How to win physician confidence in remote patient monitoring programs

COVID-19 has spurred telehealth and remote patient monitoring adoption across the United States, with 36 percent of the US consumers now using telehealth to replace healthcare visits. While this has created an opportunity for health systems to digitally transform their care delivery model, not all health systems have the right resources and the organizational...

Report: ‘Pharmacy deserts’ may significantly hinder vaccine rollout

A major hurdle to quick and efficient vaccine distribution could be the proliferation of “pharmacy deserts” across the country. There are 56,802 local and chain pharmacies, which evens out to about 1.83 pharmacies per 10,000 people on average, according to a new report from GoodRx. But these facilities are unevenly distributed leaving many residents...

Creating sustainable healthcare solutions and addressing the 10/90 gap

The COVID-19 pandemic has reached all parts of the globe, affecting tens of millions of people: healthy and unhealthy, rich and poor. However, the most badly affected parts of the world are also the ones where access to healthcare is not universal and is often tied to financial capacity. This has clearly highlighted...

4 takeaways from Talkspace’s plans to go public in $1.4B blank-check deal

  Digital therapy startup Talkspace plans to go public in a blank-check deal that would value the company at $1.4 billion. The company, founded in 2012 by husband-and-wife team Oren and Roni Frank, lets users text or video chat with therapists. The company will go public through a merger with a subsidiary of Hudson...

The New Adidas Ultraboost 21 Packs In More Bouncy Boost Cushioning Than Ever Before

If you’re a fan of the Adidas Ultraboost line of running shoes, it’s probably for one of two reasons. The first is style, since the Ultraboost is a popular option for casual wear as well as running. The second is the Boost cushioning, which is bouncy and incredibly durable, allowing you to...

Celebrate Christmas together without anyone getting infected

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In many places, uncertainty is now mixed in with the anticipation of Christmas: will Christmas be a “super spreader event” as many politicians are warning? “No”, Roland Meissner, the CEO of nal von minden in Moers, Germany is convinced: “you can protect your relatives as best as...

How CMS has made progress on healthcare interoperability

Seema Verma is administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. This article was coauthored with Alexandra Mugge, deputy chief health informatics officer at CMS, and Shannon Sartin, chief technology officer at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation. In 2018, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the Office of the National Coordinator...

Blue KC, HealthMine’s expanded partnership will extend digital rewards program to ACA members

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City expanded its partnership with HealthMine, a technology company providing member engagement solutions, to build a rewards program for the payer’s individual and family Affordable Care Act members. The Missouri-based payer, also known as Blue KC, has an existing partnership with HealthMine to offer a rewards program...

The Coach Fitness Tracker Awards

Coach Fitness Tracker Awards 2020 – Best Fitness Band: Fitbit Charge 4
Coach has put more than 25 fitness trackers through their paces this year. We spend weeks wearing each device so we discover those little quirks which makes a tracker either delightful or infuriating. We also test the accuracy of the hardware in our training, as well as trying the new features to...

CeramTec Group acquires Dentalpoint AG to expand its ceramic Medtech leadership

CeramTec Group acquires Dentalpoint AG to expand its ceramic Medtech leadership
Plochingen, 04.01.21. The CeramTec Group has taken the next step in the transformation into a medical technology corporation and acquired the Swiss specialist for ceramic dental implants, Dentalpoint AG. With this acquisition, the globally leading medical technology group further expands its offering as a supplier in the field of high-performance...
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