5/26/20

The Rock Weekly

Follow the money

Digital health companies raked in over $400M last week, with the vast majority going to companies enabling virtual care. Money is following the pursuit toward a telemedicine-forward future. And investors aren’t the only ones banking on this trend—Premera Blue Cross launched a virtual primary care plan, while Amazon extended its telemedicine services to warehouse workers. Telemedicine is here to stay, and some believe its future will be more proactive, personalized, and data-driven.

Earlier this month we spoke with Blue Shield of California, Banner Health, and Strategic Benefit Advisors about how they're navigating the pandemic response—and what they've learned along the way. Read the recap and listen to the full conversation.

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Headlines

Omada Expands Into MSK With $30M Physera Acquisition
Another roll up into a comprehensive digital care platform CNBC | (Tweet)

Apple And Google Release Exposure Notification API
Their tool will directly plug into public health agency efforts TechCrunch | (Tweet)

Study: High-Profile Algorithm Highlights Pervasive Bias
Performance suffers when data sets are skewed by sex STAT | (Tweet)

Microsoft Launches New Cloud Service For Healthcare
It joins Google and AWS in a push to support hospitals FierceHealthcare | (Tweet)

Nine Ways Coronavirus May Forever Alter US Healthcare
But will it finally spur legislative progress on health data privacy? STAT | (Tweet)

Coronavirus Tests The Value Of AI In Medicine
Some are wary of its use sans rigorous clinical validation Los Angeles Times | (Tweet)

FDA To Use Real-World Evidence To Learn About COVID-19
The agency is launching a joint research study with Aetion MedCity News | (Tweet)

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