Why Humana Joined CTA – The Pivot from “Health Insurance” to Behaving as a Health-Tech Start-Up

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“Every company is a tech company,” Christopher Mimms asserted in the Wall Street Journal in December 2018. Connectivity, artificial intelligence, and automation are now competencies every company must master, Mimms explains.

Health @ Retail – Prelude to GMDC SelfCare Summit with Updates from Hims & Hers, GoodRx, Sam’s Club and Amazon Care

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This post will be my latest read on the issue which I’ll discuss on Friday afternoon 5th October in a session titled, “The New Health/Care: Patient-Led, Retail-Enabled.”

Costs, Consumerism, Cyber and Care, Everywhere – The 2019 Health Populi TrendCast

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Here’s our trend-weaving of 4 C’s for 2019: costs, consumerism, cyber and care, everywhere… Health care costs will continue to be a mainstream pocketbook issue for patients and caregivers, with consequences for payors, suppliers and ultimately, policymakers.

Best Buy Bets on AgingTech in the Expanding Retail Health Ecosystem

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The company’s corporate vision, Best Buy 2020: Building the New Blue , identified the aging population as a growth market of 50 million Americans 65 years of age and older, expanding over 50% over the next two decades.

As Medical Cost Trend Remains Flat, Patients Face Growing Health Consumer Financial Stress

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Simply put: the impact of growing financial risk for healthcare costs will be felt by patients/consumers themselves. Employers are also enlisting the services of third-party health advocate services to help patients, now consumers, navigate the complex and expensive health system.

At Cigna, telehealth reduces patient costs and ER visits, and boosts use of generic Rx

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“Traditional care can be inconvenient for patients who get sick outside of normal business hours, or have trouble scheduling care into their busy lives,” she explained. Cigna wanted to make it easy for patients to access affordable, high-quality, virtual care services.