Healthcare Payments

  • 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 5G Starts Adding Fuel To Healthcare Payments And InnovationAs 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 ...
  • Amazon’s Alexa Now Offers HIPAA-Compliant Skills

    April 4, 2019 Amazon's Alexa Is Now HIPAA-CompliantAmazon just entered a whole new market now that Alexa, its voice-activated digital assistant, is HIPAA-compliant, which it means it can handle patients’ sensitive information. In a blog post, Amazon announced an invitation-only ...
  • Blockchain To Help Cure Hospital Supply Chain’s Ills?

    April 4, 2019 healthcare costsAs blockchain cleaves from its association with cryptocurrencies, one way distributed ledger technology is finding new use cases is through the application to logistics and supply chains. To that end, H-Source ...
  • Walgreens Slammed On Earnings Miss As Drug Prices Weigh

    April 2, 2019 WalgreensAmid a competitive landscape that is intensifying along with margin pressures, drugstore chain Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. missed earnings estimates for the fiscal second quarter that ended Feb. 28. Investors fled ...
  • Small Business Administration Headed For Leadership Change

    April 1, 2019 President Donald Trump’s chosen head for the Small Business Administration (SBA) will leave the post and focus on helping Trump’s re-election efforts. Reports in The Associated Press on Friday (March 29) said SBA ...
  • Report: Supply Chain Analytics Revamp Could Boost Hospital Margins

    March 25, 2019 Supply Chain Analytics To Boost Hospital MarginsAcross all manner of verticals, efficient supply chains can boost margins, but in order to capture those efficiencies, supply chain management processes need a technological overhaul. So it is with the ...
  • The Complicated Role Of Speed In Payments And Commerce

    March 22, 2019 The Complicated Role Of Speed In Payments And CommerceFaster payments is starting to make a splash in healthcare — thought as one source cautions, innovation in B2B payments is about more than “getting faster.” Speed also plays a role in authentication — ...
  • How Payments (And Healthcare) Drive Digital Innovation

    March 21, 2019 There is a gap between what merchants say they want to do toward innovation and what they actually do — and from that gap come insights into retail and payments. A big payments ...
  • Curing Medical ID Pains With Biometrics

    March 21, 2019 Curing Medical ID Pains With BiometricsHere’s another place where passwords need to take a hike: healthcare. Bruce Forman, chief information security officer for UMass Memorial Health Care, tells PYMNTS that healthcare needs to take a ...
  • Will Faster Payments Spur Healthcare Innovation?

    March 21, 2019 Healthcare is an undoubtedly complicated space for all the players involved (the providers, insurers, patients, pharmaceutical manufacturers), particularly when it comes to payments. Not an entirely surprising fact, given that ...
  • Healthcare’s Cure For Ailing Passwords: Biometrics

    March 20, 2019 The average North American consumer is projected to have access to 13 networked devices by 2021, while the typical global user will have access to four. As consumers add to ...
  • Supply Chain Management’s Impact On Hospitals’ Financial Health

    March 18, 2019 It is generally accepted that digital supply chain management (SCM) strategies are good for business, yet it can be difficult to put a price tag on just how beneficial enhanced ...
  • Payments Code Down Under Makes Headway

    March 11, 2019 In Australia, more businesses are signing onto the late payments code that punishes late payers.  In the UK, there are calls to fine firms that pay freelancers late, and a ...
  • HealthJoy Lands $12.5M To Double Staff

    March 10, 2019 HealthJoy, the Chicago healthcare startup, has raised $12.5 million in venture funding. According to a report citing the company, the Series B round of fundraising was led by U.S. Venture Partners. ...
  • The Whole Paycheck Tracker: Suppliers Feel The Squeeze Edition

    March 8, 2019 Whole Paycheck Tracker, Walmart vs. AmazonThere is something to be said for being a happy warrior, and Walmart U.S. CEO Greg Foran was certainly one this week when he spoke of Walmart’s ongoing battle with Amazon for ...
  • The Whole Paycheck Tracker: Walmart vs. Amazon

    March 8, 2019 The Whole Paycheck Tracker: Walmart vs. AmazonThere is a possibly apocryphal story of Amazon’s early days (around 2001) where Founder Jeff Bezos was invited to Bentonville, Arkansas to discuss the possibility of Walmart purchasing his still ...
  • Kroger Sees Potential Opportunity In Healthcare Field

    March 7, 2019 KrogerGrocery giant Kroger is thinking about starting a new business venture related to the healthcare field, according to a report in Bloomberg. Kroger CEO Rodney McMullen told the news outlet ...
  • Meet Haven, Amazon’s Shared Healthcare Initiative

    March 7, 2019 Amazon-healthcare-Haven-JPMorgan-Berkshire-HathawayAmazon, J.P. Morgan and Berkshire Hathaway have finally revealed the name for their joint healthcare initiative: “Haven.” “We want to change the way people experience healthcare so that it is simpler, ...
  • Flywire Surpasses $10B In Total Payments Volume

    March 6, 2019 global-payments-flywireGlobal payments and receivables company Flywire enjoyed strong growth in 2018 that it plans to carry into this coming year and over $10 billion in total payments volume. Some of the ...
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