It can be tough to catch up and keep up with the latest news, trends, interviews, and insights in the virtual care space. That’s why we’re here to do the work for you with our monthly telehealth news recap.
This month we discuss the recent merger between Ginger and Headspace to provide comprehensive and affordable mental health care to millions, how the Biden Administration plans to jumpstart access to virtual care, and why there’s a hiring surge of nurse practitioners across the country.
30 Under 40 Leaders Changing Healthcare list
Our CEO and co-founder, Michelle Davey, was included on Insider’s 30 Under 40 Leaders Changing Healthcare list. We’re thrilled to have Michelle recognized as an innovative leader moving healthcare forward!
Trends & Insights
Nurse practitioners top list of most recruited providers
Nurse practitioners are the most sought-after healthcare providers right now. The growth of NP roles is mainly due to market change and the flexibility of NPs to perform many of the duties of primary care physicians.
5 key lessons learned during COVID — Northwell Health CEO
Northwell Health's CEO, Michael Dowling, explains how the pandemic forced healthcare providers to pivot quickly, the benefits of an integrated health system, and the importance of taking care of yourself and your people.
First Opinions & Engaging Conversations
Look to nurses to help accelerate the transformation of health care
An argument for why “return to normal” would be a misstep for nurses and U.S. healthcare. And a breakdown of how nurses can be empowered and transform healthcare for the better moving forward.
Zoom's head of healthcare talks the future of telemedicine
Zoom research discovered 72% of survey respondents want to attend healthcare appointments virtually and in-person post-pandemic. Zoom’s Head of Healthcare, Heidi West, discusses the future of telemedicine and the challenges ahead.
Policy & Regulatory Updates
Biden administration invests $19M to bolster rural telehealth
The investment will fund training for primary care providers, pilot new telehealth services, and strengthen groups that provide virtual care. Funding will also include research around how to best deliver virtual care to rural communities.
3 key health policies in the Senate's $1T infrastructure package
The infrastructure package includes healthcare-related provisions, such as addressing the personal protective equipment shortage at the beginning of the pandemic.
Growth & Innovation
Ginger and Headspace Will Merge to Meet Escalating Global Demand for Mental Health Support
Ginger, an on-demand mental healthcare platform, and Headspace, a platform and leader in mindfulness and meditation, are merging to create Headspace Health. The new entity will provide affordable and comprehensive support for nearly 100 million consumers.
WebMD launches appointment booking, challenging competitors like Zocdoc
WebMD is partnering with healthcare operations company, Symplr, to provide WebMD website visitors with immediate access to primary care appointments.
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