Accolade raises million to advance personalized health concierge software

Seattle-based Accolade, an on-demand healthcare concierge offering for employers, health plans and health systems, has raised $71.1 million to ramp up its technology platform. Accolade’s model combines personalized service with clinical support and consumer engagement technologies to uncover inefficient healthcare utilization and its impact on healthcare costs and outcomes. Cost savings range from 5-15 percent, Accolade said. Driving the Accolade model is a data science strategy that combines deep datasets with personal insights gleaned from relationships between Accolade health assistants and the individuals and families they support. [Also: Health IT startups to watch in 2016: Running list of big news] Accolade’s relationship-based approach, mobile offerings, analytics tools, and clinical models present a data-centric view of the whole person, not just one condition, to create a level of personalization and engagement that…


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