innovation

Comcast NBCUniversal, Independence Health Group Offshoot Quil Launches Aging In Place Platform

  • by

The brainchild of Comcast NBCUniversal and Independence Health Group — Quil — has set its sights on solidifying its place in the home. The company recently unveiled plans to launch Quil Assure, a sensor-based technology platform that aims to keep seniors and their informal caregivers… Read More »Comcast NBCUniversal, Independence Health Group Offshoot Quil Launches Aging In Place Platform

Homethrive Raises $18M to Fuel its Expansion into Health Plans and the Self-Insured Employer Market

  • by

Homethrive, a tech-enabled provider of non-medical care management and personal assistance services, raised an $18 million funding round. The funding round was led by venture capital firm 7wireVentures, and investment firm Pitango HealthTech. Homethrive has earmarked the new funds to be used in a number… Read More »Homethrive Raises $18M to Fuel its Expansion into Health Plans and the Self-Insured Employer Market

Home-Based Care Remains Popular Among Senior Living Operators, But Adult Day Could Be in Trouble

  • by

Over half of the U.S.’s largest nonprofit senior living organizations now offer some sort of home- and community-based services. That’s according to the LZ 200, an annual report conducted by the aging-focused advocacy organization LeadingAge and Ziegler Healthcare Investment Banking. Chicago-based Ziegler is a privately… Read More »Home-Based Care Remains Popular Among Senior Living Operators, But Adult Day Could Be in Trouble

‘There’s No Undoing This Revolution’: HHS Secretary Alex Azar Touts In-Home Care, Virtual Visits

  • by

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar believes that COVID-19 has led to a health care revolution, one that will include a larger focus on care in the home. Specifically, Azar thinks the increase in telehealth usage and a stronger focus… Read More »‘There’s No Undoing This Revolution’: HHS Secretary Alex Azar Touts In-Home Care, Virtual Visits

After Saving $6,200 Per Patient, DispatchHealth Looks to Scale Hospital-at-Home Model

  • by

Last November, in-home care provider DispatchHealth partnered with a payer and launched Advanced Care, its own hospital-at-home model. The initial results of that model are in, after the provider “hospitalized” 27 patients within their own homes. Of the patients treated at home by DispatchHealth’s team,… Read More »After Saving $6,200 Per Patient, DispatchHealth Looks to Scale Hospital-at-Home Model

Home Health Value-Based Purchasing Model Set for Nationwide Expansion in ‘Next Year or So’

  • by

The Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) is in need of a “course correction,” top U.S. health care officials believe. And part of that may include a national expansion of the Home Health Value-Based Purchasing Model. Created under the Affordable Care Act, CMMI —… Read More »Home Health Value-Based Purchasing Model Set for Nationwide Expansion in ‘Next Year or So’

Humana Reports an Estimated $4 Billion In Savings From Value-Based Care Models in 2019

  • by

Over the years, Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM) has dedicated itself to value-based care models as a way to drive better outcomes for its members. Released Wednesday, its most recent annual “Value-based Care Report” again reflected more positive outcomes for the 2.41 million Medicare Advantage (MA)… Read More »Humana Reports an Estimated $4 Billion In Savings From Value-Based Care Models in 2019

How the value of innovation will be redefined in 2021

  • by

While payers and policymakers took a more narrow-minded perspective on innovation value in 2020, the year 2021 will bring an increased focus on a treatment’s societal value, how innovation interacts with digital technologies, and whether new innovations are able to reduce existing health outcome inequalities.

‘Talent Acquisition Is Critical’: Inside PopHealthCare’s Home-Based Primary Care Model

  • by

After steadily gaining steam over the last decade, in-home primary care models have reached a critical turning point in 2020. A handful of in-home primary care businesses have received multimillion-dollar investments to expand across the U.S., for example. At the same time, the U.S. Centers… Read More »‘Talent Acquisition Is Critical’: Inside PopHealthCare’s Home-Based Primary Care Model

Signify Health, Independence Blue Cross Partner on CommunityLink to Address Social Gaps in Care

  • by

Signify Health, a tech-enabled provider of at-home care solutions, has teamed up with health insurer Independence Blue Cross to launch CommunityLink. CommunityLink is a network of community-based organizations that aim to help improve the social determinants of health (SDoH) in Independence’s Philadelphia member population. The… Read More »Signify Health, Independence Blue Cross Partner on CommunityLink to Address Social Gaps in Care

In-Home Primary Care Investments Likely to Trickle Down to Home-Based Care Agencies

  • by

Medicare Advantage plan Aetna and primary care provider WellBe Senior Medical are teaming up in the Chicagoland area to serve about 2,000 patients in their homes. The partnership further highlights the growing momentum behind in-home primary care models, which often enlist the services of home… Read More »In-Home Primary Care Investments Likely to Trickle Down to Home-Based Care Agencies

DispatchHealth Partnership Helps MultiCare Lower Its Total Cost of Care by $1,509 Per Patient

  • by

In 2018, home-based care provider DispatchHealth was enlisted by the health system MultiCare to reduce the overall cost of care in its network. The move immediately paid dividends. In the first full calendar year of collaboration, DispatchHealth was able to work with Tacoma, Washington-based MultiCare… Read More »DispatchHealth Partnership Helps MultiCare Lower Its Total Cost of Care by $1,509 Per Patient

Sun Health At Home, Springpoint Choice Report Increased Interest in CCRC-at-Home Models

  • by

As COVID-19 cases rise across some parts of the country, a Southwest company’s innovative care model is garnering its own attention. Phoenix-based Sun Health At Home has reached 100 members in its home-based continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs), a unique aging-in-place concept that has been… Read More »Sun Health At Home, Springpoint Choice Report Increased Interest in CCRC-at-Home Models

Highmark Health, Contessa Expand Joint Venture Delivering Hospital-Level Care in the Home

  • by

Highmark Health has announced it is expanding its joint venture relationship with Contessa, a company that helps organizations provide hospital-level care in the home through its Home Recovery Care model. The expansion comes at a time when more health systems and hospitals are looking to… Read More »Highmark Health, Contessa Expand Joint Venture Delivering Hospital-Level Care in the Home

Mission Healthcare Keeps Patients Out of ‘No Man’s Land’ with New Palliative Care Program

  • by

Today, just a fraction of community-based palliative care programs are operated by home health providers. But the Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM) and a shift away from fee-for-service Medicare will likely change that moving forward. Throughout the health care world, the term “palliative care” often carries… Read More »Mission Healthcare Keeps Patients Out of ‘No Man’s Land’ with New Palliative Care Program

‘We’ve Always Done Care in the Home’: Value-Based Care Company Oak Street Goes Public with $328M Offering

  • by

Oak Street Health (NYSE: OSH) — a rapidly growing, multi-setting primary care company that specializes in caring for seniors, especially those in underserved communities — officially went public last Thursday with an initial offering of $328 million. The Chicago-based company sold 15.6 million shares at… Read More »‘We’ve Always Done Care in the Home’: Value-Based Care Company Oak Street Goes Public with $328M Offering

Budgeting for the Future: Kindred at Home, Johns Hopkins Home Care and Always Best Care Look Ahead to 2022

  • by

As home health leaders look to the future, the lessons learned from the COVID-19 emergency will likely continue to shape their efforts for years to come. In terms of business planning, it will likely be a long while before there’s a return to a world… Read More »Budgeting for the Future: Kindred at Home, Johns Hopkins Home Care and Always Best Care Look Ahead to 2022

Humana Helps Fast-Track In-Home Primary Care Company Heal’s Growth with $100M Investment

  • by

Health and well-being company Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM) has spent the past few years adding to its health care services portfolio while aggressively investing around a home-based care strategy. The Louisville, Kentucky-based company has now revealed its latest step in that direction. On Wednesday, Humana… Read More »Humana Helps Fast-Track In-Home Primary Care Company Heal’s Growth with $100M Investment

MaineHealth Care at Home CEO: When It Comes to Embracing Telehealth, ‘We Don’t Have a Choice Anymore’

  • by

Telehealth usage has flooded into home-based care in an exponential fashion. Across all of health care, telehealth claim lines increased 8,336% from April 2019 to April 2020, according to data from FAIR Health’s Monthly Telehealth Regional Tracker. Generally, the concern with telehealth has often been… Read More »MaineHealth Care at Home CEO: When It Comes to Embracing Telehealth, ‘We Don’t Have a Choice Anymore’

Insights+ Interview: Paige’s CEO, Leo Grady Shares Insights on its Series B Funding and the FDA’s 510(k) Clearance for FullFocus Viewer

  • by

Paige is a global digital pathology founded in 2017 by Thomas Fuchs, Dr. Sc., and colleagues from Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. The company involves computational pathology products that are targeted for patients and their care teams for effective, more informed treatment decisions. Paige has… Read More »Insights+ Interview: Paige’s CEO, Leo Grady Shares Insights on its Series B Funding and the FDA’s 510(k) Clearance for FullFocus Viewer

Lionel Richie-Backed In-Home Primary Care Company Heal Launches New ‘Health Assurance’ Offering

  • by

Heal — the rapidly growing Los Angles-based health care startup that’s trying to make doctor house calls mainstream — has launched a new offering for one of America’s most vulnerable populations. Founded in 2014 by Nephrologist Dr. Renee Dua and her husband, entrepreneur Nick Desai,… Read More »Lionel Richie-Backed In-Home Primary Care Company Heal Launches New ‘Health Assurance’ Offering

‘Back to the Future’: Walgreens Invests $1B in VillageMD to Expand Community-Based Care Services

Two major retail chains — Walgreens and Walmart (NYSE: WMT) — are expanding their health care reach while increasing their footprints in the home- and community-based care space. Walgreens Boots Alliance (Nasdaq: WBA) — Walgreens’ holding company — and VillageMD announced a five-year plan Wednesday… Read More »‘Back to the Future’: Walgreens Invests $1B in VillageMD to Expand Community-Based Care Services

Introducing The Hive 2020!

  • by

We are happy to announce the TEDMED 2020 Hive Program, which will feature inspiring entrepreneurs and their organizations. As always, this year’s Hive class is made of Innovators representing early- to mid-stage organizations across 6 categories: 1) Life Sciences & Therapeutics 2) Med-Tech & Med-Device… Read More »Introducing The Hive 2020!