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Care Management Weekly News Update - 1/22/2019

Posted by DeAnn Dennis on Tue, Jan 22, 2019 @ 02:39 PM

As Tech Companies Move into Health Care, Here’s What to Watch in 2019

From Amazon and Apple opening clinics to Uber launching a medical transit program, technology giants spent 2018 moving into the health care space. Many of these initiatives are still in very early stages, but they’ll continue to grow in 2019, and some of them may have an impact on Americans’ health care experiences as soon as this year.

Why the Department of Veterans Affairs is the Tesla of At-Home Care

As the senior population booms, agencies and health care systems continue to look for cost effective ways to provide quality in-home care. But even before industry giants were targeting innovation, an unlikely pioneer — the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) — was leading the charge.

At Glitzy Vegas Tech Show, Chronic-Disease Gadgets to Take Center Stage

An exploding array of digital health companies will converge on Las Vegas this week to showcase the latest advances in using data and algorithms to try to solve the world’s toughest health problems

How the Government Shutdown Affects Health Programs

There seems to be no end in sight for the current partial government shutdown, the third since the beginning of the Trump administration. For the vast majority of the federal government’s public health efforts, though, it’s business as usual.

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