6/15/20

The Rock Weekly

“I can’t imagine going back”

In a conversation with STAT last week, CMS Administrator Seema Verma reaffirmed the value patients have found in pandemic-driven telemedicine access. While addressing fraud risk, privacy concerns (made real by Babylon’s brief privacy breach), and reimbursement rates, she emphasized the importance of ensuring these services outlast the pandemic. But it’s hardly smooth sailing for all—hospitals already face an uneasy financial future, and telemedicine doesn't provide as much revenue as in-person care does.

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What Consumer Genetics Companies Can Do About Racial Inequity
The field’s leadership, data, and products have long lacked diversity STAT | (Tweet)

States Split On Google-Apple Coronavirus Tracking Tech
“The more fragmentation there is, the less value there is” Politico | (Tweet)

'Virtual' Drug Research Becomes A Permanent Reality
A number of startups are fueling pharma’s shift Business Insider Prime | (Tweet)

The Potential And The Pitfalls Of Medical AI
A pioneering ophthalmologist highlights plenty of both The Economist | (Tweet)

Geisinger, Siemens Healthineers Strike 10-Year Partnership
It’ll center around imaging equipment, tech solutions MedCity News | (Tweet)

It's Time For A New Kind Of Electronic Health Record
Shifting from reactive to proactive care Harvard Business Review | (Tweet)

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