What You Should Know: – Nice Healthcare raises $5M in seed funding to power the next phase of growth of its in-home and virtual primary care services. – Nice contracts directly with employers to provide unlimited access to its service under a transparent and capitated… Read More »Nice Healthcare Nabs $5M to Power ‘Frictionless’ Virtual Primary Care
Vanessa Kuhn, Director of Health Policy, PatientPing The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) created the Direct Contracting Model to expand opportunities for more diverse providers and healthcare organizations to participate in value-based care arrangements for Medicare fee-for-service (FFS) beneficiaries. The goal of the… Read More »CMS Direct Contracting Model Options for Value-Based Care
What You Should Know: – Priority Health launches its virtual-first coverage option with MyPriority Telehealth PCP plans, using top platform Doctor On Demand. – Members who choose one of the MyPriority Telehealth PCP plans will have a doctor assigned as their primary care physician (PCP)… Read More »Priority Health Launches Telehealth PCP Plans for Members in Michigan
The COVID-19 pandemic has forever changed patient expectations for healthcare delivery, including offered services and health office operations. Although health systems have remained dynamic in adopting telehealth capabilities, their long-term capital, like real estate and supply chain management (SCM) protocols, have not adapted to match… Read More »5 Trends Driving The Future of Healthcare Real Estate in 2020 & Beyond
What You Should Know: – Today, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina partners with Carrot Inc. and Virta Health to help address two of the largest ongoing health issues facing Americans today – smoking and type 2 diabetes. – Virta and Carrot’s programs… Read More »Blue Cross NC Launches No-Cost Virtual Programs to Quit Smoking and Reverse Diabetes
Kelly Patrick, Principal Analyst at Signify Research Without a doubt 2020 has been a devastating year for many; the impact of COVID-19 on both personal lives and businesses has had long-term consequences. At the end of September, the number of COVID-19 cases fell just short… Read More »The Future of the ICU? How Clinical Decision Support Is Advancing Care
Amwell, a national telehealth leader, released the results of its annual Physician and Consumer Survey. The results show physicians and consumers expect to use telehealth more often following COVID-19 than they did before the pandemic. Telehealth usage is up considerably in 2020, with 22% of consumers… Read More »From Virtual Care to Hybrid Care: COVID-19 and the Future of Healthcare
98point6 App What You Should Know: – On-demand text-based primary care platform 98point6 raises $118M in Series E funding to further invest in research and development and expand its robust medical practice. – 98point6 offers patients easy access to primary care in the same way… Read More »98point6 Lands $118M to Expand Text-Based Primary Care Platform
By KEN TERRY In a recent podcast about the future of telehealth, Lyle Berkowitz, MD, a technology consultant, entrepreneur, and professor at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine, confidently predicted that, because of telehealth and clinical automation, “In 10-20 years, we won’t need primary care… Read More »Will AI-Based Automation Replace Basic Primary Care? Should It?
Victor Siclovan, Director of Medicaid Transformation Project at AVIA Living through a pandemic is stressful and anxiety-inducing. Stay-at-home measures are compounding this stress, resulting in social isolation and unprecedented economic hardship, including mass layoffs and loss of health coverage. Fully understanding the impact of these… Read More »Digital Behavioral Health: Addressing The COVID-19 Behavioral Health Crisis
Telehealth Update from ATA President Dr. Joe Kvedar Joe Kvedar, MD, President of ATA, joins Pat Salber, MD, CEO and Editor of The Doctor Weighs In, for an in-depth telehealth update. The Doctor Weighs In
Ruby Raley, VP of Healthcare and Life Sciences at Axway Twenty years ago, technology consultants started advising CIOs to build less. That’s when the movement towards Commercial Off the Shelf (COTS) began. Today, there are many shops, especially those in small and medium-sized organizations, with… Read More »How Low-Code Solutions Reduce Headaches for Healthcare CIOs
What You Should Know: – Tyto Care and Amwell® announced an expanded partnership, allowing the companies to develop new integrations to enhance virtual care offerings for providers. – By pairing Tyto Care’s TytoHome device and platform with Amwell’s platform, the two companies will together provide patients and providers with augmented virtual care… Read More »Amwell, Tyto Care Expand Partnership to Power Augmented Virtual Care Experiences
When food production technology made it possible, wheat flour processors started to eliminate the tough exterior (bran) and nutrient-rich core (germ) of the kernel to get at the large, starchy part (the endosperm) only. The bread produced from this process is white and fluffy, and… Read More »Why Hasn’t A More Holistic Approach to Patient Care Become The Norm?
By JESSICA DaMASSA, WTF HEALTH It’s the telehealth market reality check you’ve been waiting for! “Rogue” digital health consultant Dr. Lyle Berkowitz unpacks the numbers and the market potential for virtual care from the unique vantage point of a primary-care-physician-turned-health-tech-entrepreneur with nothing to lose. Having… Read More »Telehealth Reality Check: Who’s Really Going to “Win” the Race to Virtual Care Market Leadership?
By HANS DUVEFELT Meaningful Use was a vision for EMRs that in many ways turned out to be a joke. Consider my list of Meaningful U’s for medical providers instead. When electronic medical records became mandatory, Federal monies were showered over the companies that make… Read More »Meaningful U’s
Dr. Kayur Patel, Chief Medical Officer of Proactive MD The impact of the coronavirus crisis is shining a bright light on many of the challenges facing the U.S. healthcare system. So much more than a lack of primary care physicians and hospital beds, the all-hands-on-deck… Read More »The Coronavirus Crisis’ Silent Death Toll: Chronically Ill Patients
By HANS DUVEFELT He cancelled his followup appointment because he was feeling fine. He didn’t see the point in wasting a Saturday to come to my clinic when he had lawns to mow and chores to do. Less than two weeks before that he was… Read More »I Cured My Patient, But What Was His Diagnosis?
What You Should Know: – CancerIQ raises $5M in Series A funding led by HealthXVentures to accelerate the growth of its genetic cancer risk assessment platform to identify and manage patients at high risk of cancer. – CancerIQ’s technology enables hospitals to use genomics to… Read More »CancerIQ Raises $5M to Expand Genetic Cancer Risk Assessment Platform
Walmart caught the healthcare industry’s attention when it began opening primary care centers across Georgia, Florida and Illinois. But without its leader, will the effort still be able to keep its momentum?
What You Should Know: – Eden Health raises $25M to give employers and commercial real estate owners and operators the ability to offer medical care on-site, near-site, and virtually. – Eden’s membership model makes high-quality healthcare an affordable benefit for the average employer, with low… Read More »Eden Health Lands $25M to Bring On-Site and Virtual Care To Employers, Commercial Real-Estate
– 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
Blue Shield of CA Taps Cricket Health to Offer AI-Driven, Personalized Kidney Care Plans for Members At No Cost
What You Should Know: – Blue Shield of CA and kidney care provider Cricket Health announced a partnership to offer a personalized, virtual, multidisciplinary care available for members with kidney disease or kidney failure at no extra cost – By offering remote care, via phone… Read More »Blue Shield of CA Taps Cricket Health to Offer AI-Driven, Personalized Kidney Care Plans for Members At No Cost
Oak Street Health, which operates primary care centers for Medicare patients, went public on Thursday for $328 million. Its capitation payment model has helped the company continue on where many clinics have struggled during the Covid-19 pandemic.
– Lemonaid Health, a direct to consumer telehealth company raises $33M in Series B funding to expand the company’s medical team and number of services being offered to patients. – To date, the company has treated more than a million patients online for a variety… Read More »Lemonaid Health Raises $33M to Expand On-Demand Consumer Telehealth Platform
Abhinav Shashank, CEO and Co-founder of Innovaccer Inc. COVID-19 has presented healthcare with a challenge like no other, with nearly nine million cases all over the world and over 470,000 lives lost. The speed of the outbreak and the disruption caused by it has created unforeseen… Read More »The Adoption of Telehealth During the Pandemic will Shape Healthcare’s New Normal
In-home primary care startup Heal raised $100 million in funding, led by Humana. Heal plans to use the funds to expand into new markets and expand the breadth of services that it offers.
Jay Desai, CEO & Co-Founder, PatientPing As COVID-19 continues to impact the country, providers across the continuum face new challenges delivering care and ensuring safety for their patients and themselves. During this period, sharing real-time information about patients’ care encounters across provider types and care… Read More »How ADT-Based E-Notifications Can Enable Better Safety for COVID-19 Patients
After opening four health centers in Georgia and Arkansas, Walmart confirmed that it will expand to Florida next year.
DarioHealth, Williams Medical Partner to Expand Digital Therapeutics Platform Across the UK and Ireland
What You Should Know: – Dario Health enters strategic partnership with Williams Medical marking its expansion into the UK remote patient monitoring market across the UK and Ireland. – Williams Medical is the leading provider of medical goods and services to primary care in the… Read More »DarioHealth, Williams Medical Partner to Expand Digital Therapeutics Platform Across the UK and Ireland
Why We Need to Unlock the Full Potential of Primary Care There are powerful reasons to move to a value-based primary care system. Highly effective Primary Care 3.0 is an indispensable piece of that effort. The Doctor Weighs In
What You Should Know: – Microsoft released the public preview of Azure IoT Connector for FHIR (Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources), the latest update to the Microsoft Cloud for Healthcare. – The Azure IoT Connector for FHIR makes it easy for health developers to set up… Read More »Microsoft Releases Public Preview of Azure IoT Connector for FHIR to Empower Health Teams
CityBlock Health, a company building out healthcare services for low-income communities, raised $53.5 million in a series B extension. The company plans to use the funds to expand its clinical programs and further develop its technology.
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.
Oak Street Health, a Chicago-based company that operates primary care centers for Medicare patients, filed initial IPO paperwork on Friday. The company has not yet priced the offering, but it plans to use the proceeds to repay a loan and grow its business.
Facing declining retail traffic, particularly overseas, Walgreens posted a net loss of $1.7 billion for the quarter ending on May 31. The company still has a long road ahead, but analysts said they liked its long-term strategy with VillageMD.
Telehealth startup Doctor on Demand raised $75 million in a series D round led by General Atlantic. The company plans to use the funds to build out its virtual primary care offering,
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.
– Walgreens will invest $1 billion in equity and convertible debt in VillageMD to open 500 physician-led primary care clinics in more than 30 U.S. markets in the next five years. – VillageMD and Walgreens also recently announced the availability of Village Medical telehealth providers… Read More »Walgreens to Invest $1B in VillageMD to Open 500 to 700 Full-Service Doctor Offices
What You Should Know – Doctor On Demand raises $75M in Series D funding led by General Atlantic to expand comprehensive virtual care. – Doctor On Demand is seeing record usage this year – up 139% – for COVID-19 screenings, routine health issues, chronic conditions and behavioral health. San Francisco, CA-based Doctor… Read More »Doctor On Demand Raises $75M to Expand Comprehensive Virtual Care Platform
Reflections on Death with Dignity Facing a painful death from incurable cancer, Brittany Maynard had to move to Oregon so she could control her destiny & die with dignity. Why do so few states allow this? The Doctor Weighs In
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