8/5/19

The Rock Weekly

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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The NIH Wants To Build A “Google For Biomedical Data”
What happens when you aggregate years and years of research data? STAT | (Tweet)

Alphabet’s AI Might Be Able To Predict Kidney Disease
But it’s too soon to know for sure WIRED | (Tweet)

The Pros And Cons Of D2C Telemedicine Services
Putting the digital pill mill model under the microscope MobiHealthNews | (Tweet)

Facebook, FTC Settlement Fails To Protect Users’ Health Info
The $5B settlement lets Facebook off the hook for privacy breaches STAT | (Tweet)

RiteAid Launches Retail-Based Telehealth Kiosks
It’ll integrate medical devices and point-of-care testing MedCity News | (Tweet)

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