A week of Digital Health Startup Launches, Contigo’s SUD play, and Pear’s Fire Sale
Premier Health’s Contigo Health announced a really interesting partnership with virtual substance use disorder (SUD) provider Lionrock. The partnership creates a center of excellence aimed at removing the stigma of SUD. I was fortunate enough to catch up with Contigo’s Chief Medical Officer Dr. Jonathan Slotkin, who broke down the major points:Read More
Hospitals’ new Normal and Health Tech’s Opportunity
Today we’re diving into recent nonprofit hospital financial results, the new normal for hospitals, and what that might mean for health tech operators.Read More
Inside Best Buy’s big bet on the Home
Although Best Buy is leaning into Current to develop enterprise partnerships with health systems, let’s call this what it is – a way for Best Buy to retain and grow retail sales through sticky vendor relationships. Healthcare revenue amounts to nothing in the larger Best Buy organization. It’ll be a while until Best Buy Health is taken seriously. From the Q4 commentary: “We are essentially nurturing a startup within a large-scale organization and leveraging Best Buy’s core assets, including the Geek Squad to incubate a new business. The revenue contribution is currently very small and will take time to ramp as the Care at Home space matures and expands over the coming years.”Read More
More Hot Takes on Physician Owned Hospitals
I’m happy to present the first Hospitalogy guest post from Dr. Benjamin Schwartz, who recently began writing his newsletter Dem Dry Bones which pontificates on healthcare and health tech from a physician perspective.
I’ve also added in some interesting subscriber perspectives on the physician-owned hospital debate at the end of this post.Read More
UnityPoint-Presbyterian Merger, North Carolina Healthcare Reform, and Walmart Health Expansion Plans
This week’s Hospitalogy roundup includes North Carolina’s historic healthcare reform, mergers between UnityPoint and Presbyterian, and WalmartRead More
Physician-Owned Hospitals: Good or Bad?
There’s been discussion around physician-owned hospitals (POHs) after Senator James Lankford reintroduced a bill – the Patient Access to Higher Quality Health Care Act (PAHQHCA – unreal) – that would repeal the ban on POHs. So I figured, why not dive into the two sides of the debate today?Read More