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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

Healthcare Happenings

Chief Patient Experience Officer – Fad or Critical Emerging Role?

The C-suite contains quite a dazzling array of acronyms from CMO (Chief Marketing Officer or Chief Medical Officer) to CTO (Chief Technology Officer or in some cases Chief Talent Officer) to CDO (Chief Design Officer) and CBO (Chief Business Officer). And just when you thought you knew them all, along comes a new C, the CXO, or Chief Patient Experience Officer. The CXO’s Job: Patient Satisfaction A CXO is responsible for bringing executive level focus on the overall patient experience. A positive patient experience depends on many factors in addition to the quality of care provided by the doctors and […]

Luma Health

Healthcare Happenings

3D Printing and the Future of Care

Ever since the world’s first 3D printer was built in 1983 by Chuck Hall, this technology has steadily progressed into one of the biggest game changers in the medical field. In just the year 2014, the 3D-printing industry grew by 35.2%. The impact of this technology will be seen across the medical board, from increased cost efficiency, faster prototyping, and innovative problem solving–all coming together to better patient health outcomes. A More Affordable Treatment Option Produced through a process called additive manufacturing, 3D printing creates a solid object from a multi-layered digital file blueprint. This can be used with material from plastic or metal powders, […]

Aliya Hall

Healthcare Happenings

June 2018 Healthcare Hot Takes: athenahealth for $7 billion–going once, going twice, sold?

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 Athenahealth receives $6.9 billion buyout offer. At the HLTH conference in Las Vegas this past month, the biggest news was that activist investor Elliott Management, led by notable businessman Paul Singer, submitted an unsolicited bid to buy out athenahealth for nearly $7 billion. The all-cash offer of $160 per share came at a 27% premium for the EHR company, which reported “weaker than expected” earnings in Q4 of last year. With this bid, Singer hopes to take athenahealth back into […]

Ramesh Munnangi

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