7/13/20

The Rock Weekly

Primetime for primary care

In the shadow of the pandemic, a number of players are looking to make waves in the $260B primary care market. Walgreens is taking the plunge—with a $1B investment in VillageMD, the retail pharmacy giant plans to open as many as 700 doctors’ offices in its stores. And at the end of the week, Medicare-focused primary care startup Oak Street Health filed its S-1. In other news, the VA inked a 10-year, $100M contract with Philips to build out capabilities for providing veterans with remote critical care services.

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What's Big Tech's Plan To Help Close Racial Gaps In Health?
For the most part, there isn’t one STAT | (Tweet)

Digital Health Funding Hits Another High Mark For 2020
The deals just keep coming MedCity News | (Tweet)

Google Searches Reveal COVID-19 Hotspots Before Governments Do
But can they prevent them? OneZero | (Tweet)

CMS' Seema Verma Reflects On Pandemic's Lessons
“The genie is out of the bottle” when it comes to telemedicine Fortune | (Tweet)

The Facebook Group Where Doctors Process Their Coronavirus Grief
“How else are we going to remember this?” Mother Jones | (Tweet)

The Robots That Offer Doctors A Helping Hand
Clean, lean, virus-killing machines The Verge | (Tweet)

COVID-Tracking Apps Proliferate—But Will They Really Help?
Close to 20 are in use or under development in the US Kaiser Health News | (Tweet)

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