Healthcare Payments

  • 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 ...
  • 5G Starts Adding Fuel To Healthcare Payments And Innovation

    May 30, 2019 As 5G deployments start, the people who run hospitals and medical offices, along with companies that supply healthcare devices and payment services, are starting to figure out what the quicker ...
  • Alexa Now On Call For Senior Care In The US

    May 24, 2019 How Alexa Is Reorganizing Senior Care In The USBefore co-founding PrimroseIntel, Jason Gottschalk had never considered himself an entrepreneur. For the last decade, he has worked in the senior care industry, and until a year ago was the ...
  • Millions Of Americans Have Nothing Saved For Retirement

    May 24, 2019 The job market may be strong and wages may be increasing, but scores of workers in the U.S. have little in the way of savings for retirement. That’s according to a ...
  • Comcast Follows Amazon, Apple Into Healthcare

    May 22, 2019 connected healthcare technologyComcast reportedly is getting into healthcare — the latest example of how technology is proving entry for a variety of tech and communication-focused firms into one of the largest industries ...
  • JPMorgan Buys InstaMed For $500M

    May 17, 2019 In a bid to expand its healthcare payments presence, JPMorgan said Friday (May 17) that it has entered a deal to acquire InstaMed, a payments technology company focused on the ...
  • Flywire Renews UnionPay Partnership

    May 8, 2019 UnionPay Opens API To International DevelopersContinuing a partnership first announced last spring, as of today Flywire and UnionPay International are announcing the re-launch of a promotional program that will offer Chinese nationals the option to ...
  • Ayala To Launch Fund Focused On FinTech, eCommerce, Healthcare

    April 29, 2019 Ayala To Launch Fund Focused On Fintech, eCommerce, HealthcareAyala, the Philippines-based conglomerate, is raising money for a new capital fund that will invest in technology companies. As reported in Deal Street Asia, Ayala Chairman and Chief Executive Jaime Augusto Zobel ...
  • Amazon Online Pharmacy PillPack Nears Debut

    April 25, 2019 Amazon Online Pharmacy PillPack Almost ReadyPillPack, the online pharmacy acquired by Amazon in 2018 for $1 billion, is almost ready to make its debut on the marketplace, according to reports. The eCommerce giant recently added a ...
  • Hospital ERPs Find Promise In The Cloud

    April 25, 2019 Cloud technology is relatively old, considering the pace of innovation in the back office. However, that doesn’t mean every business has taken this seemingly basic first step in digital transformation. ...
  • How Bonbouton’s Connected Insoles Track Health And Keep Data Secure

    April 17, 2019 From fitness bands to heart rate monitors, consumers have a seemingly endless number of healthcare trackers from which to choose, but their conveniences can come at the cost of data ...
  • Cracking FIs’ 90/10 Data Monetization Problem

    April 17, 2019 Using Synthetic Data In Financial ServicesWhen seven CEOs of the largest banks in the United States gathered on Capitol Hill earlier this month, the topics and questions lobbed at them from members of the House ...
  • Can Regulating Wearables Protect Data Privacy?

    April 16, 2019 The Intelligence of Things (IoT) has become a fixture of everyday life, with more than 14 billion connected devices expected to be in use by the end of 2019. However, ...
  • Will Medical Services Be Pharmacies’ Secret Weapon?

    April 12, 2019 Medical Services As Pharmacies' Secret Weapon?The U.S. faces a physical shortage today that some are predicting will turn into a crisis over the course of the next decade. According to a report by the Association ...
  • Ant Financial’s Health Plan Has More Than 50M Participants

    April 12, 2019 Ant Financial Services Group, the payment affiliate of Alibaba, launched a health aid plan in China that has landed more than 50 million users. According to a report in Reuters citing Ant ...
  • Walgreens Set To Open Primary Care Clinics In Houston

    April 11, 2019 Medical Services As Pharmacies' Secret Weapon?Walgreens and VillageMD, a leading national provider of primary healthcare, have announced a partnership to provide primary care services for adult patients in the Houston, Texas area. VillageMD will operate state-of-the-art ...
  • Medical Equipment Cos Charged In $1.2B Healthcare Fraud

    April 10, 2019 U.S. authorities announced that they have charged a number of individuals in connection with one of the biggest healthcare frauds ever prosecuted in the nation. The Medicare fraud case has accused ...
  • Morgan Stanley: Apple Healthcare Could Bring In $313B By 2027

    April 9, 2019 Morgan Stanley analysts predict healthcare to emerge as a key market for Apple, reports in CNBC said Monday (April 8). Apple’s offerings in the healthcare space could generate $15 billion in ...
  • How Big Tech Is Disrupting Big Healthcare

    April 8, 2019 healthcare technologyBig Tech is busy disrupting healthcare and shaping the industry’s future, and Amazon is showing the latest example of that — though it’s hardly the only force putting pressure for ...
  • Amazon Wants Alexa To Track Medicine, Provide Health Data

    April 8, 2019 Amazon.com is aiming to enable Alexa, its voice-activated digital assistant, to keep tabs on customers’ medicine and provide personal health updates. As part of an effort to expand into healthcare, Amazon ...
  • Digital Health Firms Prepare To Go Public

    April 7, 2019 Some digital health companies are finally getting set to go public. According to CNBC, Livongo, which provides services and tools to help people manage chronic medical conditions, has reportedly chosen bankers ...
  • CVS Rolls Out Same-Day Delivery For Prescriptions

    April 5, 2019 CVS Rolls Out Same-Day Prescription DeliveryTo provide medications to customers in a matter of hours, CVS Pharmacy is rolling out same-day prescription deliveries. Shoppers can access the offering at 6,000 pharmacy locations with the help ...
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