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In Blockbuster Alliance, Walgreens And Microsoft To Develop 'New Healthcare Models'

By Forbes

Walgreens said it has formed a partnership with Microsoft Corp. to "develop new health care delivery models, technology and retail innovations to advance and improve the future of health careRead full story

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  • Digital transformation of healthcare can bring lasting impact to our society.

    The population is living longer, there is more incidence of chronic disease and delivery costs continue to increase.

    Discussions about the insurance model, while necessary, address the only the symptoms of the problem.

    Digital transformation of healthcare can bring lasting impact to our society.

    The population is living longer, there is more incidence of chronic disease and delivery costs continue to increase.

    Discussions about the insurance model, while necessary, address the only the symptoms of the problem.

    It's great to see a company like WBA take the lead in focusing on innovation to address some of the underlying causes of our healthcare issues.

  • In theory I like the idea of an alliance or a series of alliances to develop a new healthcare model but it will mean little if it does not drive down the cost of prescription drugs. Americans pay a great deal more for Pharmaceutical products than most of the world and not just a few percentage points

    In theory I like the idea of an alliance or a series of alliances to develop a new healthcare model but it will mean little if it does not drive down the cost of prescription drugs. Americans pay a great deal more for Pharmaceutical products than most of the world and not just a few percentage points but multiples of price same product is sold in most of the rest of the world.

  • Personalized healthcare will be the next major innovation to shake the medical industry. And processing information on a person by person basis is a huge big data computing challenge. While some are right to be wary of privacy concerns, I’m very eager to watch this revolution unfold.

  • The health care issue needs to be solved from the top down with government policy changes. Bottom-up company alliances won’t do much to solve the problem

  • None of this really matters as long as the USA has a for profit health care system. Only changes that increase profits will be tolerated.

  • @Gastau, in fact, life expectancy has gone down in the US.

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