Healthcare Payments

  • What Is Driving Pharmacy Retail Innovation?

    September 4, 2019 What Is Driving Pharmacy Retail Innovation?Retail innovation can be found in a variety of places – and that includes pharmacies, where the retail model is being revised and even reinvented. One reason for all of that? ...
  • Walmart To Open Health Clinic In Georgia

    August 30, 2019 Walmart To Open Health Clinic In GeorgiaWith a deeper move into the market for primary and mental healthcare, Walmart is opening a Walmart Health clinic in Georgia. The retailer updated its website with a link to ...
  • QuickBooks Adds Employee Benefits Into Online Payroll

    August 27, 2019 QuickBooks Integrates Benefits Into PayrollQuickBooks Online Payroll customers can now use the payroll platform to offer employees healthcare benefits, the company reported on Tuesday (Aug. 27) in a press release. Intuit’s technology-driven payroll solution leverages ...
  • Privacy Concerns Spark Fresh Moves In Digital World

    August 22, 2019 Privacy Concerns Spark Moves In Digital WorldThe push to offer more online privacy to increasingly concerned consumers continues. This time, it’s a move from Google, but it’s unclear how far these efforts will really go, and whether ...
  • Co-founder Of Google’s AI Lab On Leave Amid Controversy

    August 21, 2019 The co-founder of Google‘s artificial intelligence (AI) lab has been placed on leave due to issues with some of his projects. Mustafa Suleyman, who runs DeepMind’s “applied” division and has been ...
  • Apple Health Execs Leave Company Amid Internal Clash

    August 20, 2019 Apple Health Execs Leave Company Amid Internal ClashApple Health is undergoing personnel changes after numerous departures following years of internal friction about objectives, CNBC reported on Tuesday (Aug. 20). The company’s healthcare team has been at odds for ...
  • Closing The Last Mile In Prescription Delivery 

    August 16, 2019 Closing The Last Mile In Prescription DeliveryIn many retail markets, there is incredible pressure to pick up the pace of delivery. Amazon switched from two-day shipping as its standard base (rapidly followed by Walmart and others), ...
  • Medpricer Launches Healthcare Spend Analytics

    August 15, 2019 healthcare spendingMedpricer, a technology company that targets the medical and healthcare services with cost management solutions, is rolling out a spend analytics tool. In a press release Wednesday (Aug. 14), Medpricer announced ...
  • Walgreens Plans To Shutter 200 Locations

    August 8, 2019 WalgreensAfter its parent company announced plans earlier this year to close 200 stores in the United Kingdom, Walgreens is looking to shutter 200 locations in the United States. The pharmacy ...
  • Retail Malls Look For New Innovations, Commerce And Otherwise

    August 6, 2019 shopping mall interiorWhat to do with retail malls? How about making them into doctors’ offices? That is among the latest trends as retail reinvents itself, and technology and other trends force new uses ...
  • CVS Membership Program Targets Millennials

    August 5, 2019 CVS Expands Membership Program Nationwide To Lure MillennialsAfter successful test runs in Boston, Philadelphia and Tampa, the CVS membership program CarePass will expand nationally with free delivery for an annual fee, CNBC reported on Monday (Aug. 5). Membership ...
  • RedCard, Zelis Merge To Optimize Healthcare Payments

    August 1, 2019 mergerZelis Healthcare and RedCard Systems have announced they will be merging their organizations to create a healthcare payments optimization platform. The platform will utilize market-leading technology and solutions to price, pay ...
  • New Tool To Provide Digital Access To Patients’ Health Records

    July 30, 2019 Technology giants Apple, Microsoft and Google are teaming up with a number of healthcare providers to test out the CARIN Blue Button API. The newly released data model and draft implementation ...
  • New Mobile Healthcare Efforts Point To Wider Payment Trends

    July 23, 2019 Mobile Healthcare Efforts Signal Payment TrendsSlowly but steadily, healthcare is becoming more mobile about payments, and that trend – a very long time in coming – appears to have picked up steam in recent months. ...
  • FDA Warns Curaleaf About Unproven CBD Health Claims 

    July 23, 2019 FDA Warns Curaleaf About Unproven Health ClaimsThe Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has written a letter to Curaleaf regarding its alleged illegal selling of CBD products and its use of “unsubstantiated claims” about CBD being able ...
  • Anthem Launches Mobile Healthcare Payments

    July 22, 2019 healthcare smartphoneA payment app being launched by health insurer Anthem Inc. will allow consumers use their smartphones to schedule and pay for medical visits, get diagnoses and text with doctors. People can ...
  • Stifel Launches Lending Unit For Startups And Their Investors

    July 22, 2019 Stifel Financial Corp. has announced the launch of a venture banking and lending business to provide debt capital financing and commercial banking solutions to growth companies and their investors. The business ...
  • Amazon Threatens Surescripts Over Blocking PillPack Patient Data Access

    July 19, 2019 Amazon Threatens Suit Against Surescripts For Blocking PillPack From Patient DataAmazon’s pharmacy arm PillPack could soon be blocked from accessing patients’ histories, pitting the online giant against Surescripts, an electronic prescribing company that manages about 80 percent of all U.S. ...
  • Postpartum Care App Lands $3M From Mark Cuban, Serena Williams

    July 15, 2019 mother and babyData-driven maternal and infant health tech startup Mahmee has garnered $3 million from tech investor Mark Cuban, tennis icon and entrepreneur Serena Williams and others to build out its digital landscape aimed ...
  • UBS: Amazon’s Presence In Healthcare Procurement Waning

    July 11, 2019 UBS-survey-says-Amazon-share-waningFewer purchasing managers in the healthcare industry are procuring goods from Amazon, according to a new survey by UBS Group and reported by on Bloomberg Wednesday (July 10). Though hospitals reportedly ...
  • Dr. Alexa Is In In The UK

    July 10, 2019 The National Health Service (NHS) in the U.K. has teamed up with Amazon to provide medical advice for a variety of ailments, in an effort to cut down on hospital ...
  • App Orchard Marketplace Adds New Healthcare Payment Apps

    July 8, 2019 healthcare professionalsPayment tech company Patientco has joined the Epic App Orchard Marketplace with two new payment solutions, according to a release. One of them is called Patientco Patient Payments, which offers support ...
  • How AP Digitization Tackles Hospitals’ Biggest AR Woes

    July 3, 2019 AP Digitization Tackles Hospitals' AR WoesCash flow is a fickle beast for any organization, but in the healthcare sector, bottlenecks and friction points are aplenty thanks to issues like late patient payments, insurance payouts and ...
  • Food Giant’s Appetite For Supply Chain Via Blockchain

    July 3, 2019 Nestlé is piloting a blockchain project that focuses on supply chain information, with an emphasis on food sourcing, the latest in a round of food-centric DLT initiatives. Elsewhere, real estate transactions ...
  • Investors Brace For Rough Q2 Earnings

    July 2, 2019 77 Percent Of Companies Are Warning That Earning Results Will Be BadDespite that fact that stocks are reaching near record highs, 77 percent of companies that have issued pre-announcements ahead of earnings reports said profits will be under Wall Street expectations, ...
  • Could Payment Plans Help Both Patients And Providers?

    June 27, 2019 piggy bank and stethoscopeConsumers are increasingly responsible for out-of-pocket healthcare costs — even with insurance. Some opt for payment plans when available; others just don’t pay their bills. Mounting debt has resulted in hospitals ...
  • US Bank, Inworks Partner On Hospital Payments

    June 25, 2019 US Bank, Inworks Partner On Hospital PaymentsU.S. Bank has teamed up with accounts payable automation firm Inworks to streamline business-to-business payments within the healthcare sector. In a press release on Monday (June 24), the firms said their ...
  • The Why Behind So Many Healthcare Payment Buys

    June 24, 2019 Healthcare needs some fixing, especially when it comes to providing a continuum of efficient care, making it affordable — and getting providers paid. Lots of specialists are working on the ...
  • Xealth Raises $14M In Series A

    June 21, 2019 fundingDigital health startup Xealth has announced that it has raised an additional $3 million in its Series A financing, bringing the total amount raised in this funding round to $14 ...
  • Analyst: PBMs Could Be ‘Disintermediated’ With PillPack

    June 20, 2019 PillPackStoking fears that Amazon will disrupt pharmacies, a CVS legal filing is reportedly aiming to prevent an ex-executive from working at the eCommerce retailer’s recently-acquired subsidiary PillPack. Jefferies Analyst Brian ...
  • Identity Takes Center Stage As Healthcare Goes Digital

    June 20, 2019 Complaints about healthcare will never cease. After all, the industry is one where illness combines with significant bills and payments, two things that are pretty much a negative for everyone ...
  • Setting The Stage For Better Payments

    June 19, 2019 medical paymentP2P payments can play a big role in the B2B realm, while artificial intelligence is pulling more weight in the world of fraud. Facebook is seeking more of a voice ...
  • Payment Plans Could Propel Elective Medical Procedures

    June 19, 2019 healthcare-elective-medical-proceduresElective medical procedures — specific medical services consumers want or require, but that are not covered in full by their current insurance providers — are popular in the U.S. According ...
  • How To Build High Performance Via Digital — and Humans

    June 18, 2019 digital platformsFraud is a two-headed beast, but the beast can be defeated as more consumers flock to marketplaces and other eCommerce destinations. Meanwhile, there are fresh ideas about how to scale ...
  • Solving The $50B Elective Medical Procedure Payments Problem

    June 18, 2019 The demand for elective medical procedures in the U.S. is sky-high, but high costs severely limit consumers’ access to them. The elective medical procedures market is 63 million consumers-strong, and accounts ...
  • The Role Of Digital Identity In Growing The Healthcare Services Gig Economy

    June 17, 2019 The United States is currently weathering a healthcare worker shortage that is estimated to get quite a bit worse before it gets better.  According to healthcare staffing consultancy Mercer, to ...
  • Healthcare Hack Impacts 20M People’s Data

    June 6, 2019 Recent healthcare data hacks have impacted almost 20 million people — and some members of Congress are demanding answers. New York-based American Medical Collection Agency has been named as the victim ...
  • For Verification, Biometrics And Passwords Solve Different Needs

    June 4, 2019 verificationLogins are a routine part of digital life — from shopping online to paying bills to accessing medical records — but proving identity can come with challenges. Consumers now must ...
  • Groupon Co-founder Snags $200M For Genomic Testing Company

    June 3, 2019 Groupon Co-founder Eric Lefkofsky’s new company has raised another $200 million in funding. Tempus announced the new financing at a value of $3.1 billion. Founded in 2015, the company has raised ...
  • Solving Healthcare’s $200M/Year Abandoned Rx Shopping Cart Problem

    May 31, 2019 Way back when, medicine used to be simple. Grind up, boil and drink a few roots here, employ a few leeches there. Pay a barber to do some bloodletting or cupping ...
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