Health

China’s loss is Vietnam’s gain: Apple is diversifying production into Southeast Asia as US relations with China deteriorate. Confidence in Vietnam’s production scalability could accelerate the shift away from China.

We detail nurse staffing solution Incredible Health’s latest $80M raise, and explore what it means for similar startups.

We unpack the potential for cheaper consumer health devices as the FDA makes hearing aids directly available.

Meditation app Calm laid off 20% of its staff, including marketing employees. We detail why advertising costs are becoming difficult for health tech companies to maintain.

Amazon and CVS Caremark are among the top online pharmacies as consumers look to save time and money on their meds—which will outlast the period of economic uncertainty.

On today's episode, we discuss how a person's health is driven by social determinants and some examples of investments in health programs and their outcomes. "In Other News," we talk about why Amazon bought One Medical and why CVS is interested in acquiring Signify Health. Tune in to the discussion with our analysts Lisa Phillips and Rajiv Leventhal.

Oscar Health halts new deals on IT platform for 18 months: Oscar hit a snag with its Health First deal and is directing focus there. Its insurtech peers face troubles, too.

We unpack why Amazon’s latest offering and new partnership with Headspace Health means for competitors like CVS Health.

New gov’t tool tracks correlation between pollution, social health factors, and patient health: We explain what the government’s new Environmental Justice Index means for community health.

UNC is adding new patient engagement features as healthcare consumers grow impatient with providers’ poor digital experiences.

Just 7% of US consumers who exercise expect to work out entirely at a gym or studio for the next year. By comparison, 42% plan to exercise only at home, while the rest anticipate using some combination of the two.

The deal would broaden CVS’ physician network and help it establish home care services.

On today's episode, in our "Retail Me This, Retail Me That" segment, we discuss which four companies are shaping the connected fitness space, why there's so much at stake in commanding a leadership position, and what the lifestyle brand flywheel is. Then for "Pop-Up Rankings," we rank the top three most interesting acquisition possibilities in connected fitness. Join our analysts Blake Droesch and Andrew Lipsman.

Amwell scored a CVS deal, should Teladoc worry?: We examine Amwell’s virtual care partnership with CVS amid its rosy Q2 earnings and posit what both mean for competitors.

We unpack CVS’s Q2 earnings announcement and explain what its digital efforts mean for the company’s growth.

This year, 42.6 million US adults will use a connected fitness platform such as Peloton at least once a month. This figure ballooned from 24.0 million in 2019.

We detail a key value-based care barrier for health systems as the macroeconomic environment becomes more uncertain.

Kindbody acquired a surrogacy agency as fertility startups like it strike M&A deals and score VC cash, while health techs in primary care flounder.

Big techs shed their health tech layers: We unpack the latest deal by a large company (3M) to spin off its healthcare business and detail the trend.