By automating patient engagement, these organizations can reduce the burden on both resources and personnel in fighting this pandemic while improving efficiency in the administration of booster vaccines.
Good communication and engagement practices are critical to participant engagement and retention.
The motorcycle-riding, guitar-playing Collins announced Tuesday he will step down by the end of the year from his job as chief of the research agency, having served more than a dozen years under three presidents.
Healthcare brands invest enormous sums of money in marketing campaigns, websites, and apps that will never be effective until a consumer can overcome the data barriers to healthcare access.
Older adults — especially those with a psychiatric comorbidity or uncontrolled pain — have a higher suicide rate compared with younger adults with the highest rate among males ages 65 and older.
As a result of digital health adoption soaring during the pandemic, health tech companies looking to hire a new CEO face more competition, but here are some tips to successfully hire the right leader who can navigate the inflection points of growth and steer digital health companies to success.
After more than a year’s worth of interviewing external experts, the Pivot podcast is turning its gaze inward to demystify — as much as possible — why we write the stories we write.
Peer support is always there to empower people to take the next steps on their path to a healthier, happier existence.
Clinical trials are the safest and most trusted route for identifying new breast cancer treatments, and the more research that can be done, the closer we will be to eradicating breast cancer for good.
A study of women’s participation in cardiovascular clinical trials revealed that only 38% of participants were women. But if women comprise 50 percent of the population, that should be reflected in clinical trials too.
The Covid-19 pandemic isn’t quite over yet, which means there’s no better time to implement transformative healthcare strategies in Indigenous communities.
The sustainable route to building a more integrated healthcare ecosystem is through partnerships. But for these collaborations to be successful, communication and clear financial incentives need to be aligned between payers and community-based organizations.
Not only is the community at a higher risk of severe Covid-19 outcomes, but LGBTQ+ people are also suffering from mental health issues associated with social isolation.
General distrust in healthcare and research is understandable, but we have the power to address this problem.
Despite all the attention and scientific efforts, after more than a year, there are still several lessons to be learned in order to be better prepared for the next pandemic.
Let’s be careful and deliberate about what we decide to do with vaccine passports. Considerable consequences to individual freedoms – as well as both societal and public health – are at stake.
Vaccine credential apps can expedite our return to normal life. After a free download, they retrieve the user’s official vaccine record from a trusted registry or healthcare provider and generate a digital vaccine card that is securely stored on their smart phone.
Listen in as our panel discusses how to achieve the right balance to combine the importance of technology while providing human touch to healthcare.
Our panel discusses how pharma companies can ensure patients have access to life-saving drugs or those that significantly improve the quality of life as well as closing the gap with diversity in clinical trials.
Covid-19 has renewed interest in diagnostics and a way to deliver care at home. Learn from companies and experts as they address the future of these two developments.
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 doubling its community investments in 2021 with the goal of …
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 members.
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 the disease The focus of the trial is to identify …
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.
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 eager to set the record straight.
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 people living in the same physical location such as a …