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How Are Investors Thinking About Healthcare Investment Trends for 2023?
Health

How Are Investors Thinking About Healthcare Investment Trends for 2023?

This article is part of a series sponsored by HLTH highlighting topics that will be discussed at the HLTH conference November 13-16 in Las Vegas. If you were to sum up healthcare investment trends in 2022, behavioral health, healthcare on demand and automation would be among the most active areas of investment. Although digital health funding fell in the third quarter, investors attributed it to factors such as the rise in interest rates, limited market for initial public offerings, and preparation for the risk of a recession. Other noticeably attractive areas include pharma tech and health equity. Here’s how some investors are looking at healthcare investment. They each responded to emailed questions. Steve Kraus is a partner with Bessemer Venture Partners which invests across stage...
Pelosi home break-in caught on security cameras
Politics

Pelosi home break-in caught on security cameras

Pelosi home break-in caught on security cameras - CBS News Watch CBS News The break-in at House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's San Francisco home was captured by security cameras that Capitol Police can access at any time, sources told CBS News. Jonathan Vigliotti has the latest. Be the first to know Get browser notifications for breaking news, live events, and exclusive reporting. Not Now Turn On Source link
Mitch McConnell, Ted Cruz, Bernie Sanders and other U.S. politicians condemn attack on Paul Pelosi
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Mitch McConnell, Ted Cruz, Bernie Sanders and other U.S. politicians condemn attack on Paul Pelosi

U.S. political leaders, are condemning the attack on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's husband, Paul Pelosi, after a suspect broke into their San Francisco residence Friday morning and "violently assaulted" him, according to a spokesperson for the House speaker.Sources told CBS News that the intruder confronted Paul Pelosi, shouting, "Where is Nancy, where is Nancy?" San Francisco Police Chief William Scott said officers quickly responded to the scene and found the suspect, identified as 42-year-old David Wayne Depape of nearby Berkeley, attacking Paul Pelosi with a hammer.Reactions poured in on social media from lawmakers across the political spectrum. "Horrified and disgusted by the reports that Paul Pelosi was assaulted in his and Speaker Pelosi...
Report: Elon Musk plans to cut 75% of Twitter workforce
Business

Report: Elon Musk plans to cut 75% of Twitter workforce

Elon Musk plans to cut most of Twitter's workforce if and when he becomes owner of the social media company, according to a report Thursday by The Washington Post. Musk has told prospective investors in his Twitter purchase that he plans to cut nearly 75% of Twitter's employee base of 7,500 workers, leaving the company with a skeleton crew, according to the report. The newspaper cited documents and unnamed sources familiar with the deliberations. San Francisco-based Twitter and a representative for Musk attorney Alex Spiro did not immediately respond to messages seeking comment. While job cuts have been expected regardless of the sale, the magnitude of Musk's planned cuts are far more extreme than anything Twitter had planned. Musk himself has...
Why care at home belongs in health equity strategies
Health

Why care at home belongs in health equity strategies

Over the past few years, we’ve witnessed dramatic acceleration in the movement of more healthcare into the home. With healthcare leaders estimating 20-30% of all Medicare spending could shift to the home in the next few years, that momentum is continuing in spite of sluggish permanent payer incentives. Moving care into the home provides value in terms of lower costs and better clinical and safety outcomes, but one topic that doesn’t get enough attention is the opportunity care at home provides to address health equity in our communities. The care models that have arisen in this space, from Hospital at Home to chronic care management, offer better interactions between patients and providers, and allow us to more meaningfully address the numerous factors affecting health equity. The ho...
Business growth requires effective change management
Business

Business growth requires effective change management

Change is all around us. From technological innovations to cultural shifts in the ways we live, play, and travel, our world is in a constant state of motion. Business is moving faster than ever, too, putting more emphasis on change management, which is now viewed as a necessity to guide companies through major adjustments. But how often is exciting and rapid growth considered a major adjustment? Rarely. And that’s a problem. Change management techniques are vital to bringing companies through adjustments in how we do business, how we must adapt to shifting business needs, or changes that have the potential to create discord among employees. Yet, all too often the need for change management in positive growth situations is overlooked. People assume that companies can absorb this kind o...
Engaging vulnerable populations: Making the right connections for better health
Health

Engaging vulnerable populations: Making the right connections for better health

A woman from a low-income neighborhood chooses not to receive care from her closest health center, which is located in a wealthy community, because of a demeaning interaction she previously had with the office staff there. A Spanish-speaking man whose prostate cancer has been in remission avoids making a follow-up appointment because he’s uncomfortable navigating discussions with staff in English. His daughter would go with him if he asked, but he doesn’t want to impose. Instead, he takes his chances and stays home. As these two examples demonstrate, barriers to healthcare access among those most vulnerable go beyond social determinants of health (SDoH) such as lack of reliable transportation or economic instability. Cultural, racial and socioeconomic barriers also play a role, from ...
Wilson Sonsini Adds Seth Flaum in New York to Expand Technology Transactions Department
Technology

Wilson Sonsini Adds Seth Flaum in New York to Expand Technology Transactions Department

Addition Reflects the Continued Growth of the New York Office and High Demand for Transactional Experience Among Life Sciences Clients Contact:Wayne KesslerBaretz+Brunelle732.239.9710 Mobilewkessler@baretzbrunelle.com PALO ALTO, CA (August 25, 2022) – Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, the premier provider of legal services to technology, life sciences, and growth enterprises worldwide, announced today that Seth Flaum has joined the firm’s technology transactions department as a partner in the New York office, where he will focus on representing life sciences clients. He brings more than 25 years of broad transactional experience, representing companies in complex strategic transactions and various corpora...
San Francisco and New York state declare health emergencies over monkeypox outbreak
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San Francisco and New York state declare health emergencies over monkeypox outbreak

The city of San Francisco and the state of New York on Thursday declared health emergencies over the monkeypox outbreak.Why it matters: The disease was declared a global emergency by the World Health Organization last week.Details: The city of San Francisco declared a "local public health emergency" with the aim of creating more "flexibility" to increase testing and vaccine distribution, and "allow us to use all the resources in our power to contain the outbreak," California state Sen. Scott Wiener said in a statement. Wiener had called for the declaration.In New York state, health commissioner Mary Bassett declared the disease an "imminent threat to public health," News 12 reports. The declaration is retroactive, starting on June 1.What they're saying: In a post outlining the declarati...