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How this fast-growing Nashville company is fighting a national epidemic

By Joel Stinnett A Nashville health-tech company has developed a new way to combat the nation’s opioid crisis, and it says its results are fueling a surge in new clients and staff in the past year. Axial Healthcare (stylized axialHealthcare) uses data collected through years of research and development to assist health care providers in …

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What If Insurance Companies Stopped Covering Opioid Prescriptions?

Cigna Health has announced it will no longer cover costs for OxyContin, saying it’s part of the company’s effort to reduce the opioid epidemic. There might be a new way to fight the opioid epidemic. Encourage drug manufacturers to stop promoting the use of some prescription painkillers. In particular, those with higher dosage levels. Cigna …

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Boston-based program comes to the region to help doctors prescribe safer alternatives to opioids

Melissa Jones, a registered nurse, drives around Allegheny and Westmoreland counties visiting three to five medical practices a day. “She’d come at lunch like the drug reps used to do,” said Francis Colangelo, a doctor of internal medicine at Premier Medical Associates in Monroeville and North Versailles. But Mrs. Jones isn’t pushing various pharmaceuticals on …

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Health IT startup using analytics to assess pain treatment, costs raises $16.5M

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published guidelines earlier this year in a bid to reduce opioid dependence sparking a mixed bag of support and outrage. The challenge to find ways to easily and efficiently manage opioid abuse is one that has attracted several healthcare startups, some of which have approached this subject from the perspective of patients …

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axialHealthcare raises $1.75M for population health analytics platform

Nashville, Tennessee-based axialHealthcare raised $1.75 million in a round led by BlueCross BlueShield Venture Partners and Sandbox Industries, which manage health accelerator Healthbox. While the names are similar, Axial Healthcare is not to be confused with Mayo Clinic spinoff Axial Exchange. “Over 100 million Americans find themselves in an episode of pain each year; sadly, this is …

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Solutions to opioid crisis already out there and working, says healthcare professional

The drug epidemic is a major issue that is talked about daily in the Mountain State. As state leaders work to find solutions, some are already working, according to a healthcare professional. Nashville based firm axialHealthcare focuses on pain management solutions to provide safe and effective care for patients in pain and to curb the …

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Nashville health-tech startup lands $16.5 million to transform pain treatment

Nashville-based axialHealthcare has landed a $16.5 million in new backing to help grow its customer base and improve the technology its leaders believe can change the way pain is treated in America. Founded in 2012, Axial (stylized axialHealthcare) spent three years on “extensive” research and development, working with a team covering all facets of pain …

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Nashville's Top Workplaces: 2017 winners

axialHealthcare was voted one of the top places to work in the small companies category by The Tennessean. http://www.tennessean.com/story/money/2017/06/23/nashvilles-top-workplaces-2017-winners/393623001/ 

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