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When Healthcare Gets It Right—Three Examples of Patient-Centered Innovation

Long wait times and overworked providers are some of the ways healthcare gets it wrong, but true patient-centered innovation puts the power in the hands of the patients. We think some great examples include Oak Street Health (primary care for Medicare recipients), OneDrop (a diabetes management app), and Text4Baby (a massive public health campaign for moms and babies).

Alex Harris

Engagement Strategies, Healthcare Happenings

North Florida Women’s Care Cuts No-Show Rate in Half, Generates $10,000 a Month in Additional Revenue

North Florida Women's Care featured in Healthcare IT News for generating revenue, driving better patient experiences with Luma Health.

lumahealth

Engagement Strategies, Healthcare Happenings

It’s Flu Season Again — This Year, Leverage Text Messaging to Make It Better

Last year’s flu season resulted in a record-breaking number of illnesses, hospitalizations, and deaths. The challenge for providers is making sure patients get the flu shot. Text messaging, SMS, is cost-effective. Luma Health products reaches your patients with targeted, custom messages.

Alex Harris

Healthcare Happenings

October 2018 Healthcare Hot Takes: Apple Watch gets cleared as medical device

Healthcare Hot Takes is Luma Health’s monthly rundown of healthcare innovations happening right now. Check out what the industry has been thinking, reading, doing.

Ramesh Munnangi

Healthcare Happenings, Value-Based Care

What Do Modern Healthcare Consumers Want?

What's important to the average healthcare consumer in 2018? Affordable prices for quality care? Convenient access to services? An enhanced patient experience? Keep reading for an overview of the latest reports and studies that show what the average healthcare consumer wants in 2018.

Miranda Booher, RN

Healthcare Happenings

September 2018 Healthcare Hot Takes: NYU to offer tuition-free med school for all students

Healthcare Hot Takes is Luma Health’s monthly rundown of healthcare innovations happening right now. Check out what the industry has been thinking, reading, doing.

Ramesh Munnangi

Engagement Strategies, Healthcare Happenings

Can Mobile Solutions Solve The Patient-Compliance Crisis?

At least 25% of today’s patients fail to comply with their doctor’s orders. Mobile solutions can be the answer in order to keep patients healthy.

Matt Seidholz

Healthcare Happenings

August 2018 Healthcare Hot Takes: GlaxoSmithKline and 23andMe look to improve the future of pharma with genomics

Healthcare Hot Takes is Luma Health’s monthly rundown of healthcare innovations happening right now. Check out what the industry is thinking, reading, doing. STORY #1 GlaxoSmithKline is acquiring a $300M stake in 23andMe to overhaul its drug research and development. GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) is staking $300M into everyone’s favorite DNA home test kit company 23andMe in order to revamp its drug discovery process and stay competitive in the pharmaceutical industry. The company hopes to use genetic data to hone in on drug targets and to better identify patients for clinical trials. The four year collaboration will aim at making the entire drug process more efficient. […]

Ramesh Munnangi

Healthcare Happenings

How Should Traditional Providers Deal with the Threat of Retail Clinics?

Primary care has never had it tougher. From 2012 to 2016, primary care office visits have dropped 18%. The volume slump could be chalked up to a number of factors. High-deductible health plans have made patients hold off on seeking care; younger patients prefer telemedicine — or even email — for non-urgent health issues; and many patients skip the doctor’s office altogether and consult online resources to direct their care. But the biggest cause, by far, of primary care’s decline? You may already know: it’s the rise of retail clinics. The success of this relatively young business model has been astonishing. Over the […]

Matt Seidholz

Healthcare Happenings

July 2018 Healthcare Hot Takes: Amazon-JP Morgan-Berkshire Hathaway healthcare initiative takes off with Atul Gawande as CEO

Healthcare Hot Takes is Luma Health’s monthly rundown of healthcare innovations happening right now. Check out what the industry is thinking, reading, doing. STORY #1 Atul Gawande chosen to lead Amazon-J.P. Morgan-Berkshire Hathaway initiative. After a long and arduous search, the new healthcare initiative between Amazon, J.P. Morgan, and Berkshire Hathaway finally has its man. Renowned surgeon and author, Dr. Atul Gawande, has been chosen to lead the much publicized venture and he hopes to bring his expertise in medicine and health policy in an aim to bring down healthcare costs for employees and families of the three entities. As a […]

Ramesh Munnangi

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