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    Bayer launches precision health unit in latest digital health venture

    The pharma company said it will work with startups and other digital health companies as well as add to its own capabilities as it builds out the consumer-focused business unit.

    By Emily Olsen • June 1, 2023
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    Serial biotech founder Tim Springer on investing in startups and democratizing antibody research

    Springer, who became a billionaire after investing in Moderna, spoke after gifting $210 million to his nonprofit institute in Boston.

    By Gwendolyn Wu • June 1, 2023
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    Telehealth

    Virtual visits remain significantly elevated compared to pre-COVID-19 levels, as patients report high satisfaction with digitally delivered care.

    By Healthcare Dive staff
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    FDA hits iRhythm with warning letter over problems at heart monitor facility

    IRhythm can continue to manufacture and sell its products and does not expect the warning letter to materially affect its financial results.

    By Nick Paul Taylor • June 1, 2023
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    EHR purchasing in 2022 led by small organizations, migrations, Klas says

    Epic continues to be the EHR market leader, covering 36% of acute care hospitals in the U.S. and 48% of beds, according to a new report.

    By May 25, 2023
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    Health tech startup Florence buys Zipnosis from Bright Health

    Bright Health, which is exiting the insurance business, purchased telehealth company Zipnosis in 2021.

    By Emily Olsen • May 24, 2023
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    Digital health funding holds steady in Q1 after year of decline

    The sector defied trends seen in the larger venture capital market, where funding continues to fall. But investment is still at years-low levels.

    By Emily Olsen • May 24, 2023
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    Abbott, Boston Scientific, Medtronic share data on heart rhythm devices

    A series of recent innovations in pacemaker technology have opened up new markets and set the stage for increased competition.

    By Nick Paul Taylor • May 22, 2023
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    Amazon’s PillPack reports data breach affecting more than 19,000

    The online pharmacy said the attack exposed customer email addresses, prescription information and contact details for prescribing providers.

    By Emily Olsen • May 22, 2023
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    Modernized, AI-enabled VoC to meet today’s CX

    Today’s optimized and AI-enabled VoC survey will meet the mark for improved member experience in two key areas across both commercial and Medicare member bases.

    By Zaffar Khan, AVP, Transformation for Sagility • May 22, 2023
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    FTC moves to strengthen Health Breach Notification Rule’s applicability to digital health apps

    Regulators are increasingly leaning on the HBNR to crack down on the sharing of sensitive medical data, and the FTC is looking to strengthen its case.

    By May 18, 2023
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    Suki integrates generative AI assistant in Epic EHR software

    Suki incorporates generative AI to “listen” to clinician-patient encounters and generate clinician notes, but says clinicians maintain ultimate control.

    By Brian T. Horowitz • May 18, 2023
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    Rapid AI adoption could cause medical errors, patient harm, WHO warns, urging oversight

    The World Health Organization warned that caution is not being exercised with the use of artificial intelligence in healthcare, and called for rigorous oversight of the new technology.

    By Susan Kelly • May 18, 2023
  • VA renegotiates tougher EHR modernization contract with Oracle Cerner

    The Department of Veterans Affairs said the new contract includes stronger performance metrics and larger credits to the VA if Oracle Cerner doesn’t meet expectations.

    By Emily Olsen • May 18, 2023
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    Included Health and DispatchHealth partner on virtual-to-in-home care

    Included’s care teams will now be able to coordinate in-home care for patients after a telehealth visit through Dispatch’s network of medical practitioners.

    By May 17, 2023
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    Zocdoc expands urgent care bookings to meet surging demand

    The healthcare marketplace company says the number of urgent care facilities on Zocdoc has grown by almost 40% month over month, and urgent care bookings have also expanded by an average of 80%. 

    By Brian T. Horowitz • May 16, 2023
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    CVS shuttering clinical trials unit

    The company plans to wind down the business in phases, with a full exit by December 2024.

    By May 15, 2023
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    Babylon Health to be taken private under restructuring deal

    Babylon will receive $34.5 million in interim funding as part of a deal with investment manager AlbaCore Capital Group and its affiliates.

    By Brian T. Horowitz • May 11, 2023
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    Google adds image analysis capabilities to generative AI model, enabling dialogues with doctors

    The company’s medical large language model has the ability to review X-rays and mammograms, write reports about images and respond to follow-up questions from caregivers.

    By Nick Paul Taylor • May 11, 2023
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    FDA calls for ‘nimble’ regulation of ChatGPT-like models to avoid being ‘swept up quickly’ by tech

    The head of the agency said the models are “ushering in the revolution that many of us were hoping for,” but cautioned that the sector will need to be regulated appropriately.

    By Nick Paul Taylor • May 10, 2023
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    Here’s what will change when the COVID public health emergency ends

    Vaccines, which have been crucial to curbing the threat of the virus, will remain free for the vast majority of people in the U.S., but over-the-counter tests will no longer be covered for most.

    By May 10, 2023
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    Telehealth declined nationally in February, Fair Health finds

    COVID-19 dropped out of the top five telehealth diagnoses nationally, with mental health conditions claiming the top spot. 

    By Brian T. Horowitz • May 4, 2023
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    DEA temporarily extends COVID-19 telehealth prescribing flexibility for controlled substances

    The agency said on Wednesday that it needs additional time to parse through the 38,000 public comments it received in response to a proposal to reintroduce stricter limits around telehealth prescribing.

    By May 4, 2023
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    Virtual care company eVisit acquires Bluestream Health

    EVisit aims to offer a streamlined interface by integrating its automated care navigation platform with Bluestream’s digital front door platform.

    By Brian T. Horowitz • May 2, 2023
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    Amazon closes Halo health tracking unit as wave of tech layoffs continues

    The tech giant is exiting the wearables sector as it eliminates 27,000 jobs this year. Amazon’s Halo devices will stop working on Aug. 1.

    By Nick Paul Taylor • May 1, 2023
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    Are fertility benefits becoming the latest work perk?

    In today’s job market, health and retirement benefits are vital tools for competing for employees. The latest tool? Fertility benefits.

    May 1, 2023