Apple Reportedly Talking Smart Watch, Senior Care with MA Plans

Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) is reportedly in talks with multiple private Medicare plans about its smart watch product and the role it can play in preventing negative health outcomes for older adults. Cupertino, California-based Apple released its redesigned and re-engineered Apple Watch toward the end of 2018. Among its features, the smart device boasts a […]

Startup Raises $9.5 Million, Brings Predictive Health Tech Into the Home

Last week’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas was dominated by home health devices. One example, which showcases the increasing consumer and investor interest in at-home monitoring, is CarePredict. The Florida-based health tech startup raised $9.5 million in Series A funding and has rolled out a new direct-to-consumer product, unveiled at CES. The in-home […]

Aetna, Heal Bring Doctor House Calls to Atlanta Market

Technology startup Heal is teaming up with insurance giant Aetna — now a CVS Health Corporation (NYSE: CVS) company — to bring doctor house calls to one of the United States’  largest markets. Already available throughout California, parts of Virginia and Washington, D.C., Los Angeles-based Heal announced Tuesday that it is expanding to the Atlanta […]

Specialized At-Home Cancer Program Reflects Larger Health Care Trends

In December, the University of Utah’s Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) launched a new program aimed at bringing hospital-level care into patients’ homes. The program allows patients to be discharged sooner and avoid costly emergency department visits. Dubbed “Huntsman at Home,” this initiative is the latest instance of health care’s shift to the home and the […]

Why the Department of Veterans Affairs is the Tesla of At-Home Care

As the senior population booms, agencies and health care systems continue to look for cost effective ways to provide quality in-home care. But even before industry giants were targeting innovation, an unlikely pioneer — the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) — was leading the charge. With reports of system-wide negligence and arbitrary caregiver dismissals making […]

Speakers Announced — Capital + Strategy Forum | April 2019

Announcing the Preliminary Speaker Roster Join Us April 10, 2019 in Washington, D.C. Request An Invite Home Health Care News (HHCN) is pleased to announce the preliminary speaker roster for our inaugural Capital + Strategy Forum on April 10, 2019, in Washington, D.C. This full-day event attracts home care, hospice, private duty, investment bankers, insurance industry […]

Coming Spring 2019: HHCN Capital + Strategy Event

Join Home Health Care News (HHCN) next spring for the inaugural Capital + Strategy Forum on April 10, 2019, in Washington, D.C. This one-day event attracts C-suite and senior executives from home care, hospice, private duty, investment banking, insurance and health systems looking to acquire actionable intelligence on industry trends. Speakers at the event from […]

Walgreens Teams Up With Humana in Senior Care Clinics

Insurance company Humana (NYSE: HUM) is partnering up with pharmacy retail business Walgreens Boots Alliance in a new pilot deal to operate senior-focused primary care clinics. The deal will establish the clinics inside two Walgreens stores in Kansas City, Missouri, operated by Partners in Primary Care, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Humana. The venture could also […]

CMS Launches Rural Health Strategy with Telehealth Aims

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently announced a new rural health strategy, targeting Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries located in rural America. One of the strategy’s aims is to boost telehealth and telemedicine, a growing area of in-home based care. “For the first time, CMS is organizing and focusing our efforts to apply […]