On today's podcast episode, we discuss how much Amazon's new shopping chatbot can move the needle, what Planet Fitness' out-of-home ad network looks like, becoming a digital mannequin to see what clothes look like on you, whether minutelong soap operas will catch on, who the smartest people in the world are, and more. Tune into the discussion with vice president of content Suzy Davidkhanian, analyst Evelyn Mitchell-Wolf, and vice president of Briefings Stephanie Taglianetti.
On today's podcast episode, our contestants compete in The Great Behind the Numbers Take Off, 2024 health trends edition, where they will try and cook up the most interesting predictions for the coming year. They'll discuss why healthcare is going to be a hyper-partisan issue in the 2024 US election campaigns; how that will affect how people think about and deal with their own healthcare going forward; and why the coming year will create unprecedented challenges for patients when it comes to affording care and treatment, leading them to explore other options for accessing and paying for care. Tune in to the discussion with our analysts Rajiv Leventhal and Lisa Phillips.
On today's podcast episode, we discuss how this year will look as Google's cookies fade away, the biggest threat to Google's search dominance, how many consumers are moving to ad-supported streaming, whether Apple can move the VR needle, Peloton's content hub on TikTok, the first person to ever complete Tetris, and more. Tune in to the discussion with our analysts Ross Benes, Evelyn Mitchell-Wolf, and Max Willens.
On today's podcast episode, we discuss how social networks could improve society, the NBA's plan to remake its TV deals, US consumers' feelings on shoppable ads, how many folks are "serial churners," how disruptive Sweetgreen's salad-making robot might be, a scientific breakthrough from a 14-year-old, and more. Tune in to the discussion with our forecasting writer Ethan Cramer-Flood, forecasting analyst Zach Goldner, and director of forecasting Oscar Orozco.
On today's podcast episode, we discuss what "Dr. ChatGPT" is most likely to help with, how close it is to replacing your physician, and why it might not be ready for the patient exam room just yet. "In Other News," we talk about the US government's efforts to bring down prescription drug costs and the prevalence of health-related misinformation on social media. Tune in to the discussion with our analysts Rajiv Leventhal and Lisa Phillips.
Amazon explores standalone subscriptions as Prime user growth slows: The retailer could roll out separate grocery and healthcare membership services as early as this year.
On today's episode, we discuss Gen Zers and healthcare: what the beginning of their journey looks like, social media as an entry point, and what they want from their experience. "In Other News," we talk about Amazon expanding its Amazon Clinic telehealth services to include video visits and how connected fitness is getting on post-pandemic. Tune in to the discussion with our analysts Rajiv Leventhal and Lisa Phillips.
Connected fitness users are pulling the plug: Our updated forecast shows US adults are heading back to the gym or outdoor fitness routines, leaving Peloton, Mirror, and others behind.
On today's episode, we discuss the state of millennials' health, the most popular ways this generation engages with healthcare, and what digital health tools interest them the most. "In Other News," we talk about who's selling unapproved weight loss drugs, and how and why healthcare providers and Gen Z consumers are meeting on TikTok. Tune in to the discussion with our analysts Rajiv Leventhal and Lisa Phillips.
Gen Zers in the US want their brands to support mental health more than any other cause, cited by 53% of those surveyed by ICSC and Big Village. Tied for second place are environmental causes, including climate change and sustainability, and racial and gender equity (47% each).
Big retailers are accumulating assets from across the healthcare ecosystem. This includes adding pharmacy and health insurance capabilities, as well as provider services such as home health, telehealth, primary, specialty, and urgent care.
On today's episode, we discuss why Americans would go to a retailer for their healthcare, where most of them are going, and what the most significant deal in retail healthcare has been so far. "In Other News," we talk about why Allina Health is denying certain types of care to patients and why consumer trust in the healthcare system is continuing to fall. Tune in to the discussion with our analysts Rajiv Leventhal and Lisa Phillips.
On today's episode, we discuss the changing demographics of US physicians, how much money doctors make, and how to address physician burnout. "In Other News," we talk about which chatbots are the best at giving medical advice and why medical credit cards might not be as good as advertised. Tune in to the discussion with our analysts Rajiv Leventhal and Lisa Phillips.
Thirty-one percent of US adults said social media has a positive effect on their mental health, per YouGov. However, almost as many (30%) feel it has a negative influence. Across generations, millennials are most likely to report a positive effect, while Gen Xers are more likely to cite a negative impact.
Smart hospitals go beyond digital: Cleveland Clinic will deploy Verizon’s private 5G network at its new Mentor, Ohio hospital. Here’s why it’s a model for the hospital of the future.
Patient empowerment is a double-edged sword: The Edelman Trust Barometer shows a growing number of consumers around the world are trusting friends, family, and social media for medical advice.
Generative AI comes to EHRs: Microsoft’s strong AI position could bring the company more healthcare cloud customers since its integrated AI tech with Epic can only be accessed on Azure.
The risks and benefits of generative AI in healthcare: The AI craze is triggering mixed feelings in healthcare communities as tech players continue to tout their tools for healthcare tasks.
Big Pharma needs a better local online presence: We dive into the 2023 Worldcom Digital Health Monitor report to find out which of the largest pharma companies are winning and who’s losing opportunities based on their online presence.
Investors see opportunities in VBC players: But they’ll have to play the long game to achieve financial success. VBC models don’t produce results overnight.
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