The Breaking Health Podcast features the innovators, investors and entrepreneurs who are building the technology and tools to break down and build up the country’s ailing health care system. With seasoned health care investor Steve Krupa, CEO of the Psilos Group, as host, Breaking Health delivers the earliest insights on the ongoing Digital Health Revolution.

Music as Medicine? The Sync Project Hopes to Help You Find the Right Music to Make You Well

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CEO Marko Ahtisaari brings a rich background of design and music to a new quest to identify music that can actually help people maintain or regain their health. In this interview, Ahtisaari references a few websites, including go.syncproject.com where you can offer your song suggestions. You can find out more about project advisor Dr. Robert Zatorre in this interview and hear Ahtisaari’s view on company culture.

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Quartet Health CEO Arun Gupta on the Behavioral Health Venture That’s got the Attention of High Profile Strategic & VC Firms

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Quartet Health recently closed on a $40 million second round to build a support platform for behavorial health patients. The company partners with health systems to provide consistent online support for their patients. Investors include former Congressman Patrick Kennedy, GV (formerly Google Ventures), F-Prime Capital Partners, Polaris Partners and others.

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Zipnosis Turning Smart Phone into Part of a Doctor’s Office Staff

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Zipnosis doesn’t just bring the doctor to your phone. The company’s app also includes a set of questions geared toward diagnosing your problems and determining if a doctor’s visit is necessary. If an office visit is required, the app can even speed registration. Zipnosis recently raised a $17 million Series A round from Ascension Ventures, Fairview Health Services, Hyde Park Venture Partners, Arthur Ventures, Waterline Ventures, and Omphalos Ventures.

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Accolade Earning Kudos from Payers, Patients

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Tom Spann, co-founder, vice chairman and chief operating officer, left a “pretty good job” at Ac-centure to create a company that helps patients manager their health care insurance. Accolade is hired by companies like Comcast to serve as a go-between its employees and health care insurers. The company goes far beyond understanding why health care bills costs what they do. It works to help patients get the best bang for their buck by understanding what care people re-ally need.

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How TigerText Is Making Mobile Tech Legit

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TigerText’s secure messaging app promises to improve com-munications between health care workers who can’t use standard technology. Chief Medical Officer Andrew Brooks, MD, explains where current technologies fall short and how TigerText is spanning the gap. TigerText’s CEO Brad Brooks – brother of the CMO – spoke at our Digital Healthcare Innovation Summit.

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Pramoda On How Bundled Payment Benefits Patients

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Anita Pramoda, CEO of Owned Outcomes, a health analytics company that has worked with more than 100 hospitals implement value based care initiatives and bundled payments. Breaking Health Host Steve Krupa, CEO of Psilos Group, delves into Owned Outcomes unique approach to helping health care systems – and patients – migrate to new forms of health care payment.

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The DHIS Post Game Show

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The Digital Healthcare Innovation Summit brought together over 300 leaders in Digital Technology and Health Care to dig into what will finally bring real change to health care. The message is clear – change is coming. EMRs are up and running. Health care workers are demanding mobile technologies. And physicians find telehealth visits to be a viable – and cost effective way – of managing patient health. All discussions as well as private interviews with health care leaders will be available at digitalhealthcaresummit.com. Until they arrive, listen to Healthegy Content Director Tom Salemi and Steve Krupa, CEO of Psilos Group and host of Breaking Health Podcast, share their takes from the productive day’s discussions.

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meQuilibrium’s Bid to Boost Productivity by Lowering Stress

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People enduring chronic stress are less likely to eat right, exercise, sleep enough, or do many of the basic things necessary for good health, says Jan Bruce, co-founder of meQuilibrium. The answer, of course, is simple. Find ways to reduce stress, but the path to a less stressful existence isn’t as clear as it might be. Bruce co-founded meQuilibrium to deliver individualized plans for employees designed to help them build “resilience” to stress. Psilos CEO Steve Krupa and Bruce delve into the actual impacts stress is having on health and the economy.

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Remedy’s Bid for Bundled Payments

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A serial entrepreneur, Steve Wiggins made his bones in health care two decades ago running Oxford Health Plans, a company he describes as being a mix between Castlight and Oscar. Today, Wiggins is chairman of Remedy Partners, a company that’s offering itself to providers as go-between in managing bundled payments from CMS. “We’re the cheapest way into the pro-gram,” Wiggins tells Breaking Health Host Steve Krupa in this week’s podcast. “It would cost a provider anywhere between 4-5% on these bundles to manage them themselves.” Remedy Partners, which manages $5 billion in payments, is able to do the same job for less. Hear Wiggins’ unique take on how companies like Remedy can help fix health care.

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Chairman Mittendorff Hits on the High Notes of Upcoming DHIS

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Norwest Venture Partners’ Robert Mittendorff, MD, and Breaking Health Host Steve Krupa of Psilos Group bring their considerable experiences to bear. Krupa delves into Mittendorff’s ability to balance practicing medicine with identifying game-changing new digital health technologies for one of the leading investors in digital health. Mittendorff also discusses the highlights he sees in the coming Digital Healthcare Innovation Summit including Digital Therapeutics, Population Health, and the Rise of the Consumer.

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