Peter Lucas

Freelance Content Writer

Location icon United States of America

As a journalist with more than 30 years’ experience, I have extensive experience writing for digital and print channels and producing content marketing, such as advertorials, case studies and white papers. Areas of expertise include payment and healthcare technology, e-commerce, fraud prevention and product packaging.

Digital Commerce 360
Cambia Health rolls out a different kind of telehealth

Cambia Health Solutions is piloting a store and forward telehealth system in two states to satisfy its member's desire for more convenient access to healthcare. A recent survey by the Portland-based provider of health plans revealed that its health plan members ranked a description of store and forward among their top three preferences for receiving care, the company says.

Digital Commerce 360
Blockchain is coming soon to a health insurance marketplace near you

Blockchain technology and crypto currency have found their way into health insurance marketplaces. SuchApp, a blockchain-enabled, multi-channel messaging platform, and Wish Knish, provider of a decentralized marketplace platform, are teaming up to develop an online insurance marketplace that allows consumers to purchase policies with crypto currency and keep a record of those purchases using blockchain technology.

Digital Commerce 360
CareDox raises $16 million to grow its digital health technology for school kids

CareDox plans to use $16 million in new funding to add new analytics capabilities to its digital healthcare platform for K-12 schools that will improve treatment outcomes, expand its vaccines program to several states including Virginia, Missouri and Indiana, and expand its technology and data science personnel.

Digital Commerce 360
An big insurer helps HealthTap crack the international digital healthcare market

Digital health platform provider HealthTap expects its new partnership with Bupa, an international health insurance and care company, to create personalized, digital healthcare experiences for Bupa members that raise their quality of care. For HealthTap, a Palo Alto, Calif., telehealth company with a network of 108,000 physicians, the deal is an opportunity for international expansion.

Digital Commerce 360
American Well cuts a pair of deals to expedite international expansion for telehealth

Telehealth provider American Well's announcement this week of a pair of partnerships with health technology provider Royal Philips and electronic health records solutions developer Netsmart, build upon its strategy of creating a global healthcare community that can treat patients through its telehealth platform, the company says.

Digital Transactions
Whatever Happened to Encryption? - Digital Transactions

Widely touted as a potent data-masking tool, encryption has been slow to take hold in the payments industry, despite a continuing plague of data breaches. Here's what's going on to change that. Kmart, Arby's, Saks Fifth Avenue, Hyatt Hotels. Those are just some of the merchants that reported data breaches in 2017.

Digital Transactions
Smoking out Pot's Potential - Digital Transactions

Despite concerns that the federal government will crack down on state-sanctioned marijuana, a small band of payment providers is working to cash in on an exploding industry. It's no wonder that legal marijuana merchants, and their banks, have been feeling of lot of angst in 2018.

Digital Transactions
PayPal Reimagines the Point of Sale - Digital Transactions

A series of partnerships with the card networks and now individual banks have positioned the online-checkout kingpin to make the leap to a mainstream digital-payments platform. Ever since PayPal Holdings Inc. was spun off from eBay Inc. in 2015, its chief executive, Dan Schulman, has not been shy about warning financial-technology providers to re-imagine how money can be moved and managed.

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