MINNEAPOLIS AND BOSTON (Nov. 8, 2023) — Best Buy Health and Mass General Brigham are collaborating to support a new model of healthcare delivery that serves patients where they want to be — at home. Together, they will develop solutions to support the transformational movement of shifting healthcare to patients’ homes by improving how quality and safe care are provided with technology and clinical expertise. Their first priority is to scale and support Mass General Brigham’s Home Hospital. This technology-enabled clinical delivery model will expand access to Massachusetts residents choosing to receive acute-level hospital care in the comfort of their home.
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An easy-to-use smartphone backed by a caring team of individuals, ready to help you whenever you need. That is what Lively from Best Buy Health aimed for when they designed the new Jitterbug Smart4.
With large screens and easy to read menus to help you navigate the device, the Jitterbug Smart4 is for older adults who want the convenience of a smartphone but designed with their needs in mind.
- A large 6.7″ screen with easy list-based menu
- Powerful, clear dual speakers
- Long-lasting, fast-charging battery
- Urgent Response button for help, 24/7
- Video chat and voice typing
- High-quality camera
- Live call captioning (real-time speech-to-text)
- Library of how-to guides right on the phone
Empowering older adults to age at home
Along with all these amazing technical features, Jitterbug Smart4 can also connect you with our team of empathetic and caring team members, who are available 24/7/365, to assist with a variety of needs.
Initial program with Best Buy’s Geek Squad resulted in quicker access to care, better adherence and more positive outcomes for chronic care patients
MINNEAPOLIS and DANVILLE, Pa. (Sept. 12, 2023) – Building on the success of delivering in-home care for patients with chronic conditions through Geek Squad, Best Buy Health and Geisinger announced today that they will expand their work together to bring a better level of care to more patients within the Geisinger network.
Geisinger launched its ConnectedCare365 chronic care management platform in 2021 and has since enrolled more than 1,100 patients in remote patient monitoring programs for chronic conditions like congestive heart failure (CHF), chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), hypertension, and diabetes.
Best Buy Health’s goal is to enable care at home by building on our strengths in three focal areas, one of which is aging at home. Through this work we are supporting an aging generation and their families with simple, human-supported solutions.
Today, we’re unveiling the latest updates to our Lively plans, so we can better help seniors stay connected, safe and healthy. These new plans highlight the impactful services the Lively caring teams provide to our customers every day.
Best Buy is expanding its existing hearing device experience, making it more convenient than ever for the millions of Americans with mild to moderate hearing loss to get the products and support they need. An additional 200 stores will have the in-store hearing experience this summer, with an additional 100 added in the fall, bringing the total number of stores carrying hearing devices to over 600. We’re also adding a selection of new hearing aid sets in store and online, expanding the number of brands we offer our customers overall.
MINNEAPOLIS and CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Mar. 7, 2023) — Atrium Health and Best Buy Health are combining their strengths to develop new hospital at home offerings that will enhance the patient experience of receiving hospital-level care in the home. The goal of the partnership is to enable providers to deliver high-quality care to patients in the comfort of their own homes, while helping reduce emotional and financial burdens on patients and caregivers.
This partnership takes advantage of Atrium Health’s leadership position in telemedicine, including a well-established hospital at home program, combined with a patient population of nearly 3 million people.
Technology is at the center of everything we do in our daily lives, and as that continues to be true, the role of technology within healthcare is becoming more important than ever before.
Today, consumers want to receive care in their own homes, and providers are rapidly looking for ways to incorporate digital tools into healthcare delivery to improve outcomes and experiences. That is where Best Buy Health comes in.
Best Buy Health enables care at home for everyone and to do that, we are focused on three key areas:
Wellness at home: offering the latest tech products to keep you and your family healthy.
Best Buy Health’s goal is to enable care at home by building on our strengths in three focal areas, one of which is active aging. We are empowering an aging generation to live the life they want by delivering simple, human-supported health and safety solutions.
Last year, we launched our new Lively brand, which offers solutions to support adults who want to age independently at home, whether that be through our Jitterbug phones, our medical alert devices, our health & safety services or our offerings through Amazon Alexa and Apple Watch.
Best Buy Health is making it easier to live safely and independently in your home with the availability to access Lively Urgent Response through compatible Alexa-enabled devices. This new capability provides users 24/7 support from a caring Lively Urgent Response Agent.
Starting now, customers can link their Lively and Alexa accounts together, giving them access to the Lively Urgent Response services with a simple voice command. Lively Urgent Response can be reached on a number of Alexa-enabled devices in the home, including Echo, Echo Show, Echo Dot, Fire TV Cube and Fire Tablet (when Show Mode is enabled).
Sure, the well-known South by Southwest (SXSW) conference and festival features concerts, art exhibitions and celebrities exploring Austin, Texas. But the real magic happens when industry leaders and speakers convene to discuss and debate challenges and share their perspective on the future of tech innovation.
This year, President of Best Buy Health Deborah Di Sanzo hit the stage to share how Best Buy is using technology to enable aging adults to live and thrive in the comfort of their homes.
A Panel of Industry-leading Experts
In the panel “There’s No Place Like Home: Scaling for the Future,” presented by Energizing Health, Deborah joined Hon Pak, chief medical officer at Samsung; Bill Hawkins, senior advisor at EW Healthcare Partners; and host Jisella Dolan, chief global advocacy officer at Home Instead.
Best Buy has signed an agreement to acquire Current Health, a leading care-at-home technology platform that brings together remote patient monitoring, telehealth, and patient engagement into a single solution for healthcare organizations.
Bringing quality healthcare into the home has become an increasingly important part of the healthcare system, often allowing patients better access and quality of life while helping to reduce costs. This trend has accelerated the reliance on the consumer-friendly technology that Best Buy offers, allowing the company to play an even more crucial role in bringing virtual care to life.
Best Buy Health today introduced Lively Smart, its simplest smartphone yet. It’s designed to make it easier than ever for older adults to access the phone features they care most about, including one-touch access to Lively Health and Safety Services.
Lively Smart’s large 6.2-inch screen is designed for ease of use from the moment it’s turned on, helping users feel safe, healthy and connected to loved ones. The home screen features large, legible text and organizes key features into a single list, including the ability to get help in urgent and non-urgent situations, video chat, take photos and get directions.