Best Buy Dives Deeper into Seniors Healthcare Services

Best Buy Co. (NYSE: BBY) has doubled down on its commitment to the senior home-care market. In August 2018, the consumer electronics retail giant announced its acquisition of GreatCall, Inc. for $800 million. GreatCall’s product offering includes senior-friendly hardware combined with one-touch connectivity to trained agents who can answer questions, dispatch emergency personnel, connect to family caregivers […]

Disruption Hits the Digital Health Sector

Retailers have been the big disruptors in the healthcare market in recent months, but not in digital health. CVS Health (NYSE: CVS) and Aetna‘s (NYSE: AET) merger, announced in December 2017, is still on track. Amazon‘s (NASDAQ: AMZN) deal for PillPack has many wondering what’s next in the online pharmaceutical space. Now there’s Best Buy […]

Senior Monitoring Companies Consolidate

Three-year-old Lively, a San Francisco startup, has been acquired by GreatCall, Inc. of San Diego. Lively has developed a remote monitoring system for seniors to help them age in place. Its safety watch works with a system of passive activity sensors to alert family members and share seniors’ daily routines. Lively will complement GreatCall’s suite of products […]