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Guest post: How digital health is changing care delivery for pharmacists and improving public health

November 5, 2020

CEO and founder of MATTER startup illuminate.health shares thoughts on how COVID-19 is changing the role of pharmacists

Change is here. Pharmacists have been given the authority to order and administer COVID-19 tests by the Department of Health and Human Services. The agency has also called on pharmacists to help increase immunization rates by authorizing them to administer pediatric vaccinati…

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What will primary care look like in 2040? 7 predictions from Dr. Lauren Hughes

October 15, 2020

Last month, we kicked-off MATTER’s Healthcare 2040 program series with health policy leader and physician executive Dr. Lauren Hughes.

We know that the future is bringing new technologies and innovations that will transform how people interact with their doctors and healthcare providers. The presence of a global pandemic has only accelerated that change: It has created different challenges and…

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Digital transformation at the enterprise level: Humana’s chief digital officer on how the role of insurers is evolving

September 23, 2020

In the future, health insurance plans will be fully tailored to the individual.

That’s the health insurance experience that Heather Cox, Humana’s first chief digital health and analytics officer, is working to create. In her role, Heather focuses on helping Humana reimagine care delivery and provide leading enterprise analytics — with the ultimate goal of creating differentiated experiences at…

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Pulmonary health perspectives in the COVID-19 era: Focus areas for PF innovation

August 27, 2020

On August 18, MATTER, Three Lakes Foundation (TLF) and Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation (PFF) brought together stakeholders throughout the pulmonary fibrosis (PF) community to discuss challenges in pulmonary health and opportunities to improve PF awareness, diagnosis and care.

PF affects more than three million people globally but remains a disease state with largely unmet need. Part of a family …

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How to make your healthcare innovation challenge application stand out: An interview with patientMpower

August 14, 2020

For startups, winning a healthcare innovation challenge or pitch competition can be the boost they need to grow their business. However, hundreds of startups apply to the same challenges each year — and often, businesses with great solutions fail to even make it to the final round of the challenge they applied for. So how do you make sure your application and pitch don’t get lost in the noise? …

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