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09 May: Best Buy Health shows Q1 momentum toward enabling care in the home for everyone

The first few months of 2024 brought some exciting milestones for Best Buy Health in our journey to enable care at home for everyone. A product launch and new partnerships are just some of the highlights from a very busy quarter.  

Making safety and independence sleeker for seniors 

In March, we announced the launch of Lively Mobile2, a medical alert device offering unparalleled safety and independence. It offers the same best-in-class response and assistance at the touch of a button, but with a smaller, sleeker, and more subtle design.  

A woman putting on a Lively Mobile2 device around her neck.

11 Mar: Lively from Best Buy Health releases Lively Mobile2

Aging independently in your own home just got a little bit easier with the new Lively Mobile2.

An image of the Lively Mobile2 device.

The new medical alert device provides independence and safety for you and peace of mind for your loved ones, with access to help 24/7/365 at the touch of a button. Paired with either Basic or Premium Lively services, our empathetic and caring team members are available to assist with a variety of needs. Whether you need help in a health emergency, a plan to work on your health and wellness goals, or assistance using your new device, our team is here for you.  

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27 Dec: A Year in Review: Best Buy Health in 2023

Best Buy Health in 2023 continued to make exciting progress, making waves with a series of groundbreaking announcements that promise to accomplish our goal of enabling care in the home for everyone.

New strategic partnerships

This year, Best Buy Health announced several strategic partnerships with renowned healthcare providers across the country. Through this work, we’re leveraging our expertise in omnichannel, supply chain, Caring Center support and services, in-home support and our ability to connect patients and physicians. By joining forces with clinical leaders in the industry, we continue to demonstrate that we are a driving force behind the fusion of technology and healthcare.

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08 Nov: Best Buy Health and Mass General Brigham collaborate to meet patients’ growing Healthcare at Home needs

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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03 Oct: Lively from Best Buy Health unveils new Jitterbug Smart4 to keep older adults connected

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.  

Now available on Lively.com and BestBuy.com, the Jitterbug Smart4 features:

  • 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.

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12 Sep: Best Buy Health and Geisinger expand work to improve chronic disease management at home

 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.

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25 Jul: Best Buy Health introduces enhanced Lively plans to support seniors

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.

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20 Jul: Best Buy expands offering for customers with hearing loss

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. 

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07 Mar: Atrium Health and Best Buy Health partner to improve experience when receiving care at home

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.

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03 Mar: A year in review: Best Buy Health

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.

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18 Oct: Introducing the new Lively health & safety packages

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.  

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27 May: Best Buy Health’s Lively emergency services now available on Alexa-enabled devices

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).