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News roundup: VA extends Oracle Cerner for 11 months; Amwell founders swap jobs; Alphabet’s Verily pivots to Lightpath with GLP-1, retiring Onduo; UnitedHealth hasn’t notified on Change breach

...once-visionary Verily now jumps on the GLP-1 bandwagon with Lightpath. Verily’s latest pivot to the highly trendy weight loss area is termed as a metabolic solution as part of a “personalized chronic care solution for health plans and members”. Lightpath will start as Lightpath Metabolic, a four-part program that includes Metabolic Intensive (diabetes management), Weight Loss Intensive, Metabolic Improvement, and Metabolic Achievement. The Verily platform integrates data from health records, connected devices, and other care points to deliver “personalized pathways, suggestions, and nudges to health plan members” virtually along with health coaches and an advanced licensed clinical team. The current... Continue Reading

Short takes: Virtual Therapeutics, Akili in $34M merger; why health clinics are struggling; Dollar General, DocGo call it quits; Clover Assistant AI debuts; fundings for Wanda Health (UK), Updoc (AU); Telstra buys out Fred IT (AU)

...the Hartford, Connecticut area to be run by Hartford HealthCare. In Arizona, a local Be Well Health Clinic near Arizona State University operates in a Walgreens and treats only sexual health issues. Kroger’s Atlanta-area Little Clinics will focus only on senior care. One 3.0 experiment, DocGo’s vans in Dollar General parking lots, is over. Last year’s headscratching move to place DocGo’s urgent, preventative, and chronic care vans at specified hours in rural Dollar General parking lots [TTA 24 Jan 2023] was canceled some weeks ago. It never expanded beyond the three Tennessee locations, two in Clarksville and one in Cumberland... Continue Reading

Perspectives: How Collaborative Care Combats Physician Burnout

...to enhanced job satisfaction. Additionally, feelings of isolation and burnout among physicians are reduced. Most importantly, the continued skill building and exchange of knowledge contribute to professional growth. For mental health patients, collaborative care ensures holistic care and access to specialized services and continuity of care, particularly for patients managing chronic conditions. Comprehensive care supports providers A collaborative care model is designed to reduce the burden on primary care providers; and enhance clinician well-being and patient care by integrating comprehensive behavioral health support within the primary care framework. Comprehensive care supports providers in several ways: Impact analysis Impact analysis, primarily... Continue Reading

Short takes 2: Humana’s CEO changeover; Owlet Dream Sock CE Mark, UK approval; TytoCare goes to school; LG enters home health with Primefocus; Samsung $92M buys Sonio (FR); raises by Blackwell in health cybersec, Watershed Health

...Sentara Health (Virginia), and A Plus Family HealthCare (Kentucky). TytoCare works with school nurses and adminstrators for remote diagnostics, not only for children presenting with illness but also for monitoring children with chronic conditions. Blog, Mobihealthnews LG NOVA launches Primefocus Health in North America. LG, well known for monitors and TVs in healthcare settings, is introducing a “provider-focused, patient-centric healthcare platform” to connect patients in home care with their providers. It will use “innovative non-invasive technology for tracking patient progress for multiple medical conditions, which can be integrated with the provider’s electronic health record system, artificial intelligence and machine learning... Continue Reading

News roundup: GE Healthcare warns on ultrasound vulnerabilities, Geisinger leverages Best Buy/Geek Squad for RPM, telehealth aids NYC shelter homeless, Fay raises $25M, ClearDATA’s AWS distinction, Validic’s MedTech award

...adherence to using a wearable device, and an 18% reduction in technical issues reported. The ConnectedCare 365 program is now being used by 14 clinical programs for patients in acute care episodes, those in pre-surgical or post-acute transition, and those receiving low to complex management of their chronic conditions. 27,000 Geisinger patients have used remote technology since 2010, including 3,000 using the Best Buy—formerly Current Health—platform. An interesting but logical linkup of healthcare and retail services. JAMA Network NYC’s homeless shelter telehealth program. Since 2020, NYC Health + Hospitals Corporation (HHC) and the New York City Department of Social Services... Continue Reading

A ‘healthcare prognosis’–from an investor POV

...by distressed sales, with only 16% believing that there will be good outcomes for sellers. 27% believe M&A will be flat. On the hit list to be acquired: Carbon Health (primary and urgent care, 28%), Omada(virtual chronic care, 24%), Komodo (data mapping) and Accolade (corporate care navigation, both 21%) Unicorns are losing their horns, with 27% believing that 11 to 15 will sink in valuation below $1 billion and 45% 6 to 10. UnitedHealth Group’s antitrust troubles do not seem to trouble these friends, with 42% believing that remedies will be targeted and largely not disruptive to their business. 36%... Continue Reading

Short takes: Legrand acquires Enovation, FDA nixes Cue Health’s Covid tests, Ascension confirms ransomware attack–who did it? (updated), beware of ‘vishing’ courtesy of ChatGPT

David Martins- Hesp The integration of Enovation’s and Jontek’s systems within the UK might also bring about challenges. One presumes that there will be a drive to reduce development costs by combining the two platforms. The consolidation could potentially reduce competition in the alarm receiving software market. This might influence pricing & customer choice. Mandy Fard The acquisition of Enovation by Legrand highlights the growing importance of remote patient monitoring and connected care solutions in the US. This trend is being driven by an aging population, a rise in chronic diseases, and a focus on value-based care. It would be... Continue Reading

Short takes: VA seeks vendor to support EHR testing; Defense Health seeks ‘digital front door’ vendor; GAO recommendations to Oracle; Nonin partners with Finland’s Medixine; Lumeris gains $100M equity funding

...barriers to maximizing integration at the FHCC, consistent with the FHCC executive agreement.” GAO report summary Shifting away from government work… Finnish health tech company Medixine is expanding its partnership with Nonin’s med monitors. Medixine will be co-developing with Nonin Medical remote digital monitoring services for patient diagnoses of chronic conditions. The first usage combines the Medixine monitoring platform with Nonin’s pulse oximetry devices in areas such as sleep screening using overnight sleep oximetry. This can determine if patients need and qualify for supplemental oxygen or require further testing for sleep apnea in a single night’s test. Medixine release  ... Continue Reading

TandemStride launches platform to assist survivors of traumatic injury; a personal look

...Kalina is married with children, a senior analyst for the MetroHealth System in Cleveland, and works with other traumatic injury survivors. ‘A Leg To Stand On’ on LinkedIn We discussed the extent and the effect of traumatic injury. Globally, there are 140 million who experience one or more traumatic injuries. These disproportionately affect lower to middle-income and minority people. Based on claims analysis, an Ohio study found that 13% of Medicaid beneficiaries have had physical trauma in the prior year. Timing and quality of rehabilitation are vital to better outcomes, to recovering ability and gaining employment. But there are a... Continue Reading

Mid-week news roundup: US offers $10M for BlackCat/ALPHV info; most Change systems still down; Risant closes Geisinger buy; SureScripts exploring sale; DarioHealth 2023 revenue -23%; Amazon Pharmacy same-day delivery NYC and LA

...Scripts, with two trade groups, the National Association of Community Pharmacies and the National Association of Chain Drug Stores, owning the other 50%. It isn’t disclosed in the Business Insider ‘reveal’ what group(s) is interested in selling all or part of its ownership. Since Surescripts holds 95% of the e-prescribing market, any buyer or investor would need be mega flush to buy into it. DarioHealth didn’t have a great 2023. Net revenue was down 23% versus 2022: $20.4 million to the prior year’s $27.7 million. The chronic condition management company managed to narrow its 2023 net loss of $59.4 million... Continue Reading