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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Joins OptumLabs

HHS partners with OptumLabs to bring its data analytics capabilities to the agency’s researchers. The first research project will be led by AHRQ, which will compare Optum’s healthcare utilization database to its own Medical Expenditure Panel Survey dataset.

CHIME Letter To CMS Acting Administrator Andy Slavitt

CHIME sends a letter to CMS arguing that the MU program and quality reporting requirements will need to be streamlined if health systems are going to transition to value-based reimbursement models fast enough to meet transition goals outlined by HHS.

Software is now eating medicine

Andreessen Horowitz Partners announces a $200 million investment fund that it will direct toward digital health startups, specifically those working at the intersection of health data and machine learning.

CVS Health Introduces New Digital Pharmacy Tools to Help Make Medication Adherence Easier and More Convenient

CVS launches a new app that generates medication reminders and allows users to submit prescriptions and insurance cards by taking a picture of them

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