3/29/21

The Rock Weekly

Primetime for at-home delivery startups

Amazon Prime conditioned us to on-demand everything. And spurred by the pandemic, healthcare at large has followed suit. Uber Health’s new deal with ScriptDrop will now enable prescription delivery in 37 states; Everlywell announced two acquisitions to expand their at-home lab testing services; and food delivery company DoorDash is partnering with Everlywell and Vault Health to deliver at-home COVID tests to consumers in major cities. Not to be outdone, following this news Amazon announced authorization of its own at-home COVID-19 test. Cue the battle for delivery domination—it's hard to bet against Amazon, but with the quick growth and partnerships of nimble startups, let's hope the real winners are consumers. 

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Providence Spins Off DexCare In Its Fight To Stay Ahead On Health Tech
West Coast health system’s third offshoot uses algorithms to help patients find available care Business Insider | (Tweet)

Digital Therapeutics Startups Are Ready For More Regulation, Not Less
DTx companies argue oversight is needed to engender patient and provider trust STAT | (Tweet)

What CVS and Walgreens Stand To Gain From The Vaccine Rollout
Vaccine distribution sets up future health efforts for big retail chains Fortune | (Tweet)

Advocate Aurora Enterprises Funds Telenutrition Platform
System’s new investment arm chooses port co Foodsmart for first investment Becker’s Hospital Review | (Tweet)

Cerner Makes Moves Into Life Insurance
Partnership with New York Life will use health data to accelerate underwriting Healthcare IT News | (Tweet)

Hospitals Hide Pricing Data From Web Search Results
Breaking down a WSJ report on how tricky coding can obscure price info Becker’s Hospital Review | (Tweet)

Prince Harry Is Taking On A New Job Title: Chief Impact Officer at BetterUp
Royalty in Residence for the coaching and mental health startup The Wall Street Journal | (Tweet)

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