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Announcements from MDLIVE, an Evernorth company, Sidekick Health, Cortica, Oula

Show Floor, The Newsroom Stage
October 10, 2023
Eric Weil, M.D.
MDLIVE, an Evernorth company
Tryggvi Thorgeirsson
Sidekick Health
Neil Hattangadi, MD, MSc
Adrianne Nickerson
Oula Health
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MD Live and other health companies introduced some significant updates. Dr. Eric Nelson, Chief Medical Officer for MD Live, highlighted two major updates: use of asynchronous technology that allows patients to access care on demand, and a new health coaching platform intended to support patients with chronic conditions. The platform offers insights for patients' health goals and monitoring for metrics like physical activity, sleep management, and healthy eating.

Sidak Health announced its acquisition of German-based company Ateria Health, creators of a treatment for obesity. With this acquisition, Sidak Health will now offer a comprehensive range of solutions for health insurers, pharma partners, and prescribers.

Blossom’s co-founder & CEO, Adrianne Nickerson, explained their care model focuses on team-based care rather than a one-on-one approach. They highlighted positive feedback from women who felt their needs were heard and understood. Their postnatal care model also helps drive value in the system. They announced a partnership with Mount Sinai Health System to expand their reach.

Cortico strives to rebuild the broken maternity healthcare system, while appealing to various stakeholders. They address the impersonal, transactional, and cookie-cutter nature. They move the conversation from clinical disease to a life event and show how an investment in better prenatal and postnatal care drives value in the system.

Sick Health, aiming to digitize disease and care management, announced its acquisition of Ateria Health, which helps address obesity and has upcoming developments for type 2 diabetes treatments.

Cortico offers a comprehensive care model for children with autism encompassing therapy, counseling, and medical care. They aim to shift payment from fee-for-service scheme to value-based care while ensuring the care fits each child’s requirements. The approach is intended to lead to better prenatal and postnatal care outcomes and reduce costs, which will benefit both patients and doctors.

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