What can Pinky and the Brain teach us about Data Management

Welcome to the latest #DataRX Report, a weekly digest of interesting news and trending topics in the healthcare industry. Every Friday we're pulling together the best articles and insights to keep payors and providers informed, engaged and up to date on the headlines that are impacting the industry.  

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What Pinky and the Brain can teach us about Data Management
What could Pinky and the Brain possibly teach us about data management? We are not thinking about the data, data warehouse, or even the business the same way you are. Not everyone is pondering what you are pondering! Communication and focus are needed to master data management. Read the whole story here. 


Prescription for Payors

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Spending on Prescription Drugs In The US: Where Does All The Money Go?
It is estimated that in 2016, the United States spent $480 billion on pharmaceutical drugs. Two-thirds of the total were captured by drug manufacturers. Find out exactly where the other one-third goes here.


The Makings of Modern Healthcare IT
Modern healthcare IT must find a way to connect activity with real business value. Find out the key ingredients in effectively aligning the IT strategy with business priorities.



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Two Missing Links in Your Healthcare Analytics Strategy
Find out the four steps to better healthcare analytics outcomes.


Prescription for Providers

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6 Reasons Why Healthcare Data Warehouses Fail
One of the six reasons healthcare data warehouses fail is because people are being too idealistic about what can be accomplished. Although it is nice to start with a blank canvas, that often times leads to more trouble. Keep reading to find out the other five reasons.

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Stanford researchers create cortisol-detecting wearable to measure stress, health
A new wearable was developed by researchers at Stanford University that is capable of measuring patient’s cortisol levels from their sweat. This wearable allows for an noninvasive test that will help with early detection of various diseases. Read the whole story here.


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Virtual Care Supported by Consumers and Physicians Not Adopted Due to Provider, Reimbursement Concerns
64% of consumers and 66% of physicians enhanced patient access as the main benefit of virtual care, however, when it comes to using virtual care in practice, physicians lose their enthusiasm. 33% worry about data security and privacy associated with virtual care. Learn more here.

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