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UAE’s BinSina Pharmacy Group launches telehealth solution

One of the UAE’s leading pharmacy brands has joined forces with TruDoc 24/7 to provide residents with “with round-the-clock access to medical consultation and services,” it has been announced. BinSina Pharmacy Group has just launched the new offering via its recently launched e-commerce website, with the service first being available to those based in Dubai. […]

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How cloud hosting can help with management of SDOH data

With the shift to value-based care, many healthcare providers are discovering a more direct focus on addressing social determinants of health is a way to tackle some of the root causes of illness, behavioral health challenges, readmissions and emergency room overuse. Data generated “in real life” in consumer tracking apps and social networks can be […]

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IPA, insurer launch innovative new partnership to manage social determinants of health

A new Albany, New York-based independent practice association, focused on improving social determinants of health, has launched an innovative collaboration with a regional not-for-profit insurer. The initiative will give community-based organizations in the Capital Region funding and technology access to better coordinate health and wellness services. Healthy Alliance Independent Practice Association, a new IPA spearheaded […]

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VA, Verizon to offer new telehealth access for veterans

The Department of Veterans Affairs and Verizon are teaming up to offer Veterans who are customers of the telecommunications giant unlimited access to department’s VA Video Connect telehealth app. WHY IT MATTERS The platform connects veterans with their health care team using encryption to ensure a secure and private session, and users can then participate […]

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UnitedHealth invests more than $8M in HBCU data science training

UnitedHealth Group is making a five-year, $8.25 million investment to help train data science and analytics experts in at Clark Atlanta University, Morehouse College, Morehouse School of Medicine and Spelman College. WHY IT MATTERS The money will help those colleges, part of the Atlanta University Center Consortium. The new AUCC Data Science Initiative will offer […]

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Bringing precision medicine to patients with telehealth

Home genetic testing kits have been popular for a while and with a variety of retail services now available, it is easy for anyone to get a glimpse at their genetic makeup. But understanding that information and the potential health issues it might indicate is a different story. Genome Medical, a national telegenomics technology company, […]

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FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb to step down

Food and Drug Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb announced his resignation from the FDA on Tuesday. He said he would step down from the agency in about a month. WHY IT MATTERS Gottlieb was nominated by confirmed by a 57-42 Senate vote less than two years ago, in May of 2017. Despite the concerns of some […]

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Livongo names board member Lee Shapiro as its new CFO

Livongo announced on Friday that Lee Shapiro is its new chief financial officer. Shapiro is the former president of Allscripts, the EHR vendor Livongo founder Glen Tullman served as CEO of before starting the digital health company. WHY IT MATTERS Shapiro is stepping into the CFO post on the heels of Livongo revealing that former […]