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UW Health reports surge in flu cases in recent weeks
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UW Health reports surge in flu cases in recent weeks

MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) - Doctors with UW Health are noting a huge uptick in flu cases over the last few weeks and are asking the community to stay safe. During the week of Nov. 21-27, UW Health reported 422 cases of influenza. A spokesperson for UW Health said that number is higher than anything it saw during the 2019-2020 flu season, which was the last one before the pandemic started. The health system says this increase in cases is concerning, as the 2019-2020 flu season was severe and peaked in February of 2020 with 318 cases in one week. UW Health officials say cases are not going down any time soon because we are now just starting the regular flu season. The rapid increase in influenza cases has taken them off guard. UW Health says it is very early to see cases skyrocket the way they...
Venture Capital Firms Are Partnering With Healthcare Organizations To Improve Digital Health
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Venture Capital Firms Are Partnering With Healthcare Organizations To Improve Digital Health

Venture capital (VC) firms are increasingly playing a role in all aspects of healthcare. This is a growing trend globally, as healthcare organizations are eager for the resources, expertise, and capital these VC firms can offer. Earlier this month, The University of California at Davis Health system announced a partnership with one of the nation’s largest VC firms, General Catalyst, with a goal to transform the organization’s digital health strategy and offerings. The press release by the university explained: “As part of this partnership, UC Davis Health will utilize the General Catalyst ecosystem of companies to drive artificial intelligence (AI) and digital health innovations in several areas. These will include health care delivery, research, education, and public service, as wel...