Leading Personalized Patient Health Network PatientsLikeMe Raises $26 Million to Support Next Phase of…

first_img Facebook Facebook By Digital AIM Web Support – February 9, 2021 Leading Personalized Patient Health Network PatientsLikeMe Raises $26 Million to Support Next Phase of Growth WhatsApp Previous articleClair Launches Mastercard Debit Card to Provide Free Wage Advances to Hourly WorkersNext articlePersado Announces the Expansion of Its Go-to-Market Efforts to the U.S. Federal Government Digital AIM Web Support Twitter Pinterestcenter_img Twitter Local NewsBusiness BOSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 9, 2021– PatientsLikeMe, the world’s largest integrated community, health management, and real-world data platform, today announced it has raised $26 million in financing led by Alta Partners, Hambrecht Ducera Growth Ventures, Optum Ventures and PBM Capital, with participation from Jeff Leerink and Symphony Ventures, an investment partnership established by Rory McIlroy and his team. The funds will be used to expand on PatientsLikeMe’s support and empowerment of people managing significant health conditions. Through PatientsLikeMe, a growing community of more than 830,000 people with over 2,900 conditions share personal stories and information about their health, symptoms, and treatments, with a goal to improve the lives of all patients through knowledge derived from shared real-world experiences and outcomes. “Understanding and sharing experiences has never been more important than right now – in the middle of a global pandemic, in which people are isolated, stressed, and fearful of risks to their health and quality of life,” said Jeff Leerink, CEO of SVB Leerink. “Communities can connect, learn, and heal on PatientsLikeMe. Through connection, patients can take ownership of their health, together.” On PatientsLikeMe, members of a patient community can put their disease experiences in context and find answers to their questions. They can easily connect directly with patients who have the same conditions, are experiencing the same symptoms, or have used similar treatments. Pete Hudson, M.D., Managing Director of Alta Partners, said, “PatientsLikeMe empowers patients by arming them with data about themselves, and connecting them to patients with similar conditions, life experiences, symptoms, treatments, and outcomes. This capability effectively digitizes ‘word of mouth’, a powerful force for healthcare consumers.” PatientsLikeMe will enter a new phase of growth as an independent, venture-backed organization. The company has a tremendous capacity to support care delivery, scientific research, and consumer engagement through partnerships with every participant in the health industry: care delivery organizations, health plans, employers, pharmacies, pharmacy benefit managers, life sciences organizations, and government sponsors. Paul Manning, Chairman and CEO of PBM Capital, sees exceptional potential for PatientsLikeMe to advance life sciences research and development through the power of patient communities and knowledge sharing. “Investors are leaning in to ensure the company is fully supported to serve consumers, as well as healthcare partners with a diversity of interests, from research to care management, patient engagement, clinical trials, and community support,” said Mr. Manning. “The company has the capacity to deliver the largest network of patient data in the world to enable breakthrough research.” Bill Hambrecht, Founder and Chairman WR Hambrecht + Co., sees PatientsLikeMe as a powerful catalyst for uptake of consumer-facing technology innovation. “PatientsLikeMe will serve as a platform to link patients to the incredible, fast-paced consumer digital health marketplace. The pandemic has given society a glimpse of the real future of what a digital, virtual health system could look like at scale. PatientsLikeMe is well positioned to accelerate the trends we are seeing in consumer digital health.” About PatientsLikeMe PatientsLikeMe is the world’s largest integrated community, health management, and real-world data platform. On PatientsLikeMe, members can put their disease experiences in context and find answers to their questions. They can easily connect directly with members who have the same conditions, are experiencing the same symptoms, or have used similar treatments. Data generated by members themselves are systemically collected and quantified while also providing an environment for peer support and learning. The site enables members to monitor symptoms of their condition(s), share their disease experiences and treatment outcomes, and learn how to improve their care through peer-to-peer interactions. These data capture the complex temporality and competing influences of different lifestyle choices, socio-demographics, conditions, and treatments on a person’s health. Everything members share empowers the community with personal agency, establishing PatientsLikeMe as a clinically robust resource with demonstrated impact, including more than 100 studies in peer-reviewed medical and scientific journals. To learn more about PatientsLikeMe, visit patientslikeme.com View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210209005441/en/ Nicole Das, 518 265-8734,[email protected] KEYWORD: MASSACHUSETTS UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA INDUSTRY KEYWORD: RESEARCH MOBILE/WIRELESS TECHNOLOGY FINANCE PROFESSIONAL SERVICES OTHER HEALTH GENERAL HEALTH HEALTH DATA MANAGEMENT SCIENCE SOURCE: PatientsLikeMe Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 02/09/2021 09:00 AM/DISC: 02/09/2021 09:01 AM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210209005441/en TAGS  Pinterest WhatsApplast_img read more

The Week Ahead: COVID-19 Impact on Compliance Concerns

first_img Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 1 day ago Previous: Forbearance Activity Drops as Plans Expire Next: Increased Migration Leads to Shrinking Supply and More Competition 2021-02-05 Christina Hughes Babb The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago On Tuesday, February 9, at 1 p.m. CST, SitusAMC will present a complimentary webinar entitled, “How COVID-19 has Impacted Mortgage Borrower Behavior and Lender Compliance.”The pandemic has reshaped the mortgage borrower journey from origination through servicing, note the event’s organizers.”It has accelerated the adoption of digital technology, creating new compliance challenges for lenders,” they say.Experts Sonya McCumber and Sheila Meagher of ComplianceEase, a SitusAMC Company, and Teresa Blake, Principal, KPMG are set to lead the 55-minute webinar on mortgage borrowing in the coming year.According to her bio, Blake, a mortgage banker, believes in humanizing digital products and focusing on simplifying the complex mortgage process by combining the right technology at the right time, with the right scale.”Blake has spent the last five years implementing loan origination systems to help lenders modernize and simplify the lending process. She will share her predictions for consumer borrowing behavior in 2021 and the implications for lenders and compliance,” the organizers say.The webinar is complimentary with registration at gotowebinar.com.Here’s what else is happening in The Week Ahead:Thursday, National Association of Realtors (NAR) publishes its Q4 Metro Home Prices report.Tuesday at 2 p.m. ET Meyers Research presents Winter Frame: Local market trends from industry experts Ali Wolf and Danielle Leach. in Daily Dose, Featured, News Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago February 5, 2021 878 Views Sign up for DS News Daily The Week Ahead: COVID-19 Impact on Compliance Concerns Share Save Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 1 day ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 1 day agocenter_img  Print This Post Christina Hughes Babb is a reporter for DS News and MReport. A graduate of Southern Methodist University, she has been a reporter, editor, and publisher in the Dallas area for more than 15 years. During her 10 years at Advocate Media and Dallas Magazine, she published thousands of articles covering local politics, real estate, development, crime, the arts, entertainment, and human interest, among other topics. She has won two national Mayborn School of Journalism Ten Spurs awards for nonfiction, and has penned pieces for Texas Monthly, Salon.com, Dallas Observer, Edible, and the Dallas Morning News, among others. Home / Daily Dose / The Week Ahead: COVID-19 Impact on Compliance Concerns Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 1 day ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 1 day ago Related Articles The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 1 day ago About Author: Christina Hughes Babb Subscribelast_img read more

12 News in DC: Behind-the-scenes with Congressman-elect Brindisi

first_imgBrindisi is holding an open house right in his office Thursday morning before his swearing-in ceremony. He says he expects some supporters from the 22nd district to come as well as family. Brindisi says his biggest challenge so far has been navigating around the city and to the different house office buildings. WASHINGTON (WBNG) — The next U.S. Congressman for New York’s 22nd district has arrived in Washington, D.C. Stay with 12 News Thursday for behind-the-scenes coverage of Brindisi’s first day on the job. Despite having a new office in a new place, Brindisi says he will still be working toward the same things he pledged during his campaign in New York. “I’m going to spend a lot of time throughout the district, including the Southern Tier, by doing town hall meetings. That’s something I pledged to do along the campaign: hold lots of town hall meetings, give constituents lots of opportunities to express their concerns to me in person,” Brindisi told 12 News Wednesday. His staff says he will spend an average of three weeks there every month. Brindisi says his first order of business was taking a picture with the name plate outside of his office. Then, he worked with his staff on moving furniture and setting up computers. 12 News reporter Annabelle Flaherty was there Wednesday as Anthony Brindisi, a Democrat, was getting settled into his new office in the Cannon Building.last_img read more

Exhibit allows visitors to see LA’s future

first_imgUSC Libraries Discovery Fellow Geoff Manaugh came to Doheny Memorial Library on Thursday evening to introduce a new exhibit: “Los Angeles to be Determined,” an interactive project that incorporates game design, storytelling and architectural modeling to allow visitors to visualize Los Angeles in the future.The L.A.T.B.D exhibit is located in the Treasury Room in Doheny. It will allow visitors to take a look at USC’s archives of L.A. history as well as the possibilities that citizens have to imagine and create their own future for the city of Los Angeles. This exhibit is unique because it will give visitors an interactive glimpse into L.A.’s past, as well as explore L.A.’s possibilities for the future.L.A.T.B.D was created by architecture and design writer Geoff Manauagh. He is a writer of the architecture blog BLDGBLOG. He worked in collaboration with London architects Mark Smout and Laura Allen from the firm Smout Allen. Professor Jeff Watson and his students at the School of Cinematic Arts were also able to share their insight on the game-design aspect as well.“Design is a way of imagining the future,” Watson said. “Collaborative games are about creative brainstorming. It is a good way to structure that community imagination about a certain place.”This exhibit is a manifestation of utilizing USC’s archival collection of Los Angeles to create a relationship between urban design and architecture.“It is interesting how this exhibit combines a virtual game with architectural design. Students should come to this exhibit to learn about the future of L.A. and USC in terms of design and architecture,” said Chen Zou, a first-year graduate student of business and analytics.When creating this game for L.A.’s design future, the collaborators conducted extensive research. Researchers took many things into consideration when creating L.A.T.B.D. Some of these aspects included Los Angeles’s freeway system, demography, landscape, gentrification, climate and history. Students have already begun to talk about how L.A. can evolve.“The diversity of L.A.’s architecture is one of my favorite things about this city. When I think about the future of L.A., I think about ways that USC can be expanded,” said Ivy Hu, a graduate student in education. “It is also exciting because the presentation is impressive. Those that worked to create it are very qualified.”When visitors walk into the Treasury Room, they will be greeted by a description of the exhibit. On their left will be a collection of USC’s archive on L.A. history. There will be a display of actual artifacts mixed with fake, or ghost, artifacts designed by the creators.“With these ghost artifacts, our plan is to blur the line between fact and fiction,” Manaugh said.He explained that the goal is to turn an abstract idea into something concrete. This exhibit was created to encourage visitors to have an open mind about the future, something Zou feels is important.“L.A. is very decentralized, and it is hard for me to travel Downtown,” Zou said. “I really like how this  exhibit can cause discussion for the future of L.A. It is important to think about how to make a better future.”Because it is designed like a board game, visitors can gather information to create ideas of how they think L.A.’s architected future should look. The exhibit will then lead visitors to a series of 3D urban models that show hypothetical moments in L.A.’s future. These models were created by architects Smout and Allen.last_img read more