AHA Center for Health Innovation Market Scan

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Sep 14, 2021
Remote patient monitoring (RPM) has been a key component of value-based strategies like hospital-at-home and in certain specialties like palliative care, as well as managing patients with chronic diseases. Only recently have large-scale studies surfaced that measure the impact of RPM programs…
Sep 14, 2021
There is still a quarter to go, but 2021 already has been a year of explosive growth for Cityblock Health. The primary care startup that targets Medicaid and low-income Medicare populations has raised roughly $900 in funding since last December and is now valued at $5.7 billion.
Sep 7, 2021
Big tech firms, intent on disrupting health care, have hit a rough patch. Apple’s unpublicized vision of offering primary care services with company-employed physicians and clinics has stalled, according to a recent Wall Street Journal report. For the second time in a decade, the Google Health…
Sep 7, 2021
In a move it says is driven by customers who want more convenient and affordable health care products and services, Dollar General will join an army of retail competitors that are intent on becoming a health care destination.
Aug 31, 2021
Amazon has a huge desire to disrupt health care, and one of its most powerful weapons in this effort is an unassuming device that has gained unrivaled access to consumers. The Echo smart speaker platform and Alexa artificial intelligence-powered virtual assistant now reside in more than 50 million…
Aug 31, 2021
Who knew it could be so difficult to disrupt health care? For the second time in seven years, Google Health is being dismantled. Nevertheless, the search engine giant will continue to focus on health tech and work to improve health care outcomes globally.
Aug 31, 2021
Hoping to prevent patients from delaying or not getting needed care, Pennsylvania-based Geisinger has introduced a customizable zero-interest artificial intelligence (AI)-enabled payment plan for out-of-pocket medical expenses.
Aug 24, 2021
Marcus Osborne, senior vice president of Walmart Health, laid out his vision of where exactly the health-care field is headed as consumers increasingly search for simpler, more transparent, affordable and accessible care during a recent online chat with the Chicago-based incubator Matter. He shared…
Aug 24, 2021
Carbon Health, a San Francisco-based startup founded in 2015, has a simple but audacious goal: to become the largest provider of primary care services in the U.S. Whether it ever approaches that goal, there’s no question that the omnichannel provider is attracting investors’ attention with its…
Aug 17, 2021
The recent Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Global Conference gave tech firms, pharmacy retailers and provider organizations a chance to share insights about digital advances and how they may impact future health care delivery. Here’s what caught our attention during…