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Walmart becomes largest U.S. vaccine provider to join push for digital vaccination credentials.

People who get Covid-19 shots at thousands of Walmart and Sam’s Club stores may soon be able to verify their vaccination status at airports, schools and other locations using a health passport app on their smartphones. The retail giant said on Wednesday that it had signed on to an international effort to provide standardized digital vaccination

2021-03-28T22:24:12+00:00March 28th, 2021|Categories: Tech Up Healthcare & Wellness|

What’s driving healthcare innovation in 2021

2020 saw tremendous advancement in healthcare innovation. While some data sharing and pro-consumer data access initiatives were delayed as the result of the pandemic and changes in the political landscape, in the end, advances in healthcare technology and data interoperability surged forward. With billions of dollars funneling into digital health despite a public health emergency,

2021-03-22T13:35:21+00:00March 22nd, 2021|Categories: Tech Up Healthcare & Wellness|

4 Healthcare Technology Trends Expected to Boom During COVID-19

When the pandemic hit in full force last March, healthcare organizations had to pivot overnight. What was once impossible became necessary, and what was once unlikely became an everyday occurrence. While this disruption came with growing pains — health organizations faced supply, staff and support shortages for months on end — the World Economic Forum notes that

2021-03-13T21:38:15+00:00March 13th, 2021|Categories: Tech Up Healthcare & Wellness|

The Rise of the Wellness App

Pandemic fatigue hits different. You know the feeling: You’ve been online all day, bouncing between video calls with colleagues and FaceTimes with family, maybe pausing for a quick vinyasa flow. Your eyeballs feel glassy, your brain parched and limbs sluggish. When your workday is finally over, you consider leaving the house but hear the voice

2021-03-01T14:43:09+00:00March 1st, 2021|Categories: Tech Up Healthcare & Wellness|

How New Technologies Create Opportunity for Healthcare Providers

The pandemic has accelerated the digital patient experience, forcing healthcare organizations to ramp up capabilities for telehealth, artificial intelligence-powered chatbots and remote home monitoring. A 2020 report from Accenture, for example, documented the sharp increase in virtual visit volume during the pandemic, and the company’s estimates show that in the future, one in three healthcare visits

2021-02-22T21:25:59+00:00February 22nd, 2021|Categories: Tech Up Healthcare & Wellness|

AI Can Increase Efficiency in Healthcare, Even in a Pandemic

Artificial intelligence is often depicted in popular movies and TV dramas as technology that is determined to take over the world. Just a few weeks ago, a new series on Fox premiered, highlighting “a rogue AI with the ability to constantly improve itself that may spell doom for humankind.” Fortunately for us, these ominous depictions

2021-02-14T21:51:40+00:00February 14th, 2021|Categories: Tech Up Healthcare & Wellness|

How Mobile Devices Are Meeting the Soaring Need for Care

The coronavirus pandemic has placed a variety of challenges and demands on healthcare providers. For one, the highly contagious nature of COVID-19 means that clinical staff providing important treatment put themselves at risk when coming into close contact with patients — an issue that has been exacerbated by a shortage of personal protective equipment in

2021-02-08T15:43:57+00:00February 8th, 2021|Categories: Tech Up Healthcare & Wellness|

Healthcare Expert: These Are the Most Important Lessons From the Pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic put a magnifying glass over existing inequities in healthcare, exposing major disparities that will impact underserved communities for generations to come if not addressed today. How can businesses in the digital health space -- think burgeoning genetic testing companies like Invitae (NYSE:NVTA) and telehealth providers like Teladoc Health (NYSE:TDOC) -- help bridge the gaps? READ MORE FROM THE

2021-02-01T15:55:16+00:00February 1st, 2021|Categories: Tech Up Healthcare & Wellness|

Next Up Podcast: What to expect with telehealth and healthcare technology in the next 4 years – Transcript

Today, we’ll be discussing the future of the healthcare space over the next 4 years and how the transition to the Biden/Harris administration may shape these expectations. Healthcare organizations are becoming increasingly focused on innovative technology solutions like telehealth, enhanced electronic health records, and partnerships with technology companies. READ MORE FROM THE ORIGINAL SOURCE HERE

2021-01-25T16:19:40+00:00January 25th, 2021|Categories: Tech Up Healthcare & Wellness|

The devices, software and health tech headlines of CES 2021

There was a time when CES' annual takeover of Las Vegas was about as reliable as the passing of seasons, but the COVID-19 pandemic has transformed this year's event into the first all-digital show of the trade convention's decades-long history. In lieu of crowded conference halls, on-stage keynotes and late-night parties, attendees are logging on to

2021-01-16T17:57:57+00:00January 16th, 2021|Categories: Tech Up Healthcare & Wellness|