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Portland Business Journal highlights how Echo serves its health plan members

The Portland Business Journal wrote this week about Echo Health Ventures’ unique investment model and how Echo builds and grows its portfolio companies and drives innovative health care solutions for its four member health plans.

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Echo board member Mike Koppel honored as a Director of the Year

Mike Koppel, who’s served on the Echo Health Ventures board of directors since 2016, was named as a Director of the Year by the Puget Sound Business Journal. In a reception earlier this month in Seattle, Koppel was recognized along with nine other honorees for their service on the boards of leading Northwest companies and…

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Heartbeat Health CEO Jeffrey Wessler receives Tom Main Health Innovation Mentorship

The Oliver Wyman Health Innovation Center has named Heartbeat Health founder and CEO Jeffrey Wessler, M.D., recipient of the 2022 Tom Main Health Innovation Mentorship.

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Upfront acquires PatientBond; expands capabilities for market-leading personalized patient access and engagement platform

Patient engagement and access platform Upfront announced today the acquisition of PatientBond, the leader in consumer science for healthcare, creating a single enterprise technology solution to drive patient acquisition and loyalty.

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Echo Health Ventures announces new team members and promotions

Echo Health Ventures today announces six new team members and two promotions as we continue our mission of systemic health care transformation through hands-on, purpose-driven strategic venture capital and growth equity investing.

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Echo’s Dusty Lieb: Health care investing can improve lives with innovation

Echo’s Chief Investment Officer and Managing Partner Dusty Lieb was named earlier this year by Modern Healthcare as one of the Top 25 Emerging Leaders for 2022. As part of the awards, the magazine interviewed Dusty recently about his career and the future of health care investing. Dusty said he was drawn to the health…

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Embold Health Partners with The Leapfrog Group

Embold Health, an industry leader in objective doctor quality analytics, has partnered with The Leapfrog Group, the nonprofit organization behind the Leapfrog Hospital Survey and Hospital Safety Grades, to educate members about the quality and safety of hospitals in their community, empowering members to make informed decisions about where they receive care.

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Echo’s Rob Coppedge named to GCV Powerlist for third straight year

For the third consecutive year, Global Corporate Venturing named CEO Rob Coppedge to its 2022 Powerlist, representing the top 1% of corporate venture capital leaders from around the world.

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Waltz Health Launches With $35 Million Investment to Lower Drug Costs and Guide Consumers on Prescription Care

Led by industry veteran Mark Thierer and a team of seasoned healthcare leaders, Waltz Health debuts its first application, Marketplace Search, a tool that allows pharmacies to give customers comprehensive visibility into available prescription savings programs.

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Echo Health Ventures expands innovative investment model to Nashville

Echo Health Ventures announced today that it is establishing a local presence in Tennessee led by Echo Health Advisors Principal Hayley Hovious, who joined the company in March following seven years as president of the Nashville Health Care Council.

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Echo’s Dusty Lieb named Top 25 Emerging Leader by Modern Healthcare

Congratulations to Chief Investment Officer and Managing Partner Dusty Lieb for being named one of Modern Healthcare’s Top 25 Emerging Leaders for 2022.

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Wildflower Health Announces $26 Million Financing Round to Support National Expansion of Value-Based Maternity Care Offerings

Wildflower will leverage the financing round to strengthen its internal team and prepare for the nationwide expansion of a proprietary maternity bundle that fully operationalizes value-based care for OB providers.

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