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WestBridge leads Series B investment in healthcare data firm Innovaccer

Innovaccer Inc., a Silicon Valley-based healthcare data platform, has raised $25 million (Rs 168 crore) in a Series B round of funding led by Westbridge Capital, a company statement said. US-based venture capital firm Lightspeed Ventures also participated in the round, the statement added. With this investment, the total capital raised by Innovaccer stands at $41 million. Innovaccer will use the funds to continue building its data platform by leveraging its machine learning capabilities and to create a set of new patient engagement applications and platform capabilities for partners to…

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Take Control Of Your Healthcare Naturally

  Its a well known fact that we have a medicinal services emergency in this nation. We should simply watch the evening news and hear how healthcare costs are rising another 17% this year or how insurance agencies are denying a six-year-old a genuinely necessary task or how organizations are decreasing representative hours with the goal that advantages don’t need to be paid as healthcare. In 2010 we burned through $4.5 trillion all inclusive on healthcare news today, by 2014 that number has ascended to $6.5 trillion. We could have…

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Study: ACA reduced disparities in healthcare access

–¬†The gap in healthcare access between poor and higher-income residents in the United States is closing thanks to the Affordable Care Act, a new study suggests. The study,¬†published in the July issue of Health Affairs, by researchers at Boston University School of Public Health, or BUSPH, found that the ACA reduced disparities in access to healthcare between wealthy and poor residents. Researchers reviewed national survey data of U.S. adults, between ages 18 to 64, from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and found that in states that expanded Medicaid,…

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Healthcare tips: Don’t let the heat kill you!

Summer woes are hard to deal when the mercury keeps rising each day across the sunny belt. One main summer health problem is heat exhaustion which may lead to fatal heat stroke. The symptoms of heat exhaustion are dizziness, headache and fainting. When the symptoms are accompanied by skin dryness and high body temperature above 103 degrees Fahrenheit, it could result in heat stroke. Heat stroke needs immediate medical treatment. If not treated well in time, it may cause damage to internal organs permanently or even death. In such a…

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Most Indians Dependent on Private Healthcare: Study

Households across India still overwhelmingly depend on private providers for healthcare services over public healthcare, a recent study has found. Senior Fellow at Brookings India, Shamika Ravi, found in her study “Health and Morbidity in India: 2004-2014” that as much as 75 per cent of outpatient (OPD) care in India was exclusively private in 2014. Around 55 per cent of inpatient (IPD) care is from private hospitals, it added. Ravi, however, noted that dependence on private healthcare is declining. “Indian households’ dependence on public care has risen by 6 per…

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Centre to Provide Affordable, Safe Healthcare Facilities

Centre to Provide Affordable, Safe Healthcare Facilities The Centre is committed to the promotion of ayurveda and other forms of traditional medicines and have formed policies for that purpose, Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for AYUSH Shripad Yesso Naik said today. “The Centre wants to provide accessible, affordable and safe healthcare facilities to the people,” he said inaugurating the 7th World Ayurveda Congress and Arogya Expo here at Science City. Ministry of AYUSH would organise AROGYA Expo in collaboration with the Government of West Bengal from December 1 to…

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