Atrium Health Boosts Capacity with Virtual Hospital-at-Home Model

A major health system was able to expand its hospital capacity in the early days of the COVID-19 emergency, thanks to a largely virtual hospital-at-home program. Its story — highlighted in the journal Annals of Internal Medicine — reflects broader trends in the home-based care field. Starting in the spring, Charlotte, North Carolina-based Atrium Health, […]

Amazon: HIPAA-Compliant Alexa Skills ‘Just the First Step’ in Disrupting Health Care

Earlier this year, Amazon (Nasdaq: AMZN) made waves when it rolled out new software that makes its Alexa device HIPAA-compliant. The new skills kit allows select patients and health care organizations to securely transmit sensitive medical information — often from the comfort of one’s own home. While the implications of the skills have the home-based […]