Tag Archives: Care

Here are all the areas in health care Amazon could look to expand to, according to one analyst

Retail giant Amazon‘s expansion into health care has already begun, but there’s a lot more room for it to grow, Loop Capital Markets’ Anthony Chukumba told CNBC on Tuesday. Chukumba said on “The Exchange” that he sees $ 72 billion of potential for Amazon through continued health-care expansion, which accelerated in 2018 when it purchased… Read More »

CA Blues tries Apple Watches, AI to aid data gathering in care settings

Blue Shield of California is hoping to improve the physician-patient connection by having its doctors wear Apple Watches loaded with smart medical assistance. BSC, together with its health services partner Altais, have partnered with Notable Health, a company that provides technology to captures office visits through the use of artificial intelligence. The data is captured,… Read More »

As docs ditch primary care to become hospitalists, MedPAC warns of shortage

Dive Brief:​ The number of hospitalists has increased nearly 50% between 2010 and 2017, according to a new report by the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC). Many primary care physicians (PCPs) are apparently abandoning that specialty in order to become hospitalists, who can expect better pay and more predictable work hours. Nevertheless, MedPAC concludes that… Read More »

GoodRx co-CEO explains how its new service helps patients access medical care for just $20

Digital pharmacy GoodRx is now helping patients do more than just price shop for prescription drugs, co-founder and co-CEO Doug Hirsch told CNBC’s Jim Cramer on Friday. It’s going directly into the world of medical services by launching GoodRx Care, which allows people to see a board-certified physician for a number of conditions, starting at… Read More »