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Nashville health-tech company buys data-analytics firm, changes name

PlayMaker CRM acquires post-acute market intelligence and analytics vendor ViaDirect Solutions and renames itself PlayMaker Health.

Promoting Telehealth for Low-Income Consumers

FCC will propose to fund a $100 million “Connected Care Pilot Program” that would promote using telehealth among low-income families and veterans by providing affordable broadband service.

Health Insurers Are Vacuuming Up Details About You — And It Could Raise Your Rates

Insurers are buying the lifestyle information of hundreds of millions of Americans from data brokers and then running it through algorithms that predict how much that person’s healthcare will cost.

UnitedHealth posts big profit jump but sees room to improve

UnitedHealth Group reports Q2 results: revenue up 12 percent, EPS $2.98 vs. $2.32. Its Optum segment booked $1.8 billion in profit on $25 billion in revenue for the quarter.

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  1. ‘Insurers are buying the lifestyle information of hundreds of millions of Americans from data brokers’ is old news. At least to anyone who’s been involved with this for the last 4-5 years.

    It’s really sad that so many people are so clueless as to how they’re constantly being measured and scored and basically discriminated against.

    IMO, population Health has nothing to do with helping populations but rather being able to measure and score groups and then drill down to individuals so they can be ‘managed’ for profit.

    One day there will be a revolt and I suspect it won’t be pretty.







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