tales from the trenches

“Platforming” healthcare: A conversation with Dr. Amy Compton-Phillips

January 8, 2019

Are healthcare professionals and organizations actually solving the problems they’re paid to solve? Dr. Amy Compton-Phillips, executive vice president and chief clinical officer for Providence Health and Services, doesn’t think so — and she shared big ideas on how to change that from the MATTER stage.

Amy observed that the healthcare industry has become “flabby,” with health systems so preoccu…

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The new health consumer: A conversation with Livongo’s Glen Tullman

December 18, 2018

In a system designed to treat acute conditions rather than manage chronic ones, how can we rethink the current approach to healthcare? In his new book, On Our Terms, Livongo CEO Glen Tullman argues that we need to view the people actually living with chronic disease not as patients, but rather as health consumers.

On November 19, MATTER CEO Steven Collens sat down with Glen to discuss how we, …

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Advocate Aurora Health and MATTER announce Health Tech Venture Challenge winner

December 12, 2018

Five challenge finalists aim to transform primary care experience; Lytic takes home top prize

Chicago, IL – Advocate Aurora Health, the 10th largest not-for-profit integrated health system in the country, and MATTER, the premier healthcare incubator and innovation hub, today named Lytic, Inc., a Chicago-based digital health startup, the winner of the Health Tech Venture Challenge. Following a …

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Novo Nordisk and MATTER announce winners of Novo Nordisk Innovation Challenge

December 6, 2018

Adelie Health, Human Capital Works, Medopad, Simple C and Xbird awarded $25,000, begin accelerator program at MATTER in January

Boston, MA, December 6, 2018 — MATTER and Novo Nordisk announced the winners of the 2018–19 Novo Nordisk Innovation Challenge. The winning teams are Adelie Health, Human Capital Works, Medopad, Simple C and Xbird.

The Novo Nordisk Innovation Challenge, announced in S…

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Health Tech Venture Challenge finalists to pitch their solutions to Advocate Aurora Health leaders

November 27, 2018

Advocate Aurora Health and MATTER announced today the five finalists for the Health Tech Venture Challenge. The competition, launched in early October, challenged startups to reimagine the primary care experience for both patients and their providers.

The Health Tech Venture Challenge finalists will present their solutions at MATTER on Tuesday, December 11, 2018 at 1:00pm (CT). Following this …

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