January 7, 2015

We didn’t go crazy making a lot of predictions for 2015. That’s because 2015 is the year so many of our past predictions will come true, as the forces of healthcare consumerism and mobile technology collide to forever change the way health care is purchased, consumed and delivered. Call it the Big Bang of retail health.

January 7, 2015

WebMD Health and Walgreens announced the availability of Your Digital Health Advisor, a virtual wellness-coaching program powered by WebMD.

 

January 5, 2015

MobileHelp on Monday announced the launch of its MobileVitals telehealth platform, a proactive, consumer-focused telehealth solution with a full line of peripherals available for customers to track their vital signs.

January 5, 2015

Qualcomm on Monday announced that its subsidiary, Qualcomm Life is collaborating with Walgreens to power device connectivity with Walgreens mobile and web applications and its Balance Rewards for healthy choices program with medical device connectivity and care coordination capabilities.

December 29, 2014

Telemedicine and a growing demand for biopharmaceutical medications were among the top trends in health care in 2014, according to Kalorama Information.

December 18, 2014

McKesson Specialty Health on Wednesday announced that its Reimbursement, Access & Safety Services Solution Center has earned certification by BenchmarkPortal as a Center of Excellence for the sixth consecutive year.

December 12, 2014

DSN examines chain pharmacy, including in-depth coverage of pharmacy technology, biosimilars and generics, as well as a look at FDA reform and its potential impact on healthcare costs, in this multi-page report.

December 11, 2014

Clinicians are more open to utilizing burgeoning healthcare technology as part of their practice, and patients are more receptive to interacting with that technology, according to a new PricewaterhouseCoopers Health Research Institute report released last month titled “Healthcare delivery of the future: How digital technology can bridge the gap of time and distance between clinicians and consumers.”

 
December 11, 2014

As technology floods nearly every sector of the economy and the Affordable Care Act moves healthcare providers from a fee-for-service model to one that reimburses based on patient outcomes, healthcare executives are gearing up for the industry’s next monumental shift. Telemedicine.

December 11, 2014

The global market for mHealth is expected to reach $49.1 billion by 2020, according to a recent study by Grand View Research. Monitoring services are expected to remain the dominant and fastest-growing market segment, with market revenue of $1.2 billion in 2012, and an estimated CAGR of 49.7% from 2014 to 2020.

 
December 8, 2014

Walgreens and MDLive on Monday introduced a new telehealth offering that will give Walgreens website users 24/7 access to U.S. board-certified doctors through its mobile application.

 

December 4, 2014

The year 2015 bodes well for retail pharmacy in terms of how health care is evolving.

December 3, 2014

Retailers and supplier panelists tackled critical issues head on during Wednesday’s 16th annual Industry Issues Summit.

November 20, 2014

Rite Aid on Thursday announced Quality Independent Physicians, based in Louisville, Ky., as the latest healthcare provider to join its Rite Aid Health Alliance initiative. 

 

November 19, 2014

Emdeon announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Change Healthcare.

November 17, 2014

mHealth — the use of mobile technology devices and smartphones for healthcare purposes — is transforming health care as more Americans adopt mobile devices. 

November 14, 2014

Why is Rite Aid shoring up its Health Dialog leadership?

November 14, 2014

RelayHealth Clinical Connectivity on Thursday announced that it has been certified to operate as a Health Data Intermediary in the state of Minnesota.

November 7, 2014

Canada Health Infoway and McKesson Canada announced Thursday that RelayHealth has achieved Infoway's Category II Uni-Directional Consumer Health Application certification.

November 7, 2014

Rite Aid on Friday announced it has entered into an agreement with HealthSpot to provide convenient healthcare services via private, walk-in HealthSpot stations inside select Rite Aid locations.

 

November 3, 2014

PDR Network, a provider of drug information and prescriber communications, on Monday announced a merger with LDM Group, a provider of behavior-based patient and consumer-health information. 

October 9, 2014

Allscripts on Thursday announced the market launch and general availability of Allscripts FollowMyHealth Achieve.

October 8, 2014

Land of Lincoln Health announced its partnership with Walgreens on Tuesday to offer Land of Lincoln Health members free health-risk assessments at Healthcare Clinics.

 

October 3, 2014

Mayo Clinic on Friday launched a new telemedicine pilot project called Mayo Clinic Health Connection, now available at Mayo Clinic Health System in Austin.