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Community Pulse: In 2020, what are you most thankful for as a business leader?

November 25, 2020

For business leaders in the healthcare space — and across nearly every industry — 2020 has been a year full of imminent threats, forced pivots and new challenges.

Despite those challenges, we’ve witnessed the resilience of our community firsthand, from watching startup and corporate innovators develop solutions that address the COVID-19 pandemic to collaborating and sharing advice on how to ad…

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Guest post: How digital health is changing care delivery for pharmacists and improving public health

November 5, 2020

CEO and founder of MATTER startup illuminate.health shares thoughts on how COVID-19 is changing the role of pharmacists

Change is here. Pharmacists have been given the authority to order and administer COVID-19 tests by the Department of Health and Human Services. The agency has also called on pharmacists to help increase immunization rates by authorizing them to administer pediatric vaccinati…

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Startup Shoutouts: October 6, 2020

October 6, 2020

Every day, innovators across the MATTER community are building new solutions that accelerate innovation, advance care and improve lives. Here’s a look into some of the most noteworthy headlines from the startup members in our community over the past month.

PhysIQ receives NIH commission to develop COVID-19 digital biomarker; partners with Purdue University on study PhysIQ, the developer of t…

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Clara Health, Genomenon and BrainBaseline share how they’re improving the clinical trial process

October 2, 2020

Even before the COVID-19 pandemic took over, pharmaceutical companies were on the hunt for solutions to improve the efficiency of drug development — from which molecules to test through all aspects of patient recruitment and the clinical trial process.

Since the pandemic began, those needs have intensified dramatically. Pharmaceutical companies need tools to help them more efficiently identify…

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How CareBand is using wearable technology to automate contact tracing and monitor social distancing compliance

September 16, 2020

As the country shifts to opening more businesses and bringing employees back to the workplace, contact tracing solutions — or solutions that track the interactions of infected individuals — have become increasingly popular and essential to this new way of living. According to Adam Sobol, CEO and founder of MATTER startup CareBand, he realized the importance and demand for these solutions as ear…

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