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Aug 31, 2021
Amazon has a huge desire to disrupt health care, and one of its most powerful weapons in this effort is an unassuming device that has gained unrivaled access to consumers. The Echo smart speaker platform and Alexa artificial intelligence-powered virtual assistant now reside in more than 50 million U.S. homes and Amazon says it has about 70% of the voice-assistant market.
Aug 31, 2021
Who knew it could be so difficult to disrupt health care? For the second time in seven years, Google Health is being dismantled. Nevertheless, the search engine giant will continue to focus on health tech and work to improve health care outcomes globally.
Aug 31, 2021
Hoping to prevent patients from delaying or not getting needed care, Pennsylvania-based Geisinger has introduced a customizable zero-interest artificial intelligence (AI)-enabled payment plan for out-of-pocket medical expenses.
Aug 24, 2021
Marcus Osborne, senior vice president of Walmart Health, laid out his vision of where exactly the health-care field is headed as consumers increasingly search for simpler, more transparent, affordable and accessible care during a recent online chat with the Chicago-based incubator Matter. He shared three views on what health care will look like in 2040.
Aug 24, 2021
Carbon Health, a San Francisco-based startup founded in 2015, has a simple but audacious goal: to become the largest provider of primary care services in the U.S. Whether it ever approaches that goal, there’s no question that the omnichannel provider is attracting investors’ attention with its unusual model.
Aug 17, 2021
The recent Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Global Conference gave tech firms, pharmacy retailers and provider organizations a chance to share insights about digital advances and how they may impact future health care delivery. Here’s what caught our attention during last week’s event.
Aug 10, 2021
While global telehealth investments reached a record $5 billion in Q2 — a whopping 169% increase from Q2 2020 — there were some important shifts in where the money is going.
Aug 10, 2021
With virtual care services rapidly expanding and investments in telehealth companies soaring, Avera is selling its clinician-to-clinician telehealth business Avera eCare for an undisclosed sum to Aquiline Capital Partners, a private-equity firm.
Aug 10, 2021
Northwell Health CEO Michael Dowling says the future belongs to innovators who invest time in understanding how physicians practice.
Aug 3, 2021
If there is a silver lining in the pandemic, it’s that it rapidly accelerated hospital-at-home programs. HaH programs can sharply reduce costs while maintaining quality and safety levels and lowering readmissions with improved patient experience.

Resources

Behavioral Health Integration

Framework for hospitals and health systems to shift focus to overall health and bring together behavioral and physical health services into a fully integrated system of care.

Evolving Care Models

Framework for hospitals and health systems to assess their current capabilities to determine the best type of value-based care for the organization.

Telehealth Strategy

Tools for hospitals and health systems to assess their digital transformation strategy and expand telehealth services into integrated virtual care models.