Surescripts is taking on Amazon
In the latest episode of Amazon vs. America’s pharmacy supply chain, Surescripts cut off vendor ReMy Health for improperly sharing medication histories with PillPack—and said it notified the FBI. The data feud didn’t stop Amazon and other big tech execs from teaming up in a notable, renewed commitment to make claims data accessible to patients, however. Meanwhile, CMS announced a pilot program to put Medicare claims data in physicians’ hands—an echo of the agency’s proposed interoperability rule earlier this year.
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