Monday, January 24, 2022: Health IT

A study conducted by Cigna found that virtual care can reduce unnecessary ER or urgent care visits by 19 percent. The study, conducted alongside its telehealth arm MDLive, found that virtual urgent care visits reduced duplication of care by 16 percent compared to...

Friday, January 21, 2022: Health IT

A new CB Insights report found that the digital health industry raised a record $57.2 billion in 2021, an increase of 79 percent since 2020. Telehealth received the most funding at $17.6 billion, followed by health IT startups ($8.6 billion), mental wellness and...

Tuesday, January 11, 2022: Health IT

Last week, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) issued a Request for Information (RFI) seeking examples of digital health technologies that could be used to strengthen “community health, individual wellness, and health equity.” In addition to...

Thursday, January 6, 2022: Health IT

International Business Machines Corp. is once again trying to sell IBM Watson Health, which includes a health care data and analytics company and population health and medical imaging businesses. IBM, which failed to attract a buyer for Watson Health last year, aims...

Monday, December 6, 2021: Health IT

CVS Health and Microsoft announced they are forming a strategic alliance to co-develop products around the areas of personalized care and digital health. CVS said it plans to use Microsoft’s computing capabilities to deliver more customized health...

Monday, December 6, 2021: Health IT

The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) Board of Governors approved $23.5 million in research awards to support three mHealth and telehealth research studies. The first study aims to understand if mHealth approaches see more success than traditional...