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  • Samsung EVP Outlines Vision for Digital Health and Wellness

    TaeJong Jay Yang, EVP and Head of Health R&D for Samsung What You Should Know: – This week, TaeJong Jay Yang, EVP and Head of Health R&D for Samsung outlined the company’s vision health and wellness. – Samsung’s health and wellness vision is focused on setting new standards for health experiences through our Galaxy Watch series, and across […]

  • Digital Pharmacies 2022: Disruptors or Just Another Delivery Channel?

    New Insider Intelligence report highlights the current state of digital pharmacies in 2022 along with the challenges and digital opportunities for online pharmacies to appeal to consumers. With cost and convenience at the forefront of consumer spending decisions and US prescription drug spending continuing to rise through 2026 to an estimated $730.50 billion, winners will offer […]

  • Wysa Secures $20M for AI-Powered Mental Health Chatbot

    What You Should Know:  – Wysa, a Boston, MA-based AI digital platform for mental health, today announces it has secured $20M in financing led by HealthQuad, who along with British International Investment (BII), the UK’s development finance institution, joins earlier investors W Health Ventures, Kae Capital, Google Assistant Investments, and pi Ventures amongst others. – […]

  • Northwell Health Selects Google Cloud to Accelerate Digital Transformation

    What You Should Know: – Northwell Health, New York State’s largest health care provider and private employer, and Google Cloud today announced a collaboration to improve patient care, clinician experiences, and to help the health and hospital network operate more efficiently.  – Privacy and security will be of the utmost importance in all aspects of this digital […]

  • Analysis: Is Oracle Cerner Planning to Build A National EHR?

    Earlier this month Oracle closed its $28.3B acquisition of Cerner and shortly after Oracle founder and CTO, Larry Ellison, outlined Oracle’s vision for Healthcare IT post-acquisition. The key elements of this vision included:   – Developing a solution for a national EHR database.  – Leveraging this solution, and similar smaller-scale connected EHR initiatives, to provide life […]

  • Sesame Raises $27M to Expand Its National Healthcare Marketplace

    What You Should Know: Sesame, the only company proven to lower the price of medical care for American consumers raises $27M in Series B financing to expand its national marketplace of high-quality, ultra-affordable medical care for all Americans, whether they are insured or not.  – The round was led by GV (formerly Google Ventures) with […]

  • Why On-Site Search Should Be A Priority for Healthcare

    Madison Miner, CEO & Founder of WompHealth Healthcare websites are dependably complicated. From finding providers to searching for locations, customers are forced to dig around a growing bevy of care options. To simplify the customer experience, a modern approach to onsite search is needed. The rigid search tools of old are just that – outdated. Customers expect to effortlessly find what […]

  • Data-Driven Healthcare Operations Will Transform Outcomes

    Tom James, Healthcare Cloud Services and Solutions Leader at 2nd Watch You don’t need another story urging you to “get to the cloud.” That’s old news for healthcare executives, who’ve long understood the necessity of rebooting the way their organizations operate in the digital era. In a recent McKinsey study, 19 of the 22 healthcare […]

  • Google gives ex-FDA digital health head Bakul Patel strategic role

    FDA veteran Bakul Patel has joined Google as its new senior director of global digital health strategy, ending a stint at the regulator that lasted more than 13 years. Bakul Patel Patel – who is currently director for digital health at the FDA – said on social media that he is “looking forward to learning […]

  • Former OptumRx CEO Launches Waltz Health with $33M to Lower Drug Costs

    What You Should Know: – Mark Thierer — the former CEO of OptumRx who took that role after selling Catamaran to UnitedHealth Group for $13B, today announced the launch of Waltz Health with $35.4M led by GV (Google Ventures) including participation from Define Ventures, Echo Health Ventures, Blue Venture Fund, Byers Capital, and Twine Ventures. Other funding came from a prestigious list of seasoned […]

  • Seven Bridges, USP, Google Cloud to Build A Brazilian Reference Genome

    What You Should Know: – Seven Bridges, a bioinformatics ecosystem provider, announced it is collaborating with the University of São Paulo (USP) and Google Cloud, as well as the Associação Genomas Brasil (Brazil Genome Association), to assist the DNA do Brasil (DNABr) project in building a reference genome that represents the genetic diversity of the […]

  • FDA clears Fitbit for passive heart rhythm monitoring

    Google has announced that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared its product, Fitbit, to use a new feature that will identify atrial fibrillation (AFib).  In a statement on Monday, Google said Fitbit’s new PPG AFib algorithm feature will assess user’s heart rhythm while they’re sleeping, adding that the new feature will alert users […]

  • Viz.ai Raises $100M for Care Coordination Platform at $1.2B Valuation

    What You Should Know: – Viz.ai, a San Francisco-based AI-powered disease detection and care coordination platform raises $1000M in Series D funding led by Tiger Global and Insight Partners. The round also included participation from Scale Ventures, Kleiner Perkins, Threshold, GV (formerly Google Ventures), Sozo Ventures, CRV, and Susa.  – The new funds will be used to support Viz.ai’s significant growth trajectory, […]

  • MLB Taps Cue Health to Expand League-Wide COVID-19 Testing Program for 2022 Season

    What You Should Know: – Cue Health Inc. (“Cue”), a healthcare technology company, and Major League Baseball (MLB) today announced a national partnership that expands Cue’s support of the league-wide COVID-19 testing program. – Serving As MLB’s trusted at-home testing solution, Cue will provide Major League Clubs as well as the MLB league office with its integrated care platform, featuring both the […]

  • Jeenie Raises $9.3M for On-Demand, Medical Interpreter Platform

    What You Should Know: – Jeenie, an industry-transforming virtual interpreting platform that connects clinicians and patients to live interpreters on-demand raises $9.3M in Series A funding led by Transformation Capital. – Jeenie is a virtual interpreting platform that connects users to a video or audio call with live, qualified interpreters in 300+ languages for on-demand […]

  • Analysis: US Ambulatory EHR Market Shake-Up at HIMSS 2022

    During, and in the run-up to, HIMSS earlier this month there were several announcements from US EHR vendors that will shake up the US EHR market, particularly in the ambulatory segment. These included:  – Allscripts’ announcement that it is to sell its Sunrise, Paragon, TouchWorks, Opal, dbMotion, STAR and HealthQuest business to Harris Computer Corp. […]

  • Why Telemedicine Isn’t A Temporary Fix — It’s The Future

    Doug McDonald, Director of Technology in the Office of the CTO at Extreme Networks In March 2020, many office workers packed up their bags under the mandate of their employers, assuming they’d be working from home for a few weeks so the coronavirus could “blow over.” Fast-forward two years: many of those same employees have […]

  • Google seeks FDA nod for passive AFib detection with Fitbit

    Tech giant Google has filed for FDA approval to use its Fitbit wearable to help detect atrial fibrillation (AFib), a common heart abnormality that raises the risk of heart attack, stroke and sudden death. Fitbit is already approved by the FDA to provide electrocardiogram (ECG) monitoring of heart rhythms, and in 2020 its Sense Smartwatch […]

  • League Partners with Google Cloud to Accelerate Healthcare Consumer Experiences

    What You Should Know: – League today announced a strategic partnership with Google Cloud that aims to accelerate and enable successful digital transformation for healthcare providers, payers, pharmacy retailers and employers. – By leveraging Google Cloud’s Healthcare API, League is able to deliver a comprehensive healthcare consumer experience platform and enable the most personalized omnichannel experiences […]

  • Day 3 HIMSS Roundup: Glooko Acquires DIABNEXT, GE Healthcare/AliveCor Integration

    Venture Capital, Private Equity, Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) Activity Glooko Acquires DIABNEXT® to Expand Diabetes Offerings in France Glooko, a leading provider of remote patient monitoring and data management solutions for diabetes and related chronic conditions, today announced the acquisition of DIABNEXT, a Paris-based company whose digital health platform helps people with diabetes better manage […]

  • HIMSS22 Day 2 Roundup: Google Partners with MEDITECH, Microsoft’s Health Cloud Strategy Expansions

    Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) Activity OptimizeRx Acquires EvinceMed, a Specialty Drug Prescription Initiation Platform OptimizeRx, a provider of point-of-care technology solutions helping patients start and stay on therapy announced a definitive agreement to acquire the EvinceMed platform and related assets. EvinceMed is a provider in delivering end-to-end automation for specialty pharmaceutical transactions. The acquisition includes […]

  • BrightInsight & UCB Partner to Build Digital Care Solutions for Rare Diseases

    What You Should Know: – BrightInsight, provider of the leading global platform for biopharma and medtech regulated digital health solutions, announced a partnership with global biopharma, UC to build digital care solutions for rare diseases. – BrightInsight will build and bring to market a digital disease management solution to support patients with Myasthenia Gravis (MG), […]

  • Why Medicaid Programs Need to Update Their Information Systems

    Brett Furst, President, HHS Technology Group You don’t have to be a news junkie or political aficionado to know that state unemployment information systems massively failed during the COVID-19 pandemic at a time when they were most desperately needed. Overwhelmed by a rush of newly laid-off workers, websites crashed and timed out while phone lines […]

  • Story Health Secures $22.6M for AI-Driven Virtual Specialty Care Platform Across Cardiology

    What You Should Know: – Story Health, a health technology and services company that extends specialty care into patient’s homes raises $22.6M in Series A funding co-led by Northpond Ventures and B Capital Group. The round also included participation from new investor LRVHealth and existing investors Define Ventures and General Catalyst, bringing the company’s total […]

  • Alphabet’s DeepMind forms AI drug discovery unit Isomorphic Labs

    Google parent Alphabet has drawn on its DeepMind artificial intelligence division to form a drug discovery unit that it calls Isomorphic Labs. The UK-registered company will be able to tap into DeepMind’s AI-powered AlphaFold engine that last year became the first to solve the tricky problem of predicting protein folding, but will operate separately. It […]

  • Hackensack Meridian to Deploy Google Cloud’s AI/ML Offering in Clinical Settings

    What You Should Know: – Hackensack Meridian Health and Google today announced the two organizations are expanding their relationship to improve patient care. Hackensack Meridian Health recently migrated to Google Workspace and will be one of the first health systems in the world to use Chrome OS devices across clinical and business environments. – In […]

  • Google’s DeepMind faces suit over access to NHS patient records

    London-based firm Mishcon de Reya said it filed a claim in the U.K.’s High Court, alleging that Google’s access of 1.6 million people’s medical records broke privacy rules. NHS’ Royal Free London had struck an agreement with DeepMind in 2015 to build a system for alerting clinicians. 

  • Google Health is history, but projects to continue

    The tech giant plans to dissolve its health division with the departure of leader Dr. David Feinberg. But Google maintains that healthcare is still a big focus for the company, and that the division’s projects and staff would continue under other leaders. 

  • Google Shuts Down Health Division After VP Joins Cerner

    What You Should Know: – Google is eliminating its health division after VP, David Feinberg, MD, joins Cerner as its newest President and CEO, according to an internal memo, Insider first reports. In an internal memo sent by Jeff Dean, head of Google’s research division to employees stated Google Health will no longer function as […]

  • Cerner Appoints Head of Google Health as New President & CEO

    Dr. David Feinberg, President & CEO at Cerner What You Should Know: Today, Cerner announced that its Board of Directors has appointed Dr. David Feinberg as its new President and Chief Executive Officer, effective Oct. 1. Dr. Feinberg succeeds Brent Shafer, who previously announced his decision to transition from chairman and CEO. – Dr. Feinberg will […]

  • HIMSS21 Day 1 News: Google Cloud, Salesforce, Zoom, Philips, GE Healthcare, GoodRx

    Google Cloud Unveils New Research examining COVID-19’s Acceleration of Innovation in Healthcare Google Cloud revealed new research unveiling the impact of COVID-19 on reshaping technology’s role in healthcare. This research is the second phase of research that Google Cloud published in July, showcasing how critical data interoperability is in improving patient outcomes. The research reveals […]

  • Google Cloud Research Reveals COVID-19 Accelerates Innovation, Tech Adoption Still Lags

    What You Should Know: – Google Cloud revealed new research unveiling the impact of COVID-19 on reshaping technology’s role in healthcare. This research is the second phase of research that Google Cloud published in July, showcasing how critical data interoperability is in improving patient outcomes. The research reveals healthcare organizations accelerated technological upgrades over the […]

  • Why Google is focusing its consumer health efforts on Fitbit

    Google recently reshuffled its health division, moving a significant number of employees over to its Fitbit and Search businesses. Analysts said it’s no surprise Google would focus its consumer health efforts on Fitbit, given Fitbit’s broad reach and the competition to add more meaningful health features to these devices. 

  • HCA, Google partnership to focus on data analytics

    The health system and technology giant are teaming up to create a data analytics platform and tools that support workflow management. Google Cloud will gain access to the massive trove of patient information gathered at HCA’s 184 hospitals, though data access and use will be governed by privacy rules.

  • HCA Healthcare Taps Google Cloud to Create New Health Data Analytics Platform

    What You Should Know: – HCA Healthcare, one of the nation’s leading healthcare providers, is partnering with Google Cloud to help create a secure health data analytics platform. – The partnership will leverage HCA Healthcare’s 32 million annual encounters to identify opportunities to improve clinical care. Note that privacy and security are guiding principles of the partnership, and Google Cloud will not have access to patient-identifiable data.  – HCA Healthcare has been at the […]

  • Holograms to the Rescue

    By KIM BELLARD Google is getting much (deserved) publicity for its Project Starline, announced at last week’s I/O conference.  Project Starline is a new 3D video chat capability that promises to make your Zoom experience seem even more tedious.  That’s great, but I’m expecting much more from holograms – or even better technologies.  Fortunately, there […]

  • UPMC Health Plan Launches Virtual Concierge for Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant Devices

    UPMC Voice Assistant Alexa 3 – Fine_Cut_0322 – UPMC Health Plan What You Should Know: – UPMC Health Plan announced today the launch of a Virtual Concierge that will assist commercial plan members with some of their most frequently asked questions related to their benefits and coverage and how to access care and services. – The Virtual […]

  • Google unveils tool for checking skin conditions

    Google is making its first foray into patient-facing healthcare tools with a dermatology symptom-checker. Users take an image of the spot they’re concerned about and receive three potential “matches” for likely results. 

  • Google Cloud Expands Intelligent Vaccine Impact Solution to Support Vaccine Equity

    What You Should Know: – Google Cloud today launched an expanded virtual agent as part of its Intelligent Vaccine Impact solution (IVIs). People will be able to schedule vaccine appointments and ask common questions through a virtual agent, Contact Center AI. – Contact Center AI (CCAI), one core component of the Intelligent Vaccine Impact solution, scales […]

  • Apple, Google block NHS contact tracing app update on privacy grounds

    A scheduled update to the NHS COVID-19 app has been blocked because it allows location tracking – something prohibited by Apple and Google, which developed some of the code it uses.  The new version of the app used in England and Wales was due to become available today to coincide with the relaxation of lockdown […]

  • Next-Generation Cloud Storage: Enabling Collaboration & Analytics for Pharma Research

    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 closely than ever. Using traditional, on-premises storage technologies, however, makes […]

  • How to Prepare for Google’s Upcoming User Experience Update

    Your website plays an important role in the overall patient experience, especially in the age of COVID-19. As important as interactions with staff, a website is where patients access health information, communicate with healthcare providers, and even make appointments. Google knows this, which is why user experience has always been a part of SEO best […]

  • Highmark Health Taps Verily to Build Digital Health Tools for Living Health Model

    What You Should Know: – Highmark Health has engaged Verily to build out digital health tools for patients and analytics solutions for Highmark’s clinicians as part of its Living Health model. This marks the first collaboration of its kind for Verily, Google Cloud and a partner.   – Highmark Health is a Blue Cross Blue Shield health plan based in […]

  • Data-Driven Future: Impact of Machine Learning on Diabetes Management

    Athar Siddiqui:  Global Strategy Lead, Digital Connected Solutions –  Ascensia Diabetes Care “Information technology and business are becoming inextricably interwoven. I don’t think anybody can talk meaningfully about one without the talking about the other” – Bill Gates wrote this in 1999 and, nowadays, the same can certainly be said about information technology and healthcare.  […]

  • Why Patients, Not EHRs, Deserve our Undivided Attention

    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 entry to the EHR awaits us. ______________________________________________________ I am a […]

  • Health Plans Must Go Beyond the ONC Mandate and Prioritize Member Experience

    Minal Patel, CEO of Abacus Insights Laurent Rotival, SVP, Strategic Technology Solutions & CIO, Cambia Solutions We are all frustrated when there’s a glitch with our online banking, or if bandwidth problems interfere with streaming the movie we want to watch. Imagine how individuals will react when the results of a cancer screening don’t find […]

  • Google Cloud Launches Intelligent COVID-19 Vaccine Impact Solution with AI-Powered Forecasting, Sentiment Analysis

    What You Should Know: – Google Cloud, today announced the launch of its Intelligent Vaccine Impact Solution, a set of core solutions to help regional and local governments deliver successful COVID-19 public health strategies, ranging from vaccine information and scheduling to distribution and analytics, to forecasting and modeling COVID-19 cases, and more. – The Intelligent […]

  • Insights+: Key Deals of JP Morgan Healthcare Conference 2021

    This year J.P. Morgan 39th Annual Healthcare Conference was conducted virtually and we witnessed multiple announcements from numerous Biopharma companies An analysis of events and catalysts that were announced at the conference during these days are included in the report. Most of the deals occurred in the first two days of the conference Our PharmaShots […]

  • Nearly half of UK young people buy meds after consulting “Dr Google”

    It’s evident that relying on Google for a health diagnosis isn’t a good idea, but it seems a majority of UK people still do – and even buy medicines based on what they find. A new UK survey finds that overall 59% of 1,000 respondents Google their health symptom before consulting a doctor, with 16% […]

  • To Beat COVID-19, We Need A Modern Approach to Public Health Data

    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 to using paper, fax, phone, and email to transmit and […]

  • Traditional RESTful APIs Will Not Solve Healthcare’s Biggest Interoperability Problems

    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), with its new Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR) standard for […]

  • Xealth’s CEO Shares Impact of Digital Health in 2020 and What’s Ahead in 2021

    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 Duke Health, UPMC, Atrium Health, and The Froedtert & the […]

  • Google’s Verily eyes 2021 growth after £700m funding round

    Verily is planning “significant and focused growth” in 2021 after closing a $700 million funding round from investors including its parent company, and Google holding firm, Alphabet. The capital injection will support wide-ranging plans for the new year that include several life sciences programmes in surgery, pathology and immunology, which would add to the digital […]

  • For Better Patient Care Coordination, We Need Seamless Digital Communications

    Catherine Thomas: Co-Founder and VP, Customer Engagement, careMESH  Peter Tippett MD, PhD: Founder and CEO, careMESH A recent Advisory Board briefing examined the annual Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Readmission penalties.  Of the 3,080 hospitals CMS evaluated, 83% received a penalty for payments to be made in 2021, based on expected outcomes for a […]

  • Highmark Inks 6-Year Partnership with Google Cloud to Power Living Health Model

    What You Should Know: – Highmark Health signs six-year strategic partnership agreement with Google Cloud to transform the health experience for patients and caregivers through the development of Highmark Health’s new Living Health Model – The Living Health model is designed to eliminate the fragmentation in health care by re-engineering the healthcare delivery model with […]

  • Medical Device Design: 4 Ways Designers Can Create Medical Devices That Work for Everyone

    Stuart Karten, Founder/President, Karten Design Medical device design has been going through sweeping changes over the last decade.  Ten years ago, medical device companies weren’t concerned with delivering consumer-level design: Devices that are both attractive and intuitively easy to use by a wide variety of users.  Then the Affordable Care Act was passed, and adherence […]

  • PharmaShots Weekly Snapshots (Dec 7-11, 2020)

    Roche Launches Elecsys SARS-CoV-2 Antigen Test to Support High-Volume COVID-19 Testing Published: Dec 11, 2020 | Tags: Antigen, COVID-19, High, Laboratory, Launch, patients, Roche, SARS-CoV-2, Support, Suspected, Test, Testing, Volume Chugai In-Licenses Roche’s Antibody Cocktail for COVID-19 in Japan Published: Dec 10, 2020 | Tags: Casirivimab, Chugai, Commercialization, COVID-19, Development, Imdevimab, In-License Agreement, Japan, Roche, […]

  • Google Launches Health Research App Focusing on Respiratory Illnesses

    Shots: Google has launched the Google Health Studies app for Android phones with the initial focus on respiratory diseases such as COVID-19. The app is now available in the play store Google allied with researchers from Harvard Medical School and Boston Children Hospital for the first study, which will be open to adults in the […]

  • Google rolls out health research app

    Google rolled out a Health Studies app, a rival to Apple’s research app. To start, it will offer a study on respiratory illness in conjunction with Harvard Medical School and Boston Children’s Hospital.

  • MEDITECH Launches New Subscription-Based Cloud Platform Built on Google Cloud

    What You Should Know: – Today, MEDITECH announced MEDITECH Cloud Platform—a suite of solutions available to healthcare organizations of all sizes that further extend the possibilities of the Expanse EHR. – This offering includes: Expanse NOW, High Availability SnapShot, and Virtual Care solutions, all created to work naturally in the cloud, and available through a […]

  • AHRQ and Google Pilot New Tool to Help Patients Plan for Medical Visits

    What You Should Know: – Built-in collaboration with the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), Google is piloting a new tool to help patients plan for medical visits. – The new Google visit planning tool makes it easy for patients and those who care for them to privately list and prioritize their questions in […]

  • Virtual Engagement During COVID Pushes Paradigm Shift for Physician Training and Patient Care

    Shalini Shah, MD is Vice-Chair and Associate Professor, Department of Anesthesiology & Perioperative Care, and Enterprise Director of Pain Services, UC Irvine Health The dominant presence of COVID-19 has not meant the absence of cancer, ear infections, heart attacks, chronic pain, or other illnesses that need attention and care. Physicians have continued treatment for all […]

  • Google Cloud Launches Healthcare Interoperability Readiness Program

    What You Should Know: – Google Cloud launches Healthcare Interoperability Readiness Program to help healthcare organizations achieve healthcare data interoperability. Today, Google Cloud launched the Google Cloud Healthcare Interoperability Readiness Program, helping organizations achieve data interoperability in advance of upcoming HHS deadlines and to enable future innovation. Alongside partners like Bain, BCG, Deloitte, HCL, KPMG, […]

  • NLP is Raising the Bar on Accurate Detection of Adverse Drug Events

     David Talby, CTO, John Snow Labs Each year, Adverse Drug Events (ADE) account for nearly 700,000 emergency department visits and 100,000 hospitalizations in the US alone. Nearly 5 percent of hospitalized patients experience an ADE, making them one of the most common types of inpatient errors. What’s more, many of these instances are hard to […]

  • UCB Taps Medisafe to Develop Branded Digital Drug Companions for Antiepileptic Medications

    What You Should Know: – UCB has selected Medisafe to develop branded digital drug companions for antiepileptic medications, marking the company’s official entry into the digital therapeutics space. – The initial collaboration will primarily be focused on their antiepileptic medications, but they are exploring its use for additional brands.  Medisafe, a leading digital therapeutics company […]

  • 10 Google Search Terms Can Help Experts Predict COVID-19 Hot Spots

    What You Should Know: – New Mayo Clinic study reveals strong correlations were found between keyword searches on the internet search engine Google Trends and COVID-19 outbreaks in parts of the U.S. – The Mayo Clinic study searched for 10 keywords that were chosen based on how commonly they were used and emerging patterns on the internet […]

  • Press Ganey Acquires Doctor.com, Acquires Majority Stake in Binary Fountain

    What You Should Know: – Press Ganey advances the healthcare consumerism movement with acquisitions of Doctor.com and a majority stake in Binary Fountain. – Expanded technology platform enables industry-leading management of providers’ online brand and seamless Web-wide patient acquisition and loyalty strategies. Press Ganey today announced the expansion of its market-leading health care consumerism platform […]

  • 3 Telemedicine Security and Compliance Best Practices

    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 to 175 times the number of patients by telehealth than […]

  • Google pumps $100m into Amwell as telehealth firm eyes IPO

    It’s all go in the US telehealth sector, with Alphabet’s Google investing $100 million in Amwell on the same day the Boston-based firm unveiled plans for an initial public offering (IPO). Google has also agreed a partnership with Amwell that makes the telehealth company its preferred partner, while Amwell in turn has agreed to switch […]

  • Analysis: July Health IT M&A Activity; Public Company Performance

    – 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 July, sailing through the 10,000 mark to post YTD gains […]

  • 52% of Households Willing to Share Smartphone Data to aid in COVID-19 Contact Tracing

    Over 50% of US broadband households are willing to share smartphone data to aid in COVID-19 contact tracing, while another 20% could be convinced provided privacy protections are in place, according to Parks Associates’ new research, COVID-19: Impact on Telehealth Use and Perspectives. The research tracks changes in consumer attitudes and adoption of telehealth services […]

  • Same-Day Pharmacy Delivery NowRx Raises $20M to Expand into Additional Territories

    What You Should Know: – Same day pharmacy delivery startup NowRx raises $20 Million in Series B funding to expand into new U.S. territories and accelerate its technology roadmap, transforming the way consumers get their prescriptions.  – NowRx’s competitive advantage is its proprietary pharmacy management system, which leverages AI and robotics to fill and deliver prescriptions in record time, […]

  • New CVS Pharmacy App Feature Can Read Prescription Labels Out Loud for Visually Impaired

    What You Should Know: – CVS introduced Spoken Rx™, a new feature of the CVS Pharmacy app that can read important prescription information out loud. It is vitally important for patient safety and adherence that prescription labels are clear and visible, but for patients with visual impairments or those who can’t read standard print labels, that’s not […]

  • Post COVID-19: 3 Things I Hope Healthcare Won’t Recover From

    Randy Carpenter, SVP of the Executive Advisory Board at HCTec The loss of lives and livelihoods from COVID-19 is almost too much to comprehend. And yet, slowly, conversations are emerging about the positives percolating from the pandemic.  It’s human nature to want to look for the positives in even the worst of situations, and I’ve […]