Consumerism

Apr 23, 2019
It may not be ready to take on the Amazons and Walmarts of the world in pushing into the health care market, but big box technology retailer Best Buy has identified health care as a growth priority. The latest evidence: Best Buy is the first U.S. retailer to sell exclusively a telehealth device kit…
Apr 16, 2019
It’s getting tougher and tougher to distinguish between insurers and providers — and even more so after Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas became the latest payer to move into primary care.
Apr 12, 2019
Hospitals and health systems are facing increasing pressure from a rapidly changing landscape and competition from new market entrants looking to revolutionize health care delivery, AHA General Counsel Melinda Hatton said yesterday.
Apr 2, 2019
Increasingly, providers are exploring partnerships with best-in-class hospitals as they hone their own service lines in areas where they excel. Some are also looking to direct contracting with major employers as a strategy to improve value, access, quality and cost management. And some are working…
Mar 11, 2019
I was pleased to take part in a robust discussion about new leadership competencies last week in conjunction with the South by Southwest Festival.
Mar 4, 2019
It a time when groceries, taxis and other goods and services are just a smartphone touch away from showing up at consumers’ doorsteps, America’s on-demand economy is booming. And health care services are a big part of that growth. An ever-widening array of companies now provide on-demand services…
Feb 5, 2019
Backed by private investors ranging from former Goldman Sachs’ CFO David Viniar to BlackRock’s Larry Fink, 98point6 is melding a direct primary care subscription model with virtual care approach to give consumers a low-cost way to establish a relationship with a primary care physician.
Dec 17, 2018
As providers, payers and others survey the health care landscape for next year and what potential strategic adjustments to make, keep an eye on these issues identified by some of the field’s prominent advisory firms.
Nov 26, 2018
“When Hospitals Merge, Patients Often Pay More” doesn’t paint a full picture of the root cause of higher health care costs to consumers.