Innovation Digest – March 2018 vol. 2

Choose your favorite trend – it’s all here in this edition.  Big data and the promise of AI in health. Payment for value (if we can just define what it is). The latest marriage of health plan and PBM. Healthcare delivered remotely via app or a clinician 300 miles away. Rising antibiotic resistance and resurging outbreaks of vaccine-preventable disease. AHRQ is in jeopardy (again). And innovators who are getting back to the basics: maybe the key to a healthy society is focusing on the patient’s needs for transportation, housing or nutritious food in concert with managing their symptoms.

In this issue:

  • Tech’s Next Big Wave: Big Data Meets Biology
  • The Struggle to Build a Massive ‘Biobank’ of Patient Data
  • Vital Directions for Health and Health Care
  • Centene partnering with PBM RxAdvance
  • Take This App and Call Me in the Morning
  • Intermountain opens its digital front door
  • Mumps Is On the Rise. A Waning Vaccine Response May Be Why
  • Common ‘Superbug’ Found to Disguise Resistance to Potent Antibiotic
  • AMA survey says prior authorizations hurting clinical outcomes
  • AHRQ Is in Trouble – and why you should care
  • BCBS joins with Lyft, CVS and Walgreens in new pop health effort
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