July 2, 2019

Below are the Contents of our current ABL Healthcare Online News & Trendletter + Mimi Grant’s Blog

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Roy-BurmanArup Roy-Burman, MD, is Co-Founder and CEO of Elemeno Health, developer of a proprietary cloud-based solution for front-line healthcare teams. Developed in collaboration with UCSF Medical Center, the Elemeno solution provides “just-in-time” training, which enables front-line medical professionals to quickly access interactive guidelines, smart checklists, and concise how-to videos from any device, 24/7. Elemeno’s solution is in use by teams in multiple large medical centers and county health systems, where it simplifies complicated best practices into bite-sized learning and includes both social and gamification elements designed to engage and motivate team members.. FierceHealthcare named Elemeno Health a “2019 Fierce 15” company, designating it as one of the most promising healthcare companies in the industry. The company is backed by Launchpad Digital Health, Y Combinator, Fenway Summer, and Berkeley Angel Network. Prior to co-founding Elemeno in 2016, Arup was Medical Director of the Pediatric ICU and Director of Transport, Access and Outreach for UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital. A Pediatric Intensivist, his career has also included working within Children’s Hospital Oakland, Children’s Critical Care Medical Group, and Marin General Hospital. Arup has joined the East Bay Area Round Table.

AdeosunHelen Adeosun is Co-Founder and CEO of CareAcademy, the home care industry’s first mobile-friendly caregiver training platform, which was born out of Helen’s firsthand knowledge and experience as a caregiver. CareAcademy’s online training helps home care agencies meet clients’ needs and state training compliance requirements by providing expert-developed online training for senior home care professionals, including hour-long video courses, accessible on any mobile device, addressing critical topics such as infection control, nutrition and meal preparation, dementia, fall prevention, and safe transfers. The company provides 24/7 English and Spanish language technical support, and works with thousands of agencies, franchisors, and caregivers nationwide. Helen has made a career in driving outcomes for adult learners and finding meaningful ways for them to engage in learning, having worked with Teach For America, Boston Public Schools, and Pearson Education, as well as for a number of companies focused on caregiving issues. Investors in CareAcademy include Lumina Foundation, Techstars, University, and One Way Ventures, Revolution, and ReThink Education, where VC Michelle Dervan – who also recently invested in Eric Neuner’s Health Coast Institute, referred Helen for ABL Membership. Flying in from Boston, Helen has joined the LA Round Table.

Mimi Grant’s Blog Post:  Swallowing Healthcare’s Latest “Bitter Pill” – Transparency

xMarch 4, 2013 was the day the healthcare world stopped spinning. That morning newsstands across the country proclaimed on the cover of TIME in stark red and gray: “Bitter Pill: Why Medical Bills Are Killing Us.” This watershed article’s author, Steven Brill, won the 2014 National Magazine Award for Public Interest. All of a sudden the lid was off the exorbitant cost of healthcare – the nation’s then-$3 trillion healthcare system, and how it was responsible for 60% of the nation’s personal bankruptcies.

But, a not-so-funny thing happened on the way to publishing his follow-up book on the subject, America’s Bitter Pill: Money, Politics, Backroom Deals, and the Fight to Fix Our Broken Healthcare System: Brill was diagnosed with an aortic aneurysm. Suddenly, as he wrote in the book’s opening chapter, “when it’s your life or your child’s life or your mother’s life on the receiving end of those amazing things [the healthcare system can provide] there is no such thing as a runaway cost. . . Even when it’s not an emergency, even those who would otherwise be the toughest customer lose their leverage.” And that brings us to today’s political battle raging on how to control America’s now-$3.5 trillion cost of care: Medicare for All or Transparency . . . CLICK TO READ REST OF BLOG


        • 7/09 – Silicon Valley Round Table
        • 7/10 – San Francisco Round Table
        • 7/11 – East Bay Round Table
        • 7/17 – Orange County Round Table (moved from 7/3)
        • 7/19 – Los Angeles Round Table

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