Castlight Health files IPO; Walgreens brings big data analytics to healthcare clinics;

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> Castlight Health has filed for an IPO, according to Fortune. The San Francisco-based company is expected to seek a valuation upwards of $2 billion, with Goldman Sachs tapped to lead the offering. Morgan Stanley also is expected to serve as an underwriter. Castlight was co-founded in 2008 by Todd Park, the athenahealth co-founder who later went on to create the original HealthCare.gov as chief technology officer of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. Article

> Walgreens plans to bring big data analytics to healthcare clinics, it has announced. "By integrating data analytics, we can gain even deeper insights to help improve patient care and, ultimately, outcomes," Heather Helle, divisional vice president, Healthcare Clinic of Walgreens said. "We continue to expand the scope of services, capabilities and footprint at Healthcare Clinics. These types of innovative solutions enable our nurse practitioners and physician assistants to play an increasingly important role as part of a patient's care team." Announcement

> Johnson & Johnson will share clinical trial data with Yale School of Medicine, it announced late last week. Its subsidiary, Janssen Research and Development, LLC, has entered into a "novel agreement" with Yale School of Medicine's Open Data Access (YODA) Project that will extend its "commitment to sharing clinical trials data to enhance public health and advance science and medicine." Announcement

Medical Imaging News

> Information technology can be used to facilitate nonroutine communications of imaging findings to appropriate providers, but the method will vary depending on the urgency and severity of those findings, according to a report from the American College of Radiology's Actionable Reporting Work Group. Article

Health Insurance News

> The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services keeps records containing financial or health-related information on millions of Americans, including providers and insurance beneficiaries. An audit of how the agency protects those records and accounts for their disclosure revealed substantial compliance with The Privacy Act of 1974, according to the Office of Inspector General. Article

And Finally… This does not come as a surprise this year. Article

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