January 28, 2015

Doctors making house calls? It sounds so …19th century, conjuring up images of a tweedy medical practitioner arriving on someone’s doorstep by horse and buggy with a medical bag and a stethoscope. 

January 21, 2015

With the development and use of innovative wearable health devices and smartphone health apps exploding, the decentralization of health care will likely reach a crescendo in 2015. Increasingly, consumers and physicians are embracing technologies that can continuously monitor a host of such physical conditions as heartbeat, lipid levels, medication adherence or motion — and wirelessly transmit the data to a host computer or smartphone. 

January 21, 2015

A survey of U.S. consumers found that 64% of Americans are willing to have doctor visits via video telehealth.

 

January 20, 2015

CareCam Health Systems, a vHealth technology firm offering a chronic care management software platform designed to promote patient adherence to prescribed therapy and seamless coordinated care, announced a strategic collaboration with the Independence Blue Cross Center for Health Care Innovation.

January 7, 2015

More than half of Americans want to monitor their health with connnected devices.

 

January 7, 2015

PipelineRx — a clinical telepharmacy platform company — has acquired Quality Pharmacy Management, which provides remote pharmacy services in six Western states, for an undisclosed amount.

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

Rite Aid is expanding RediCllnic into new markets and leveraging kiosks, health coaches and a number of innovative new programs that are helping to convert its stores from traditional drug stores to a model of retail-driven health care for the future.

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 3, 2014

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

November 24, 2014

American Well is among the first healthcare providers to see an uptick in online visits associated with influenza-like symptoms.

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 7, 2014

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