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Spring 2016 Newsletter
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Welcome to the TreeHouse Health newsletter where you'll find TreeHouse Health updates, healthcare insights from experts in various industries and information about upcoming TreeHouse Health events.
TreeHouse Health Companies Successfully Transition Out of Space, New Portfolio Company and Service Provider Partners Added
TreeHouse Health has seen several exciting changes over the past few months. Four portfolio companies transitioned out of the TreeHouse Health space, two new service provider partners were added, and one new portfolio company joined the ecosystem. READ MORE
Innovation Through the Lens of a “Safety Net” Health System
Thoughts from Susan Jepson, Vice President, Upstream Health Innovations, and Emily Anderson
Hennepin Healthcare System launched Upstream Health Innovations (UHI) in April, 2015. UHI leverages human centered design to gain deep insights to solving a problem. We use this to better understand what our patients want and need in regards to their health and their healthcare. Our team includes providers, healthcare experts and service designers. Our goal is to radically improve health: our focus is on the whole person. READ MORE.
WHO IS LEARN TO LIVE?
Learn to Live provides online self-help programs to address psychological problems such as depression, social anxiety, stress, anxiety and worry. Learn to Live is part of an exciting movement within behavioral health around providing lower cost but highly effective methods of web-based healthcare treatment. The programs are modeled on over a decade of clinical research that demonstrates that internet-delivered Cognitive Behavioral Therapy ("iCBT") is as effective as face-to-face therapy. In addition to providing programs directly to consumers, Learn to Live partners with employers, health care providers, insurers and universities – all of which can benefit from the low-cost delivery model, behavior tracking capabilities, data analytics, and powerful program outcomes.
Recent highlights from the Learn to Live team include:
  • $1.1 million in funding, led by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota
  • Recent hiring of DJ Bouchier as CTO
  • Additional B2B clients in 2016: employers, universities and health care providers
Find out more online at learntolive.com or follow Learn to Live on Twitter (@LearntoLiveCBT) and Facebook.
Entity Structure – Consider the LLC First
Written by:  Samantha A. Wimmer, CPA, MBT
One of the very first, and albeit important, decisions the founders of a start-up company will face involves determining the best entity structure of the company.  Quite often, the most common choice recommended by attorneys and tax advisors is the limited liability company (LLC).   Why? The main reason – FLEXIBILITY!
READ MORE.
Highlights from TreeHouse Health portfolio companies. Click to enlarge.
Photos from the TreeHouse Health February event with StoneArch and Christensen Fonder.
UPCOMING EVENTS
MN CUP Breakfast Panel:
April 20th
RSVP here



Finnesse Partners, Wipfli, and MentorMate:
June 16th





Insperity and Peterson Habicht: October 27th



 
Other Industry News
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Zipnosis raise
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LSA rebrand
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LSA rebrand
Refer to the TreeHouse Health Events page for more details.
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