Hello Handout readers! I come bearing bad news. I’m putting the handout on an official hiatus for the time being. As you may have noticed, the handout …
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Things That Happened Gottleave. Scott Gottlieb is leaving the FDA, but his continued fights against tobacco and vaping are supported by the white house…
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Things That Happened It’s still getting worse. Healthcare spending is still growing faster than the economy. See Axios for some good (and depressing) h…
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Things That Happened Data mine. UnitedHealth Care will stop sharing de-identified claims data with the Health Care Cost Institute, a research organizat…
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Things That Happened Miscomprehend. My last newsletter, back in the heady days of 2018, discussed the implications of Amazon’s Comprehend Medical servi…
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Things That Happened The sound of cardiologists everywhere screaming. The Apple Watch EKG feature went live this week. Consumers seem to love it, while…
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Things That Happened Another Brick in the Wal. Earlier this year Walmart and Humana seemed locked in an acquisition dance. Now Humana appears to have f…
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Things That Happened Feinberg goes west. David Feinberg, CEO of the Geisinger Health System, will reportedly be taking a job at Google “running healthc…
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Things That Happened Sharing illness. The NY Times reported this week that Kinsa, a wifi-enabled personal thermometer, sells aggregated location data t…
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Things That Happened Devoted Wealth. Todd and Ed Park, DJ Patil, Bob Kocher, and the rest of the team at Devoted Health are such a dream to investors t…
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Things That Happened A new rule for gag rules. There’s a new law on the books that allows pharmacists to inform patients their medications could be che…
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Things That Happened General Panic. General Electric fired their CEO this week. This may have ramifications in the world of healthcare as departed CEO …
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