Why AdventHealth’s partnership with Disney World is ‘not like anything you would find anywhere else’

Fla.-based AdventHealth pioneered a new phase of its long-standing relationship with Walt Disney World by becoming the resort’s official healthcare provider.

The “AdventHealth World of Wellness” initiative provides guests with assistance around planning medical appointments, urgent care services, and medical equipment or prescription delivery to resort hotels. Resort guests can also access AdventHealth’s telemedicine services.

Censys lands new cash to grow its threat-detecting cybersecurity service

Strive Health grabs $166M to provide end-to-end kidney care

Congratulations to portfolio company Strive Health on closing a $166 million Series C financing led by NEA and five new investors, including strategic investor CVS Health Ventures. Joining them in the round were existing investors CapitalG (Alphabet), Echo Ventures, Town Hall Ventures, Ascension Ventures and Redpoint. Strive Health provides technology-enabled integrated care delivery for patients with kidney disease.

RefleXion Receives FDA Clearance for SCINTIX Therapy

Congratulations to portfolio company RefleXion Medical on receiving FDA clearance of its SCINTIX™ biology-guided radiotherapy! SCINTIX technology is a novel therapy for patients with tumors in the lung or bone arising from primary or metastatic disease. Read the press release to learn how, for the first time ever, the cancer itself directs treatment via a live stream of PET emissions data that continuously communicates with the linear accelerator.

This Startup Wants to Get in Your Ears and Watch Your Brain

Born from Alphabet’s “moonshot” division, NextSense aims to sell earbuds that can collect heaps of neural data—and uncover the mysteries of gray matter.

Vori Health Transforms Back And Joint Pain Treatment

Neurosurgeon Dr. Ryan Grant and Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Mary O’Connor want to transform musculoskeletal care by doing less surgery. They are building a multi-billion dollar health service company. Dr. O’Connor is the previous Chair of Orthopedics at Mayo Clinic in Florida and Dr. Grant’s track record as a successful serial entrepreneur means that Vori Health will have a major impact in the musculoskeletal market that affects up to 50% of adults throughout the world.

When a patient sees a surgeon for a consultation there is a strong chance they will end up going under the knife. Studies have raised questions about how effective spinal surgery is for back pain. In many cases, similar or better results can be achieved using options including multidisciplinary care that includes an expert nonoperative physician, physical therapy and lifestyle interventions.

About 100 million adults in the US are affected by chronic pain, including joint pain or arthritis. This leads to 500,000 Americans undergoing surgery each year for low back problems alone. According to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), we spend more than $90 billion each year to relieve back pain, and for the majority, symptoms cannot be attributed to a specific disease or spinal pathology.