TelehealthFeds Offer $1.15B to Fund Rural High-Speed Internet Access
USDA also invests $50 million to improve access to telemedicine, distance learning for 7.6 million rural Americans.
InnovationMicrobiome Startups Promise to Improve Your Gut Health, but Is the Science Solid?
Microbiome startups have been alternately hailed for health breakthroughs and indicted for fraud.
TelehealthEquum Medical Raises $20M in Growth Equity
The new funding from Heritage Group will support the expansion of acute care telehealth and staffing services.
InnovationMission and Money Clash in Nonprofit Hospitals' Venture Capital Ambitions
Eager to find new sources of revenue, hospital systems of all sizes have been experimenting as venture capitalists for healthcare...
PayerThe Pros and Cons of Insurtech Startup Expansion
One insurtech startup CEO says that single-point startups are "contributing to fragmentation. The key is to solve problems in the...
PayerCricket Health Secures $83.5M with Backing from Blue Shield, Cigna
Cricket claims its "StageSmart?" predictive analytics model can identify patients with chronic kidney disease stages 3b and beyond with 96%...
FinancePrivate Equity: Friend or Foe to Healthcare?
Finance executives evaluate the role of private equity in the healthcare industry and forecast how the dynamic will evolve. When...
StrategyPaying Billions for Controversial Alzheimer's Drug? How About Funding This Instead?
The total annual price tag would come to $56 billion if the average list price, $56,000, is applied to the...
FinanceHCA Completes Purchase of Majority Stake in Brookdale
HCA stated that the Brookdale investment will add approximately 80 sites of care and more than 4,000 workers.
StrategyWalmart Launches Private Brand Analog Insulin
The diabetes care announcement marks the latest healthcare foray by the retail giant.
FinanceHealthcare Sector Investment Sees Strong Rebound Post-COVID
While there are significant fears around interest rates and inflation, 67% of respondents to a new survey said they haven't...
FinanceMoody's Anticipates Ratings Downgrades for Kindred, LifePoint
After announcing plans to merge, the outlook for both for-profit health systems was revised down from stable to "under review."