Anthem’s Challenges & Future

Credit Suisse, https://www.credit-suise.com as part of their “CIO Series” hosted Rajeev Ronanki, Senior Vice President and Chief Digital Officer at Anthem (ANTM) https://www.anthem.com  for a virtual meeting with a small group of investors. At Anthem, Mr. Ronanki oversees, the vision, strategy, and execution of Anthem’s digital Artificial Intelligence (AI) and exponential technology portfolios to enable Anthem to be an AI-first enterprise. (more…)

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COVID-19: Predicting Heart Damage

Johns Hopkins University https://www.jhu.edu researchers recently received a $195,000 “Rapid Response Research” grant from the National Science Foundation https://www.nsf.gov. The grant funding will enable researchers to use machine learning, to identify which COVID-19 patients are at risk for adverse cardiac events such as heart failure, sustained abnormal heartbeats, heart attacks, cardiogenic shock, and death. (more…)

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Health Net Awards Grants

Health Net provides health plans for individual families and business and for people on Medicare and people with Medi-Cal. California Medi-Cal providers have received grants from Health Net https://healthnet.com totaling $13.4 million to help establish and expand telehealth and telephonic services. Originally, the company had announced that $5.9 million would be available in grants on April 2, 2020, but based on the overwhelming response to the Request for Support, Health Net decided to award $13.4 million. (more…)

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DHA Using More Telehealth

The Defense Health Agency (DHA) https://www.health.mil realizes the importance of using telehealth to provide patient care to prevent in-person spread of the coronavirus while still providing quality care to beneficiaries. (more…)

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Health Plan Launches Diabetes Program

Comptroller of Connecticut Kevin Lembo https://osc.ct.gov recently announced the launch of a diabetes management program through the state’s health plan. The diabetes program is aimed at reducing acute emergencies and long term complications related to chronic conditions while delivering an estimated annual savings to the state of Connecticut for approximately $3 million.  (more…)

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Roadmap: Responding to a Pandemic

The Edmond J Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard https://ethics.harvard.edu with support from the Rockefeller Foundation https://rockefellerfoundation.org, published the Roadmap to Pandemic Resilience. The report lays out what is required to develop an effective pandemic response. (more…)

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Telestroke Program Saves Lives

Each year, the medical staff at the Veterans Administration https://www.va.gov diagnose approximately 4,500 veterans with an Acute Ischemic Stroke (AIS) every year. Stroke is the fifth leading cause of death in the U.S and the leading cause of serious long term disability. (more…)

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