AHA Center for Health Innovation Market Scan

AHA Center for Health Innovation’s Market Scan articles provide insights and analysis on the field’s latest developments in health care disruption, transformation and innovation.

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Oct 28, 2019
The direct-to-consumer (DTC) telehealth market is growing rapidly, and hospitals and health systems that are developing their own platforms for these services should brace for stiff competition and rising consumer expectations for a broader array of virtual care options. That became even more…
Oct 28, 2019
The AHA has formed a strategic alliance with AVIA, the leading partner for digital health insights, strategic guidance and consulting services. The alliance will combine the thought leadership and convening power of the AHA and AVIA’s expertise and resources in digital health to help hospital and…
Oct 28, 2019
With CVS Health’s launch of several HealthHUB stores and plans to launch other outlets in Boston, Dallas/Fort Worth, North Carolina, Ohio and Virginia, many have been speculating about whether the company’s strategy is now centered on primary care.
Oct 21, 2019
As consumerism and population health management continue to take hold in health care, the demand and need for health data transparency and sharing will continue to grow. Patients will want more data and information on their health status from providers. And, they will want it in a usable format,…
Oct 21, 2019
The AHA Center for Health Innovation and the National Quality Forum have collaborated to publish a 52-page tactical playbook to implement telebehavioral health solutions that provides actionable strategies and interventions as well as links to other valuable resources and tools.
Oct 14, 2019
Getting a firm grasp on the current and potential future applications and capabilities of artificial intelligence in health care can be difficult. One big reason: Enthusiasm for AI and hyperbole too often color coverage of the technology. A new AHA Center for Health Innovation Market Insights…
Oct 14, 2019
In what is being hailed as a model for provider-led innovation, Civica Rx, the startup formed last year by a group of health systems to combat rising drug prices and shortages of drugs long on the market, recently made its first delivery of generic medications to a hospital.
Oct 14, 2019
In an attempt to lower cost and improve quality, Walmart on Jan. 1 will launch a “featured providers” pilot to incentivize workers to choose higher-quality physicians. Workers who opt for the featured providers program will pay less out of pocket. If successful, the program will expand.
Oct 7, 2019
With all of Amazon’s health care moves, it’s been tough to get a precise read on exactly where the company is headed. But when it comes to the pharmaceutical supply chain, look for Amazon to become an end-to-end player.
Oct 7, 2019
Some hospitals and health systems are taking steps to address social determinants of health (SDOH) in their communities by funding affordable housing, partnering with rideshare companies and food pantries to meet local needs. A recent study published in the Journal of the American Medical…