HealthOpX: Breaking Down Healthcare Barriers for Patients Who Use Languages Other Than English

Navigating healthcare can be complex and confusing, even for the most informed patients. And for people who use languages other than English, this process can become even more detrimental to their health. That’s where HealthOpX comes in.

We spoke with HealthOpX CEO Wesley Ma to learn what motivated him to launch this company and how his team made a crucial connection with the American Heart Association at the 2019 MedHealth Summit. Read about our recent conversation.

MedHealth Teams Up with Michigan Israel Business Accelerator and Start-Up Nation Central

MedHealth is partnering with the Michigan Israel Business Accelerator and Start-Up Nation Central to give healthcare organizations in our region the opportunity to work with Israeli healthcare innovation startups. This partnership provides healthcare systems and corporations across Michigan and Ontario with curated access to more than 1,500 companies. The partnership is currently identifying a health system to pilot this new process. Stay tuned for more information, and check out the formal announcement of this partnership in the meantime!

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Calling All Mental Healthcare Innovators!

On Wednesday, March 17, MedHealth and ScaleHealth are planning a webinar on focused on mental health for frontline healthcare workers, and we want to hear from you! If you work in this space, please send an email, with a description of your company, to Stacey Frankovich, MedHealth program manager, at

MedHealth cofounder Paul Riser speaking with ScaleHealth CEO Taylor McPartland

MedHealth and ScaleHealth Discuss Partnership Opportunities

MedHealth cofounder Paul Riser spoke with ScaleHealth CEO Taylor McPartland about collaboration in healthcare innovation during the pandemic and how your organization can be involved. Watch their conversation.

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Henry Ford Health System and Michigan State University Partner to Improve Health Outcomes

Henry Ford Health System and Michigan State University have committed to a more than 30-year partnership to address health inequities and access to care in Michigan. This collaboration aims to create a joint cancer center and will include work in the following areas:

  • Healthcare education
  • Research
  • Diversity, equity, and inclusion

Get more information on how this partnership will result in higher quality, more affordable healthcare.

The Funding Disparity Between Black and White Scientists: A National Call to Action

A new paper—authored by a network of biomedical engineering women faculty—spotlights the ongoing funding disparities that remain a barrier to the success of Black scientists. On Thursday, March 18, several of the coauthors will discuss the underlying issues and offer recommendations on what steps must be taken to address these issues. Register for this free event.

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HealthSpark Accelerator—Bridging the Rural Healthcare Gap

20Fathoms is accepting applications for its HealthSpark Accelerator, a program that empowers digital and telehealth startup companies to better understand the rural healthcare industry and prepare them to partner with rural hospital systems. Learn more about the initiative.

MedTech Crossroads Pitch Party

This month, in2being is inviting one U.S. medical technology company per week to deliver a ten-minute pitch at the end of their MedTech Crossroads webinar. During the last webinar of the month, judges will select a winner to receive $1,000. Learn more about this event and MedTech Crossroads.

Enabling High-value Transformations

On Thursday, February 25, the Value Institute for Health and Care and Dell Children’s Medical Center are holding a free webinar to share how they created value-based healthcare at Dell Children’s Center for Pediatric Congenital Heart Disease. Learn more about the webinar and register.

Digital Health Strategy

Digital Health Strategy: Leveraging Emerging Technologies in Healthcare

Columbia Business School Executive Education and HITLAB have joined forces to offer a live, virtual executive program focused on digital health. This March, executives working in life science, pharmaceutical and device research, health technology investment, and other related industries can learn how to capitalize digital health opportunities that can create value for their organizations. If interested, please contact Stacey Frankovich, MedHealth program manager, at for a discount code. Get full program details and enroll.