On August 7th, Colorado's payers, providers and innovators gathered for Prime Health's Employer Health Innovation Summit. In partnership with Bach Health, Prime Health welcomed Firdaus Bhathena, Chief Digital Officer at Aetna, as the keynote speaker. Firdaus shared his insights on how companies such as Aetna are evolving to meet the changing needs of healthcare consumers. Following are some highlights from the event.
Insurance giant Aetna has evolved from its property, casualty and life insurance roots to focus squarely on making healthcare simpler, easier and more convenient for its members. Prime Health recently spoke with Firdaus Bhathena, Aetna’s Chief Digital Officer, about the rise in consumerism in digital health, and how Aetna is leveraging technology and apps to deliver a hyper-relevant experience to its members.
The program has helped several companies acquire new investors, partners, and customers.
Prima-Temp, a previous winner of The Prime Health Challenge, has announced that it has entered into an exclusive license and distribution agreement with Gedeon Richter Plc. (“Richter”). The agreement was complemented by the acquisition of a minority stake in PrimaTemp for a consideration of US$ 5 million.
Six startups chosen to compete live to Colorado healthcare industry leaders at the 2017 Prime Health Challenge on October 19th.
Preventative Technology Solutions, 2016 Prime Heath Challenge Winner, Share Initial Pilot Findings
A Letter from the CEO of Prime Health
$150,000 will be Awarded to “Shark-Tank” Style Competition Winners
On Monday, Startup Health announced that it was opening its second regional affiliate, Startup Health Colorado, in partnership with Children’s Hospital Colorado, CU Anschutz, and UCHealth. The offices of the new affiliate will be located on the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, where Startup Health Colorado will work with its partners to develop and launch at least 30 health-tech startups.
On Monday night, the 14 companies participating in the semi-finals round of the 2016 Prime Health Challenge pitched their products before a panel of 25 judges. Each was given six minutes to present, followed by a four-minute question-and-answer session. By the end of the evening, six companies had been chosen to continue onto the finals round of this year’s Challenge.