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Novo Nordisk and MATTER announce innovation challenge semi-finalists

November 19, 2018

Congratulations to the Novo Nordisk Innovation Challenge semi-finalists, who represent four countries and six U.S. states. These teams each proposed an idea for how to use data from Novo Nordisk’s marketed pen injector device to improve diabetes care. The semi-finalists were selected for the ingenuity and creativity of their ideas, and for the potential of their solution to improve life for peo…

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Digital health in the context of life: A conversation with David Van Sickle

November 15, 2018

Earlier this month, David Van Sickle joined us to share his journey as co-founder and CEO of Propeller Health, a digital health company that is bringing treatment for COPD and asthma into the 21st century.

David’s early career as a medical anthropologist led him to realize the need for better management of chronic respiratory disease — and how digitally powered therapy can step in to close the…

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Event recap: Chicago-area leaders reflect on health equity

November 8, 2018

On November 5, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois (BCBSIL) and MATTER hosted a panel to discuss what the healthcare community can do to advance health equity. The panel discussion was moderated by Joel Farran, chief brand officer at Health Care Service Corporation, and panelists included Dr. Thomas Fisher, attending physician at the University of Chicago; James Williams, director of diversity,…

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Congressional candidates talk health policy at MATTER

November 6, 2018

It’s election day! Leading up to the 2018 midterm elections, MATTER — together with the Health Care Council of Chicago and iBIO — invited congressional representatives and major-party candidates to MATTER to talk health policy with our community. Here are some of our favorite quotes from those who accepted the invitation to join us.

Congresswoman Robin Kelly (D-IL, 2nd District) “Since [the A…

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A Conversation with Congressional Candidate Sean Casten

November 2, 2018

Decisions made in Washington can have profound effects on our healthcare system — everything from biomedical research, to insurance and the delivery of care, to the factors that help shape overall health and wellbeing.

In advance of the 2018 midterm elections, MATTER, the Health Care Council of Chicago (HC3) and the Illinois Biotechnology Innovation Organization (iBIO) extended invitations to …

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