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Nov 22, 2022
During the recent HLTH conference, health care leaders from hospitals and health systems, digital health companies and others shared how they are teaming up to further accelerate rapid innovation and transformation in care delivery.
Nov 22, 2022
Amazon has launched Amazon Clinic, a virtual message-based service that connects consumers with third-party telehealth providers (including ones from SteadyMD and HealthTap) for diagnosis and treatment of 20 common health conditions including allergies, acne and hair loss.
Nov 15, 2022
In 2023, provider organizations can expect significant evolutionary changes in how to optimize patient engagement, the ever-expanding role that retail clinics will play in care delivery and some upheaval in venture capital funding for health care startups.
Nov 15, 2022
News that Walgreens-backed VillageMD is buying Summit Health-CityMD for $8.9 billion including debt is more than just another example of how the retail health market is consolidating. It’s a sign of how quickly the retail pharmacy giant believes its health care division will become profitable.
Nov 8, 2022
Memora Health, which focuses on virtual care delivery and complex care management, hopes the initiative will reduce the burden on clinical and administrative teams at Mayo Clinic and extend the relationship between care teams and new mothers. Memora’s care programs digitize workflows and patient communications via AI-supported messaging and established clinical and administrative processes.
Nov 8, 2022
After collectively spending more than 40 years studying the issue of how you identify and empower innovators in your organization and reviewing data from more than 112,000 people in innovation roles in 84 countries, researcher from Harvard Business School and McMaster University recently shared their findings in a recent Harvard Business Review report.
Nov 1, 2022
The continuing rise of retail health clinics throughout the U.S. has significantly increased convenient access to care for vulnerable populations seeking quick resolutions to common ailments or wanting a COVID-19 vaccination. More than 70% of health care leaders globally believe the quality of care in retail settings is lower than in primary care practices.
Nov 1, 2022
A partnership between Cleveland Clinic and IBM aims to shorten the time it takes for lab research ideas to become market-available therapies with what they say is the first private-sector, health care quantum computer in the U.S. The computer, slated for completion in 2023 and called IBM Quantum System One, will be pivotal in the two organizations’10-year partnership to speed biomedical research.
Oct 25, 2022
Walgreens Boots Alliance is raising the stakes as the drugstore chain increased a long-term sales target for its expanding health care business and outlined its plans to become a leader in the U.S. health care system. The company has been aggressively building out the business it calls U.S. Healthcare, a division created for all its health care assets, including the services it provides through its majority ownerships in VillageMD, Shields and CareCentrix.
Oct 25, 2022
Third-party cyberattacks pose one of the biggest challenges on the health care cyber-risk landscape. Hospitals and health systems are at increasing risk of cyberattacks on third parties — such as business associates, medical device providers and supply chain vendors.

Resources

Behavioral Health Integration

Framework for hospitals and health systems to shift focus to overall health and bring together behavioral and physical health services into a fully integrated system of care.

Evolving Care Models

Framework for hospitals and health systems to assess their current capabilities to determine the best type of value-based care for the organization.

Telehealth Strategy

Tools for hospitals and health systems to assess their digital transformation strategy and expand telehealth services into integrated virtual care models.