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Category: Healthcare

  • DAOs May Rescue Healthcare

    By KIM BELLARD You may have seen the news that Kaiser Permanente has signed on to be an organizing member of Graphite Health, joining SSM Health, Presbyterian Healthcare Services, and Intermountain Healthcare.  Graphite Health, in case you missed its October launch announcement, is “a member-led company intent on transforming digital health care to improve patient […]

  • The Rise of Sustainable Healthcare

    In a recent blog, we discussed how healthcare providers are designing and building new smart hospitals using technology as the fourth utility to securely connect clinical, operational, and business systems, applications, devices, users, and data. Once connected, these systems can be programmed to work together to deliver improved workflows and multiple organizational goals, including business […]

  • 5 HIPAA Compliance Tips For Healthcare Professionals

    Healthcare professionals who comply with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) will benefit by removing the risk of breaching the HIPAA rules. Their patients would feel secure with them. They won’t be at risk of losing their license. They will also benefit from the continued business they’ll get from hospitals that require compliant […]

  • Rooting For Schumpter’s Gale

    By KIM BELLARD Not familiar with Schumpeter’s gale?  You may be more familiar with the term “creative destruction.”  Schumpeter’s “gale of creative destruction” is the inevitable “process of industrial mutation that continuously revolutionizes the economic structure from within, incessantly destroying the old one, incessantly creating a new one.”   We need a Schumpeter’s gale in […]

  • Preparing for Omicron: streamlining care with digital scheduling tools

    The recent discovery of the Omicron variant has placed the world on high alert. As COVID-19 continues to transform and evolve, erupting as “new” pandemics within the existing pandemic,  it is becoming clear that digitally-enabled clinical care and access to that care are some of the world’s tools to mitigate its spread. Should infection rates […]

  • Identifying Rising Stars

    The term ‘Rising Stars’ is often used throughout the pharma industry. In general, rising stars within a given field, are the emerging leaders that stand out amongst their peers, indicating a potential to become more influential KOLs in the future. Rising stars are also valued because they often bring fresh ideas and new approaches to […]

  • The Emergence of Smart Hospitals

    Imagine the last time you or a loved one received care. What did the experience look like? Was it a seamless and positive experience? Or did it feel outdated and cumbersome? A few years ago, I had the pleasure of working with a large US healthcare system on reimagining and transforming the patient and clinician […]

  • How to find papers when you don’t have a library [Sponsored]

    For researchers who aren’t affiliated with an academic library, finding scientific papers can be time-consuming and expensive—and organizing and sharing them with co-workers can be even harder. A new tool by DeepDyve looks to help researchers address this gap.

  • Social Health: What it is and why it matters for pharma

    Health Union surveyed 2,371 patients across a diverse representation of health conditions to better understand how social health can positively impact patient experiences. The survey found that: 95% of patients use online social resources for health reasons Three out of four patients use online social resources at critical inflection points in their health journey Through social […]

  • Pharmaceutical Manufacturing & Packaging Congress (PHARMAP 2022)

    Pharmaceutical Manufacturing & Packaging Congress (PHARMAP 2022) is held on June, 20-21, 2022 in Berlin, Germany. The Congress gathers pharmaceutical companies, CMOs and CDMOs, governmental bodies together with pharmaceutical equipment providers and service companies to discuss the manufacturing and packaging processes of the pharmaceutical industry. Among the participating companies are Bayer, Sandoz, Merck, Novartis, Roche, […]

  • Pharmaceutical Manufacturing And Packaging Congress 2022 Connects Pharma Leaders

    Pharmaceutical Manufacturing & Packaging Congress (PHARMAP 2022) covers the current state of the pharmaceutical manufacturing and packaging industry. The Congress gathers pharmaceutical companies, CMOs and CDMOs, governmental bodies together with pharmaceutical equipment providers and service companies. It will take place on June, 20-21, 2022 in Berlin, Germany. One of the major challenges for pharmaceutical executives […]

  • The Kids Aren’t Alright

    By KIM BELLARD America, like most cultures, claims to love and value children, but, gosh, the reality sure seems very different. Three recent reports help illustrate this: The Pew Research Center’s report on the expectation of having children, Claire Suddath’s searing look at the childcare industry on Bloomberg, and a UNICEF survey about how young […]

  • Healthcare Not a Part of the US Inflation Surge: Who Knew?

    By JEFF GOLDSMITH When I first appeared in The Health Care Blog fourteen long years ago, it was to decry the policy community’s obsessive search for bad news about the health system: https://thehealthcareblog.com/blog/2007/10/03/the-perpetual-health-care-crisis-by-jeff-goldsmith/. So while we struggled with the COVID pandemic, we continued hearing regularly about pharmaceutical price gouging, anti-competitive hospital mergers, bad labor relations, […]

  • Tech Can’t Fix the Problems in Healthcare

    By KIM BELLARD Shira Ovide, who writes the On Tech newsletter for The New York Times, had a thoughtful column last week: Tech Can’t Fix the Problem of Cars.  It was, she said, inspired by Peter Norton’s Autonorama: The Illusionary Promise of High Tech Driving.  The premise of both, in case the titles didn’t already […]

  • Quantum Computing’s Sputnik Moment

    By KIM BELLARD General Mark A. Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, recently expressed grave concern about China’s reported test of a hypersonic missile: “I don’t know if it’s quite a Sputnik moment, but I think it’s very close to that. It has all of our attention.”  Maybe it should be, but General […]

  • The Post-COVID-19 Patient Journey: What’s next for healthcare?

    COVID-19 transformed the patient journey, and it’s clear when we evaluate every step. Data and technology gave patients the convenience, flexibility, and control to get care on their terms, and these changes will be here to stay. From marketing to scheduling to payments and more – providers and payers have ample opportunities to respond to […]

  • Are You Speaking a Patient’s Language?: 5 Terms Used By Patients

    Health journeys can be complex, sometimes more complex than a Rube Goldberg machine or spelling, say, embourgeoisement or consanguineous. And certain aspects of living with a chronic health condition – be that a symptom, side effect, emotional experience or other quality of life impact – can be hard to put into words. Over time, especially […]

  • Identifying And Engaging Digital Opinion Leaders

    Digital Opinion Leaders (DOLs) and KOLs overlap, but each group is unique.  Unlike traditional KOLs, DOLs have a different reach and a unique voice because they know how to effectively use multiple mediums to either create their own content or share, thus establishing their presence within a growing digital ecosystem. For DOLs, there is often […]

  • What does the future of European healthcare look like?

    After the “stress test” of COVID, how can the sector create resilient, sustainable healthcare systems for the long term? COVID has taught us that future proofing healthcare systems has to be everyone’s main priority in the coming years. That’s according to the speakers at a roundtable session, held as part of the Reuters Events: Pharma […]

  • You Want to 3D Print What

    By KIM BELLARD You know we’re living in the 21st century when people are 3D printing chicken and cooking it with lasers.  They had me at “3D printing chicken.”   An article in NPJ Science of Food explains how scientists combined additive manufacturing (a.k.a, 3D printing) of food with “precision laser cooking,” which achieves a […]

  • Identifying KOLs in Growing and Emerging Markets

    The process of discovering HCPs who are leading key opinion leaders (KOLs) in emerging and growing markets is not as straightforward as it is in other countries. When identifying KOLs within emerging markets, the need to conduct solid, primary research becomes paramount.  Relying solely on the typical quantitative methodologies such as examining publications, citations, clinical […]

  • Patient Self-Scheduling as a Competitive Advantage – Interview with the Expert

    The rising popularity of virtual care seems to be extending itself into other areas of patient experience, including a re-energized consumer preference for digital self-scheduling. In fact, McKinsey & Company reports that telehealth visits and utilization are 38x higher than pre-COVID-19 levels (July 2021). Meanwhile, Experian Health’s State of Patient Access 2.0 survey, released in […]

  • How 24/7 self-scheduling can improve the post-pandemic patient experience

    This is the second in a series of blog posts that will highlight how the patient journey has evolved since the onset of COVID-19. This series will take you through the changes that impacted every step of the patient journey and provide strategic recommendations to move forward. In this post, we explore how 24/7 self-scheduling can […]

  • 4 ways to strengthen digital patient access

    In November 2020, Experian Health conducted a survey to capture consumer and provider attitudes regarding patient access. At the height of the pandemic, patients welcomed telehealth services and maintained their distance from hospital waiting rooms. Providers scrambled to implement and provide digital services that would help them maintain quality care for their patients. In June […]

  • How COVID-19 changed the patient journey: A call for digital transformation

    COVID-19 changed every aspect of the patient journey – placing unprecedented demands on the healthcare system and accelerating the need for digital transformation industry-wide. Telehealth, touchless engagement, and self-service scheduling became the new normal; however, this created new stress on operations, administration, and finance. While this new normal comes with many challenges, data and digital […]

  • Celebrating Everyday Healthcare Heroes

    The last 18 months have challenged us all as a global society. We’ve had to reimagine and rethink the way we socialize, learn and live – and at times, we’ve all felt the burden of the pandemic.   But perhaps the most significant burden of the pandemic is the one placed on our healthcare providers and frontline workers.   These […]

  • The State of Patient Access 2.0: 4 opportunities to strengthen the digital experience

    “93% of providers say creating a better patient experience remains a top priority, up 3% from last year.” – Experian Health’s State of Patient Access, June 2021 Download now In November 2020, we surveyed patients and providers for their sentiments on how patient access changed because of the pandemic. During this time, patients welcomed the […]

  • What Zoom’s settlement means for healthcare providers

    Zoom recently reached an $85 million settlement agreement for a lawsuit alleging the company shared users’ data and misrepresented encryption claims. It should be a lesson for the industry that health data cannot be used with disregard, a security expert said. 

  • Social Health: The Future of Healthcare Marketing

    With advertisers preparing to spend up to $15 billion on influencer marketing by 2022, pharmaceutical and biotech companies are increasingly (and carefully) engaging trusted health social influencers to connect more authentically with consumers. As pharma starts to leverage a multitude of high-engagement channels like influencer marketing, online communities and virtual health services, the industry finds itself […]

  • Technological Innovation: The Medicine of Healthcare

    The last decade has experienced immense growth in the Healthcare Sector, partly due to funds and finance, but mainly due to all the advancement in the technological aspect utilized. Healthcare Technology commonly known as ‘Healthtech’ is the usage of technology developed to aid all healthcare related activities or any software or tool specifically designed to […]

  • Boost vaccination rates with frictionless self-scheduling

    It’s time to accelerate the pace of COVID-19 vaccinations. Healthcare experts are increasingly concerned about the rapid spread of the highly contagious delta variant, which now makes up over 83% of COVID-19 cases. This variant is estimated to be 60% more transmissible than previous strains, and while vaccination doesn’t eliminate the risk, it does reduce […]

  • Boost vaccination rates with frictionless self-scheduling

    As the country strives to ramp up the pace of COVID-19 vaccinations, providers need to take new approaches to drive registration volume. Healthcare experts are increasingly concerned about the rapid spread of the highly contagious delta variant, which now makes up over 83% of COVID-19 cases. This variant is estimated to be 60% more transmissible […]

  • Building bridges to the future of care

    It’s almost unimaginable that a year and a half ago, a global pandemic unlike anything we’ve ever seen, upturned our world. Overnight, we were forced to reimagine learning, reimagine work, and reimagine care. Now, eighteen months later, healthcare is at another critical inflection point, as we look at the future of care and how the […]

  • Self-service patient registration isn’t just for the pandemic

    Consumer-led care hit its stride during the pandemic. COVID-19 unlocked healthcare’s digital front door, giving patients more control over how and when they schedule and manage appointments. Unfortunately, while digital patient access has made navigating the healthcare system more convenient and flexible in many ways, consumers are discovering that one of the more frustrating aspects […]

  • Why Google is focusing its consumer health efforts on Fitbit

    Google recently reshuffled its health division, moving a significant number of employees over to its Fitbit and Search businesses. Analysts said it’s no surprise Google would focus its consumer health efforts on Fitbit, given Fitbit’s broad reach and the competition to add more meaningful health features to these devices. 

  • Foods, supplements, and medicine: the new frontier in chronic disease treatment

    Chronic diseases are the biggest threat to our global socio-economic development. Lifestyle diseases including heart disease, neuro-degenerative disease, diabetes, and cancer collectively kill almost 50 million people per year.1 With 1 in 2 Americans diagnosed with pre-diabetes or type 2 diabetes, there is no doubt that the food we eat has implications not only for […]

  • Welcoming analytics-driven digital marketing agency closerlook to the Fishawack Health pack

    At Fishawack Health, we are always seeking opportunities to enhance our capabilities and help our life science clients navigate the new, dynamically changing healthcare environment. As part of our commitment to our clients, their customers, and their patients, we intentionally seek out and acquire best-in-class agencies that can help us further our services. Our ambitious growth […]

  • Pharma Supply Chain Conference Virtual

    Join us for an interactive, one-day digital event, where VPs, Directors and Heads of Supply Chain and Logistics come together to share their experiences, brainstorm challenges and take advantage of new opportunities in the global pharma supply chain industry. Helping you transform, redefine and innovate your supply chain strategy during these unprecedented times and beyond. […]

  • Mental Health: The hidden pandemic in a world remade by COVID-19

    While we grappled physically with COVID-19, donning masks and using hand sanitizer to protect ourselves against an unseen virus, another invisible pandemic was taking hold.   Behind snarky memes and jokes about too many wine bottles on the curb, lies a grim reality: the upheaval, isolation, fear, sadness, and uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic profoundly impacted mental health across the world. In the US alone, […]

  • After Haven dissolves, JPM goes it alone

    Less than a year after Haven dissolved, JPMorgan is starting a new venture to improve healthcare with a similarly broad vision. In the meantime, Amazon is rolling out new employee benefits as it starts selling a telehealth benefit to other companies

  • Ashfield Engage acquires Nuvera to enhance Patient Solutions offering

    Nuvera are experts in optimizing the design and build of seamless patient and HCP treatment experiences. This expertise will enhance Ashfield Engage’s Patient Solutions capabilities and create an end-to-end strategic offering across their client’s product lifecycles. Following the acquisition, Ashfield Engage and Nuvera will offer integrated specialist support and services including late-phase clinical trial experience, […]

  • Vaccines to Vaccinations: Towards collaboration in vaccine administration

    Co-Author: Dr. Brad Crammond, Lead – Research & Insight, RMIT-Cisco Health Transformation Lab At the beginning of 2020, as the world was only just learning of the existence of COVID-19, there existed no vaccine for anything that looked anything like a coronavirus. However close humanity had come to such a vaccine during the SARS outbreak in […]

  • National Nurses Week: In Praise of the Human Connection

    In my life, as in the lives of others, there have been those fearful, even existential moments. Heading into surgery. Rushing my sons to the ER (on more occasions than I care to count). When my parents were ill and ailing. These are the moments when nothing else in the world matters, except love and […]

  • Celebrating MinuteClinic as it Transforms the Health of People and Communities

      To say we’re witnessing a revolution in healthcare today is an understatement. Between telehealth, 5G expansions and business intelligence analytics—the pace of pandemic-led change has been rapid and will not be slowing anytime soon.   Longtime Cisco customer CVS Health was on a digital transformation path long before any of us had heard of […]

  • Healthcare Staffing: Tips for Recruitment

    The success of any healthcare organization depends on its workers. The equipment and structure a hospital or healthcare facility have means nothing if it does not have good workers. This is why most hospitals pay a great deal of attention to their recruiting process. However, the pandemic has made the shortage of healthcare workers even […]

  • What’s Next? Perspectives on Healthcare in the UK

    The last year was an uphill battle for our healthcare partners, and it was an honor to support them in meeting every challenge as it came. We accomplished a lot together and I’m proud of the role Cisco and technology played in helping both patients and providers. I believe it’s important to leverage the momentum […]

  • 3 Considerations for Pharma Brand Strategy Success

    Change is coming in the digital marketing world whether you’re ready or not. New challenges are presented for marketers as privacy measures tighten and we say goodbye to cookies, yet this impending farewell also presents an invaluable opportunity to rejuvenate your pharma brand strategy. As healthcare marketers prepare for the switch to flip, one thing is […]

  • phactMI: Delivering accurate drug information to point of care, part III

    Part 3: What phactMI provides to the healthcare community As explained in the first two posts in this series (read Part 1 and Part 2), robust scientific and clinical information about medicinal products is an essential resource for healthcare professionals. However, access to this information has not always been easy. The Pharma Collaboration for Transparent […]

  • Downloading an app for virtual care? No need. Webex Telehealth Connect for Epic.

    “Cisco in Healthcare? Don’t you just sell switches and routers?” When I talk to clinicians, this is often a question they ask. And we welcome the conversation because it means we can stop talking bits, bytes, speeds and feeds and really dive into how technology is transforming patient care. We can talk about how Webex, […]

  • Preparing for a New Age without Information Blocking

    Digital technologies have become prevalent in healthcare after the passage of the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act in 2009. Though we have seen adoption and meaningful use of technology in at least 96% of the hospitals in the United States, electronic access to health information is stymied. What is Information […]

  • Vaccine Administration in APJC: The Path Forward in 2021

    As the calendar turns to April 2021 we’re reflective about the past year and more importantly, looking forward with determination and hopefulness. Along with the continuation of successful public health measures such as mandatory masks and social distancing, as vaccine administration in the APJC regions grows, we find ourselves cautiously optimistic. A successful rollout – […]

  • Survey: 1 in 5 Americans can’t afford necessary care

    Healthcare is becoming increasingly unaffordable, with 18% of Americans saying in a new survey that they would not be able to afford the care they need. Respondents also reported cutting back on other expenses to afford healthcare, including money spent on food and utilities.

  • Making a big impact in small patient populations

    Approximately 85% of rare diseases are genetic, offering significant opportunities to develop better treatments as our understanding of the human genome improves1. Advances in next-generation sequencing have shown that sequencing the whole genomes of large numbers of individuals in a standardized way can improve the diagnosis and treatment of patients with rare diseases. Scientists have […]

  • Making a big impact in small patient populations

    Approximately 85% of rare diseases are genetic, offering significant opportunities to develop better treatments as our understanding of the human genome improves1. Advances in next-generation sequencing have shown that sequencing the whole genomes of large numbers of individuals in a standardized way can improve the diagnosis and treatment of patients with rare diseases. Scientists have […]

  • Continuity of Care in a Pandemic: Reflecting on the Rise of Telehealth

    March 2021 comes with mixed emotions, as people across the United States reflect on one year of life in the era of COVID-19. From a rollercoaster of lockdown restrictions, isolation, mask-wearing and socially distancing, to finally experiencing a glimmer of hope with increasing vaccine distribution – it’s safe to say the past 12 months have […]

  • Continuity of Care in a Pandemic: Reflecting on the Rise of Telehealth

    March 2021 comes with mixed emotions, as people across the United States reflect on one year of life in the era of COVID-19. From a rollercoaster of lockdown restrictions, isolation, mask-wearing and socially distancing, to finally experiencing a glimmer of hope with increasing vaccine distribution – it’s safe to say the past 12 months have […]

  • What is Clinical Zero Trust?

    The past year, more than ever, has driven home the importance of cybersecurity in the healthcare industry. Between unprecedented adoption of telehealth capabilities to increased attacks on healthcare systems, network security is top-of-mind. Enter the new buzzword in healthcare: clinical zero trust.  Clinical Zero Trust in Healthcare Clinical zero trust is a cybersecurity philosophy that has grown to address the multi-faceted needs of healthcare. Taking the cornerstones […]

  • phactMI: Delivering accurate drug information to point of care

    Part 1: How healthcare professionals can access the latest and most accurate information on medications Access to accurate, up-to-date information on medications helps healthcare professionals make better decisions. Before prescribing or dispensing a drug, it’s essential to have some insight into its behaviors — desired effect, required storage conditions, potential off-target effects, drug–drug interactions and […]

  • Innovaccer gains unicorn status, plans to launch cloud platform

    The health technology company’s valuation skyrocketed to $1.3 billion following its latest funding round. It plans to use the new funds to launch Innovaccer Health Cloud, which will aggregate and normalize data from different systems and support the development of interoperable apps.

  • Relationship Advice: What Patients Want HCPs to Know About Satisfaction

    What aspects of a patient’s treatment matter most? For many, healthcare providers (HCPs) make a significant impact on how a person feels about their overall care plan; a positive HCP-patient relationship can help a person feel in control of their health and more prepared for the journey ahead, while a less than ideal HCP-patient relationship […]

  • Healthcare Now – Perspectives from Australia and Japan

    Co-Author: Tomoyuki Wakamura, Business Development Manager Divergent responses to the pandemic and a stutter-step start to global vaccine administration have shown just how varied global health systems are; challenging notions about strengths and weaknesses – ­at home and abroad. We’re taking the pulse of healthcare in our region, using perspectives from Australia and Japan, to provide insights […]

  • Healthcare in 2021: Top Disruptions Bound To Impact The Way Healthcare Is Delivered

    Over the past few years, the healthcare sector has evolved significantly. Almost all the aspects of the healthcare sector, such as service delivery, communications, operation, medical equipment, and drug development, have grown remarkably and improved the overall health outcome. Technology has played a crucial role in changing the healthcare delivery system. Apart from increasing healthcare […]

  • Wilmington Healthcare launches new platform to map the formulary landscape

    Healthcare intelligence provider Wilmington Healthcare has launched a new platform that enables pharma companies to develop a clear picture of formulary status across therapy areas and territories in the UK.   Known as InFormulary XD, the solution uses a unique blend of data and real-world evidence to provide an objective view of the status of […]

  • Reimagining the Future of Healthcare through Innovation and Technology

    Australia is in the fortunate position of having COVID-19 largely under control. To use a relevant analogy for an Australian summer, thankfully, we are not dealing with a all-out bushfire but rather monitoring and responding to spot fires and ember attacks. Entire states in Australia have been largely case-free for months and have established strong controls through contact tracing and […]

  • Healthcare Now – What’s Next in the Americas

    With the new year underway, we are excited and encouraged by the new COVID-19 vaccines being deployed to healthcare workers and high-risk individuals in the United States and Canada. Here in the United States, each of our states are receiving their allocated commitments of vaccinations and planning is underway for broad-scale deployment of the vaccine. […]

  • Prescient Healthcare Group to Partner with Bridgepoint Development Capital

    The partnership will further enhance the depth, breadth and value of services for Prescient’s pharmaceutical and biotech clients. LONDON, January 21, 2021: Prescient Healthcare Group (Prescient), a global product strategy advisory firm serving the pharmaceutical and biotech industries, announced today that Bridgepoint Development Capital, part of Bridgepoint, the international alternative asset management group, has agreed […]

  • Healthcare Now – What’s Next

    As we begin the new year, we are optimistic about our global fight against the coronavirus pandemic. With vaccines starting to be deployed around the world and our healthcare workers seeing critical relief on the horizon, we are hopeful for what the future has in store.  2020 was a year unlike any other. The pandemic […]

  • Amazon’s health venture Haven to cease trading

    Haven, the healthcare venture launched by Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and JP Morgan Chase is to cease trading next month after failing to achieve its goal of pushing down health insurance costs for US workers. The joint venture had been billed by many as Amazon’s big move into healthcare when it was launched three years ago […]

  • Strategies for Successful Security Outcomes in Healthcare

    Follow along with our blog series #HealthcareNow and #PublicSectorNow, where we’ll address healthcare innovation around the world and how to maintain business continuity in today’s health climate.  This year has brought unprecedented challenge and opportunity for healthcare organizations as they look to secure their patients, clinicians, care teams, endpoints and data. With the shift to remote work, heightened […]

  • Ensuring Safer Healthcare Wireless – Backed by Evidence

    Follow along with our blog series #HealthcareNow and #PublicSectorNow, where we’ll address healthcare innovation around the world and how to maintain business continuity in today’s health climate.  What would your life be like without wireless technology? The average household has over 9 Wi-Fi devices and that number is growing rapidly. Smart speakers. Smart lights. Security cameras. Temperature controls. […]

  • Havas Health & You launches Behind the Mask

    Behind the Mask is a global research initiative to document health experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond. Havas Health & You (HH&Y) has launched the details of a long-term global research project, Behind the Mask, a longitudinal, multi-armed study that focuses on documenting the ongoing evolution of health and wellness. This sector has seen […]

  • 35th PM Society Awards – now open for entries

    2021 will be the 35th anniversary of the PM Society Awards where we recognise the best in creativity, impact and innovation across communications within the healthcare industry.  These awards highlight the best creative campaigns, programmes and tools used in pharmaceutical promotion, patient and HCP communication, disease awareness and internal training and engagement. This year we […]

  • How Webex Uses Patient and Provider Insight to Improve Virtual Care Delivery

    Follow along with our blog series #HealthcareNow and #PublicSectorNow, where we’ll address healthcare innovation around the world and how to maintain business continuity in today’s health climate.  In the past few months, we’ve seen huge shifts in how people are working. This naturally extends to the healthcare industry, where care delivery continues to be a priority, even amidst […]

  • Clinical Document World | Virtual 2021

    Join us at our 2nd Clinical Document World Virtual event on January 19-21, 2021, alongside your TMF, clinical quality, document management, and clinical professionals to explore a strategic clinical process and ensure a complete Document Management Process.  This interactive event will include thought-provoking sessions from a variety of different life science professionals, each followed by […]

  • Healthcare execs going all-in on AI, survey shows

    The survey, conducted by Optum, shows that healthcare executives’ confidence in AI is high, and most expect to soon see cost savings from implementing the technology. Further, a majority are looking to hire talent with experience developing AI.

  • The New Care Outlook, According to Healthcare Executives

    Follow along with our blog series #HealthcareNow and #PublicSectorNow, where we’ll address healthcare innovation around the world and how to maintain business continuity in today’s health climate.  This year, the healthcare sector has been thrust into the spotlight globally. Healthcare is the front line, but also our last line of defense in this pandemic – doing incredibly important, […]

  • Achieve Business and Clinical Resiliency in Times of Change

    Follow along with our blog series #HealthcareNow and #PublicSectorNow, where we’ll address healthcare innovation around the world and how to maintain business continuity in today’s health climate.  Change. It’s constantly redefining the healthcare landscape, whether triggered by technology innovations, cultural shifts, or world events.    Healthcare organizations understand this and plan for it, putting continuity and recovery plans in place to help them maintain normal operations as much as possible in times […]

  • Securing Internet-Connected Devices in the New Era of Healthcare

    The proliferation of medical and internet-connected devices in healthcare brings both clinical benefits and security risks. Just think of the volume of healthcare data being transferred and stored every day — data from IoT and connected medical devices, electronic health records (EHRs), clinical workstations, and smart hospital applications for patients, clinicians, researchers, and administrators. All […]

  • Using Behavioral Science in A Digital World

    By Rotem Shor, Medisafe Chief Technology Officer Technology and health have experienced a convergence in the last few years, leading to a new state of digital health that is transforming how we live and work. But there is a greater science behind it that analyzes tremendous amounts of data to shape and personalize our health […]

  • Digital Therapeutics: Key Concepts and Regulations to Tackle COVID-19 Pandemic

    Digital therapeutics are clinically validated applications / software / online programs that have demonstrated the capability to facilitate positive outcomes when used in the prevention / treatment / management of diseases / clinical conditions. These therapeutics are designed to engage patients in personalized treatment or disease prevention programs, through mediating behavioral or psychological modifications, providing […]

  • A Tipping Point for Care Virtualisation

    Follow along with our blog series #HealthcareNow and #PublicSectorNow, where we’ll address healthcare innovation around the world and how to maintain business continuity in today’s health climate.  One of the most remarkable impacts of the pandemic has been the speed with which it accelerated telehealth as a mainstream channel for clinical consultations. Issues that were once considered intractable […]

  • Retired NFL Linebacker Overcomes ADHD, Invests in Mental Health Platform Done

    October is ADHD Awareness Month, and retired NFL linebacker J.T. Thomas wants people to know that it is okay to get help for the treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). As a person with ADHD, J.T. Thomas knows how important getting help is, and why overcoming obstacles such as stigma, access to care and […]

  • Retired NFL Linebacker Overcomes ADHD, Invests in Mental Health Platform Done

    October is ADHD Awareness Month, and retired NFL linebacker J.T. Thomas wants people to know that it is okay to get help for the treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). As a person with ADHD, J.T. Thomas knows how important getting help is, and why overcoming obstacles such as stigma, access to care and […]

  • Targeted Drug Delivery Devices: An Attractive Option for Improving the Efficacy of Biologics

    The gradual shift of healthcare industry towards the development of biologics is a well-known fact. Owing to this shift, there are over 1,000 cell and gene therapies which are being developed for the treatment of various disorders, majority of them being oncological disorders, cardiovascular disorders and neurological disorders.  Additionally, over the last decade, multiple immunotherapies […]

  • Managing the New Realities of Patient Care

    Follow along with our blog series #HealthcareNow and #PublicSectorNow, where we’ll address healthcare innovation around the world and how to maintain business continuity in today’s health climate.  With the uncertainty of the current environment, health organizations around the world are accelerating their adoption of technology solutions to prepare for a new era of patient care. The pandemic is accelerating change at a rapid rate, redefining healthcare as […]

  • Lessons from COVID-19 – The Need for Dynamic Health Capacity

    Follow along with our blog series #HealthcareNow and #PublicSectorNow, where we’ll address healthcare innovation around the world and how to maintain business continuity in today’s health climate.  Never before in living memory have our health systems been so clearly and obviously challenged. They have been at the heart of the storm that is the present pandemic – simultaneously core […]

  • Georgia Department of Public Health: Keeping Doctors and Patients Connected

    Follow along with our new blog series #HealthcareNow and #PublicSectorNow, where we’ll addresses healthcare innovation around the world and how to maintain business continuity in today’s health climate.  Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) needed a way to continue critical healthcare services without in-person visits when the pandemic hit.  Like most healthcare organizations, they needed to pivot when stay at home […]

  • Social Detriments of Health Goes Beyond Just Healthcare

    Health care or medical care is very important for health, but it can’t be the only criteria for determining health. In 1948, the WHO defined Health as a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity. The definition is relevant however it didn’t address various factors that […]

  • Empowering Secure Remote Work in Healthcare

    Follow along with our new blog series #HealthcareNow and #PublicSectorNow, where we’ll addresses healthcare innovation around the world and how to maintain business continuity in today’s health climate.  The last six months have changed everything that we know about work – especially remote work. According to a recent study by PwC, 54% of CFOs say their organizations will […]

  • Kaiser sees Q2 net income more than double to $4.5B

    For the quarter ending on June 30, when many health systems face a rising number of Covid-19 cases, the Kaiser Foundation Health Plan more than doubled its net income to $4.5 billion. The nonprofit managed care plans attributed the increase to reduced operating expenses and “market fluctuations.”

  • Playing an Active Role in Treatment Yields More Confidence in Patients

    When aiming to reach the people who will benefit most from a given medication or therapy, patients who play an active role in treatment decisions are often at the forefront of the conversation. But what does playing an active role in treatment really mean? While there is no concrete definition, a meta-analysis of Health Union’s […]

  • Pharma’s rep soars on back of COVID-19, says FutureBrand

    The perception of pharma and medical product companies has surged forward since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, but they still lie mostly outside the top-rated firms in the FutureBrand Index. Roche, AstraZeneca, Novo Nordisk, and Sanofi all shot up the rankings in the first edition of the report since the start of the coronavirus […]

  • Why Healthcare Providers Need Secure Telehealth Solutions

    Follow along with our new blog series #HealthcareNow and #PublicSectorNow, where we’ll addresses healthcare innovation around the world and how to maintain business continuity in today’s health climate.  Even before in-person doctor’s visits paused to abide by social distancing measures, the use of video technology was starting to be used by clinicians to consult with patients virtually. Back […]

  • Healthy Microbiome: Fighter Against COVID-19

    The COVID-19 pandemic is spreading to every corner of the world. During this worldwide attack of virus, human beings are highly concerned for their immune system, since it is the only savior currently. In circumventing a response to pathogenic infections like coronavirus, a healthy microbiome is essential to maintain an optimal immune system in preventing […]

  • ATA 2020 in Review

    Follow along with our new blog series #HealthcareNow and #PublicSectorNow, where we’ll addresses healthcare innovation around the world and how to maintain business continuity in today’s health climate.   Now is the time for innovation and transformation in virtual health. During these unprecedented times of social distancing, stay at home orders and phased re-openings, one thing remains constant. Patients […]

  • Oak Street Health files for IPO

    Oak Street Health, a Chicago-based company that operates primary care centers for Medicare patients, filed initial IPO paperwork on Friday. The company has not yet priced the offering, but it plans to use the proceeds to repay a loan and grow its business.

  • Cisco Webex Teams Earns HITRUST Certification

    Follow along with our new blog series #HealthcareNow and #PublicSectorNow, where we’ll addresses healthcare innovation around the world and how to maintain business continuity in today’s health climate.  As virtual healthcare is adopted at a greater velocity and scale than ever before, there’s never been a more critical time to talk about how we keep our customers’ data […]

  • How Video Calling Enriches the Telehealth Experience

    Follow along with our new blog series #HealthcareNow and #PublicSectorNow, where we’ll addresses healthcare innovation around the world and how to maintain business continuity in today’s health climate.  Despite the growing number of advantages of telehealth, you may have some concerns about the inability to see your healthcare provider in-person. If so, you’re not alone. Earlier this year, […]

  • Cisco Greece Drives Telehealth Through Donation

    Cisco Greece has donated Cisco Webex DX80 collaboration endpoints to the University General Hospital of Thessaloniki AHEPA to provide telehealth services for patients in isolation.  Helping our customers, partners, communities and people take advantage of technology in times of massive transformation is core to who we are at Cisco. During this challenging time, we are […]

  • Mental Health Matters: Delivering Hope for Today and Tomorrow

    Follow along with our new blog series #HealthcareNow and #PublicSectorNow, where we’ll addresses healthcare innovation around the world and how to maintain business continuity in today’s health climate.  Let’s be honest: COVID-19 has landed a pretty hard hit on our collective mental health. We have valid reasons to be optimistic (more on that in a minute), but the […]

  • Skill up with the HIMSS 2020 Digital Conference

    Follow along with our new blog series #HealthcareNow and #PublicSectorNow, where we’ll addresses healthcare innovation around the world and how to maintain business continuity in today’s health climate.  The healthcare industry is changing at a rapid pace. Healthcare providers are scaling virtual consultations and telehealth faster than ever before. Optimizing the clinical experience and empowering healthcare staff to […]

  • Thank You, Nurses

    Follow along with our new blog series #HealthcareNow and #PublicSectorNow, where we’ll addresses healthcare innovation around the world and how to maintain business continuity in today’s health climate.  Today is International Nurses Day, a day to celebrate nurses and the huge impact they have on the lives of their patients.  At Cisco, we recognize that nurses have one […]

  • When Virtual Care Becomes the New Normal

    Follow along with our new blog series #HealthcareNow and #PublicSectorNow, where we’ll addresses healthcare innovation around the world and how to maintain business continuity in today’s health climate.  In the last few months we have witnessed an unprecedented acceleration in the adoption of telehealth. To keep providers and patients safe, hospitals are shedding their initial hesitation to adopt […]

  • Enabling Virtual Consultations for Doctors in Atlanta

    Around the world, health systems are rapidly deploying new care delivery methods. Balancing the increased volume of patient care with the need to minimize physical contact between clinicians and patients, many hospitals and clinics are turning to telehealth. With telehealth, healthcare providers can scale virtual consultations and remote work from home, allowing doctors to see […]

  • Scaling Virtual Consultations

    Follow along with our new blog series #HealthcareNow and #PublicSectorNow, where we’ll addresses healthcare innovation around the world and how to maintain business continuity in today’s health climate.  The healthcare landscape is quickly changing and we’re entering a new era of patient-centered care delivery – one that is not bound by location. Healthcare providers have […]

  • 5 Reasons Why People Don’t go to the Dentist and How to Overcome Them

    Introduction It is recommended by the majority of dentists to visit your dentist for a check-up every six months. Unfortunately, this doesn’t always happen. According to a statistic done by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention in 2016, only 64.4% of adults aged 18-64 had one dental visit for that year. There are many […]

  • Best practices for incorporating a patient financing program

    Medical prices have essentially remodeled over the past decade triggering an upsurge within the want for medical finance. Insurance corporations are charging additional and covering less for procedures, exploit patients to bridge the gap with their own funds. If a patient has to bear an elective procedure, they’ll seemingly not have the available credit on […]