AHA Center for Health Innovation Market Scan

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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…
Oct 1, 2019
In what could be the first step toward a larger-scale play down the road, Amazon recently launched a pilot virtual primary care program called Amazon Care to give some of its Seattle-area employees and their families quicker access to care without the need for an appointment. Assuming the pilot…
Sep 23, 2019
Separating hype from reality can be challenging when assessing artificial intelligence and its potential to transform how work is done in administrative, clinical, operations and financial settings. But a new AHA Center for Health Innovation Market Insights report — “AI and the Health Care…
Sep 23, 2019
As with many emerging technologies, it’s not easy to forecast the impact artificial intelligence will have on hospitals and health systems. But there is a way for organizations to test their AI plans. A new companion Market Insights report — “Scenario Planning for the AI-Enabled Health Care System…
Sep 16, 2019
The direct-to-consumer (DTC) genetic testing market is booming after getting off to a slow start more than a decade ago. Millions of consumers are buying test kits and related services outside of health care providers to learn more about their ancestry, genealogy or kinship, risks of developing…
Sep 16, 2019
The latest AHA Annual Survey Database™ includes new data points that will shed light on hospitals' and health systems' moves to address social determinants, population health and the changing payment landscape. Now available for pre-order, the AHA’s rich and growing set of data empowers hospitals,…
Sep 16, 2019
If you needed any more proof that consumers are getting more aggressive in finding ways to lower their health care costs, look no further than the growing presence of Groupon and MDsave in offering coupons and vouchers for health care tests.