January 20, 2016 – Curant COO, Marc O’Connor, in MedCity News – Now that the dust has settled, and more than a few wrap-ups have already been published, I submit for your consideration the top three things absent from last week’s J.P. Morgan 2016 Healthcare Conference in San Francisco, arguably the largest business of healthcare conference in the world.

Medcity News covered many of the hot topics in earnest. You can find “Some closing thoughts on the J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference” by Meghana Keshavan here. Still, every iteration of the venerable, and expensive, gathering leaves me thinking most about the missed opportunities. Here are three that have bubbled to the top.

1. What is most needed that we didn’t find? The answer is still in the EMR.

Express Scripts CEO, Tim Wentworth, said the PBM is seeking to expand its data services. This is certainly timely, but all the data in the world is meaningless unless it’s brought to bear to directly improve patient outcomes. Data analytics might enhance the risk stratification process for a large PBM, but the impacts on clinical utility and patient outcomes still need robust, direct patient contact.

To read Marc’s full article on his insights from J.P. Morgan 2016, visit MedCity News.

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