Health

Happify Health launched the first-ever prescription digital therapy for anxiety and depression, giving it a competitive edge over its peers—but if DTx companies want doctors to prescribe their apps, they’ll need insurers on their side.

Taking social determinants of health programs to the next level: UnitedHealthcare dropped $11.4 million into social health programs across the US—we unpack why that’s not enough to generate a meaningful healthcare impact.

The retail giant filed paperwork to provide virtual care in 37 states as it decelerates brick-and-mortar expansion plans. We think it could market audio-only visits to its massive Medicare population since pandemic-era coverage for these visits could be permanent.

Google and The Harris Poll's recently released data shows how physicians unanimously say interoperability is a top priority—we unpack the obstacles preventing them from achieving it, and how cloud providers can help clear the path.

The launch of Amazon Pharmacy in November 2020, along with a new Prime Rx benefit, simply adds another category for Prime members to try and may create even more shopper loyalty.

Digital health’s funding frenzy isn’t slowing down: The first half of 2021 brought in a new record high of $15 billion in digital health funding, with telehealth investments accounting for the biggest chunk—here’s why digital health funding is beating the odds despite a drop in telehealth use.

Telehealth bridged some gaps in mental health disparities: Anthem’s recent claims data analysis shows Hispanic and Latino members were the most active users of telehealth for mental health—but there’s still a long road to establishing health equity in virtual healthcare.

Johns Hopkins’ diagnostic AI spinout comes out of stealth mode: The clinical decision support platform is going on the commercial market and hoping to win the trust of physicians—we unpack why it just might.

On today's episode, we discuss whether startups like Oscar Health can take on the major health insurers, how the consumerization of healthcare is changing expectations, and what digital tools are leading to healthcare's digitization. Tune in to the discussion with eMarketer principal analyst at Insider Intelligence Lisa Phillips.

Intermountain Healthcare is handing off its retail pharmacy operations to CVS after experiencing massive losses with the venture—a nod to how digital health transformation is inciting greater cross-pollination across the healthcare ecosystem.

Providers double down on AI for healthcare admin: An innovation institute run by six major health systems is teaming up with Olive to build AI-driven healthcare automation tools—here are the areas that they’ll prioritize to tighten up their finances.

Only 9% of patients know the CMS is requiring hospitals to post the costs of their procedures online, and most hospitals aren’t abiding. We unpack why noncompliance is a more financially beneficial route for most hospitals right now.

Digital health cos burst open the funding floodgates: They brought in a record $14.7 billion in the first half the year alone—we unpack why so many of these cash recipients are those using a direct-to-consumer model.

Why telemental health cos should start addressing social health factors like housing: As telehealth cos like Hims & Hers and AbleTo expand their virtual mental health offerings, we unpack why it may not be enough to capture consumers, and how addressing social factors can help them reel in engaged users.