11/11/19

The Rock Weekly

Healthcare loses a visionary

Healthcare unexpectedly lost a remarkable leader and visionary this weekend with the passing of Kaiser Permanente CEO Bernard Tyson. We remember his unwavering commitment to make healthcare more accessible, equitable, and human for everyone.

While Walgreens is exploring options to go private in the face of increasing competition, CVS is finding early success in its retail strategy shift toward health services. Outside of the pharmacy, Costco and delivery startup Instacart have silently launched a pilot to bring meds to patients’ doorsteps in less than an hour—at no cost for orders over $35.

Help recognize those making an impact in healthcare. Cast your votes for the Top 50 in Digital Health—voting closes November 24 at 11:59 PM.

Headlines

Veterans Can Now Get Their Health Records On An iPhone
The project rollout across 1,243 facilities is now complete Modern Healthcare

Most Patients With Online Medical Record Access Aren't Using It
“… policy efforts have failed to engage a large proportion of patients” Reuters

"23andMe, But For Embryos"
Gattaca baby tests are here. And criticism has been intense MIT Technology Review

Will Patients Use This Partially Automated Telehealth Clinic?
Urgent care, meet robots STAT

AmericanWell Makes An Acquisition
Picking up new behavioral health services and a clinical team to scale MobiHealthNews

Think Your DNA Profile Is Private? This Judge Just Ruled Otherwise
Elsewhere, a DNA testing startup security breach exposes customers The New York Times

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