Health Services

How the value of innovation will be redefined in 2021

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While payers and policymakers took a more narrow-minded perspective on innovation value in 2020, the year 2021 will bring an increased focus on a treatment’s societal value, how innovation interacts with digital technologies, and whether new innovations are able to reduce existing health outcome inequalities.

GoodRx files to go public

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GoodRx, a digital health startup that helps users track prescription drug prices, filed for an IPO on Friday. The company hasn’t yet priced its shares, but plans to be listed on Nasdaq as “GDRX.”

Uber launches prescription delivery in Seattle, Dallas

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Through a partnership with prescription delivery startup NimbleRx, Uber is offering home prescription delivery in Seattle and Dallas. The two companies plan to expand the partnership to other locations in the future.

Can Walmart change healthcare?

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Walmart caught the healthcare industry’s attention when it began opening primary care centers across Georgia, Florida and Illinois. But without its leader, will the effort still be able to keep its momentum?

Primary care startup Oak Street Health goes public for $328M

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Oak Street Health, which operates primary care centers for Medicare patients, went public on Thursday for $328 million. Its capitation payment model has helped the company continue on where many clinics have struggled during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Report: GoodRx files for IPO

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GoodRx, a startup that makes tools for comparing the price of prescription drugs, is looking to go public, according to a report by Reuters. The company reportedly submitted paperwork to the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Who won the MedCity INVEST Pitch Perfect competition?

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Healthcare startups across health services, health IT, medical devices, biopharma and diagnostics tracks took part in the week-long competition at the conference July 20-24. Here are the winners for the five tracks.

Healthcare deals dip in 2020, but not as much as expected

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Healthcare mergers decreased in the first half of 2020, but not to the extent expected as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. Reports by Pricewaterhouse Coopers and Kaufman Hall showed a decline in mergers and acquisitions, but still reported sustained interest from buyers

The critical need for community investment

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In comparison to other developed countries, we spend the least amount of money on social care and the most on medical, with the worst overall health outcomes. We must intentionally and strategically reallocate some healthcare dollars to invest in communities.