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Health Tech

Health2047 CEO: As Tech Advances, the Power of Community Engagement Can’t Be Forgotten

In an interview last week, Larry Cohen — CEO of Health 2047, the American Medical Association’s venture studio — noted that digital health programs have proven to do a good job of improving patient outcomes — but only for certain groups. As technology continues to advance, he urged healthcare leaders not to underestimate the effectiveness of engaging patients by having boots on the ground.

Health Tech, Startups

UpStream Rakes In $140M to Scale VBC for Seniors

UpStream — a company that provides technology and services for physicians enrolled in value-based care models — raised $140 million in Series B funding. The company doesn’t charge providers to use its services. It has negotiated rates with Medicare programs and takes on both upside and downside risk — but physicians “only see the upside” because they get paid by UpStream no matter what, according to CEO Sanjay Doddamani.