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

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...

Genmed one of ‘1000 Companies to Inspire Britain’ 2020

Genmed is one of London Stock Exchange Group’s ‘1000 Companies to Inspire Britain’ 2020 for the third year running. To be included in this report, businesses had to demonstrate strong revenue growth over the last three years and outperform their sector peers, creating a unique list of the UK’s most...

Keeping the lights on: the wiring behind the business of health IT delivery

The COVID-19 pandemic has challenged health systems in 2020 – accelerating the implementation of new technologies, necessitating the rise of employees working from home and causing more patients to need help using new tools to manage their healthcare. As we at Penn Medicine focused on implementations in response to these new changes, we also...

Black women founders more likely to bootstrap digital health companies

Black and female founders in digital health are disproportionately more likely to bootstrap their companies, according to a new report by Rock Health. The survey of 678 digital health founders and leaders highlighted where venture capital funding is lacking. The findings aren’t necessarily new — inequities in venture capital have been well documented. But...
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