The first quarter of 2021 has been one of investor optimism as the vaccine rollout continues ahead of expectations and economic activity begins to accelerate in response. Within the Health IT industry, the already strong investment and M&A trends seen in 2020 have only accelerated. Over the… Read More »Q1 2021 Health IT/Digital Health PC/VE, M&A, IPOs/ SPACs Activity
What You Should Know: – Today, Amazon Web Services (AWS) launched the next phase of Diagnostic Development Initiative and expanded funding scope. – In the first phase of the initiative, AWS has supported 87 organizations to date through this effort ranging from startups, nonprofits, research institutions, and businesses in 17 countries and awarded $8 million in computing credits… Read More »AWS Launches Next Phase of Diagnostic Development Initiative
Amazon’s (NYSE: AMZN) in-home care platform — Amazon Care — is currently designed to coordinate care for employees and their family members. In the not-too-distant future, however, it may be more generally used for chronic-disease management. That’s according to Michael Abrams, managing partner of the… Read More »Pivot to Chronic-Disease Management Presents ‘Enormous’ Upside for Amazon Care
Russ Kennedy, Chief Product Officer, Nasuni Pharmaceutical companies today are distributed, global organizations, with research centers, manufacturing facilities, and regulatory management hubs spread all over the globe. To develop new treatments and bring them to market, all of these different functions need to collaborate more… Read More »Next-Generation Cloud Storage: Enabling Collaboration & Analytics for Pharma Research
As Amazon starts to roll out its telehealth and pharmacy offerings, most big health systems and insurers don’t yet view it as a threat. But pharmacy benefit managers and vertically integrated payers will be keeping a watchful eye on the company as it starts to… Read More »With telehealth, pharmacy offerings, Amazon starts to encroach on PBMs
What You Should Know: – Novo Nordisk A/S, a leading global healthcare company, and TetraScience, the leading global Life Sciences R&D Data Cloud, announce a new partnership to design a cloud-based instrument data platform for drug R&D, built natively on Amazon Web Services. – Novo… Read More »Novo Nordisk, TetraScience Partner on Cloud-Based Instrument Data Platform
Earlier this month, tech giant Amazon (Nasdaq: AMZN) unveiled major plans to expand its budding home-based care offering, “Amazon Care,” across the U.S. Since then, home-based care stakeholders have been trying to make sense of the news and figure out what it means for them… Read More »‘We’re Rebuilding the Whole Delivery System’: Why Amazon Is Betting Big on Home-Based Care
Amazon is rolling out a telehealth service for other companies to offer as an employee benefit. But scale alone will not help it to unseat well-known telehealth brands in an increasingly competitive space.
For years, health care experts have watched Amazon (Nasdaq: AMZN) steadily wade deeper and deeper into home-based care waters. It appears the Seattle-based technology powerhouse is finally diving in — and making a big splash. On Wednesday, Amazon announced it is expanding Amazon Care —… Read More »Amazon Reveals National Expansion Plans for In-Home Care Platform ‘Amazon Care’
The companies now have a total of 17 primary care clinics, which are currently limited to Amazon employees. It’s a separate effort from the telehealth service Amazon rolled out earlier for its Washington employees.
Prayus Tailor, MD, FASN We cannot earn patients’ trust and respect if we are tethered to a computer in the exam room, navigating the EHR concurrent to a visit or otherwise in a hurry to finish so we can return to our office where data… Read More »Why Patients, Not EHRs, Deserve our Undivided Attention
John Singer discusses the disbanding of Haven, the joint healthcare venture by Amazon, JP Morgan and Berkshire Hathaway, and the strategies that can help fix US healthcare. “The market” was terrified when Warren Buffett, Jamie Dimon and Jeff Bezos got together to disrupt healthcare three… Read More »Haven: The strategy that didn’t fix healthcare
The Amazon founder gains time for other projects, such as space and newspapers, while still making the big decisions Jeff Bezos is stepping aside at Amazon – sort of. In fact, he is merely dropping one of his three job titles at thee online retailer.… Read More »Bezos is handing over fronting Amazon, but not his grip on his creation | Nils Pratley
Amazon, Walmart, Starbucks and other retailers are offering to play a bigger role in helping distribute Covid-19 vaccines. In most states, essential workers are still waiting for their first dose.
Ed Simcox, Chief Strategy Officer at LifeOmic The COVID-19 pandemic, which has taken 270,000 American lives to date, has shined a light on another crisis — the U.S. currently has no standardized system for reporting public health data. Health departments all over the country resort… Read More »To Beat COVID-19, We Need A Modern Approach to Public Health Data
Brian Platz, Co-CEO and Co-Chairman of Fluree Interoperability is a big discussion in health care, with new regulations requiring interoperability for patient data. Most approaches follow the typical RESTful API approach that has become the standard method for data exchange. Yet Health Level Seven (HL7),… Read More »Traditional RESTful APIs Will Not Solve Healthcare’s Biggest Interoperability Problems
Mike McSherry, CEO & Co-founder of Xealth HIT Consultant sat down with Mike McSherry, CEO, and co-founder of Seattle-based digital prescription platform Xealth to discuss digital health lessons learned in 2020 and what we can expect in 2021. As Xealth’s CEO, Mike also works with… Read More »Xealth’s CEO Shares Impact of Digital Health in 2020 and What’s Ahead in 2021
Haven was a high-profile effort whereby three industry titans–Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and JP Morgan–created a joint venture with the hope of lower costs and improving quality. Today, Haven announced it is shutting down in February. What happened? I don’t know the answer, but below are… Read More »A Haven No More
Haven, the healthcare venture launched by Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and JP Morgan Chase is to cease trading next month after failing to achieve its goal of pushing down health insurance costs for US workers. The joint venture had been billed by many as Amazon’s big… Read More »Amazon’s health venture Haven to cease trading
The joint effort by Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and JPMorgan Chase to lower costs and provide better healthcare for their employees, will dissolve in February.
Rehovot Science Park What You Should Know: – Pfizer, AstraZeneca, Merck, and Teva, and Amazon Web Services (AWS) has been selected by the Israel Innovation Authority to establish an innovation lab in the fields of digital health and computational biology. – The innovation lab located… Read More »Amazon, AstraZeneca, Pfizer, Merck to Build $10M Digital Health Innovation Lab in Israel
What You Should Know: – Amazon, CVS Health, Thermo Fisher Scientific join forces to promote employer-based testing As part of a comprehensive COVID-19 testing strategy. – The coalition, named Workplace Employers Alliance for COVID-19 Testing (WE ACT), believes that employer-based testing programs are essential to… Read More »Amazon, CVS Health, Thermo Fisher Scientific Form Alliance for Employer-based COVID-19 Testing
What You Should Know: – LA-based Scanwell Health announced today that its at-home UTI test kits – featuring the first FDA-cleared urinalysis app that lets people test for a UTI without having to visit a lab or doctor – is now available on Amazon.com. –… Read More »Scanwell Health’s FDA-Cleared, Smartphone-Enabled UTI Test Kit Now Available at Amazon
What You Should Know: – Amazon today announced the launch of Amazon HealthLake, a new HIPAA-eligible service enables healthcare organizations to store, tag, index, standardize, query, and apply machine learning to analyze data at petabyte scale in the cloud. – Cerner, Ciox Health, Konica Minolta… Read More »Amazon Launches HealthLake for Healthcare Orgs to Aggregate & Structure Health Data
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Amazon, which opened a primary care clinic for employees in June, has added four more such clinics — all operated by medical group Crossover Health. The new clinics are based in Texas, but Amazon plans to open more locations in Arizona, Kentucky and Michigan over… Read More »Amazon opens 4 more primary care clinics with Crossover Health
Goodbye health insurance, hello Amazon Prime membership! Today on Health in 2 Point 00, we talk about all the Amazon news now that they’re moving into pharmacy via Amazon Prime. Jess and I also discuss AliveCor raising $65 million for its personal EKG technology and… Read More »#Healthin2Point 00, Episode 168 | Is Amazon taking over the world of healthcare?
Amazon.com, Inc. today announced the expansion of its foothold into the pharmacy business with two new pharmacy offerings to help customers conveniently purchase their prescription medications. Amazon Pharmacy, a new store on Amazon, allows customers to complete an entire pharmacy transaction on their desktop or… Read More »Amazon Launches Digital Pharmacy Store: 6 Key Things to Know
Two years after acquiring PillPack, Amazon is launching its much-anticipated pharmacy business. It will ship prescriptions to patients’ homes, and offers a cash-pay discount for Prime customers.
Amazon (Nasdaq: AMZN) has taken another step toward taking over the aging-in-place space. Earlier this week, the online retail and technology giant announced it is rolling out a new health care feature through its Alexa device aimed at helping informal caregivers monitor seniors inside the… Read More »Amazon Unveils ‘Care Hub,’ a New Alexa Tool Designed for Aging in Place
What You Should Know: – Amazon Web Services (AWS) and the Pittsburgh Health Data Alliance (PHDA) announce a collaboration to produce more accurate machine learning models for breast cancer screening and depression. – In work funded through the PHDA-AWS collaboration, a research team led by… Read More »AWS, PHDA Collaborate to Develop Breast Cancer Screening and Depression Machine Learning Models
Gerry Miller, Founder & CEO at Cloudticity The coronavirus pandemic accelerated telemedicine exponentially as patients and doctors switched from in-person visits to remote consultations. Health providers rapidly scaled virtual offerings in March and April and traffic volumes soared to unprecedented levels, with practices “seeing 50… Read More »3 Telemedicine Security and Compliance Best Practices
Amazon has launched a fitness band, app and subscription service – called Halo – that promises to look after both your body and mind. The e-commerce giant’s entry into the health wearables market combines monitoring of physical data such as activity levels, sleep patterns and… Read More »Amazon enters health wearables market with Halo service
1. Taysha Gene Therapies’ TSHA-101 Receives the US FDA’s Orphan Drug Designation and Rare Pediatric Disease Designation for GM2 Gangliosidosis Published: Aug 27, 2020 | Tags: Taysha Gene Therapies, TSHA-101, Receives, US, FDA, Orphan Drug Designation, Rare Pediatric Disease Designation, GM2 Gangliosidosis 2. Bayer Reports… Read More »PharmaShots Weekly Snapshot (Aug 24 -28, 2020)
Shots: Amazon launches the Halo fitness band and a subscription service by the same name. The smart band combines a suite of AI-powered health tool with an innovative and stylish wrist band Halo band and subscription service unlock an array of health metrics, including activity,… Read More »Amazon Enters into Fitness Space with the Launch of Halo Band and App
The e-commerce giant made its debut in the wearables market with Halo, a fitness tracker with some unique features. Amazon said the device and its corresponding app can scan a user’s voice for emotions and measures a user’s body composition.
By JESSICA DaMASSA, WTF HEALTH “Next-gen” healthcare might just be getting its start in primary care. So says Crossover Health’s CEO, Scott Shreeve, who laughingly channels Justin Timberlake and says he’s “bringing sexy back” to it too. With Walmart launching its own Healthcare Super Centers,… Read More »Crossover Health: The Amazon Deal, Primary Care & The Rise of the ‘Health Activist’ Employer
Dr. Donald Brown, CEO and founder of LifeOmic The coronavirus pandemic has affected every aspect of our lives, from how we work to how we get our health care. The crisis has put the creativity of many small businesses to the test after being forced… Read More »4 Ways Businesses Will Adapt Their Healthcare Landscape
Mitzi Amon, Director of Healthcare Marketing at Vertiv If you’ve been to a big-brand grocery or department store recently, you probably noticed some form of healthcare outlet – or maybe you didn’t. These in-store pharmacies and clinics have become so omnipresent, right there next to… Read More »Envisioning a 5G-Powered Retail-Healthcare Hub
– Healthcare Growth Partners’ (HGP) summary of Health IT/digital health mergers & acquisition (M&A) activity, and public company performance during the month of July 2020. While a pandemic ravages the country, technology valuations are soaring. The Nasdaq hit an all-time high during the month of… Read More »Analysis: July Health IT M&A Activity; Public Company Performance
What You Should Know: – To help meet the needs of ambulatory care practitioners in a post-COVID environment, Greenway Health, a leading health information technology, and services provider, today announced a new strategic partnership with Amazon Web Services (AWS). – Leveraging AWS cloud services, Greenway… Read More »Greenway Health Taps AWS to Develop Cloud-Based, Data Services Platform
Today on Health in 2 Point 00, it’s the 4th shoe! On Episode 135, we’ve got Amazon’s entry into primary care through its pilot program with Crossover Health, UnitedHealth Group launching Level2, their own digital health diabetes prevention program, Health Catalyst acquiring healthfinch, Truepill raising… Read More »Health in 2 Point 00, Episode 135 | Amazon’s primary care entry, UnitedHealth’s digital DPP & more
Amazon is testing a pilot to offer primary care clinics for its employees. The company plans to open 20 locations operated by direct primary care startup Crossover Health.
Walgreens plan to open hundreds of VillageMD clinics at its stores in the next five years. It would be the first major move by Walgreens to staff its locations with primary care physicians.