Industry News: Volume 1, Issue 1

Tying Health Care Investment to Performance

By Brian Klepper and Jeffrey Hogan

Thehealthcareblog.com – GoodRx’s planned initial public offering recently made the news, notable because the company, launched in 2011, has been profitable since 2016. Evidently, it’s become unfashionable for investors to demand proof of performance, so GoodRx’s results shone like a beacon. 

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Investors turn to digital health startups with $10 billion funding in 2020 YTD

By Justinas Baltrusaitis

The digital healthcare sector has witnessed unprecedented growth in 2020 mainly due to the pandemic that crippled normal operations for care providers.

With a focus on digital health, investors have continued to show more interest in the sector.

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New report outlines the increasing burden of chronic disease around the world

By Shraddha Chakradhar

Statnews.com – The latest Global Burden of Disease study shows that rates of chronic disease are increasing around the world, which may have partially led to the high death rates from Covid-19 in some countries.

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A Health Plan Showing Up in New Ways Amid COVID-19

By Shannon Cosgrove, MHA , Edward Juhn, MD, MBA, MPH

Ajmc.com – The idea that a crisis is an opportunity for improvement couldn’t be more true now that coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has made it easier to see the problems in the American health care system while also reminding us of some of its best parts.

Most critically, it is further revealing inequities for all to see as some populations, particularly communities of color, are disproportionately burdened by systemic factors such as poverty, racism, lack of access to quality health care, and more

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CMS expands list of telehealth services that can get Medicare reimbursement

By Robert King

Fiercehealthcare.com – The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has added 11 new telehealth services that Medicare will reimburse, including cardiac rehabilitation services.

The additions, announced Wednesday, are part of the latest push by the agency to accelerate use of telehealth by removing reimbursement barriers.

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STAT-Harris Poll: The share of Americans interested in getting Covid-19 vaccine as soon as possible is dropping

By ED SILVERMAN

Statnews.comThe share of Americans who say they are likely to get a Covid-19 vaccine as soon as it’s available is dropping — and the decline is notably more pronounced among Black Americans than among white individuals, according to a new survey from STAT and The Harris Poll.

Overall, 58% of the U.S. public said they would get vaccinated as soon as a vaccine was available when asked earlier this month, down considerably from 69% who said the same thing in mid-August.

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