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23.07 Marco's Newsletter

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  • Intermountain Health taps new chief operating officer article

Basic Healthcare Infrastructure

  • Digitale Identität als Alternative zur elektronischen Gesundheitskarte article

Value Based Healthcare

  • Tipping point is in sight: Value-based care article
  • Improving Health Outcomes Through An Integrated Care Approach article
  • Value-based purchasing in healthcare: The next frontier article
  • What is Health Care’s LEGO? article

Privacy of Healthcare Data

  • Senators raise concerns about telehealth startups' data sharing article


  • CVS Health, Looking To Up Its Value-based Care Game, Puts Oak Street Health in Its Shopping Cart article
  • CVS Health to acquire Oak Street Health in $10.6B deal article
  • CVS Deepens Healthcare Roots With $10.6B Oak Street Deal article
  • Optum vs. CVS Health after the $10.6B Oak Street deal article
  • Acquisition between Switzerland and Denmark: Building the world’s largest wellbeing network for travelers article
  • GE HealthCare to acquire AI ultrasound guidance company Caption Health article
  • GE HealthCare to Acquire Caption Health article

The consumerization of healthcare

  • Grocery giant Albertsons debuts digital health platform article
  • Building the Digital Front Door with a Patient-Centered Lens

Health Systems under presure

  • Kaiser Permanente's financial losses exceed $4 billion in 2022 article
  • Unispital schreibt Millionenverlust article
  • Hospitals must partner with retail disruptors like Amazon and CVS, AHA says article

Hospital Investments in Switzerland

  • So gross planen Private in Genf einen neuen Spital-Campus article
  • Vers un réseau informatique plus résilient : les HUG y travaillent au quotidien article

Swiss Health Insurance

  • Wann versöhnen sich die beiden Krankenkassenverbände? article
  • 94 Millionen Franken weniger betragen die Gewinnmargen der Versicherer jährlich article

Insurtech Performance

  • Oscar Health posts $610M net loss in 2022 article

Surgical home hospitals

  • The role of digital technology in surgical home hospital programs article

Total Health

  • How Intermountain is working to better understand patient experience data article
  • UnitedHealthcare launches rewards program with focus on wearables article

OpenAI and ChatGPT

  • Transforming healthcare: the chatbot will see you now
  • ChatGPT Could Become Alzheimer's Screening Tool, Study Suggests article
  • Study: ChatGPT gave 'largely appropriate' answers to cardiovascular disease prevention questions article
  • Microsoft’s ChatGPT-Powered Bing Makes Search Interesting Again article

AI in Healthcare

  • FDA has now cleared more than 500 healthcare AI algorithms article
  • Viz.ai Appoints Radiology Advisory Board article
  • ChatGPT Could Become Alzheimer's Screening Tool, Study Suggests article
  • New York approves AI-driven breast cancer diagnostic article
  • AI in mental health treatment has potential but faces challenges: WHO article

AR for Education in Healthcare

  • Singapore General Hospital shifts to gamified VR nurse training article

DiGa in Germany

  • HelloBetter Schlafen: Erstes Online-Therapieprogramm bei organischer und nichtorganischer Insomnie ins DiGA-Verzeichnis aufgenommen article
  • Direct Access to the German DiGa Directory DiGa Verzeichnis
  • Neue DiGA für Blase und Schlaf article
  • DiGA 42: Kaia ist dauerhaft aufgenommen gegen Rückenschmerzen article

Telehealth & Virtual Care

  • Sleepiz lanciert Telemedizin-Angebot für Schlafscreening article
  • Luzerner Chefarzt und Startup machen gemeinsame Sache article
  • Telehealth Post-COVID: going digital to reduce costs? article
  • MSU Health Care unveils virtual physical therapy program article
  • How virtual care benefits both patients and health care providers [article](How virtual care benefits both patients and health care providers)
  • TytoCare and Overlake Partner to Expand Virtual Care Offerings article
  • Demand for Breastfeeding Support Drives Growth of Nest Collaborative Telehealth Platform article
  • Videosprechstunde: Trotz hoher Qualität viel zu selten article

At Home Diagnostics

  • Simple HealthKit is taking on health equity with at-home diagnostics, treatment article

Diabetes CGM

  • DarioHealth, Dexcom partner to integrate CGM into digital health platform article

Swiss Healthcare Ecosystem

  • Swiss Patient Journey Ecosystem Map article
  • Klinik-Kette aus Norwegen will sich in der Schweiz ansiedeln article

Swiss Startups in Singapore

  • Ten Swiss sciencepreneurs to explore Singapore article

MedTech & Robotics

  • Another FDA approval for Naviswiss article
  • Soft robotic wearable restores arm function for people with ALS article

Orthopedic Apps

  • The 9 Best Orthopedic Apps to Use in Your Practice article

Mental Health

  • On the Frontier of a New Standard of Mental Health Care article
  • AI in mental health treatment has potential but faces challenges: WHO article
  • x-tention und die GDG entwickeln und betreiben Patientenportal für psychische Gesundheit article

Startup & Research Funding

  • Maternity Care: With $22.3 Million In Venture Capital, A Startup Is Transforming Maternity Care article
  • OCD-focused platform NOCD raises $35M and more digital health fundings article
  • Australia officially opens connected health research hub article

The State of Apps

  • In Healthcare we should learn from Consumer Apps. That's why here we offer the a16z Podcast about the State of Apps. article


  • Cyberattack round-up: Financial warnings and new threats to hospitals article
  • Healthcare systems could face new DPRK ransomware tactics article