Discount retailers hop on the healthcare bandwagon, too: Dollar General is expanding its healthcare products and services— we think its massive US store footprint could threaten retail giants like CVS and Walgreens.

UnitedHealthcare helps make better sense of social health data: It launched a new predictive analytics tool to better connect members with social services they need to improve their health—we unpack why tools like these are important for advancing social determinants of health projects.

Only 9% of patients know the CMS is requiring hospitals to post the costs of their procedures online, and most hospitals aren’t abiding. We unpack why noncompliance is a more financially beneficial route for most hospitals right now.

Digital health cos burst open the funding floodgates: They brought in a record $14.7 billion in the first half the year alone—we unpack why so many of these cash recipients are those using a direct-to-consumer model.

Digital transformation of healthcare accelerates on the heels of the pandemic: Nearly 400 healthcare execs say so, per a new Accenture report—we unpack how this will spur even more synergies among healthcare organizations and tech companies.

Why telemental health cos should start addressing social health factors like housing: As telehealth cos like Hims & Hers and AbleTo expand their virtual mental health offerings, we unpack why it may not be enough to capture consumers, and how addressing social factors can help them reel in engaged users.