Working in partnership with Doctor on Demand, Optum’s NowClinic and American Well, UnitedHealthcare is expanding its telemedicine reach to encompass 20 million enrollees.
Software, hardware and devices
Consumers searching for health information on Google will now see results from Mayo Clinic in a feature box at the top of the return screen.
Research has been given a shot in the arm by Apple Corp, which recently expanded the use of ResearchKit to include clinical trials.
Independence Blue Cross and other Blue providers have partnered together to purchase a real-time secure communication network for physicians and hospitals to be on the leading edge of big data.
Health plans and providers are working with tech companies to make sure that the digital experience is as smooth and engaging as online shopping.
Premera Blue Cross and Lifewise Health Plan had websites offering protections for affected individuals ready to go the day they announced a breach of up to 11 million records of members, vendors and employees.
The digital revolution of the Internet of Things (IoT) has advanced the fields of home automation, automotive, energy and manufacturing, and healthcare is next.
Mobile device health apps have the potential to transform healthcare, but their exploding use is also giving rise to new concerns about privacy and security.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services announced that it has selected Accenture Federal Services for a five-year, $563 million contract to continue Accenture’s work on the federally facilitated marketplace in support of healthcare.gov.
The industry turns to telehealth to lower costs and improve quality.