Health

On today's episode, we discuss who is shaking up primary care, how it is being disrupted, why now, and how technology is playing a heightened role in how primary care is delivered. Tune in to the discussion with eMarketer digital health analyst at Insider Intelligence Rajiv Leventhal.

Remote patient monitoring will have over twice as many US users in 2024 as previously expected.

Its acquisition of remote patient monitoring firm Current Health signals Best Buy is pressing the gas to make a bigger name for itself in healthcare.

VR’s potential in digital therapeutics is muted thanks to barriers like cost and unclear efficacy: On the back of VR DTx startup MindMaze’s $125M, we detail the operational barriers stymieing it and its peers from making a wide scale impact in healthcare anytime soon.

Heightened regulatory scrutiny led to fewer SPAC deals after an IPO frenzy this year, per Rock Health—we unpack why digital health startups won’t abandon the SPAC route anytime soon.

Carbon Health paves a path toward better chronic care management with hybrid virtual care model: The primary care disruptor remote patient monitoring firm Alertive Healthcare to combine in-person and virtual care—we unpack why its peers are headed in the same direction.

Despite a surge in telehealth use over the past year, consumers still cite barriers like lack of information about their providers as pain points with telehealth vendors.

Microsoft’s tie-up with Truveta could help it plant deeper roots in healthcare: Big Tech companies have had a hard time penetrating healthcare due to a lack of trust, but exclusive access to Truveta’s database backed by 17 prominent health systems could change that for Microsoft.

National chain pharmacies are the most common place to fill prescriptions in the US, with 43% of the country’s adults purchasing prescription drugs there as of July 2021.

Walmart picks Epic to fuel its healthcare ambitions: We explore why Walmart’s recent telehealth expansion could have influenced its decision and how Epic opens the retailer up to more traditional healthcare providers.

Apple is letting users show proof of vaccine through their Apple Wallet—an app they’re already spending more time in thanks to the pandemic.

Is AI-powered cancer diagnostics mainstreaming? A Memorial Sloan Kettering spinout got the FDA nod for its cancer-detecting AI tool, and NYU Langone’s study results boast the efficacy of a similar tool—more fuel for healthcare stakeholders investing in AI for cancer diagnostics.

Unite Us scoops up NowPow—but becoming a giant entity won’t necessarily be a golden ticket to success in the SDOH space

The FTC is forcing digital health apps to inform US consumers of any cybersecurity breaches, or else face hefty fines.