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Listen: Trustmark, Aon and Teladoc Health discuss how virtual care is changing the game for self-insured employers and employees

November 30, 2021

According to a 2021 McKinsey & Company survey, telehealth utilization has stabilized at levels 38X higher than before the pandemic, and around 40 percent of people believe they will continue to use telehealth going forward. On November 9, Trustmark Chief Digital and Strategy Officer Christopher Paquette moderated a conversation with Teladoc Health SVP and General Manager of Primary Care Rob…

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Ten entrepreneurs graduate from MATTER and YWCA Metropolitan Chicago Health Equity Innovation Accelerator

November 23, 2021

Chicago healthcare startups enhance solutions advancing health equity

The Health Equity Innovation Accelerator, hosted by MATTER and YWCA Metropolitan Chicago, concluded on November 4 with a showcase where participating entrepreneurs pitched their solutions.

“Health inequity has always been a feature of our healthcare system, but the last 20 months brought it to the fore of the public’s consc…

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Two MATTER digital health companies acquired

November 19, 2021

Digital solutions continue to transform the healthcare industry

Digital health companies raised more in the first half of 2021 than in all of 2020, according to Bloomberg. This trend is continuing through the rest of 2021, with two MATTER member companies adding to the rise — NowPow and Explorer Surgical. MATTER is thrilled our community is contributing to this transformation, as it furthers o…

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Six finalists advance to accelerator phase of Cigna diabetes innovation challenge

November 16, 2021

Global cohort focuses on refining solutions to advance diabetes care

MATTER, the premier healthcare incubator and innovation hub, and Cigna, a global health service company, have selected six finalists to move from the incubator to the accelerator phase of the 2021 Cigna Innovation Challenge. The challenge sources solutions focused on empowering more people living with diabetes to reach their …

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Member Spotlight: Guardian Lane

November 15, 2021

How serial entrepreneur Kristina Jones is transforming grief counseling for children

When conducting research in early 2020 for her children’s book, My Forever Guardian, Guardian Lane Founder & CEO Kristina Jones identified a lack of on-demand counseling for children even as the world went through a rapid digital transformation and brought everything online.

In addition to publishing her …

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