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Alphabet puts another $375 million into Josh Kushner’s Oscar Health, just months after previous investment

Alphabet invests $375 million in data- and technology-focused insurance startup Oscar, following participation by two Alphabet subsidiaries in a funding round a few months ago that valued the company at over $3 billion.

Geisinger and Merck Unveil New Applications Developed to Help Improve Patient Communication and Care Delivery

Geisinger and Merck launch a patient-caregiver communication, and medication reconciliation and adherence app, both of which will use SMART on FHIR to connect to EHRs.

Sansoro Health Raises $8M to Accelerate Electronic Health Record Interoperability

Digital health-EHR integration platform vendor Sansoro Health raises $8 million in a Series B investment round, increasing its total to $14 million.

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  1. re: med students skipping class.

    IMHO, and speaking generally, an in-person lecture may benefit an audio learner but impede a visual learner. I think that audio learners are a minority, and even if that is not the case, a substantial proportion of students will be visual learners. As a near-exclusively visual learner and speed reader, it made little sense for me to spend an hour listening when I could be reading the same material, especially in the basic sciences, at a heavy time discount. Having said that, some lecturers may add value to a visual learner with an entertaining style (rare) or uniquely organized content (rarer) or with heavy graphics content (slides, movies, tables, charts)…in which case we are back at the youtube option.

    I am genuinely surprised anyone attends a scheduled lecture, then or now. It seems more a peer pressure or social expectation thing than good education policy. I rarely attended (UMMS ’81), but used that time to develop the habit of continued professional self-education.

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