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CMS Unveils Strategy to Improve Rural Healthcare

2018-05-11T03:57:17+00:00

By Les Masterson | May 9, 2018 Dive Brief: CMS on Tuesday announced its first Rural Health Strategy, which looks to improve access to and quality of care in rural areas. CMS Administrator Seema Verma said the effort looks to “apply a rural lens to the vision and work of the [...]

CMS Unveils Strategy to Improve Rural Healthcare 2018-05-11T03:57:17+00:00

Fitbit and Google Partner to Drive Innovation in Digital Health and Wearables

2018-05-01T02:37:13+00:00

By Catherine Sturman | May 1, 2018 Present in over 80 countries worldwide, leading health wearables company Fitbit has announced its partnership with Google, where both parties will work together to transform the future of digital health and wearables by exploring the development of consumer and enterprise health solutions. The [...]

Fitbit and Google Partner to Drive Innovation in Digital Health and Wearables 2018-05-01T02:37:13+00:00

Digital Health Funding Continues Its Strong Trajectory in 2018 as Providers Eye Strategic Investments

2018-04-07T01:30:11+00:00

By Even Sweeney | April 4, 2018 After a historic year of digital health funding, investment dollars continued to pour in during the first quarter of the new year. Across the U.S. digital health funding reached $1.62 billion in Q1, according to data compiled by Rock Health. It was the [...]

Digital Health Funding Continues Its Strong Trajectory in 2018 as Providers Eye Strategic Investments 2018-04-07T01:30:11+00:00

Optum, Quest And Humana In Blockchain Deal To Improve Doctor Directories

2018-04-07T01:50:49+00:00

By Bruce Jaspen | April 2, 2018 An effort to apply blockchain technology to improve inaccurate doctor directories of health plans is the goal of a new partnership between UnitedHealth Group and its Optum unit, Humana, Quest Diagnostics and MultiPlan. The healthcare companies have no plans to develop bitcoin or a form [...]

Optum, Quest And Humana In Blockchain Deal To Improve Doctor Directories 2018-04-07T01:50:49+00:00

Why Walmart May Want to Buy Humana

2018-03-31T06:48:15+00:00

Nathaniel Meyerson and Tami Luhby | March 30, 2018 Walmart may turn to an unlikely source to attract more shoppers and fight off Amazon. Walmart (WMT) is in the early stages of talks to buy the health insurance giant Humana (HUM), according to a Wall Street Journal report published late [...]

Why Walmart May Want to Buy Humana 2018-03-31T06:48:15+00:00

AMA CEO: Digital Health Inches Forward But Needs Direction

2018-03-23T10:08:31+00:00

By Jeff Byers | March 22, 2018 American Medical Association CEO Dr. James Madara two years ago called ineffective EHRs and direct-to-consumer digital health products the "digital snake oil of the early 21st century." He is slightly more optimistic now. "The origin of that [comment] is the recognition that digital health and [...]

AMA CEO: Digital Health Inches Forward But Needs Direction 2018-03-23T10:08:31+00:00

How Can Digital Health Startups Steer Clear of Pilot Study Pitfalls?

2018-03-23T02:53:50+00:00

By Stephanie Baum | March 21, 2018 Healthcare is an industry notorious for its long sales cycle. It can be quite challenging for startups to get a foot in the door of a healthcare facility. Many entrepreneurs would be willing to go through a great deal to be able to [...]

How Can Digital Health Startups Steer Clear of Pilot Study Pitfalls? 2018-03-23T02:53:50+00:00

How the Current Healthcare Mindset is Preventing Wider Digital Health Adoption

2018-03-23T10:11:35+00:00

By Erin Dietsche | March 21, 2018 Although digital health and telemedicine are gaining speed, the industry as a whole has been slow to implement technologies. A survey from Sage Growth Partners found 44 percent of healthcare executives have not yet adopted telemedicine at their organization, and a report sponsored [...]

How the Current Healthcare Mindset is Preventing Wider Digital Health Adoption 2018-03-23T10:11:35+00:00

Survey: Health App Adoption Has Tripled Since 2014

2018-03-13T17:36:10+00:00

By Jonah Comstock | March 8, 2018 New survey data out this week from Accenture shows that healthcare consumers are using more wearables and apps, and are more bullish on virtual care, than ever before. But they also have high expectations for their health technology, which the industry may not [...]

Survey: Health App Adoption Has Tripled Since 2014 2018-03-13T17:36:10+00:00

How Companies Scour Our Digital Lives for Clues to Our Health

2018-02-28T04:13:39+00:00

By Natasha Singer | February 25, 2018 An emerging field, digital phenotyping, tries to assess people’s well-being based on their interactions with digital devices. Your digital footprint — how often you post on social media, how quickly you scroll through your contacts, how frequently you check your phone late at night [...]

How Companies Scour Our Digital Lives for Clues to Our Health 2018-02-28T04:13:39+00:00