We’ve all been morphing our homes into our personal HealthQuarters since the start of the coronavirus era. Millions of global health citizens have taken to telehealth who never used a health care “digital front door” before. Other patients adopted remote health monitoring to avoid perennial visits to doctors for managing chronic conditions like diabetes or heart disease.

From the kitchen to the bedroom, our homes have become our health hubs. And now, to the bathroom and specifically, the toilet. Withings, maker of my personally favorite connected weight scale, announced U-Scan, a direct-to-consumer lab test platform that analyzes our urine from the POT – the point-of-toilet.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I’m not being cheeky (sorry again, just too tempted) here — I’ve extolled the promise and virtues of our bathrooms as health destinations for many years, meeting up with tech and home innovators at CES over the past decade+, and keeping track of toilet innovations

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Planning a trip can be stressful, especially if you are planning to go overseas. Airbnbs can be great for those traveling on a budget. However, depending on your travel party, they can be pricier than a hotel—especially in Europe.

Don’t let the decision of where to stay put a damper on the unforgettable experience of your adventure. Let’s explore Airbnb vs. hotel pros and cons—as well as hostels—to help you narrow down your choices.

The Difference Between Airbnb and Hotels

Airbnbs and hotels differ slightly in ways you may not be aware of if you aren’t an experienced traveler. While you might be inclined to go with the cheapest option, you might want to consider whether you’re getting the most bang for your buck. Here is the difference between Airbnb and hotels.

Airbnbs

Airbnbs provide more privacy than a hotel, but they have less overhead, so you won’t have someone

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Every health/care industry stakeholder will be in search of value in 2023, I explain in my latest post written on behalf of Medecision. In this essay, I forecast what’s ahead for hospitals, digital health innovators and investors, employers, pharma, and patients-as-consumers — all firmly focused on value in the new year.

“Inflation may make consumers and the healthcare system sicker,” Deloitte expects, signaling a sort of “unrest” for the healthcare ecosystem.

 

 

 

 

One of the most telling data points I include in my assessment of 2023 comes from GSR Ventures, which polled major health care investors on the now and future state of digital health funding.

This piece chart demonstrates that investors have value-based care on their minds, coupled with the consumerization of health care.

Read more on how (and why) we will all be value-minded consumers of health care in 2023 on the Medecision site.

 

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