1501 Health Media Moves | May 2023

As we head into a new season, we're celebrating the start of new beginnings for our cohort companies.

Lantern was recently acquired by Wellthy to expand their reach, Liz Hamburg of Candoo Tech is breaking down digital barrier for seniors, and MapHabit earned a top honor from the Technology Association of Georgia.

Explore below!


Liz Hamburg, CEO and founder of our graduate cohort, Candoo Tech, was recently featured in a Q&A from AgeTech Collaborative, run by AARP.

Here's a snippet of her feature:

What sets Candoo Tech apart from tech support services from, say, a big box electronics store? 

We’re not just about fixing what’s broken or not working; we’re about teaching and empowering people to give them confidence to know that they can do something — that’s literally our name.  

A lot of it is about helping people realize the why, instead of the what, of technology. Someone might ask me if I want an iPad, and I’d think, “No thanks — what do I need an iPad for?” But if that person asked me, “Would you like to see pictures of your grandchildren? Would you like to play card games with your friends who are out of state?” then I would understand the benefit. We help people see how technology can improve their lives. 

Dive into the Q&A here.


Looking for the latest on digital health literacy from Liz?

Check out her interview with Medicarians here, or see her commentary on the latest ruling from Centers for Medicare and Medicaid here.


"MapHabit Named to Top 40 Innovative Companies in Georgia"
Technology Association of Georgia | May 1, 2023

The Brief:

The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) revealed their top 40 picks for the best innovative companies throughout Georgia, and our cohort company, MapHabit, made the list. The team uses proven tools for cognitive support and caregiving communities, helping members live more independent lives.

See the list of winners here.


"Lantern Has Been Acquired by Wellthy""
Lantern | May 11, 2023

The Brief:

Big changes are happening for our cohort company, Lantern.

The team, which offers resources for end-of-life planning, recently announced they've been acquired by Wellthy, a leading platform helping families balance work and care responsibilities through a combination of human expertise and precision technology.

What does this mean for Lantern? The team will be able to serve nearly 2 million people through some of the largest health plans and employers across the country, including Best Buy, Hilton, Cisco, and Meta. 

“This acquisition allows for Wellthy and Lantern to become the most comprehensive platform on the topic of care and end-of-life,” said Lantern CEO Liz Eddy Scully.

“With Lantern powered by Wellthy, we will drastically expand conversations around care at the end of one’s life for families, and transform workplace culture so that employees are supported with the necessary resources and guidance they need to manage the final moments of a person’s life, and the months of logistics after they’re gone.” 

Get all the details 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.

About Healthworx
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.

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