STAT+: Best Buy-Atrium deal offers glimpse of tech’s future in home health

Best Buy isn’t the first name that comes to mind when people think of health care. But a new partnership between the electronics retailer and Atrium Health, part of the nonprofit health system Advocate Health, is a sign of how big tech and retail companies are getting in on the booming hospital-at-home market.

Best Buy first dove into the health care space with its 2021 acquisition of Current Health, a remote patient monitoring platform that major hospital systems across the country rely upon to communicate with patients and track patients’ vital signs. Atrium Health, meanwhile, launched its home hospital program in 2020 and has since served over 6,300 patients.

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