AHA Center for Health Innovation Market Scan

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Apr 16, 2019
Amazon Alexa is now HIPAA compliant. The company recently launched six Alexa voice health tools built by providers, payers, pharmacy benefit managers and digital health coaching companies that allow organizations to securely transmit private patient information. The Alexa Skills Kit enables select…
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 16, 2019
Hospital and health system executives face a reality that plagues military brass on the battlefield: how to lead, create a vision for success and inspire innovation when it’s tough to see what’s over the horizon.
Apr 8, 2019
Even though it accounts for only 2.6 percent of overall medical claims, Telehealth usage surged 53 percent between 2016 and 2017 and continues to grow rapidly. This rate of telehealth growth surpassed that of urgent care centers, retail clinics, ambulatory surgery centers and emergency departments…
Apr 8, 2019
In its worst quarter since forming the Walgreens Boots Alliance with European drugstore chain Alliance Boots GmbH, the Deerfield, Ill.-based retailer says it will further expand its aggressive cost-cutting strategy, adding another $500 million in cuts to the $1 billion previously announced. The…
Apr 8, 2019
Even as many hospitals and health care systems continue to evaluate whether to participate in risk-based reimbursement models, some health care startups are betting their futures on it.
Apr 2, 2019
A recent report in MobiHealth News explores how well-funded, established startups and fledgling companies alike are finding ways to cut the costs of prescription medications. Their services are targeted to the more than 27 million consumers who are uninsured or underinsured — including the 43…
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…
Apr 2, 2019
UPS has been focusing intently on building its logistics capabilities over the past decade. Now, the company is using what it has learned to expand its health care focus. A recent Reuters report says UPS is preparing to test a U.S. service that dispatches nurses to vaccinate adults in their homes,…
Apr 2, 2019
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