THCB Gang Episode 109, Thursday December 8, 1pm PT 4pm ET
Joining Matthew Holt (@boltyboy) on #THCBGang on Thursday December 8 will be futurist Jeff Goldsmith; privacy expert Deven McGraw (@healthprivacy), and employer & care consultant Brian Klepper (@bklepper1). Deven has a bunch of insights from her new study on health data access! You can see the video below & if you’d rather listen than watch, the audio is preserved as a weekly podcast available on our iTunes & Spotify channels. (Source: The Health Care Blog)
Source: The Health Care Blog - December 8, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: matthew holt Tags: THCB Gang Brian Klepper Deven McGraw Jeff Goldsmith Matthew Holt Source Type: blogs

50 Family Isn ’t Always Blood Quotes to Help You Live a Happier and Healthier Life
Family isn't always about who's your flesh and blood. Some move away from a few of those people for the sake their own sanity and happiness. Others add new family members via friendships, mentors and other important relationships that form along the journey called life. The people in your life that you call family can be a diverse bunch. And it’s up to you to decide who they are. In today’s post I’d like to share the most powerful family isn't always blood quotes. To remind you of the power of love and loyalty. And to remind you of the people you're most grateful to have in your life (and don’t forget to tell them ...
Source: Practical Happiness and Awesomeness Advice That Works | The Positivity Blog - December 8, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Henrik Edberg Tags: Inspirational Quotes Personal Development Source Type: blogs

18 Amine Quotes for Living a Meaningful Life on Your Own Terms
Aminé is a rapper, singer and songwriter from the United States. You may know him from his hit single “Caroline”. Or maybe from his two albums or recently released mixtape “TwoPointFive”. In this post I’d like to share 18 of the best Aminé quotes I’ve found. To hopefully inspire you to live your life on your own terms as Aminé has done but also to help you to get to know him a bit better. And if you want more uplifting inspiration then check out this post with quotes on being different and this one jampacked with good vibes quotes. Inspirational and Insightful Amine Quotes “If you don't believe in yoursel...
Source: Practical Happiness and Awesomeness Advice That Works | The Positivity Blog - December 8, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Henrik Edberg Tags: Inspirational Quotes Personal Development Source Type: blogs

HLTH 2022: Calibrate Launches Enterprise Product to Bring GLP1 Weight Loss Drugs to Payers/Employers
by JESSICA DAMASSA, WTF HEALTH Telehealth weight loss clinic Calibrate is expanding its two-year old D2C biz and taking it into the workplace with the launch of ‘Calibrate for Enterprise,’ which makes its program of GLP-1 weight loss drugs and behavior change coaching now available to payers and self-insured employers as a packaged employee health benefit. CEO Isabelle Kenyon shares the news here and reveals that the enterprise offering actually launched in stealth-mode a little more than a month ago with three clients and already has signed up more members in one month than it had its entire first six months D2C. H...
Source: The Health Care Blog - December 7, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: matthew holt Tags: Health Tech Jessica DaMassa Calibrate Isabelle Kenyon WTF Health Source Type: blogs

Give Kids a Healthy Itch
by KIM BELLARD Someday I’ll probably write about Neuralink, but these days I don’t feel like giving Elon Musk any extra publicity. I also had the notion to take OpenAI’s newly announced ChatGPT down a rabbit hole about U.S. healthcare, just to see where it would go, but Mr. Musk has his fingerprints on that organization too.  Then I saw something worth celebrating: Scratch has hit 100 million users worldwide.  What’s that? You’re not familiar with Scratch? Well, me neither, until last week. Now that I know a little about it, I kind of feel how I felt when I first discovered TikTok, found out about Roblo...
Source: The Health Care Blog - December 7, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: matthew holt Tags: Health Tech Kim Bellard Scratch Source Type: blogs

THCB Quickbite: Julian Flannery, CEO, Summus
Julian Flannery is CEO of Summus, which I can’t pronounce (it’s Sue-mus like lawsuit not Sum-mus like math, despite the 2 Ms!). It’s a multidimensional referral platform which combines primary and specialty virtual care for employers, a white-label service for hospitals to deliver their specialty care, and now a peer-to-peer escalation model for specialists to talk to AMC-based specialists & get 2nd opinion reviews. Around 1.4m members on the platform and it’s seen massive usage growth in last 12 months–Matthew Holt (Source: The Health Care Blog)
Source: The Health Care Blog - December 7, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: matthew holt Tags: Health Tech Matthew Holt Julian Flannery virtual care Source Type: blogs

6 Way To Recalibrate and Focus Where You Spend Your Energy This Holiday Season
Life is short they say!  Eat the dessert first they say!  Well, there is some truth to this as we only have a certain amount of time/energy and as I reference in my book “heartbeats” in this life.  The good news is we have the power to decide where, when and how we spend this energy. Many of us may think of the holidays with fantasies of sugar plum fairies, ginger bread cookies and a house filled with the smell of fresh baked bread.  In reality, however, it can be stressful.  The demands of your time whether it be to purchase the perfect gift, put up the perfect decorations or participate in...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - December 6, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Erin Falconer Tags: depression family featured happiness psychology family stress holidays Source Type: blogs

HLTH 2022: Wheel Adds More Telehealth Tech Infrastructure with Acquisition of GoodRx ’ s Care Software
by JESSICA DAMASSA, WTF HEALTH Health tech infrastructure startups remain HOT and, given the industry-wide rise of the “omnichannel care” strategy, none might be hotter than telehealth infra biz, Wheel. CEO Michelle Davey talks about providing white label virtual care services that will now not only include telehealth and EMR technology, clinical care, and end-to-end lab technology, but also the back-office tech that has powered GoodRx all these years. We dive into the acquisition of GoodRx’s care engagement software, how it will enable Wheel to expand its behind-the-scenes reach into the healthcare market, and wh...
Source: The Health Care Blog - December 6, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: matthew holt Tags: Jessica DaMassa Michelle Davey Telehealth Wheel WTF Health Source Type: blogs

65 One Sided Relationship Quotes to Help You Find a Way Forward in Your Life
Being in a one sided relationship isn’t fun. You’re there when they need something. A listening ear. A ride to the airport. Kindness and love when times are tough. But when you need something then they don't help out the way you've done. They may not even answer the phone or listen when you're trying to tell them about the tough week you’ve had. If you are in such a situation then I hope these 65 one sided relationship quotes will be helpful for you. To bring you some comfort and make you see you’re not alone. And more importantly, to help you find a healthy way forward starting today. And if you want even more se...
Source: Practical Happiness and Awesomeness Advice That Works | The Positivity Blog - December 6, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Henrik Edberg Tags: Inspirational Quotes Personal Development Source Type: blogs

OK, trying more AI to write this
by MATTHEW HOLT In the far oft halcyon days of last month, I used an AI system from Lex.Page  to write something about digital health. In the past few days the world has gone nuts about a new AI author called ChatGPT. So I tought I would compare and contrast. Last month Lex.page was asked about Digital Health and it said Digital Health is one of the most rapidly growing and important sectors in health care today. It is a broad term that encompasses the use of technology to improve health and health care. Today I asked ChatGPT the same thing. In fact I just wrote “Digital Health” as the Q and this...
Source: The Health Care Blog - December 6, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: matthew holt Tags: Matthew Holt AI ChatGPT Lex.ai Source Type: blogs

45 Being Different Quotes to Help You Be Your Own Unique and Wonderful Self
It may often feel easier to just go along with what everyone else are doing. To not stick your neck out. To not be different. But that can also be a bad spot to be in. Because it wears you down as you're afraid of what people may think or say if you show your true self.  And it can hold your back in your career or love life because you make yourself into a somewhat boring and uncreative version of yourself. A bit zapped out of energy and joy. In today’s post I’d like to share the best being different quotes. To help you break out of your shell. To understand how much being yourself fully can truly help you out. An...
Source: Practical Happiness and Awesomeness Advice That Works | The Positivity Blog - December 5, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Henrik Edberg Tags: Inspirational Quotes Personal Development Source Type: blogs

New VC Fund Angelini Ventures Launches to Find Next Big Digital Health & Biotech Disruptors
BY JESS DaMASSA, WTF HEALTH NEW VC Fund! Angelini Ventures just launched their $300 million dollar investment fund to support early-stage biotech and digital health startups in the US, Europe, and Israel. CEO & Managing Director Paolo Di Giorgio and Managing Director Elia Stupka explain the fund’s thesis which is different than the usual corporate investment funds because of its “very long-term” strategy and interest in supporting disruptive health innovation that doesn’t necessarily need to relate to the core businesses of its multi-national parent, Angelini Industries. Find out more – including details a...
Source: The Health Care Blog - December 2, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Ryan Bose-Roy Tags: Health Tech WTF Health Angelini Ventures Big Digital Health Biotech Jessica DaMassa Source Type: blogs

80 Good Vibes Quotes That Will Give You a Big Boost of Positive Energy
Are you looking for some upbeat vibes and a boost of good energy to help you turn a bad day around or simply make this day and week even better? Then you’re in the right place. In this post I’d like to share the 80 most inspiring and powerful good vibes quotes. I hope it will help you to have a better rest of your day or week and fill you with good and positive energy as you continue on your path towards your goals and dreams. And if you want even more boosts of optimism and positive quotes then check out this post with positive energy quotes and this one filled with be proud of yourself quotes. Inspirational Goo...
Source: Practical Happiness and Awesomeness Advice That Works | The Positivity Blog - December 2, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Henrik Edberg Tags: Inspirational Quotes Personal Development Source Type: blogs

THCB Gang Episode 108, Thursday December 1
Joining Matthew Holt (@boltyboy) on #THCBGang on Thursday November 17 were futurist Jeff Goldsmith; THCB regular writer and ponderer of odd juxtapositions Kim Bellard (@kimbbellard); patient safety expert and all around wit Michael Millenson (@mlmillenson); fierce patient activist Casey Quinlan (@MightyCasey); and Olympic rower for 2 countries and all around dynamo Jennifer Goldsack, (@GoldsackJen). This was quite the conversation! You can see the video below & if you’d rather listen than watch, the audio is preserved as a weekly podcast available on our iTunes & Spotify channels. (Source:...
Source: The Health Care Blog - December 1, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Abdul Ghafar Tags: THCB Gang Casey Quinlan Jeff Goldsmith Jennifer Goldsack Kim Bellard Matthew Holt Michael Millenson Source Type: blogs

‘Breaking Down Interstate Barriers to Telehealth Delivery’ Tops ATA ’ s Priorities for 2023
by JESSICA DAMASSA, WTF HEALTH Just one week before the ATA EDGE Policy Conference (12/7-12/9 Washington DC) we get a SNEAK PEEK at what’s topping the agenda – and the American Telemedicine Association (ATA)’s list of priorities for 2023 – to ensure that digital health and virtual care providers avoid the ‘telehealth cliff’ that could send us back to pre-pandemic scaling issues of both practice and reimbursement. Kyle Zebley, SVP of Public Policy at the ATA and Executive Director of ATA Action (the ATA’s affiliate advocacy organization) gives us the skinny on where policies currently stand at the feder...
Source: The Health Care Blog - December 1, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: matthew holt Tags: Health Policy ATA Kyle Zebley Pandemic Regulation Telehealth Telemedicine Source Type: blogs