On an all-new episode of ChilCast: Healthcare Tech Talks, the team dives into the salient issues facing health IT in our monthly roundtable.
Take a look at these current cabinet officials, both newly appointed and those who have stayed on, and their potential impact on the health IT landscape.
Amazon has sent not just a signal flare but a full broadside warning into the virtual care industry, announcing that their internal pilot of Amazon Care will not be internal or a pilot for much longer. They’ll expand to their employees across the US, then start to offer a proven value package to other employers looking for remote care offerings. They could sell to providers, or even direct to consumers. Some key elements are still missing, which raises the question: Are we looking at the next AWS, or the next Fire Phone?
This week we learned that Collective Medical will be acquired by Canadian-based PointClickCare for a whopping $650M. That is a phenomenal multiple to Collective Medical’s estimated annual revenue of about $45M. Is it an unreasonable valuation? No, and here’s why.
Any future healthcare stimulus funding, or HITECH Act 2.0, efforts need to focus on tools and resources that can build a bridge from health IT to public health and precision public health efforts targeted at the communities hardest hit.
As capable allies in our collective fight against the pandemic and capable managers of community well-being (e.g. chronic disease management), [community partners] deserve equal attention and assistance.