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Oct 4, 2022
Many people during the pandemic lost trust and felt increasingly disconnected from other individuals, the media and the federal government. At the same time, there’s been an upswing in connections with employers, businesses and brands. This shift creates an opportunity for hospitals and health systems to fill a void.
Oct 4, 2022
Redesign Health recently raised $65 million in its latest funding round, led by General Catalyst, and included investments from CVS Health Ventures, UPMC Enterprises and others. Redesign Health has helped fund telehealth apps, health care fintech companies and comprehensive care platforms. In all, the company has raised $315 million in funding.
Sep 27, 2022
Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) to evaluated a virtual adolescent treatment known as SparkRx. The CHLA study is the latest of many efforts to assess the value and limitations among the rapidly rising number of apps and telehealth offerings designed to serve the needs of patients accessing mental health services, particularly the young.
Sep 27, 2022
Humana will pay between $450 million and $550 million to acquire the first group of senior-focused, value-based care primary care centers that it developed through a joint venture with its private equity firm partner Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe (WCAS).
Sep 20, 2022
34% of nurses surveyed by the online health care workforce matching platform Incredible Health said they plan to leave their roles by the end of this year. Responding to these market conditions, many hospitals and health systems are stepping up recruitment efforts, offering more flexible hours and handing out sign-on bonuses for some new hires.
Sep 20, 2022
Morgan Health, JPMorgan Chase’s health care venture arm, has been busy making good on its pledge to invest $250 million in health care startups to help reshape health care. The company recently invested $20 million in LetsGetChecked, which offers at-home diagnostic and genetic testing, virtual appointments and prescription drug delivery.
Sep 13, 2022
Shortly after announcing its $8 billion purchase last week of home health care provider Signify Health, CVS Health CEO Karen Lynch proclaimed that the house call is undergoing a “renaissance.” With technology changes and the growing flexibility of physicians and nurses to care for aging patients where they are most comfortable, CVS Health saw opportunity.
Sep 13, 2022
Walgreens Boots Alliance has been busy expanding its health care reach into home health care. Walgreens completed its majority purchase of the home care technology platform CareCentrix for $330 million. The move extends the retailer’s reach across primary care, specialty pharmacy, post-acute care and home care.
Sep 6, 2022
Robert Pearl, M.D., CEO of Kaiser Permanente Medical Group from 1999 to 2017, and Brian Wayling, executive director of telehealth services at Intermountain Healthcare, another pioneering telehealth organization, argue in a recent Harvard Business Review report that the telehealth era is just beginning.
Sep 6, 2022
Kentucky-based ScionHealth, which operates 79 facilities in 25 states, recently partnered with the health tech company Cadence to provide remote patient monitoring (RPM) services to patients with chronic conditions.

Resources

Behavioral Health Integration

Framework for hospitals and health systems to shift focus to overall health and bring together behavioral and physical health services into a fully integrated system of care.

Evolving Care Models

Framework for hospitals and health systems to assess their current capabilities to determine the best type of value-based care for the organization.

Telehealth Strategy

Tools for hospitals and health systems to assess their digital transformation strategy and expand telehealth services into integrated virtual care models.