Deep Dive: Page 2

Industry insights from our journalists


  • Athenahealth booth at HIMSS22 in Orlando, Fla
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    New app, streamlined EHR: how Athenahealth is tackling 2022, according to its chief product officer

    Athenahealth plans to release a slew of new products this year, CPO Paul Brient said, including a new patient-facing app focused on engagement and care management.

    Rebecca Pifer • March 16, 2022
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    'The promise it really brings': talking TEFCA with Sequoia Project CEO Mariann Yeager

    ONC's main partner in creating a nationwide framework for data exchange shared details on timeline, buy-in and the vision for TEFCA on the sidelines of HIMSS22.

    Rebecca Pifer • March 15, 2022
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    Threats, obscenities, homicide: Healthcare workers stressed by pandemic face elevated violence

    Millions of healthcare workers across the country are becoming inured to workplace violence, which can range from verbal abuse and threats to physical attacks and even homicide.

    Hailey Mensik • March 9, 2022
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    4 key trends for procedure-reliant medtechs in 2022

    Medical device companies likely will face the same challenges this year that they have been dealing with since the pandemic's start, such as procedure volatility and hospital staffing shortages.

    Ricky Zipp • Feb. 3, 2022
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    As hospitals sue over surprise billing ban, healthcare experts ask why

    While provider associations take the battle to court, private equity backed physician groups are absent from the litigation.

    Samantha Liss • Feb. 1, 2022
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    3 key labor trends for hospitals in 2022

    Hospitals are still grappling with rising turnover, widespread burnout and numerous staff calling in sick nearly two years after the pandemic began. It's unclear when it might get better — or how much worse it could get.

    Hailey Mensik • Jan. 27, 2022
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    The shifting digital health investment landscape in 2022

    Signs point toward another historic year in VC investment, experts say, which will benefit the medical system as it evolves to include more digital services.

    Rebecca Pifer • Jan. 25, 2022
  • Healthcare Doctor One year into COVID-19 crisis
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    4 key trends for payers and providers in 2022

    The sectors face continued operational pressure as they head into a third year of the pandemic, including a tight labor market and shifts in payer mix.

    Samantha Liss • Jan. 21, 2022
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    How telehealth could be an equitable 'bridge to care' in a post-pandemic world

    Much has been made of the technology's advantages, but it has its share of challenges when it comes to accessibility, experts said.

    Ryan Golden • Jan. 20, 2022
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    Heart attacks struck Sek Kathiresan's family. He's devoted his life to stopping them.

    After several family members had early heart attacks, Kathiresan vowed to understand why they happen. His research journey has changed medical practice and led to a new biotech startup, Verve Therapeutics.

    Ben Fidler • Dec. 2, 2021
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    Medical device security continues to be casualty of hospital-medtech divide

    FDA says manufacturers and hospitals are both responsible for protecting devices from growing cybersecurity threats. However, healthcare organizations carry a much heavier load.

    Greg Slabodkin • Dec. 1, 2021
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    How hospitals leveraged on-site child care during the pandemic in a bid to drive retention

    An overwhelming amount of healthcare jobs are held by women. On-site child care can drive better retention amid a "Great Resignation," as burned out employees across all industries reevaluate their roles and workplaces.

    Hailey Mensik • Nov. 3, 2021
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    Why are women more likely to use telehealth?

    As Washington mulls over telehealth regulations post-COVID-19, it's important not to roll back access in a way that could disproportionately affect women, experts say.

    Rebecca Pifer • Nov. 2, 2021
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    Nurses bore the brunt of the pandemic. Nearly 9 in 10 of them are women.

    Women have an outsized role in caring for the nation's health, and were hit exceptionally hard by the pandemic at home and at work.

    Samantha Liss • Nov. 1, 2021
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    A look at Teladoc's primary care strategy from its head of US group health

    In an interview, Kelly Bliss teased upcoming clients for a new virtual-first primary care product and parsed out Teladoc's growth strategies for 2022 and beyond.

    Rebecca Pifer • Oct. 27, 2021
  • Anatomy of a medical device recall: How defective products can slip through an outdated system

    A fragmented system has medtechs notifying hospitals via mail or FedEx, leading to missed notices, putting patients at risk, critics say.

    Ricky Zipp • Oct. 19, 2021
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    Will a software bill of materials help or hurt medical device cybersecurity?

    For years, FDA has talked about the need for an electronically readable inventory of third-party components in devices, as a way to address the problem of widespread cyber vulnerabilities.

    Greg Slabodkin • Oct. 8, 2021
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    How Morgan Health hopes to finally move the needle on employer health costs: 5 insights from a chat with the venture's CEO

    Morgan Health learned a lot from Haven, but is a different beast with better knowledge of the buy-in needed to disrupt the health benefits space, CEO Dan Mendelson told Healthcare Dive.

    Rebecca Pifer • Oct. 7, 2021
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    Predicting the future of healthcare: 10 takeaways from HIMSS21

    Along with "guarded optimism" on the current state of the pandemic, some 19,000 on-site attendees in Las Vegas mulled what's next for AI, telehealth, cybersecurity, mental health and more.

    Rebecca Pifer and Hailey Mensik • Aug. 13, 2021
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    8 insights from a chat with Joe DeVivo, Teladoc's head of hospitals and health systems

    DeVivo hinted at joint R&D with tech behemoth Microsoft, a future API marketplace and where Teladoc sees virtual visits stabilizing post-pandemic.

    Rebecca Pifer • Aug. 12, 2021
  • Medtech M&A expected to be robust in second half after 2021 began with a flurry

    Even after already eclipsing the number of deals last year, analysts predict robust activity in particular among diagnostics companies flush with cash from 2020's COVID-19 test sales.

    Ricky Zipp • July 19, 2021
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    How close is quantum computing in healthcare?

    Potential applications run the gamut from streamlining clinical trials to optimizing back-end functions for payers and providers, and could be used in practice within a few years.

    Rebecca Pifer • July 19, 2021
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    Medtech pay to doctors plunged in 2020 as COVID-19 pummeled electives, in-person services

    Zimmer Biomet had the biggest drop, cutting general payments nearly 80% to $63 million. Other notable decreases include Stryker, J&J's DePuy Synthes and Boston Scientific.

    Ricky Zipp • July 13, 2021
  • Legacy medical devices, growing hacker threats create perfect storm of cybersecurity risks

    Aging medtech and increasingly sophisticated criminals are leaving hospitals highly vulnerable to attacks.

    Greg Slabodkin • June 23, 2021
  • Ajay Purohit, a Biogen employee, points to brain scans of people with Alzheimer's
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    In historic move, FDA approves closely watched, controversial Alzheimer's drug

    With the decision, the agency cleared the way for what many predict will become a lucrative and highly sought-after option — though fierce debate continues over whether Biogen's aducanumab actually benefits patients.

    Jacob Bell • Updated June 7, 2021