This month, we're proud to see our cohort companies continue to be tapped for their expertise.
MapHabit released a new study to help improve the lives of children with Down Syndrome, Frame Fertility was featured in a deep-dive on the state of fertility care, Pair Team was nominated for a Sharecare award and Andrew Suggs from Live Chair Health was invited to join the Jennifer Kamara podcast to discuss how he turned his grief into his company's mission.
"MapHabit Study: Assistive Technology Has Positive Outcomes for Kids with Down Syndrome"
Down Syndrome Foundation | June 2, 2023
Our 1501 Health cohort company, MapHabit, a neuroscience-based assistive technology provider released results from a study in partnership with the LuMind IDSC Foundation (LuMind IDSC). The study shows highly statistically significant improvements in independence and quality of life in children with Down Syndrome, and their support circle.
The manuscript has been published in PLOS ONE, a peer-reviewed journal. Here are a few key findings:
- > Significant positive changes, including higher adaptive behavioral skills and improvements in quality of life relating to the speed/ability to complete activities of daily living (ADL).
- > Majority of quality-of-life scores significantly improved (13 out of 18 areas), including cooperation, memory, and enjoyment.
- > High satisfaction among parents who noted reduced stress and decreased caregiver burden.
“This is a first-of-kind read-out on the benefit of visual mapping within a scalable, assistive technology platform for caregivers and children with Down Syndrome,” said Matt Golden, MapHabit’s CEO and Co-Founder.
Learn more about this study here.
"Many people on Medicare lack internet access and digital literacy, and it’s harming their health. How some groups are addressing the problem"
Fortune | June 2, 2023
Only 35% of Medicare participants know how to connect to their health care provider via telehealth, as noted by Fortune, which makes it challenging to start or monitor their treatment plans. Liz Hamburg, founder of 1501 Health cohort graduate Candoo Tech offers commentary on how to alleviate this issue, one being her technology trainings designed for older adults.
Read the article here.
"Pair Team Podcast Interview Nominated for Share Care Award"
Sharecare | June 6, 2023
Pair Team founders Cassie Choi and Neil Batlivala were recently featured on an episode of See You Now, a podcast produced by Johnson & Johnson.
The episode, titled "Paired for Primary Care" explores how the duo built a remote, tech-enabled clinical team to provide virtual assistance and automation of clinical operations, care coordination, and outreach activities — all so onsite primary care teams can build trust and focus on what really matters: people, relationships and health.
Building on the good momentum, the podcast episode was nominated for a Sharecare 2023 Award in the Disruptors in Healthcare category.
Listen to the episode here.
Second Opinion | June 7, 2023
In this piece, authors Christina Farr and Leslie Schrock explore the potential of the fertility market. As noted, in April of 2023, the WHO reported that 1 in 6 people globally are affected by infertility at some point in their lives.
One opportunity they identify is through self-insured employers, and mentioned our 1501 Health cohort Frame Fertility as a potential solution:
"What we’re seeing work particularly well these days is allowing employers to offer a flexible pool of capital for employees to use as a way to help finance their fertility treatment. Some employers might determine that they’ll reimburse up to $10,000, while others are more generous. And that pool of funds can be used towards surrogacy, IVF, IUI, fertility medicines, or other treatments."
Read the full piece here.
"Turning Grief into Meaningful Mission - Andrew Suggs, Co-Founder and CEO at Live Chair Health"
The Jennifer Kamara podcast | June 2023
Cohort graduate Andrew Suggs, founder of Live Chair Health, was recently featured on the Jennifer Kamara podcast to kick off Men's Health Awareness Month. In the interview, he describes what losing his father was like due to inadequate primary care, what he’s learned from grief and how he’s turning his experience into impact by providing community healthcare.Tune in here.
About 1501 Health
1501 Health is a unique partnership between Healthworx and LifeBridge Health, representing expertise in both health insurance and financing (payers) and healthcare delivery and services (providers). The investment and incubation program empowers entrepreneurs to get their innovative solutions to market and expand their impact in healthcare quality, access and affordability. To learn more about 1501Health, visit www.1501Health.com.
Healthworx operates at the intersection of healthcare and innovation by creating, co-creating and investing in companies that are improving healthcare quality, accessibility, affordability and equity. As the innovation and investment arm of CareFirst, Healthworx envisions a healthier future for all people by changing the way health works. To learn more about Healthworx, visit https://www.healthworx.com.
About LifeBridge Health
LifeBridge Health is one of the largest, most comprehensive providers of health services in Maryland. LifeBridge Health includes Sinai Hospital of Baltimore, Northwest Hospital, Carroll Hospital, Levindale Hebrew Geriatric Center and Hospital, Grace Medical Center and related affiliates. For more information, visit www.lifebridgehealth.org.