Applications Open For The UnitedHealthcare Accelerator Powered By Techstars

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“The digital health market is transforming before our eyes. Unprecedented capital is penetrating the health-tech sector, with startups seeing over $8B in funding in 2018, exceeding 2017’s $5.7B venture funding, and digital health IPOs are starting to infiltrate Wall Street. Digital health acquisitions are making headlines as well, like that of PillPack, a Techstars portfolio company, which was acquired by Amazon in 2018 for nearly $1B.

With the market primed for innovation, the UnitedHealthcare Accelerator Powered by Techstars is launching in Minneapolis to collaboratively develop innovations in digital health and wellness.”

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Meet A Minnesota Tech CTO: Uriah Blatherwick, Learn To Live

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Thank you Tarmac for underwriting our Meet a Minnesota Tech CTO series, where we get up close and personal with Minnesota’s chief techies.

 
The CTO: Uriah Blatherwick, Learn To Live

How long have you been working in tech for and what is your technical background?

I have been working in technology for 25 years. I’ve had a passion for computers since my grade school days (sparked by my first computer – a Commodore VIC-20 with its screaming 4K of memory and no drive). I started out in network administration and quickly expanded into web development.

Those early days of routers, switches, and firewalls gave me a leg up when it came to programming that has proven to be very valuable.

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Best Buy To Start Selling Digital Self-Exam Products & TeleHealth Services

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“NEW YORK, April 17, 2019 – Tyto Care, creator of the health care industry’s first all-in-one modular device and telehealth platform for on-demand, remote medical exams, is partnering with Best Buy to make it easier and more convenient for customers to receive health care. Tyto Care’s TytoHome is now available exclusively on BestBuy.com for all customers and in select Minnesota Best Buy stores, with in-store availability coming soon in North Dakota, South Dakota, California and Ohio.”

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ExceleraRx Promotes Troy Polan to Chief Technology Officer

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ExceleraRx Corp is pleased to announce the promotion of Troy Polan to Chief Technology Officer. Previously, Polan served as Vice President of Information Technology. In his new role, Polan will continue to set the strategy and direction for Excelera’s proprietary technology platform and solutions. including working with Excelera Network members to design and implement strategies surrounding the collection, validation and standardization of health data.”

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Optum Ventures Leads Investment Round For Diameter Health

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“FARMINGTON, Conn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Diameter Health, a market leader in clinical data integration, today announced a $9.6 million Series A-1 funding round. The investment is led by new investor Optum Ventures, the independent venture fund of Optum. Optum Ventures joins existing Diameter Health investors Activate Venture Partners, Connecticut Innovations, Excelerate Health Ventures and LRV Health.”

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Local ACA Software Maker Health e(fx) Names New CEO

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Michael Showalter, who has served as EVP since 2016, has been named CEO of Health e(fx). Michael is replacing former CEO and company co-founder, Andy Brown, who will remain with Health e(fx) as chairman of the board. This well-planned transition will occur over a series of weeks.”

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