Welcome to the latest #DataRX Report, a weekly digest of interesting news and trending topics in the healthcare industry. Every Friday we're pulling together the best articles and insights to keep payors and providers informed, engaged and up to date on the headlines that are impacting the industry.
The state of public cloud: 10 notable statistics
$186.4 billion is expected to be spent on public cloud services globally in 2018. Click here to find out nine other fascinating statistics that show the major impact of the cloud on today’s business world.
Prescription for Payors
Next-generation payers and providers: Setting a strategy for tech-enabled innovation
Rock Health interviewed four next-generation payors and providers (NGPPs) to understand their technology supported strategies, with a focus on how they’ve partnered with startups and how they expect to keep pace with future innovation. One of the findings suggested that technology should enable human-centered care, not replace it. Read about the other findings here.
Transforming Healthcare IT: What does the future hold?
How well prepared are you for the coming changes in healthcare? No matter what the future holds, the prepared will be the ones left standing. Find out more to learn how to flourish.
Digital health start-up Zocdoc is wrestling with a price change that could cripple doctors
Zocdoc is a website used by many doctors to attract new patients. As they look for new ways to grow, they’ve proposed a change in their pricing structure that is meeting with intense resistance from doctors. Check out the whole story here.
Prescription for Providers
CMS Administrator Seema Verma calls for an end to physician fax machines by 2020
CMS Administrator Seema Verma’s goal is to replace the use of fax machines in physician offices and switch to digital health information as an alternative. Find out what else Verma is doing to help break down the barriers to interoperability.
“My body, My Decision”: Not as Easy as…
There’s a huge mismatch between what patients want and what they actually get. If a doctor leads with a recommendation saying, “I think you need X,” it is exceedingly difficult for a patient to say, “I don’t think I need X. I think I need Y.” Health coaches help patients think about what their preferences, goals and values are before talking to the physician. Listen to Angela Fagerlin, Chair of Population Health Sciences at University of Utah Health, talk about the struggles patients have talking to doctors and making their own decisions.
2 Minute Read: Digital Health Coaching and Chronic Conditions
Digital health coaching is growing and could help people improve healthy behaviors and decrease adverse symptoms for certain conditions. Read one example of how it helped participants with type 2 diabetes here.