As a country, we must do a better job supporting people and communities throughout their health journey because communities with greater access to information and increased levels of health literacy will ensure better health outcomes.
In an interview with PharmaShots, Marc Meachem, Head of US External Affairs at ViiV Healthcare shared his views on the company’s approach towards the community. He also shed light on the grants and funding received for the betterment of HIV patients. Shots: ViiV Healthcare is… Read More »ViewPoints Interview: Marc Meachem Shares Insight on the ViiV’s 2021 Commitment to the Community
Why start with innovation? Because it’s where the products, tools, solutions, and ideas that will change the status quo are born. Without diversity of thought, experience, and perspective, the end result of innovation only serves those already at the table.
The key to addressing the impact of postpartum health on the careers of women lies in building a level of awareness to breed a level of comfort in a workforce.
Given our current limited supply, the threat of variant spread, and availability of higher quality antibody test kits, policymakers ought to update their vaccine guidance for those who had Covid and incorporate recent research findings on immunity and vaccine efficacy.
The past year has taught everyone the value of a more compassionate and non-punitive approach toward just about everything. Now, it’s time for leaders to take that approach and apply it, with supportive data and knowledge, to mitigating opioid addiction in their communities.
Paying close attention to social determinants of health, like ability to drive or proximity to a grocery store, can also help predict who is at highest risk of being food insecure which, in turn, can help a plan know which resources to offer to those… Read More »Increasing food security and healthy habits in your member base during Covid-19
Covid-19 will continue to illuminate the behavioral health crisis, but effective use of digital solutions can drive clinical innovation and expand access to care.
Across the county, large health systems and hospitals are expanding their services to include chiropractic doctors, acupuncturists and massage therapists aimed at supporting their staff.
The solution is clear, the need is urgent, and the infrastructure is in place. Send in the troops.
While addiction treatment has traditionally focused on the removal of substance use ‘symptoms’ by collecting urine samples and screening for substance use, the complexity of the biopsychosocial framework requires commensurate measurement tooling.
From sharing stories about mental health, to coping mechanisms and tactics to weather through the Covid-19 storm, TikTok is filled with opportunities to provide extra support to people who need it.
Particularly at the point of care, we have the means and resources to directly inform, educate and offer service to those who have been marginalized across multiple demographic intersections of race, ethnicity and income.
To counter vaccine hesitancy, especially dominant in at-risk communities, we need hyper-local and population-specific vaccine programs.
Covid vaccines are the talk of the town but in the meantime, there remains a great need for Covid-19 management solutions – including effective screening, efficient testing, improving treatments, battling vaccine misinformation, continued mask-wearing and social distancing – to protect the public.
When healthcare leaders trust each other enough to share essential information on their patients — either through their own decisions or through forced policy change — real progress can be made on building patient trust and, as a result, real progress on better health.
MedCity is launching a new Ask the Investor meeting at our annual INVEST Virtual conference that will feature a single investor who will present investment strategies and areas of interest. A maximum of 10 startups can attend. See which investors will present and register today.
Many pharma companies already donate drugs to charity. But the New Jersey-based entrepreneurs have developed a technology platform that makes the process easier to manage and opens up new opportunities.
As my personal experience with my grandparents proved, engaging with your local pharmacist can reduce the burden placed on a patient’s family and the primary caregiver, while making the transition to at-home care manageable.
At the last minute, President Donald Trump granted pardons to several individuals convicted in huge Medicare swindles that prosecutors alleged often harmed or endangered elderly and infirm patients while fleecing taxpayers.
As a brand new, first-time CEO, this trial-by-fire experience in leading through a crisis taught me a lot and gave me much to reflect on. Most notably, the responsibility of a healthcare executive (and any leader, for that matter) appears to have fundamentally changed.
Here is our attempt to capture this bewildering and memorable year by highlighting the phenomena and personalities who made it so.
Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center, a 600-bed public hospital on L.A.’s Eastside, has no more ICU beds available as the Covid-19 tears through Southern California.
Last week, CNBC health tech journalist Christina Farr, who has a steady and engaged following […]
Shots: Amgen, UCB, and Takeda reported that the first patient has been enrolled in the COMMUNITY trial. The study will test whether Amgen’s Otezla, Takeda’s lanadelumab, and UCB’s zilucoplan can reduce the severity of COVID-19 in hospitalized patients by moderating the immune system’s response to… Read More »Member of COVID R&D Alliance Report the First Patient Enrollment in COMMUNITY Study
Opioid overutilization is a public health crisis, and PBMs with programs aimed at curbing abuse and educating providers can have a positive and substantial impact on clients and their members.
The Covid mental health crisis curve stands to cataclysmically increase the number of deaths associated with the pandemic.
A health journalist, a physician and a former foreign correspondent sits down with Dr. Anthony Fauci for a lengthy Q&A about safety during Covid times.
As the Covid-19 crisis accelerates, healthcare organizations are turning to technology solutions to help them keep pace with patient care needs as well as population health initiatives.
Landmark FDA approval of antiviral drug as 1st COVID-19 treatment comes amid conflicting efficacy data
The Food and Drug Administration approved Gilead’s antiviral drug as the first treatment for Covid-19 but just last week a WHO report showed that the drug appeared to have little to no effect on hospitalized patients.
Critics have faulted some technologies for potentially reinforcing racial inequality. But a Deloitte exec painted a more optimistic picture at the HLTH conference.
Imagine a world where every patient has access to a care manager armed with comprehensive, real-time data and the tools to take action.
HLTH aimed to reflect on the success of the decade-old Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) by a panel discussion with its directors. Except the first director was never included while his successor tried claiming the mantle of the “inaugural director” riling former colleagues… Read More »A “bald-faced lie” on LinkedIn followed by revisionist history of CMMI at HLTH panel
By enabling a more hybrid approach to clinical trials with the added flexibility of telehealth, studies can improve patient-centricity, which will ultimately improve recruitment, engagement, and retention.
The disproportionate impact of the pandemic on the underserved, Black Americans, Latinos, and those with chronic conditions requires an industry-wide foundational response.
With the line between provider and patient now blurred, behavioral health professionals need to be in tune with their own psychological and physical state and seek support from colleagues, a supervisor, or their own therapist.
By ARAS TOKER Analysis on peer accountability focused community building efforts in making lifestyle changes through digital therapeutic programs Before we jump ahead to the medicine piece, what the heck does a community even mean? In the past, communities were more likely associated with a group of… Read More »Can Community Be a Medicine?
Opioid abuse is a widely recognized public health crisis in the United States and the […]