Healthcare Analytics, Population Health Management, Healthcare Big Data

Prescription drug spending

Real-Time Data Plays Key Role in Population Health for PBMs

February 14, 2019 - Real-time data access is a core component of industry efforts to improve price transparency, ensure medication adherence, and support ongoing efforts to improve population health. At an educational session held during HIMSS19, top executives from some of the nation’s largest pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs), e-prescription enablers. and payers stressed the importance of enabling...


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CMS Aims to Address Senior Poverty, Social Determinants of Health

by Jessica Kent

To drive down healthcare costs for Medicare beneficiaries, CMS is expanding policies to reduce prescription drug prices, increase community partnerships, and foster technological innovations that will address poverty and other social...

Express Scripts Diabetes Management Program Saves $43M, Ups Outcomes

by Jessica Kent

A coordinated approach to chronic disease management for diabetics has reduced drug spending by 19 percent for more than 800 enrolled plan sponsors, saving a total of $42.6 million in 2017, said Express Scripts. “By combining...

Amazon Scoops Up PillPack in Possible Population Health Play

by Jennifer Bresnick

Rumors of Amazon’s entry into the prescription drug distribution market have not been greatly exaggerated.  The e-commerce giant today announced the acquisition of PillPack, a company that offers home delivery of prescription...

50% of Physicians Not Satisfied with Patient Data Access

by Jessica Kent

A recent Surescripts survey found that 50 percent of physicians think their patient data access could be much better, with many doctors citing improved access to medication adherence, prescription costs, and clinical history data as top...

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