Category Archives: Services

Health Care: VillageMD Opens First Primary Clinic Called Village Medical At Walgreens In Houston

From a Becker’s Hospital Review online release:

VillageMD Village Medical Primary ClinicsThe VillageMD primary care clinic, called Village Medical at Walgreens, is the first of five sites to open in Houston. Four more clinics are slated to open by the end of the year. The Village Medical clinics are located next to Walgreens stores and offer services including annual preventive care, women’s health services, vaccinations, diagnostic testing, smoking cessation, chronic care management and some specialty care. The clinics offer same-day, walk-in appointments, as well as house calls and virtual visits. The clinics are staffed by primary care physicians, nurses, pharmacists and social workers.

Chicago-based primary care company VillageMD is celebrating the opening Nov. 20 of its first primary care clinic at a Walgreens store in Houston, the company announced on Twitter. The Village Medical at Walgreens opening comes just weeks after Walgreens announced plans in October to shutter nearly 160 in-store health clinics.

To read more: https://www.beckershospitalreview.com/hospital-physician-relationships/walgreens-opens-first-villagemd-site.html?oly_enc_id=9129H5611090H0N

 

Seniors Health Care: AMA Launches New Medicare Insurer “Zing Health” To Focus On Patient-Physician Relationship

From a Fast Company online article:

Zing Health news releaseZing’s plan will give seniors access to a network of clinics in Cook County, Illinois, starting in January. The company hopes to expand to three states by 2022. It’s a managed care plan, which means the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) will pay a single monthly fee per member in exchange for a more holistic approach to nurturing patient health. Zing is working with a network of community health centers, including Oak Street Health, which recently raised $65 million for its senior-focused facilities. Continue reading Seniors Health Care: AMA Launches New Medicare Insurer “Zing Health” To Focus On Patient-Physician Relationship

Boomers Online Services: “Nesterly” Finds “Qualified Housemates” (Podcast)

Nesterly LogoIn Boston, a web app called “Nesterly” matches would-be renters with people who have a room to spare and could use a little help around the house.

(NPR Podcast Series)

Nesterly - Homeshare with a new generation

Website: https://www.nesterly.io/

Boomers Retirement: “Umbrella” Is An Online Home Repair & Services Marketplace For Seniors

From a Pymnts.com posted article:

Umbrella Boomer Community App 65+ Home repairs“Umbrella is an app that’s meant to connect these people with each other, through a marketplace with a membership model. The app lets seniors sign up for “jobs” and provide their services, like mowing a lawn or painting a fence.

The jobs are charged around $20 an hour, and Umbrella keeps $4 of that. The neighbors can choose to make less money, and the difference goes toward cheaper work for lower-income seniors.

Umbrella costs $199 a year to join. The startup was co-founded by CEO Lindsay Ullman and President Sam Gerstenzang. Both worked at Sidewalk Labs previously, among other places.”

Umbrella Boomer Community App 65+

Umbrella website: https://www.askumbrella.com/

To read more on article: https://www.pymnts.com/mobile-applications/2019/community-boomer-app-umbrella-raises-5-million/