Mahmee, Forbes Healthcare Awards 2020 Honoree
The Covid-19 pandemic has achieved what no amount of technical prowess or lobbying could do on its own: forced the widespread and fast adoption of telemedicine. From the federal government to small-town doctors, the entire healthcare system had to reckon with virtual visits and new apps practically overnight. The money followed the action. In August, Purchase, New York-based virtual medicine giant Teladoc acquired chronic care provider Livongo for $18.8 billion in the biggest digital health deal to date, and venture money flooded into the sector.
In recognition of the importance of digital healthcare in this pandemic year—and beyond—we focused our inaugural Forbes Healthcare Awards exclusively on the space. Here are the best products, most intriguing people and most interesting trends in digital healthcare.
Most Intriguing Newcomer: Mahmee
The U.S. has one of the worst maternal death rates among developed countries, and it hits women of color and low-income homes the hardest. Melissa Hanna, cofounder and CEO of Los Angeles-based Mahmee, created a digital app to connect mom, baby and doctors and to provide better care in the crucial first year of life. “This solution can help ensure everyone has a fair shot at early childhood development and maternal survival rates,” says Deka.
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