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Echo Health Ventures Expands Strategic Investment Team and Advisory Board

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Echo Health Ventures (EHV), a strategic collaboration of Cambia Health Solutions and Mosaic Health Solutions to invest in innovative health care services and health care information technology companies, welcomes Jessica A. Zeaske as Partner and Dr. Richard Popiel to the advisory board.
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Jonathan Rickert Joins Echo Health Ventures as Senior Advisor

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Echo Health Ventures (EHV), a strategic collaboration between Cambia Health Solutions and Mosaic Health Solutions to invest in innovative health care services and health care information technology companies, names Jonathan Rickert as Senior Advisor.

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Circulation Secures $10.5 Million in Funding

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Echo Health Ventures has participated in Series A financing for Circulation, a Boston, Massachusetts-based company specializing in non-emergency medical transportation (NEMT). Circulation is a new way to book NEMT services with the benefit of HIPAA compliance; it can seamlessly be integrated with healthcare systems as well as both established and on-demand vendors. CEO Robin Heffernan states that Circulation can significantly increase patient satisfaction rates while simultaneously cutting ride costs by up to 70 percent.
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With $5.6M in New Funding, Upfront Healthcare Services Wants to Streamline Your Doctor Visits

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Upfront Healthcare Services, a Chicago healthtech startup that helps physician practices get smarter about their scheduling, announced Thursday that it has raised a $5.6 million Series A round of funding to support growth and accelerate its product development cycle. Nashville Capital Network led the round, in which Echo Health Ventures, Hyde Park Venture Partners and Martin Venture participated. Upfront uses data science to analyze visits at large physician practices to understand how scheduling and logistics can be improved to make the practice more effective and profitable.
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Echo Health Ventures Welcomes Lew Trowbridge to the Company's Advisory Board

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Echo Health Ventures welcomes health care industry leader Lew Trowbridge to its Advisory Board. In this role, Trowbridge will work closely with the Echo Health Ventures team to build EHV's portfolio of new investments and support the growth of existing portfolio companies. As former President and Chief Operating Officer of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Nebraska, Trowbridge has extensive experience in building high-value collaborations among Blue Cross Blue Shield plans. "His perspective is worth gold to entrepreneurs. Our Advisory Board is set up to allow our team and our portfolio companies access to just the sort of unique expertise Lew brings to the table," said Echo Health Ventures President and Chief Executive Officer Rob Coppedge.
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Echo Health Ventures Welcomes John Park as Managing Director

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Echo Health Ventures (EHV) is pleased to announce that John Park has joined the company as Managing Director of the Market Development team. John will lead the EHV Market Development team to drive and create high-value relationships between the EHV portfolio and parent companies. By breaking down the barriers between health care innovation and large health care enterprises, EHV's Market Development team is a key part of the company's promise to drive innovation to scale and create sustainable value for health care.

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Echo Portfolio CEO Series: Paul Ketchel from MDsave

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Echo Health Ventures invests to build and grow a diverse portfolio of health care technology and services companies. In the Echo Portfolio CEO Series, we’ll feature several entrepreneurs leading health care startups to learn more about their innovative solutions and shared vision for a better health care system.

Why Today’s Digital Health Venture Model Is Broken

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HIT Consultant assesses the current state of digital health care investing, and finds it lacking. EHV’s Matt Karls gives insights on how Echo’s strategic investing model offers a successful approach to building new companies that leverage technological innovation to transform the health care system.