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Consumer electronics mega-retailer Best Buy is partnering with Charlotte-based Atrium Health to enhance its hospital-at-home program.  Under the partnership, Best Buy’s Geek Squad will be in charge of setting up remote patient monitoring technology in patient’s homes.  Best Buy will also teach patients how to use their devices.

The move is part of the retailer’s push into healthcare.  Best Buy has also partnered with Geisinger, Mount Sinai Health System, and Langone Health on remote patient monitoring.

According to mobihealthnews.com, Best Buy has been taking steps to expand into the connected home healthcare space for a while.  In 2022, the company invested millions of dollars into Coeus.health, a cloud-based IT and logistics platform that coordinates in-home digital health devices and data.  The plan is for the retail giant to use Coesu.health’s Home Hybrid Cloud (H3C) to help customers access home health devices.  Other investments by Best Buy include the aging-in-place brand Great Call for $800 million, remote senior monitoring service Critical Signal Technologies for an undisclosed amount, and Current Health for $400 million.