New this week, GoodRx released an app designed specifically for healthcare providers which allows them to communicate the best prices on medications to patients. With a whopping 500% price hike of EpiPens since 2009, people are coming together to vocalize their outrage of the pharmaceutical company’s greed. While Mylan recently responded with a plan to make EpiPens more affordable for patients, this doesn’t solve similar issues that patients face with other medications with outrageous prices. GoodRx provides a great resource for patients and providers who are interested in finding affordable prescriptions.
Healthcare IT News travelled to Epic’s campus to learn how the company thinks about design and usability. Takeaway: Health IT is hard. One Vice President even said that if she wanted an easier job she could just go to Facebook.