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How digital health apps are leading the fight against diabetes

Chronic conditions like diabetes require constant monitoring between regularly scheduled doctor visits. Livongo, the first digital health company to go public after a years-long drought, is hoping to prove that technology can help better manage costly chronic illnesses. The platform analyzes data to build a picture...

How artificial intelligence can detect hidden diseases

As the field of medicine advances, new connections leading to the diagnosis of rare illnesses are being made. Komodo Health’s artificial intelligence algorithms are sifting through a decade of data about health conditions across several hundred million Americans, many scenarios that once were the stuff...

9 Digital Health Startups that Could Join the IPO Wave

Large companies like Lyft, Pinterest, and Uber have made big-splash IPOs in 2019, and Slack and Airbnb are expected to join them. But behind the headline-making companies is a wave of digital health startups that have been transforming the health industry for close to a...

On Amazon Prime Day, What Could Health Care Look Like?

Jane Sarasohn-Kahn, author of the book HealthConsuming, recently wrote on the Health Populi website about how we could “Amazon-ize” health care to increase its benefit to consumers. In the U.S., patients have been morphing into health care consumers—a trend that has been accelerated by the growth...

AI for all that ails American health care. But how smart is that?

Health technology investment and research company Rock Health reports that from 2011 to 2017, 121 digital health companies earned $2.7 billion in venture funding to apply artificial intelligence (AI) to 19 areas ranging from drug research and development to clinical-decision support to health benefits administration. Even...

Adam Boehler, Who Championed Value-Based Care, to Leave HHS

Adam Boehler has stepped down from his position as head of the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation to take a position in the world of foreign aid. In addition to his CMMI role, Boehler served as a senior advisor to Health and Human Services Secretary...

The Most Trusted Man at Accolade Inc.

Richard Eskew may be the chief privacy officer at Accolade, but his colleagues rarely have difficulty finding him. Because he is available to talk and answer employees’ questions, he is able to keep privacy and security front and center for Accolade’s more than 900 employees. Accolade...

How medication management tech helps one hospital better identify interventions

CGH Medical Center is a 97-bed hospital located in Sterling, Illinois. As a small facility, preventable readmissions represent a huge financial and clinical uncertainty. The hospital knew that not taking medications as prescribed after discharge is a major driver of readmissions. Thus, it knew it...

Smart Analytics Software Cures Cancer, Driving Patient-First Approach

Healthcare Tech Outlook recently interviewed Rick Dean, CEO of Oncology Analytics, about the need for “smart analytics” in cancer treatment as a way to control costs and enable providers and patients to choose the best course of treatment. Oncology Analytics is a utilization management company...