Innovation Disruptors

Jun 29, 2021
Continuing its focus on health care innovation, Amazon Web Services has launched a four-week technical, business and mentorship accelerator program open to U.S.-based health care startups and international startups with existing U.S. operations.
Jun 8, 2021
Seattle private equity firm Frazier Healthcare Partners has raised $1.4 billion for a new buyout fund targeting midsize health-tech startups. The Frazier Healthcare Growth Buyout Fund X, L.p., plans to allocate between $50 million and $300 million of equity among the companies in which it invests.
Jun 1, 2021
Among the many emerging models of primary care from outside disruptors in the field, concierge medicine has been steadily gaining traction with patients. And over the past couple of years, a growing number of health systems have been partnering with One Medical, whose model has been linked to…
May 11, 2021
In a recent Q1 earnings call, Karen Lynch, CVS Health president and CEO, laid out the retail giant’s plans for care delivery. “Our strategy is to deliver a single integrated experience that connects individuals to a CVS care team, virtually and face-to-face, by navigating consumers to the best site…
Apr 13, 2021
Digital health startups are on a roll in raising record levels of venture capital and their impact is growing on consumers, providers and the way care is delivered.
Mar 23, 2021
Ambulnz, a provider of mobile medical services and patient transportation, recently announced plans to go public through a merger with Motion Acquisition Group, a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC).
Mar 2, 2021
In this week’s Take Five conversation, the AHA Center for Health Innovation’s Chief Operating Officer Andy Shin speaks with Marcus Osborne, senior vice president of health and wellness transformation at Walmart, about creating patient-centered solutions that drive greater patient engagement and…
Feb 25, 2021
Health care disruptors forged ahead in 2020 despite the pandemic, but hospitals and health systems can embrace the opportunities for collaboration and partnership, writes Mital Patel, senior director of market intelligence at the AHA Center for Health Innovation.
Feb 25, 2021
Hospitals and health systems should embrace opportunities to work with other stakeholders in the health care ecosystem, such as tech data companies, on new combinations of services. Leaders should see this as an opportunity to work together with health care disruptors, if they are not doing so…
Jan 12, 2021
Amid the COVID-19 pandemic turbulence last year, some of America’s largest companies were forced to reexamine their strategies to disrupt health care in an effort to reduce costs, increase access and forge stronger bonds with consumers. Some, like Amazon, CVS Health, Walgreens Boots Alliance and…