Welcome to Insider Healthcare. I am Healthcare Editor Leah Rosenbaum, and today in Healthcare News:
- Big retailers like Walgreens and Walmart are doubling down on their new healthcare plans.
- The first example of an omecron type in the United States was found in California.
- We talked to major health systems about the essential tools that are changing patient care.
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Large retailers such as CVS, Walgreens, and Walmart are doubling down on their healthcare strategies. That’s how they plan to compete in the $ 4 trillion industry.
- Large retail companies have doubled their healthcare strategies this year.
- Each company is trying to capture a larger share of the nearly ً 4 trillion healthcare industry.
- This is how CVS, Best Buy, Dollar General, Walgreens and Walmart plan to ruin the space.
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The Omicron variant has landed in the United States: California has just reported its first case.
- The United States has identified its first case of Omekron type in a San Francisco, California resident.
- Public health experts predicted last week that Omicron was already spreading in the United States.
- Different types of corona virus show more signs of transmission or risk than other strains.
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Here are 5 essential tools that hospitals are currently using to transform patient care.
- Healthcare systems are investing millions in new tech programs, but most are not yet available.
- We asked leaders what is changing the most in patient care today.
- Their answers include telehealth and pharmacy apps that manage patient benefits.
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More stories we are reading:
- Here are all the variations of the Omicron variety and why they are scaring scientists (internal)
- An idea of how corona virus is transmitted from person to person (New York Times)
- Covax chief says rich nations should prioritize global vaccination over booster shots: “Where is the science that understands three-month booster?” (Internal)
- A majority of Supreme Court judges may be ready to end Ro vs. Wade (Qaiser Health News).