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23.10 Marco's Newsletter


  • Unispital Zürich holt Novartis-CEO Frankreich nach Zürich article
  • «Sie ist kommunikativ stark, aber auch klar in der Führung»: Novartis-Managerin wird CEO des Zürcher Unispitals article
  • Klinik Hirslanden holt Pflegeleiter vom Kantonsspital Baden article
  • Vamed Schweiz holt einen Pionier im Bereich Rehabilitations-Robotik an Bord article
  • Walmart Health names new executive VP article

Privacy & Cybersecurity in Healthcare
Respecting people's privacy is becoming a challenge in Digital Health and a differentiating factor for those companies handling this topic in a professional and patient respecting wayw. This is all about trust and transparency towards customers:

  • FTC hits BetterHelp with $7.8M fine, ban on sharing health data article
  • Health data privacy laws should be updated article
  • FTC takes 'shot across the bow' on health data, attorneys say article
  • Features to Build Consumer Trust in Patient Data Sharing article
  • FTC fines Betterhelp for sharing consumer health info with advertisers article
  • Telehealth startup Cerebral shared millions of patients’ data with advertisers article
  • Cerebral Admits That it Wrongly Shared Data of 3.1M Users article
  • D.C. and Congress Health Data Breach Affected More Than 56,000 article
  • Hackerangriff: Patientendaten der Universitätsmedizin Essen im Darknet article
  • Tessiner Privatklinik Opfer eines Cyberangriffs article


  • Amazon Buys One Medical article
  • WeightWatchers moves into obesity drug market with Sequence purchase article
  • WeightWatchers Acquiring Weekend Health article
  • Weight Watchers Enters Telehealth Space, Acquires Digital Company Sequence article
  • Transcarent To Acquire Part of 98point6 for $100M, Gain AI-powered Virtual Care Platform article

Health Systems under pressure

  • 4 takeaways from health systems’ 2022 earnings reports article
  • St.Galler Spitäler verlieren 53 Millionen article
  • Das Freiburger Spital erwartet erneut einen Riesenverlust article
  • Hospitals' labor costs increased 258% over the last three years article
  • Digital transformation at Geisinger: Lessons learned in successfully aligning financial and IT goals article

Value Based Healthcare

  • Vytalize Health, a leading risk-bearing provider enablement platform, announced it has closed $100 million in funding article

Hospital-at-home and Remote Patient Monitoring

  • 5 Factors Holding Back Healthcare Practices From Adopting RPM article
  • Are you plugged into remote patient monitoring? article
  • 4 health systems partnering with Best Buy article
  • Hospital-at-home steps out of the COVID-era through new Atrium Health, Best Buy partnership article
  • Best Buy, Atrium Health Deal Melds Consumer Electronics with Home Healthcare article
  • Masimo and Temple Health partner to promote RPM and telehealth article
  • The 10 medical specialties with the highest share of remote patient monitoring claims article
  • Sharecare Expands Its Home Care Offerings article

Telehealth & Virtual Care

  • 5 Takeaways from ATA2023 article
  • Cleveland Clinic's virtual second opinions shown to impact patients article
  • Telehealth trends in 2023: virtual-first, health equity and more article
  • Teladoc reports historic net loss of $13.7B in 2022 article
  • Most primary care telehealth visits don't require in-person follow-up, Epic study shows article
  • Long-term plans for hybrid care begin to take shape as health systems and digital platforms team up article
  • Incentivizing Patient Use of Digital Health Tools article
  • 38% of Consumers Prefer Getting Behavioral Health Care Virtually article
  • Digital health tools propel chronic condition management to a new age of care article

The Consumerization of Healthcare

  • How One Medical, Amazon's new healthcare company, works article
  • Walmart Health plans to enter 2 new states in 2024 article
  • Apple wants to shift the mindsets of doctors and patients, says Health VP article
  • Schweiz: Vielversprechender Start von Blutwert-Tracker CARE article
  • Cost is driving patients away from adopting digital health technologies article
  • Amazon, CVS, Optum, Walgreens, Walmart: Which disruptors have the most clinics article
  • Best Buy, Atrium Health Deal Melds Consumer Electronics with Home Healthcare article
  • How major retailers are trying to change how America consumes ... article

Disruption of Healthcare

  • 7 healthcare disruptors to watch out for. In a new report, the American Hospital Association (AHA) outlines the seven biggest potential disruptors in the healthcare industry and explains what traditional providers can do as the market becomes increasingly crowded with competitors. article
  • Will Retail Health Really Disrupt Healthcare? article

Innovation in Health Insurance

  • Health insurance ecosystems with Ulrike Deetjen article

Swiss Healthcare Ecosystem

  • Thomas Boyer, Groupe Mutuel: «Wir brauchen eine Task Force zum Schweizer Gesundheitssystem» article
  • Kantonsspital kauft Aktien einer Digital-Plattform article
  • Nationalrat lässt neues System zur Prämienberechnung prüfen article
  • 3D-Printing: Swiss scientists develop method for ‘printing bones’ article
  • Schweiz: Vielversprechender Start von Blutwert-Tracker CARE article

Digitizing Governments and Healthcare

  • Schweiz: Rechtsgrundlage für Digitalisierung der Verwaltung rückt näher article
  • Deutschland: Digitalstrategie für Gesundheit und Pflege: Lauterbach verspricht den „Turbo-Schub“ für die Digitalisierung article
  • Modernizing our health care system starts with embracing complexity, not trying to eliminate it article

Company Funding

  • Kaiser, Mayo, Mass General Brigham: 11 digital health investments in February article
  • This startup has raised $600 million to give lower-income Americans better healthcare article
  • Das Silicon Valley ist schockiert – die kollabierte SVB war ein jahrzehntealter Teil des Startup-Ökosystems article
  • Silicon Valley Bank's failure could reset digital health article
  • Investor für Schweizer Medtech Startup Simulands article
  • Kindbody nabs $100M, valued at $1.8B article
  • 8 healthcare startups to watch, per CareFirst BCBS article
  • Investment firm raises $500M to target healthcare innovation article
  • Mental Health: Patient-Matching Platform Headway Expected to Land $100M article
  • Medtech startup raises €3.16 million to develop the patient monitor of the future article

AI in Healthcare

  • Survey: 60% of adults uncomfortable with AI in their healthcare article
  • Revolutionizing Healthcare: The Top 14 Uses Of ChatGPT In Medicine And Wellness article
  • A primer on generative AI – and what it could mean for healthcare article
  • Chatbots könnten Kliniken entlasten article

Regulatory Updates

  • The FDA Regulatory Landscape For AI In Medical Devices article
  • Europäischer Rat beschließt MDR-Änderungen article
  • FDA Updates of the Week article 1 article 2
  • Swissmedic Newsletter & Update article
  • Theranica receives FDA 510(k) for migraine prevention device article