Walmart Abandons Health Care Plans, As Retailers Struggle With Their Home-Based Care Strategies

Health care is hard – an idea reinforced this week when Walmart (NYSE: WMT) announced the abandonment of its previously grand health care ambitions. There may be a day when the country’s largest retailers, including Walmart, become major players in home-based care delivery, but today is not that day. And other recent developments suggest tomorrow […]

Signify Health President: ‘We’re Just Scratching The Surface’ On What Can Be Done In The Home 

Signify Health was purchased by CVS Health (NYSE: CVS) for $8 billion in March 2023. Now, it’s one of the core tenants of CVS Healthspire, the health care services segment that CVS executives are banking on to drive future growth for the company. The Dallas-based Signify is a health care platform that combines technology, analytics […]

MedStar Health, DispatchHealth Announce New Partnership To Provide Acute Care At Home

MedStar Health – a Washington, D.C.-based health system known to value home-based care – is teaming up with DispatchHealth. DispatchHealth originally made a name for itself as a provider of higher-acuity care services in the home. Over the last few years, however, it has dramatically expanded its offerings, and now the company delivers in-home care […]

While Walgreens Conducts Strategic Review Of Assets, CVS Health Considers Supplemental Benefit Cuts In MA

Earlier this week, Walgreens Boots Alliance (Nasdaq: WBA) CEO Tim Wentworth teased a “strategic review” of the company’s assets, including those within the U.S. Healthcare segment. Meanwhile, CVS Health (NYSE: CVS) CFO Tom Cowhey provided updates on where Aetna may go with its supplemental benefits in the near-term future.  “We are now meaningfully looking at […]

No Empty Promises: How Home-Based Care Providers Actually Plan To Use AI

Artificial intelligence is likely to be a society- and business-altering technological development. But, just like the advent of the internet before it, AI’s emergence will undoubtedly lead to as many empty promises from business leaders as it does actual use cases. That’ll particularly be the case in the early innings of AI, which I believe […]

Walgreens Shakes Up Leadership Team, Jeff Driscoll Out As US Healthcare President

Walgreens Boots Alliance (Nasdaq: WBA) is making some major changes to its U.S. Healthcare division, which includes all of its provider and at-home care assets. Most of note is the leadership change at the top. Walgreens acquired the remaining stake in the home care-focused convener CareCentrix for $392 million in 2022, after an initial investment […]

Amedisys Bets On Rapid Testing To Boost Outcomes, Free Staff Time

As a way to improve the quality of infection testing and to achieve better patient outcomes, Amedisys Inc. (Nasdaq: AMED) is now offering advanced molecular testing across its care centers nationwide. To do this, the company has partnered with Patient Choice Laboratories to better identify respiratory issues, wound infections and other ailments for its at-home […]

‘It’s The Right Thing To Do’: Humana, Lifespark Embracing Wellness As Part of Their Overall Strategies

Wellness isn’t just a health care buzzword. In fact, it’s what’s driving business strategies across the senior care continuum. Providers of all shapes and sizes are looking to achieve wellspan, and executives at organizations like Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM) and Lifespark are doing so by leveraging data, care coordination and more. For Humana, a major […]