October 17, 2019
Neil Jordan has had a front row seat to the changing role of tech and consumer-focused initiatives in healthcare. For nine years he served as Microsoft’s efforts in this space as the general manager of health for Microsoft Worldwide Public Sector, and much more recently stepped into the role of its general manager for retail health innovation. Here, he’s looking to grapple with the growing trend...
August 30, 2019
Best known for its “everyday low prices” motto, Walmart is now taking on the healthcare industry. The brick and mortar retail giant recently rolled out the Walmart Health platform, which allows users to book appointments at its in-person clinics online. CNBC, which first spotted the development, reports that the company is also opening a new clinic dubbed Walmart Health in Georgia, which will...
November 16, 2016
CliniCloud, the Melbourne, Australia-based company that makes a connected stethoscope and thermometer to support telemedicine use cases, announced a partnership with New Jersey retail and concierge healthcare organization Astra Primary Care Associates. The partnership marks a new direction for CliniCloud, which has so far deployed its app and devices as an add-on to telemedicine services offered...
November 19, 2015
Services from telemedicine to retail clinics to concierge care services are disrupting primary care, and primary care practices need to adapt to stay relevant, according to a new report from PricewaterhouseCoopers' Health Research Institute (HRI). HRI interviewed 25 executives from industry, trade associations and academia and surveyed 1,500 clinicians and 1,000 consumers for the report.
June 26, 2014
This week Verizon launched a mobile-centric video visits product that physician groups and others can use to provide real-time, remote care to patients. Virtual Visits has been 18 months in the making, Verizon's Director of Mobile Health Julie Kling told MobiHealthNews in an interview, and while it could see integration with Verizon's FDA cleared remote patient monitoring platform in the future,...
August 2, 2012
Consumer health app iTriage is providing mobile appointment scheduling for Walgreen Co.'s Take Care Health Systems clinics in two major markets in a pilot program announced Wednesday.
People in the Chicago and Denver areas can now tap their smartphones to make appointments at Take Care Clinic with the free iTriage app for iPhones and Android, and get an immediate confirmation. The same service...