Young US adults are avoiding healthcare: The high cost of US healthcare is a challenge for many. Here’s what marketers need to know.

AppliedVR gets CMS coverage for RelieVRx: Virtual reality therapies are edging towards the mainstream

Patients want to view their test results immediately: We explore the debates still raging about the benefits and risks of giving patients instantaneous access to their test results.

Pear Therapeutics is exploring a sale: We dive into the company’s financial difficulties and what it means for digital therapeutics players.

Doctors prove that money doesn’t buy happiness: We look at recent reports on US physicians’ compensation—and what their jobs cost them.

Digital health startups to watch: This week, we spotlight home health data-sharing platform Zus Health and virtual care services company OpenLoop on the back of fresh funding.

Mobile apps can help boost healthcare staff retention: Gozio Health’s platform lets healthcare providers customize apps to keep staff satisfied and smooth patient care journeys.

ChristianaCare joins the subscription healthcare market: Incumbents are rolling out bundled virtual primary care services for consumers. Will the trend take off?

Clinical documentation just got smarter and faster: Microsoft’s Nuance Communications added GPT-4 to its Dragon Ambient eXperience tool. Here’s what it means for providers.

Pharma companies get some love: A recent poll shows some consumers like Big Pharma brands.

PersonalRx’s new app helps home caregivers: The home delivery pharmacy adds support features to keep patients and their medications on track.

Digital health startups to watch: This week, we spotlight home health tech company Maribel Health and mental health screening platform Aiberry on the back of fresh funding.

Patients are accessing care outside doctors’ offices: Faced with the ongoing shortage of primary care doctors, consumers are getting basic medical services from other sources.

AI + RPM could be a win for clinicians: Two tech companies are teaming up to provide data-driven insights for physicians who remotely monitor patients.

DocGo rises to the top of the medical transportation services market: The company’s revenues, excluding COVID-19 testing, grew 75% year over year thanks to its range of mobile medical services.

Diabetes drug makers come under gov’t pressure: Big Pharma reacts to Biden administration push for limits on insulin prices. A majority of consumers—and employers—are cheering on cost pressures.

Underserved patients are the hardest hit by medical debt: Hospitals routinely chase down patients with past-due medical bills without offering payment plans or providing discounted care—when they should.

On today's episode, we discuss what omnichannel healthcare should look like, how patients are using social media to find health information, and why physicians don't want to review their patients' wearable data. "In Other News," we talk about what will happen moving forward regarding patient health information being shared for advertising purposes and why Best Buy is teaming up with Atrium Health. Tune in to the discussion with our analysts Rajiv Leventhal and Lisa Phillips.

Virtual reality could help hospitalized cancer patients: Rocket VR Health and Massachusetts General Hospital launch a digital therapeutic trial to boost mental well-being during distressing treatments.

Consumers see the potential of AI in clinical care: Patients’ comfort levels with AI in healthcare are mixed, but many are bullish on the tech’s ability to improve outcomes and reduce medical errors.