Thursday, August 6, 2020

Walmart Health picks Florida for next planned expansion

Walmart Health has opened four clinics so far, including this one in Elm Springs, Arkansas. They offer a combination of primary care, behavioral health, labs and other services. Photo credit: Walmart. On the heels of opening two new health centers in Arkansas, Walmart announced it will look to Florida next. For the past two...

Responsibly reopening in the Era of Covid-19: A Perspective from CVS Caremark’s CMO

 As state and local governments move through phased re-openings amid Covid-19, with resurgences in some states, many organizations are trying to decide how best to responsibly return employees. The reality for all employers is that we cannot return to what was before, and a thoughtful, phased approach will be needed. This is probably...

‘Dirty’ data in EHRs could cause unnecessary expenses

The health IT landscape is changing at a rapid pace, and with this change there is critical work to be done to enhance data integrity and prevent unnecessary expense. With the urgent need for telemedicine some vendors have had to change their course abruptly; some stayed the course but are working faster and harder...

Alphabet spinoff CityBlock Health raises $54 million

CityBlock Health, a startup that offers primary care, behavioral health and other services for low-income patients, raised $53.5 million in funding. The company spun out of Alphabet subsidiary Sidewalk Labs in 2017, and has since opened clinics in Brooklyn, Queens, Connecticut, Massachusetts and North Carolina. It primarily serves Medicaid and dual-eligible patients, offering them...

Geisinger’s digital strategy to combat COVID-19 and accelerate enterprise transformation

This post was co-authored by Rebecca A. Stametz, Geisinger's vice president of digital transformation; Karen Murphy, RN, its chief innovation officer; David Vawdrey, chief data informatics officer; John Kravitz, chief information officer; and Paddy Padmanabhan, CEO of Damo Consulting. In January 2020, Geisinger, the Pennsylvania-based integrated health system known for decades of clinical innovation,...

Oak Street Health files for IPO

Oak Street Health, which operates primary care centers for Medicare patients, is planning its public debut. The company filed preliminary IPO paperwork on Friday to be listed on the New York Stock Exchange as OSH. Oak Street has not yet priced its offering. The Chicago-based company said it would seek up to $100 million,...

Ultima Displays launches a child friendly sanitising station

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Government guidance stipulates that for the Autumn term, schools must ‘introduce preventative measures to help students and staff clean hands thoroughly more often than usual and introduce enhanced cleaning, including cleaning frequently touched surfaces often.’Corby, 8 July 2020 – Ultima Displays, one of Europe’s leading one-stop visual communications providers, has...

Doctor On Demand raises $75M, plans to build out virtual primary care

Doctor On Demand CEO Hill Ferguson hadn’t originally planned to raise funding this year. But seeing an influx of new users after the Covid-19 pandemic hit, he decided the time was right. “We were just scrambling to meet demand and sign on new clients. We were in this rapid expansion mode that really was...

Digital health funding hits another high mark for 2020

So far, digital health funding in 2020 is on track to outpace previous years. Chart courtesy of Rock Health.   Despite the devastating economic effects of the Covid-19 pandemic, digital health companies continued to close funding rounds in the first half of 2020. After startups started off the year strong, experts expected investments to flatten...

Accolade makes debut on Nasdaq with upsized IPO

Accolade employees virtually celebrated its public debut in a video streamed in Times Square. The employee benefits platform will be listed on Nasdaq as “ACCD.” Accolade employees virtually rang the opening bell on Thursday morning, when the employee benefits platform made its debut on the stock market. The company’s stock began trading on Nasdaq...
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