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...

Lessons from 2020 in digital transformation and 2021 predictions

2020 was a year like no other and the first signs of impending trouble were in December 2019 which is when the first reports of a new pandemic emanating in Wuhan, China, became public. The rest is history and indelibly etched in every human on earth as we have witnessed a year of disruption...

Apple Fitness+ First-Look: A Must For Apple Watch Owners

It’s a good time to be a home fitness app – although a little less so now Apple has entered the fray with its Fitness+ service, announced in September and launched on 14th December.The service is limited to Apple Watch owners, but that’s still a substantial chunk of the market, and there...

Peer-reviewed study reveals significant disparities in coverage and accuracy among symptom assessment apps

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New study compares world’s most popular symptom assessment apps on condition coverage, accuracy and safety The peer-reviewed study, published in BMJ Open, was conducted by a team of doctors and scientists led by Ada Health alongside independent digital health experts Eight symptom assessment apps were tested: Ada, Babylon, Buoy, K Health, Mediktor,...

Technology brings care to home for chronically ill patients

At Geisinger in Pennsylvania, a pilot program to bring care to the homes of older patients with complex healthcare needs has shown a 35% reduction in visits to the emergency department visits, a 40% drop in hospital admissions and an average annual savings of nearly $8,000 per patient. The future will see chronic...

EverCommerce buys healthcare communication platform Updox

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EverCommerce, which provides marketing, business management and customer retention solutions to businesses in the service sector, has purchased Updox, a healthcare communication platform for both in-person and virtual care. Updox will join EverCommerce’s portfolio of health services companies and solutions, which includes cloud-based medical billing, specialty EHR, practice management and revenue cycle management software...

The Coach Running Shoe Awards

Coach Running Shoe Awards Best All-Rounder Saucony Endorphin Speed
Amid all the gloom of 2020, one of the silver linings has been the number of people enjoying either running for the first time or running more. Running is often praised for its simplicity – all you need is a pair of trainers after all, but there are now so many shoes...

Bosch’s rapid coronavirus test delivers results for positive samples in less than 30 minutes

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Cloud-based software update means a faster PCR test for SARS-CoV-2 Improved software for Vivalytic: turnaround time for positive SARS-CoV-2 samples reduced to under 30 minutes. Expansion of production: Launch of two new productions lines in December. New jobs created: 80 associates – some from Bosch’s mobility division – were...
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