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Meet the newest members of the MATTER startup community

December 4, 2020

The newest MATTER startups are improving patient management, providing access to underserved communities, creating safe treatment for tumor removals and more. Take a minute to meet them and see the heroic change in healthcare happening today.

flipMD — Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

flipMD is a marketplace where physicians can source and secure consulting jobs coming from a broad range of clients …

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tales from the trenches

How Welldoc’s Dr. Anand Iyer brought wireless technology to healthcare

December 3, 2020

20 years into a career in wireless telecommunications, Dr. Anand Iyer was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes and asked himself a question: We’ve done wireless in every other industry, so can we not do it in healthcare?

Anand joined Welldoc in 2008 when the health tech startup was in its infancy. Over the past 12 years, he’s helped transform the company into a global leader in digital health and ch…

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Three Lakes Foundation and MATTER announce winners of 2020 PF Innovation Challenge

November 30, 2020

Chicago, IL, November 30 — Three Lakes Foundation and innovation hub MATTER announced the four winners of an innovation challenge intended to accelerate new solutions in diagnosing, treating and managing pulmonary fibrosis (PF), a devastating lung disease. The winners will each receive a monetary award and will take the necessary steps to bring their solution closer to reality.

The first-place…

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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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How an Indiana health system and MATTER worked together to help lower infant mortality amidst COVID-19

November 17, 2020

In 2018, the governor of Indiana challenged local healthcare providers and innovators to bring Indiana’s infant mortality rate — then the highest in the country — down to the lowest in the Midwest by 2024.

To tackle this challenge, Parkview Health, a not-for-profit healthcare system based in northeast Indiana (where the infant mortality rate is even higher than the state average) partnered wit…

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