StartUPDATES: New developments from healthcare startups

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Amino Health has updated its platform with a set of new features, including an updated dashboard that prioritizes preventive care. Members can build a team of preferred primary care, preventative care, and other providers, which simplifies care management, appointment rebooking, and empowers members to proactively maintain good health.

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Chicago-based Waltz Health, a digital health startup focused on tech to to price, distribute and prescribe medications, has closed a $35.4 million Series A funding round led by GV (formerly Google Ventures). Other investors taking part in the round include Define Ventures, Echo Health Ventures, Blue Venture Fund, Byers Capital, and Twine Ventures. Some healthcare executives are also among the investors. CEO  Mark Thierer previously led OptumRx.

Thierer said the company seeks to partner with pharmacies to lower prescription drug prices and give power back to healthcare consumers.

“Our strategy is to deliver software-driven solutions to solve the biggest pharmaceutical challenges consumers and payers face,” Thierer said. “Our Waltz Health technology team has a reputation for creating software at scale to solve the toughest problems in today’s PBM market. We understand how the current system works and we know how to break down the barriers. We have laid out a product roadmap to create free-market machinery aimed at lowering the cost of drugs – and wrapping it in a ‘new-to-the-world’ member experience. Consumers and lower prices are the center of our universe.”

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Hinge Health has launched a Women’s Pelvic Health program, geared to women with pelvic floor disorders. The conditions affect one in four women and are one of the most common health challenges women face. The program is delivered by a comprehensive care team specializing in women’s health, available in all 50 states, and accessible via a member’s existing Hinge Health app.

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Nym Health, a health tech company that translates clinical language into actionable information, has added Ochsner Health System to its customer base. The health system will use Nym Health to optimize the speed and efficiency of its medical coding and billing processes in its emergency departments.

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Source Health, which has constructed a software platform to help build, launch, and scale virtual care businesses, has raised $3 million from First Round Capital, Box Group, Vast Ventures, and a healthcare angel investors.

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