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.
Big Data Meets Biology
In the last twelve months, there’s been a frenzy of health care related deal-making. Wondering what all the fuss is about? The answer is data and analytics and it’s poised to shake up healthcare in ways people never expected. Hear what more than three dozen execs at companies across the healthcare continuum expect from the big data revolution.
Prescription for Payors
GoodRX valued at about $2.8 billion after Silver Lake Investment, sources say
As a growing digital platform, GoodRx is said to have simplified the prescription drug market through increased transparency and lower prices in a short amount of time. Which is probably why technology-focused private equity firm, Silver Lake, just made a significant investment in the company. Find out more about the terms of the deal and what it could mean for the industry.
American Medical Association opposes merger of CVS and Aetna
The American Medical Association, which represents U.S. physicians, advised the U.S. Justice Department on Wednesday to stop CVS Health’s plan to buy Aetna. They believe the deal could result in higher prices for prescription medicines. Find out more about what’s driving their concerns.
Diving into Data Context
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Prescription for Providers
Shifting Social Norms to Reduce the Obesity Epidemic
Could the shift to healthier food options start in hospitals? You could argue that the similar turn away from smoking in public places got an early start there, so why not? Find out what else experts think we could do to help reduce the obesity epidemic.
How Data Is Getting Patients the Care They Need Faster
Command Centers are a lot like air traffic controllers in the sense that they’re trying to manage hundreds of patients all attempting to get to the same place at almost the same time. See what Johns Hopkins Hospital has done with their Command Center to help patients get the best possible care.
CVS to offer nationwide telemedicine service through smartphone video
CVS Health plans to offer a “digital doctor” to treat easy-to-diagnose illnesses via their smartphone app. The cost will be $59 and should be available by the end of the year. Learn more about the technology behind the service and what’s driving the telemedicine trend.