StartUPDATES: New developments from healthcare startups

Check out new developments from HealthMine, Seven Bridges, Lemonaid Health, and more.

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Healthmine‘s EVP of Consulting and Professional Services Melissa Smith recently shared her top tips to help plans prepare for the Second Plan Preview of 2022 Star Ratings. Check out the article to learn what to expect between now and when new measures take effect in January 2022.

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Seven Bridges this week announced the hire of David J. Ramos to fill the role of Chief Technology Officer. Mr. Ramos is a proven technology executive with an exceptional track record of driving digital transformation, global data initiatives, software engineering and product management leadership while building and mentoring high-performance collaborative teams. He comes to Seven Bridges from CVS Health, where he led the engineering of the company’s HealthCloud platform.

“I am excited to step in and lead an impassioned technology organization steeped in both science and innovation. I look forward to bringing my experience and leadership to Seven Bridges and embrace the opportunity to mentor, inspire and grow this group of talented and diverse teams,” said David Ramos, CTO at Seven Bridges. “Most importantly, I want to ensure that Seven Bridges customers continue to have access to our industry-leading, cloud-native, performant, compliant bioinformatics R&D ecosystem that empowers life-saving research and discovery.”

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Lemonaid Health, a San Francisco-based online healthcare company, is expanding internationally with the launch of its services in the United Kingdom in partnership with Boots UK. Boots is the U.K.’s leading pharmacy-led health and beauty retailer and is part of the WBA (Walgreens Boots Alliance) group.

Lemonaid Health operates nationally in the U.S. and provides online doctor visits with free, fast medicine delivery. The move into the U.K. represents the first international market for Lemonaid Health. Lemonaid Health medical professionals have helped hundreds of thousands of patients get access to convenient, high-quality healthcare since its founding more than seven years ago.

“We believe the future of healthcare is building long-lasting relationships with patients for a wide range of clinical services and delivering positive clinical outcomes,” said Paul Johnson, co-founder and CEO of Lemonaid Health. “The partnership with Boots UK will enable us to expand our services internationally and help more patients access convenient affordable private healthcare in the coming years.”

The Boots Online Doctor services can provide quick access to advice and prescription-only medicine without having to see a GP, through online consultations that can take as little as five minutes to complete. Customers simply visit and select the service they require. After registering, customers complete an online consultation by answering a series of questions – a process that can take between five to 10 minutes on average.

Recuro Health, founded by a Teladoc veteran, closed a $15 million Series A financing round led by ARCH Venture Partners, with follow-on support from existing Seed Round-investors OLSF Ventures, Cortado Ventures, 1843 Capital and Sage Venture Partners.

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