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PF Innovation Challenge finalists chosen from applicant pool across 36 cities; 10 countries

September 29, 2020

MATTER, Three Lakes Foundation and the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation today announced the finalists for the 2020 Pulmonary Fibrosis (PF) Innovation Challenge. Selected from a global pool of nearly 50 submissions, each team submitted a solution that can help improve disease awareness, time to diagnosis or care to benefit people living with PF, their caregivers and healthcare providers.

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How two of the U.S.’s largest payers are prioritizing innovation during COVID-19

September 4, 2020

Anthem, Inc. and Health Care Service Corporation share insights into their digital-first focus

How can industry innovators work together to build solutions that serve our healthcare system today, while preparing us for a stronger post-COVID-19 world?

Now more than ever, transformation and innovation are paramount and the solutions that emerge during this pandemic will reshape the industry as …

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Pulmonary health perspectives in the COVID-19 era: Focus areas for PF innovation

August 27, 2020

On August 18, MATTER, Three Lakes Foundation (TLF) and Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation (PFF) brought together stakeholders throughout the pulmonary fibrosis (PF) community to discuss challenges in pulmonary health and opportunities to improve PF awareness, diagnosis and care.

PF affects more than three million people globally but remains a disease state with largely unmet need. Part of a family …

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How to make your healthcare innovation challenge application stand out: An interview with patientMpower

August 14, 2020

For startups, winning a healthcare innovation challenge or pitch competition can be the boost they need to grow their business. However, hundreds of startups apply to the same challenges each year — and often, businesses with great solutions fail to even make it to the final round of the challenge they applied for. So how do you make sure your application and pitch don’t get lost in the noise? …

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What’s it like to live with or care for someone with pulmonary fibrosis? Community members answer.

July 31, 2020

For many of the three million people worldwide living with the respiratory disease pulmonary fibrosis (PF), the journey to diagnosis and treatment can be fraught with challenges.

Part of a family of 200 related lung diseases, PF can easily be disguised by a confounding set of symptoms and ailments. About one-third of people are misdiagnosed for well over a year before reaching a PF diagnosis —…

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