Consumerism

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…
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…
Jul 27, 2021
Disruption just keeps coming in the primary care sector. Denver-based startup Everside Health Group, which offers a nationwide in-person and virtual primary care platform, is going public.
Jul 20, 2021
Walgreens has begun identifying locations for the first of 600 on-site clinics adjacent to its stores in 30 markets that will open in partnership with VillageMD over the next four years. Houston, El Paso and Austin are among the Texas cities that will be home to 29 Village Medical at Walgreens…
Jul 6, 2021
As patients and politicians continue searching for remedies to soaring insulin prices for diabetes patients, Walmart recently launched the first private-label version of the drug at less than half the price of brand-name versions.
Jun 22, 2021
Amazon is pursuing an aggressive strategy to rapidly scale its telehealth service, known as Amazon Care, not only to all its employees but to other employers. But like most of the e-commerce giant’s health care aspirations, Amazon officials have been notoriously tight-lipped.
Jun 1, 2021
Among the many emerging models of primary care from outside disruptors in the field, concierge medicine has been steadily gaining traction with patients. And over the past couple of years, a growing number of health systems have been partnering with One Medical, whose model has been linked to…
May 11, 2021
In a recent Q1 earnings call, Karen Lynch, CVS Health president and CEO, laid out the retail giant’s plans for care delivery. “Our strategy is to deliver a single integrated experience that connects individuals to a CVS care team, virtually and face-to-face, by navigating consumers to the best site…
Apr 13, 2021
Digital health startups are on a roll in raising record levels of venture capital and their impact is growing on consumers, providers and the way care is delivered.
Apr 13, 2021
MasterCard and Verizon, have launched their first significant health care initiatives. MasterCard is partnering with b.well Connected Health to offer a digital solution that enables patients to verify their identity using a mobile phone. Verizon is entering the telehealth field with its BlueJeans…