

AAIPharma keeps its CFO after Cambridge Major Laboratories merger

December 3, 2013 2:50 pm by | 0 Comments

AAIPharma Chief Financial Officer Eric Evans has been named to the same post of the combined AAIPharma Services and Cambridge Major Laboratories. The two companies merged in late October when…


Scott Walker’s Medicaid maneuver to help him run for president

Scott Walker’s Medicaid maneuver to help him run for president

November 19, 2013 5:49 am by | 0 Comments

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, who appears to be laying the groundwork for a 2016 presidential run, is getting attention for his entitlement reform. He is one of 25 Republican governors…


Politico: Washington gridlock guarantees Sebelius’ job security

Politico: Washington gridlock guarantees Sebelius’ job security

October 23, 2013 3:20 pm by | 0 Comments

Despite Representative Paul Ryan‘s (R-Wis.) call to see HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius‘ job on the chopping block, the idea of an impossible confirmation hearing keeps her safe. The Obamacare website…


Pharmacist wants to crowdfund $25K for OTC gel that stops a nosebleed in one minute

Pharmacist wants to crowdfund $25K for OTC gel that stops a nosebleed in one minute

October 18, 2013 12:10 pm by | 0 Comments

No more sitting with the school nurse, five Kleenex, head tilted back during recess. A startup with University of Wisconsin ties has launched a $25,000 Indiegogo campaign to bring over-the-counter…


The doctor’s orders go digital and interactive

The doctor’s orders go digital and interactive

August 6, 2013 10:56 am by | 1 Comments

Isn’t it about time that doctors stopping handing patients packets of instructions before and after a procedure? Wouldn’t more rich and diverse content delivered right when it’s needed be a…


Wisconsin hopes to get half of its 500,000 uninsured enrolled in health insurance plans

Wisconsin hopes to get half of its 500,000 uninsured enrolled in health insurance plans

July 17, 2013 3:06 am by | 0 Comments

Training for workers to help people sign up for health insurance and networks to organize enrollment throughout Wisconsin will be set up by Aug. 15, state officials said Tuesday.
Trying to get hospitals, clinics, community groups, local government agen…


Wisconsin infant-screening program helps detect rare diseases for early intervention

Wisconsin infant-screening program helps detect rare diseases for early intervention

July 12, 2013 2:00 pm by | 0 Comments

When Tylee Daniels’ daughter Tatiana was born at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Milwaukee nearly two years ago, mom knew something was wrong.
“Tatiana was just making these weird little sounds,” said Daniels, 32, who already had six boys. “The nurse said tha…


Obamacare in Wisconsin on track to cover about half of currently uninsured citizens

Obamacare in Wisconsin on track to cover about half of currently uninsured citizens

June 24, 2013 7:17 am by | 1 Comments

Though the Legislature last week approved Gov. Scott Walker’s rejection of an optional Medicaid expansion under federal health care reform, the next steps in carrying out the rest of the law are expected to unfold this summer.
“Navigators” will be hire…