Health care startup [Qliance] once backed by Jeff Bezos and Nick Hanauer ceases operation ~Puget Sound Business Journal
Qliance provides exceptional access and personalized primary care for a surprisingly affordable monthly membership fee. By working outside the insurance system, we can offer unrestricted same-day appts. 7 days/week for as little as $49-89/mo. ~Qliance Facebook Page; May 17, 2017
May 16, 2017, 2:38pm PDT Updated May 16, 2017, 3:40pm PDT | By Staff at Puget Sound Business Journal
Ex-Harken Health chief lands at Blue Cross ~Star Tribune
Turntable Health’s (Las Vegas, NV) Closes | Jan. 2017 | ~Las Vegas Weekly
Turntable Health, a membership-based primary care practice in Downtown Las Vegas, will close its doors on January 31. Touted as an affordable and comprehensive alternative to insurance-based healthcare, the Downtown Project-affiliated company notified its members in December that its services would no longer be available. The member-based model, in which patients pay a flat monthly rate of $80 to receive access to a “wellness ecosystem,” including same- or next-day visits; 24/7 physician contact by phone, email or video chat; health coaching; nutrition, yoga and group therapy classes; and an on-site demonstration kitchen.
UnitedHealth shutting down Harken Health
May 16, 2017 – Harken Health was never a major player in the insurance market, but its demise ends an experiment that company officials believed would reduce healthcare costs. The company lost nearly $70 million during the first six months of 2016 and never recovered. The closure will be disappointing for those promoting alternative care models as ways to improve outcomes while reducing costs and perhaps increasing patients satisfaction. In April 2016, then CEO Tom Vanderheyden told Healthcare Dive the company’s care teams would be “empowered with the time to listen and build authentic and trusting relationship with members.” ~HealthcareDIVE Insight | Les Masterson | May 16, 2017