AJMC in the Press, June 3, 2016

Recent coverage of our research, in both the healthcare and mainstream press.

Politico’s Darius Tahir mentioned the recent commentary from Omada Health’s Mike Payne, MBA, MSc, in the May 27, 2016, roundup, “Morning eHealth.” Payne, a speaker at Patient-Centered Diabetes Care in April, wrote in the May issue of Evidence-Based Diabetes Management how scaling the National Diabetes Prevention Program through behavioral health technology promises to be a game-changer in disease prevention. Tahir noted Omada’s results, which so far show participants losing an average of 7.8% of their body weight and reducing their 3-year risk of developing type 2 diabetes by 58%.

A special issue of The American Journal of Managed Care on the policy questions surrounding treatment for hepatitis C virus (HCV) continues to gain notice. Rebecca Plevin, healthcare reporter for Southern California Public Radio, interviewed health economist Darius Lakdawalla, PhD, of the University of Southern California, for her “Inpatient” blog. Lakdawalla discussed findings that he said are building a financial case for payers to fund HCV therapy, due to the long-term savings. For the special HCV issue, click here.