technology

‘Homecareist’ Vesta Raises $65M to Support Pop Health Programs, Risk-Based Contracts

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Home-focused digital health platform Vesta Healthcare announced Tuesday it has raised an additional $65 million in growth capital. The New York City-based Vesta is a clinical provider and technology services organization that connects caregiver insights to the rest of an individual’s care team. As part… Read More »‘Homecareist’ Vesta Raises $65M to Support Pop Health Programs, Risk-Based Contracts

Pivot to Chronic-Disease Management Presents ‘Enormous’ Upside for Amazon Care

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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

Rumored Appriss Acquisition Values Care Collaboration Company PatientPing at $500M

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Care collaboration software platform PatientPing has reportedly been acquired. Boston-based PatientPing provides a wide range of services, including real-time notifications when patients receive care, COVID-19-monitoring tools and other solutions. The software company works with health care organizations across the continuum of care, from hospitals and… Read More »Rumored Appriss Acquisition Values Care Collaboration Company PatientPing at $500M

74% of Referral Sources Prefer Home-Based Care Providers That Meet Interoperability Standards

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When it comes to interoperability, 74% of referral sources say they would send more referrals to post-acute care providers — including home-based care agencies — that offer greater electronic data access.  In general, referral sources are more likely to switch to a home-based care provider… Read More »74% of Referral Sources Prefer Home-Based Care Providers That Meet Interoperability Standards

Innovaccer gains unicorn status, plans to launch cloud platform

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The health technology company’s valuation skyrocketed to $1.3 billion following its latest funding round. It plans to use the new funds to launch Innovaccer Health Cloud, which will aggregate and normalize data from different systems and support the development of interoperable apps.

Company behind GP at Hand reports £95m loss

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The company behind the controversial GP at Hand service – which holds England’s largest GP patient list with nearly 90,000 NHS patients – lost more than £95m in 2019, its annual accounts show.

Insurtech startup Sidecar Health’s valuation hits $1B  

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The new startup unicorn’s insurance product enables members to shop for medical services and pay directly for care. The company raised $125 million in a recent funding round, boosting its valuation, which it will use to increase its footprint and launch new products.

Blank-Check Company Deerfield to Combine CareMax, IMC Medical Group in $614M Play

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The health care SPAC boom continues. On Friday, Deerfield Healthcare Technology Acquisitions Corp. (Nasdaq: DFHT) announced it is acquiring CareMax Medical Group and IMC Medical Group Holdings for $364 million and $250 million, respectively. The New York-based Deerfield — a special purpose acquisition company —… Read More »Blank-Check Company Deerfield to Combine CareMax, IMC Medical Group in $614M Play

Elation Health lands $40M in new funding round

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The technology provider for independent primary care practices plans to use the new funds to further invest in its core platform and add new solutions, such as billing and patient collections capabilities.

Looking to Improve Care Coordination, PointClickCare to Buy Collective Medical for Reported $650M

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PointClickCare Technologies has reached an agreement to acquire Collective Medical. The deal is for nearly $650 million, according to Business Insider, which first reported the news on Tuesday. Mississauga, Ontario-based PointClickCare is a cloud-based software vendor for more than 21,000 skilled nursing facilities, senior living… Read More »Looking to Improve Care Coordination, PointClickCare to Buy Collective Medical for Reported $650M

UnitedHealthcare Advances Home Strategy, Expects to Make 1.7M House Calls in 2020

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A number of major Medicare Advantage (MA) carriers are expanding their supplemental benefit offerings shaped around in-home care next year. UnitedHealthcare, the insurance arm of UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH), is among them. Overall, UnitedHealthcare partners with more than 1.3 million physicians and care professionals across… Read More »UnitedHealthcare Advances Home Strategy, Expects to Make 1.7M House Calls in 2020

How Excelin Home Health Used Telehealth to Automate Its COVID-19 Return-to-Work System

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Between mid-March and mid-August, more than 12.1 million Medicare beneficiaries received some sort of telemedicine service for their health and wellness. The numbers don’t lie: The COVID-19 emergency has officially ushered in a new age of telehealth in the U.S. But while in-home care providers… Read More »How Excelin Home Health Used Telehealth to Automate Its COVID-19 Return-to-Work System

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

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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

Teladoc v. AmWell: 5 things to know

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Teladoc Health has sued competitor American Well for patent infringement. The company is seeking unspecified damages and a ruling that would prevent AmWell from using the telemedicine cart technology that Teladoc claims to hold the patents for.

[Updated] Lawmakers Introduce New Bill Paving the Way for Home Health Telehealth Reimbursement

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Home health providers are one step closer to getting the No. 1 thing they’ve been asking for since the COVID-19 pandemic began: reimbursement for telehealth-driven visits. On Friday, U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-Maine) and Ben Cardin (D-Md.) introduced the Home Health Emergency Access to Telehealth… Read More »[Updated] Lawmakers Introduce New Bill Paving the Way for Home Health Telehealth Reimbursement

ProMedica Home Health Care, Banner Health Home Care Share Best Practices for Virtual Visits

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The COVID-19 emergency has triggered a rise in the use of telehealth strategies to deliver care, especially virtual visits. In fee-for-service Medicare alone, the number of virtual visits delivered each week in the U.S. skyrocketed from 14,000 pre-coronavirus to more than 1.7 million during the… Read More »ProMedica Home Health Care, Banner Health Home Care Share Best Practices for Virtual Visits

GP at Hand to hold largest patient list in England

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GP at Hand is set to become England’s largest practice after the provider currently in top spot announced it will break up next year – but the controversial digital first outfit’s patient list could outgrow its rivals well before then.

Telehealth Update from ATA President Dr. Joe Kvedar

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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

Video: Cotiviti VP Nicole Neumarker on practical applications of AI in healthcare

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AI is continuing to prove its value in healthcare as interest and investment in the technology and its offshoots continue to grow during the pandemic. In a virtual presentation at Ai4 2020, Cotiviti’s senior vice president of research and development, Nicole Neumarker, explained how Cotiviti took a deliberate, multi-track approach to AI to deliver new predictive technologies to aid in the pandemic response, such as the COVID-19 Outbreak Tracker. 

‘If You Are a Target, They Will Hack You’: Cyber-Hygiene Increasingly Important for In-Home Care Agencies

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As technology becomes a bigger part of the home-based care universe, more agencies are starting to take cybersecurity seriously. If they don’t, agencies are at risk of losing highly sensitive patient information and leaving their operations vulnerable. If that ends up happening, they could then… Read More »‘If You Are a Target, They Will Hack You’: Cyber-Hygiene Increasingly Important for In-Home Care Agencies

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

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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’