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AbleTo Becomes the First Behavioral Health Solutions Provider to Earn URAC Telehealth Accreditation

2018-02-23T06:27:32+00:00

URAC Staff | February 13, 2018 WASHINGTON, DC – February 13, 2018 -- AbleTo, Inc., a technology-enabled provider of behavioral health solutions based in New York City, achieved an important milestone when it became the first behavioral health solutions provider to earn URAC Telehealth Accreditation. This achievement reaffirms AbleTo’s commitment [...]

AbleTo Becomes the First Behavioral Health Solutions Provider to Earn URAC Telehealth Accreditation 2018-02-23T06:27:32+00:00

Telehealth, Telemedicine Reimbursement Score Big in New Budget Deal

2018-02-14T00:45:18+00:00

By Eric Wicklund | February 9, 2018 Telehealth and telemedicine reimbursement scored huge successes in the budget deal signed into law by President Donald Trump, with one senator saying the law does more for Medicare coverage of telehealth than any past legislation. The two-year budget deal, approved by Congress after [...]

Telehealth, Telemedicine Reimbursement Score Big in New Budget Deal 2018-02-14T00:45:18+00:00

Telehealth Plays a Key Role in Improving Urban Pediatric, Neonatal Care

2018-02-07T18:11:56+00:00

By Juliet Van Wagenen | February 1, 2018 Videoconferences are playing a huge role in improving asthma treatment, mental health and neonatal care in metropolitan areas. While rural populations have already benefitted greatly from telehealth, urban populations could stand to gain equally as much from the technology. Videoconferencing technology has [...]

Telehealth Plays a Key Role in Improving Urban Pediatric, Neonatal Care 2018-02-07T18:11:56+00:00

FDA clears first medical device accessory for Apple Watch

2017-12-06T17:36:29+00:00

By Reuters Staff | Nov 30, 2017 (Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Thursday cleared a device embedded in an Apple Inc watch band that monitors a user’s heart rate, detects when something is amiss and prompts the user to take an electrocardiogram. Apple watches are seen at a new Apple [...]

FDA clears first medical device accessory for Apple Watch 2017-12-06T17:36:29+00:00

Rx Savings Solutions raises $18.4M to further goal of helping people save money on prescriptions

2017-12-06T09:47:22+00:00

By ERIN DIETSCHE | Dec 5, 2017 For many patients, the world of prescription medications is complicated. While working as a pharmacist at Walgreens, Michael Rea noticed how frustrating it was for consumers. He kept getting asked the same question over and over again: Why has the cost of my drugs gone up? The expense [...]

Rx Savings Solutions raises $18.4M to further goal of helping people save money on prescriptions 2017-12-06T09:47:22+00:00

Apple Heart Study launches to identify irregular heart rhythms

2017-12-04T16:16:17+00:00

By Apple | NOV 30, 2017 Heart Study App to Alert Affected Participants in Joint Study With Stanford Medicine Apple today launched the Apple Heart Study app, a first-of-its-kind research study using Apple Watch’s heart rate sensor to collect data on irregular heart rhythms and notify users who may be experiencing atrial fibrillation (AFib). AFib, the [...]

Apple Heart Study launches to identify irregular heart rhythms 2017-12-04T16:16:17+00:00

CVS agrees to buy Aetna in $69 billion deal that could shake up health-care industry, people familiar with the deal said

2017-12-03T13:27:01+00:00

By Carolyn Y. Johnson | Dec 3, 2017 CVS Health has proposed a merger with Aetna, the third-largest health insurance company. (REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton) Pharmacy giant CVS Health has agreed to buy Aetna in a $69 billion blockbuster acquisition that could rein in health care costs and transform its 9,700 pharmacy storefronts into community medical hubs for primary [...]

CVS agrees to buy Aetna in $69 billion deal that could shake up health-care industry, people familiar with the deal said 2017-12-03T13:27:01+00:00

Optum Announces $250 Million Fund to Invest in Next Generation of Health Care Innovation

2017-12-01T12:37:04+00:00

By Business Wire | Nov 28, 2017 BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Optum, the health services business of UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH), announced today the creation of Optum Ventures, a $250 million venture fund focused on investing in startup and early-stage companies whose innovations will help advance the health care system. “Optum Ventures will be the partner of [...]

Optum Announces $250 Million Fund to Invest in Next Generation of Health Care Innovation 2017-12-01T12:37:04+00:00

AI tech from self-driving cars is now coming to healthcare

2017-11-30T14:11:41+00:00

By GE Healthcare | Nov 26, 2017 The company that made its name in gaming and driverless cars is expanding its footprint in healthcare, with a partnership announced today The average hospital creates 50 petabytes of data per year. For context, that’s equivalent to 20 million four-drawer filing cabinets filled with text or [...]

AI tech from self-driving cars is now coming to healthcare 2017-11-30T14:11:41+00:00

Carrot Health is keeping consumers at the center of the healthcare conversation

2017-11-27T10:13:32+00:00

By ERIN DIETSCHE | Nov 26, 2017 Minneapolis, Minnesota-based Carrot Health was founded around a simple question: Since companies like Target are so sophisticated in understanding their customers, why isn’t the healthcare sector moving in the same direction? In 2014, the startup’s four founders — Kurt Waltenbaugh, Won Gabriel Chung, Steve Sigmond and Derek Rucker — got together to [...]

Carrot Health is keeping consumers at the center of the healthcare conversation 2017-11-27T10:13:32+00:00