Uber is looking to get into pharmacy medication delivery. Prescription eyeglass company Warby Parker is moving into virtual eye exams, and audio equipment maker Bose wants to help consumers get better sleep through hearing technology. Consumer-focused companies are rapidly moving further into healthcare, and industry incumbents need to be ready for accelerating change.
About a quarter of all U.S. health care spending — $760 billion to $935 billion per year — can be categorized as waste. But home-based care has already helped cut those costs in the past few years — and has even more potential to so in the future.
The healthcare industry gained 38,800 jobs in September, up from the amount added in August but largely on par with the average increase over the past 12 months, according to figures the U.S. Bureau of Labor released Friday.
UPMC Health Plan’s new diabetes wellness program targets Medicare Advantage members with diabetes or at-risk of diabetes to help drive chronic care management at an affordable cost, the health plan announced in an emailed press release.