Patients want to view their test results immediately: We explore the debates still raging about the benefits and risks of giving patients instantaneous access to their test results.

Doctors prove that money doesn’t buy happiness: We look at recent reports on US physicians’ compensation—and what their jobs cost them.

ChristianaCare joins the subscription healthcare market: Incumbents are rolling out bundled virtual primary care services for consumers. Will the trend take off?

Patients are accessing care outside doctors’ offices: Faced with the ongoing shortage of primary care doctors, consumers are getting basic medical services from other sources.

Diabetes drug makers come under gov’t pressure: Big Pharma reacts to Biden administration push for limits on insulin prices. A majority of consumers—and employers—are cheering on cost pressures.

On today's episode, we discuss what omnichannel healthcare should look like, how patients are using social media to find health information, and why physicians don't want to review their patients' wearable data. "In Other News," we talk about what will happen moving forward regarding patient health information being shared for advertising purposes and why Best Buy is teaming up with Atrium Health. Tune in to the discussion with our analysts Rajiv Leventhal and Lisa Phillips.

Consumers see the potential of AI in clinical care: Patients’ comfort levels with AI in healthcare are mixed, but many are bullish on the tech’s ability to improve outcomes and reduce medical errors.

How consumers shop for doctors online: A new Patient Pop survey shows that finding a healthcare provider online is a lot like picking a restaurant or buying shoes. We dig into what they’re looking for before booking a doc.

WeightWatchers enters the Rx business for obesity: Its acquisition of medication-based weight loss program Sequence signals an emerging digital health market trend—but consumers must be cautious of telehealth startups' claims.

Amazon, One Medical, and BetterHelp targeted by the FTC: The federal agency issued a $7.8 million fine over use of patient health data. But it’s also looking for deceptive promises of privacy.

Walmart boosts healthcare to trickle down to its bottom line: It’s adding 28 clinics in 2024 and has new partnerships to address health inequities. The moves could lure more shoppers to higher-margin products, like prescription and OTC medications.

On today's episode, we discuss whether it's time for Google to spin off YouTube, how people feel about targeted ads, what consumers think about using AR to shop, what an in-car TikTok app might look like, the US Supreme Court examining Section 230, paid health leave in the US versus the world, and more. Tune in to the discussion with our analysts Blake Droesch, Evelyn Mitchell, and Paul Verna.

Across generations, the majority of US adults are concerned about the privacy of their health data within smartphone apps, according to Morning Consult. While the percentage of those with concerns has declined for all except Gen Z since 2021, older adults are still more likely to have this worry.

Hims & Hers defies digital health market odds: The D2C healthcare company grew revenues and membership—and unlike competitors, it’s increasing its marketing and advertising spend.

Patients use digital health tools, but don’t trust tech: Consumers say they don’t trust the very companies whose digital health tools they’re using. What gives?

Apple is making strides with a secret CGM project: The addition of a blood glucose monitor to the Apple Watch will drive sales beyond the diabetes patient pool to the “worried well.”

On today's episode, we discuss the significance of Amazon buying a primary care network, how ChatGPT did when it took the US Medical Licensing Exam, and what an Apple mixed reality headset could do to treat pain. "In Other News," we talk about health information being shared for advertising purposes and what to make of CVS buying Oak Street Health. Tune in to the discussion with our analysts Lisa Phillips and Rajiv Leventhal.

2 in 3 US adults are mobile health app users: Two surveys show how much consumers are turning to health apps for fitness and wellness. What’s driving the growth?

Social media influences patients and providers: Medical professionals can change their view of medications and treatments based on social media content. Pharma marketers, take notice.

Virtual nursing programs rise as need for travel nurses wanes: Staffing challenges are still keeping hospital CEOs up at night, giving rise to digital workforce support.