Category: video

  • The evolution of clinical trials: the pharmaphorum podcast

    In the latest episode of the pharmaphorum podcast, Dr Paul Tunnah speaks to head of Patient Engagement at Syneos Health, Marie Emms, and Elligo executive vice president and general manager of Worldwide Clinical Trials Early Phase Services, Keith Fern. Together they discuss the changing nature of clinical trials how COVID-19 impacted the sector, and the […]

  • As Patients Fell Ill With Covid Inside Hospitals, Government Oversight Fell Short

    One by one, the nurses taking care of actress Judi Evans at Riverside Community Hospital kept calling out sick. Patients were coughing as staffers wheeled the maskless soap opera star around the California hospital while treating her for injuries from a horseback fall in May 2020, Evans said. She remembered they took her to a […]

  • Watch: One City’s Effort to Raise Vaccination Rates Among Black Residents

    About 72% of Americans have received at least one dose of a covid-19 vaccine. During much of the vaccine rollout, Hispanic and Black Americans have been less likely than white Americans to get vaccinated. The gap between white and Hispanic Americans has largely closed, but the vaccination rate for the Black community still lags significantly […]

  • Patient engagement processes: the pharmaphorum podcast

    This episode of the pharmaphorum podcast is the second in a limited series focused on patient engagement that’s being led by clinician, consultant and patient advocate, Mark Duman. Joining him to discuss the importance of patient engagement are Johnson & Johnson’s global patient engagement leader Katherine Capperella, Novartis’ head of patient engagement Mark Boutin, and […]

  • Digital Innovators: Wellthy Therapeutics’ Abhishek Shah

    Dr Paul Tunnah, pharmaphorum’s founder, continues his Frontiers Health Digital Innovator’s series by joining CEO Abhishek Shah live at Frontiers Health conference in Milan.  According to Abhishek, COVID allowed Wellthy to focus on areas in which it could genuinely have an impact, and the company evolved to become a platform that enables life science, & […]

  • Frontiers Health Digital Innovators: Orion Pharma’s Sammeli Likkanen

    pharmaphorum’s founder, Dr Paul Tunnah, continues his Frontiers Health Digital Innovators series by speaking with Orion Pharma’s director of digital medicine Sammeli Likkanen. Live from Frontiers Health conference in Milan, Sammeli provides insights into the difference between digital health and digital transformation. He discusses how virtual reality (VR) is changing digital therapeutics, and what Orion’s […]

  • Frontiers Health Digital Innovators: Debiopharm Innovation Fund S.A.’s Tanja Dowe

    pharmaphorum’s founder, Dr Paul Tunnah, talks with Debiopharm Innovation Fund’s CEO Tanja Dowe at Frontiers Health as part of his mini series of interviews from Frontiers Health.  Live from the conference in Milan, Tanja discusses how Debiopharm Innovation Fund concentrates on series A and series B investments, and recently released a report outlining what’s next […]

  • Frontiers Health Digital Innovators: Boston Scientific EMEA’s Rodamni Peppa

    pharmaphorum’s founder, Dr Paul Tunnah, meets with Rodamni Peppa, VP business strategy and commercial excellence. Live at the Frontiers Health conference in Milan, Rodamni discusses how Boston Scientific has embraced digital health innovation and transformed its perspective across the organisation. Rodamni describes Boston Scientific’s digital journey pre- and post-COVID, how embracing a new mindset quickened […]

  • Watch: No Extra Resources for Children Orphaned by Covid

    The number of U.S. deaths from covid-19 has surpassed 778,000. Left behind are tens of thousands of children — some orphaned — after their parents or a grandparent who cared for them died. In this report, co-produced with PBS NewsHour, KHN correspondent Sarah Varney looks at the risks these grieving children face to their well-being, […]

  • Health Innovators: Senseonics’ Francine Kaufman

    In the most recent of the Health Innovators video series, pharmaphorum’s founder, Dr Paul Tunnah, chats with the chief medical officer of Senseonics. Francine Kaufman discusses how Senseonics is helping patients monitor their diabetes with the first fully implantable long-term continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) system. Monitoring glucose values is necessary for diabetes patients, and technologically […]

  • Novo Nordisk on seeking partnerships to expand its portfolio

    Its vast experience in diabetes and the amount of data collected has propelled Novo Nordisk into exploring new modalities and searching for valuable collaborators, according to the company’s senior VP of global drug discovery Karin Conde-Knape. She discusses which therapeutic areas the company is gaining momentum in and how it aims to build its presence […]

  • Sandoz’s Pierre Bourdage on biosimilars: the pharmaphorum podcast

    In the latest episode of the podcast Dominic Tyer speaks with Pierre Bourdage, who’s global head of biopharmaceuticals at Sandoz about the big issues in biosimilars. They look at how biosimilars are changing healthcare and what the market looks like today, as well as Sandoz’s involvement in the area and the company’s future plans in […]

  • Patient engagement strategies: the pharmaphorum podcast

    This episode of the pharmaphorum podcast is the first in an occasional series focused on patient engagement that’s being led by Mark Duman, a clinician, consultant and patient advocate. Here he takes a helicopter view of patient engagement in a discussion with MSD’s European lead for patient innovation Paul Robinson, that’s moderated by pharmaphorum’s former […]

  • Health Innovators: Healios’ Richard Andrews

    In the latest Health Innovators video chat, pharmaphorum’s founder, Dr Paul Tunnah, chats with the founder and CEO of digital mental health pioneer Healios. Rich Andrews explains his background in big pharma and his inspiration for moving into the start-up space with Healios and its focus on mental health and neurodiverse conditions for children and […]

  • HLTH21: TytoCare Launches Enhanced Telehealth Video Capabilities Powered by Amazon Chime

    What You Should Know:  – Today at HLTH21, TytoCare launched an expansion of its video capabilities, including enhanced video quality, multi-party calls, and the ability for clinicians to conduct remote visits on any tablet, including iPads. – The enhanced video capabilities include top-of-the-line video quality on Windows and MacOS, iOS and Android, and tablets, including […]

  • Watch: Going Beyond the Script of ‘Dopesick’ and America’s Real-Life Opioid Crisis

    KHN and policy colleagues at our parent organization KFF teamed up with Hulu for a discussion of America’s opioid crisis, following the Oct. 13 premiere of the online streaming service’s new series “Dopesick.” The discussion explored how the series’ writers worked with journalist Beth Macy, author of the book “Dopesick: Dealers, Doctors, and the Drug […]

  • BMS’ Catherine Owen on pharma commercialisation: the pharmaphorum podcast

    Episode 42 of the pharmaphorum podcast heard from Catherine Owen, who’s senior vice president of major markets at Bristol Myers Squibb, about the future of pharma commercialisation and communications. As part of that we looked at how she approaches the 19 markets she oversees and the challenges that can present. And Catherine suggests some areas […]

  • Mapping the digital future of pharma

    Real-world data has long been touted as the solution to many challenges faced in the healthcare space – but more data doesn’t necessarily mean more answers. RWD has become the lynchpin to a more patient-centric approach to care, from drug development to therapy access and provider engagement. But until the tools and technology are in […]

  • Novartis’ Amit Nastik on COVID’s supply chain impact: the pharmaphorum podcast

    Episode 41 of the pharmaphorum podcast heard from Amit Nastik about the impact of COVID-19 on pharma supply chains and how he and his team mitigated disruption to Novartis’ own operations. Amit’s the global head strategy and operations and local markets manufacturing at Novartis Technical Operations and discussed how his company ensured an uninterrupted supply […]

  • Health Innovators: Sidekick Health’s Saemundur “Sam” Oddsson

    As pharmaphorum’s founder, Dr Paul Tunnah, continues his Health Innovators video series, he connects with the co-founder of Iceland’s Sidekick Health, Saemundur “Sam” Oddsson. They discuss Sam’s journey from being a medical doctor to co-founder of a digital health company and some of the learnings along the way. Sam explains the purpose of Sidekick – […]

  • Virtual engagement and collaborations: the pharmaphorum podcast

    As the world passes the year and a half mark of the COVID-19 pandemic, the evolving ‘new normal’ experience across the healthcare sector has brought huge changes to the way pharma engages healthcare professionals. Joining the pharmaphorum podcast to discuss these changes is Impetus Digital’s co-founder and CEO Natalie Yeadon, in a special episode sponsored […]

  • 4 Tips for Healthcare Orgs Considering Cloud-Based Video Surveillance

    Nigel Waterton, Chief Revenue Officer for Arcules Healthcare security leaders know that the tools needed to combat threats are only one piece of the puzzle when it comes to protecting what truly matters within their organization. There are a number of factors for healthcare facilities to consider when it comes to identifying physical security challenges […]

  • Biotech Insight podcast: Overcoming planning challenges in oncology

    The first episode of Kantar Health’s new Biotech Insight podcast takes aim at the planning and forecasting challenges that biotechnology companies face, with a particular focus on oncology. Joining Dominic Tyer for this instalment of Biotech Insight are Prithu Somani, senior manager of forecasting and business analytics at Genmab, and Kantar Health’s vice president of […]

  • Vertex’s Nicola Massey: the pharmaphorum podcast

    In the latest episode of the podcast Dominic Tyer speaks with Nicola Massey, who’s Vertex’s senior country manager in the UK and Ireland. Having joined the biopharmaceutical company only fairly recently, they discuss her career path to Vertex, and also what it was like to join virtually – something that’s Increasingly common for many people […]

  • Health Innovators: PureTech Health’s Daphne Zohar

    In latest episode of our Health Innovators video interview series, Dr Paul Tunnah speaks to Daphne Zohar, the co-founder and CEO of PureTech Health. They discuss the publicly-listed biotech’s pipeline projects and focus on the BIG (brain-immune-gut) axis as well as PureTech’s interest in digital therapeutics. Daphne explains how she built an impressive team of board […]

  • Organicell on regenerative medicine: the pharmaphorum podcast

    In the latest episode of the podcast Dominic Tyer speaks with Dr Maria Ines ‘Mari’ Mitrani, chief science officer at the clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company Organicell Regenerative Medicine. They looked at the development of regenerative medicine and where Organicell hopes to add to that field. Then, with the company pivoting to try and help tackle Covid, they […]

  • Watch: More Long Covid Cases Seen in Kids

    The vast majority of the pandemic’s 4.1 million covid infections in children have been mild. However, doctors are concerned about a growing number of long-haul covid cases and a rare but dangerous inflammatory disease, particularly among Black and Latino children. KHN correspondent Sarah Varney, in collaboration with PBS NewsHour, reports on the phenomena. This story […]

  • Health Innovators – Jo Brewer, Adaptimmune

    In this episode of Health Innovators, pharmaphorum founder Paul Tunnah interviews Jo Brewer, senior vice president of allogeneic research at UK company Adaptimmune which is transforming cancer immunotherapy with affinity enhanced T-cell receptors. Adaptimmune’s SPEAR (Specific Peptide Enhanced Affinity Receptor) T-cell platform enables the engineering of T-cells to target and destroy cancer across multiple solid tumors. […]

  • Health Innovators: Eliot Forster, F-Star

    In this episode of Health Innovators, pharmaphorum founder Paul Tunnah interviews Eliot Forster, CEO of F-Star – a clinical-stage, NASDAQ-listed biopharmaceutical company focused on transforming the lives of patients with cancer.     About the author Dr Paul Tunnah is chief content officer and UK managing director for Healthware Group, a next-generation integrated consulting group that […]

  • Health Innovators: Graeme Duncan, Advanz Pharma

    In this episode of our Health Innovators series, Paul Tunnah interviews Graeme Duncan, CEO of specialty pharmaceutical company Advanz Pharma. Graeme discusses his career in the life sciences industry and how Advanz Pharma positions itself as the go-to partner for companies commercialising complex medicines in Europe. Graeme also shares how COVID-19 has impacted Advanz Pharma’s […]

  • BIO-Europe Spring Digital: Big data and AI panel discussion

    The combination of big data and artificial intelligence/machine learning is a powerful one and nowhere more so than in healthcare. As part of BIO-Europe Spring Digital, pharmaphorum founder Dr. Paul Tunnah moderated a panel discussion about big data, AI and applications in the real world. The expert panel explored the evolving applications of big data […]

  • BIO-Europe Spring Digital: Nerida Scott, J&J’s EMEA Innovation Head

    At this year’s BIO-Europe Spring Digital, pharmaphorum founder Dr. Paul Tunnah participated in an ‘In conversation’ chat with Nerida Scott, head of Johnson & Johnson Innovation, EMEA. Nerida discussed the latest trends in healthcare and how they’ve influenced Johnson & Johnson Innovation’s (JJI’s) approach to collaboration. She highlighted the importance of digital solutions and data […]

  • Pharma’s post-COVID prospects: the pharmaphorum podcast

    In this latest podcast, pharmaphorum spoke to Andrew Meade, life sciences lead UK and Ireland at Accenture, about the trends that emerged in this year’s Q1 results season. Meade talked about the prospects for the industry as the UK and other economies beginning to recover from the devastating pandemic. He discussed how COVID vaccines have […]

  • Watch: Elisabeth Rosenthal on the Covid-19 Infodemic and the Media

    Jon Greenberg interviewed Elisabeth Rosenthal, editor-in-chief of KHN; Shefali Luthra, health and gender reporter at The 19th; and Derek Thompson, staff writer for The Atlantic, about covid-19 misinformation during PolitiFact’s United Facts of America: A Festival of Fact-Checking. The journalists discussed the challenging environment for news and facts that grew out of the pandemic. One […]

  • Health Innovators: Teresa Arroyo-Gallego, nQ Medical

    In this episode of our Health Innovators series, Paul Tunnah is joined by Teresa Arroyo-Gallego, chief data scientist at artificial intelligence technology company nQ Medical. As a researcher in the biomedical engineering lab of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Teresa leads a team developing the neuroQWERTY technology to detect early signs of motor decline in […]

  • Behind the Byline: The Quest to Bring Spanish Language to KHN

    KHN has never been busier ― and health coverage has never been more vital. The Behind The Byline series on YouTube and Instagram TV offers an insider’s view. Journalists and producers from across KHN’s newsrooms take you behind the scenes in these bite-size videos to show the ways they are following the story, connecting with […]

  • Galapagos UK’s Michael Smyth on RNA-based tech: the pharmaphorum podcast

    Episode 35 of the pharmaphorum podcast hears from Michael Smyth about Galapagos UK and joining the company as medical director just as COVID-19 hit. With RNA-based technology hitting the headlines in recent months due to its use in Covid vaccines, he also discusses the version of it that Galapagos uses and how it can produce […]

  • Big data and cell therapy development: the pharmaphorum podcast

    In the latest episode of the podcast pharmaphorum’s website editor Catherine Longworth speaks with Dr Darrin Disley, who’s the CEO of Mogrify. The UK biotechnology company is aiming to transform the development of cell therapies using a systematic direct cell conversion & maintenance platform powered by big-data. Darrin discusses the story behind Mogrify’s technology and his […]

  • What Will It Take for Hospitals to Survive the Pandemic?

    Dr. John Frownfelter, MD, FACP, Chief Medical Officer at Jvion In 1852, Mercy Hospital & Medical Center opened as Chicago’s first chartered hospital. In May, it will close, leaving residents of the surrounding South Side community — poor and mostly people of color — without a place to see a doctor. And it isn’t the […]

  • Oneview Healthcare Launches Cloud-Based Virtual Care Experience Platform

    What You Should Know:  – Oneview Healthcare collaborated with long-time client, NYU Langone Health, to roll out a virtual patient engagement platform in response to the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.  – CXP Cloud Enterprise powered by Microsoft Azure technology with the use of Samsung tablets, helps engage patients, reduce non-clinical demands on care teams […]

  • The meaning of digital innovation: the pharmaphorum podcast

    This instalment of the podcast considers the meaning of digital innovation, both in pharma and outside the industry, and features digital transformation leader Edwin Erckens. Even though he is currently working in the HR services sector, Edwin started his career at P&G, moved to Heineken, then held regional and global executive IT and digital roles […]

  • Quality Virtual Care Matters for Patients – Even More Than Telehealth

    Rick Halton, Vice President of Marketing, Lumeon The COVID-19 pandemic made healthcare visits over video or phone the norm, likely turning telehealth into a permanent fixture within the U.S. healthcare system. In fact, the majority of patient access leaders at large hospitals believe 20-30 percent of appointments will happen over video in 2021, according to […]

  • New ways to treat COVID: the pharmaphorum podcast

    In episode 31 of the pharmaphorum podcast, Deep Dive editor George Underwood speaks to RedHill biopharma’s chief business officer Guy Goldberg about the potential for new COVID-19 therapeutics to help fight the pandemic and treat patients in the years to come. Prior to joining RedHill, Guy served as senior vice president of business operations at […]

  • The Alderley Park Discovery Podcast: The journey to accessing science funding and investment

    Episode 3 of the Alderley Park Discovery Podcast covers how to successfully access life science funding and investment, highlighting a range of ways companies can attract investors. In this instalment, Dominic Tyer is joined by Kinomica CEO Jane Theaker, BioCity investment director Claire Brown, Redx Pharma CEO Lisa Anson and Dr Kath Mackay, managing director at Bruntwood […]

  • How Artificial Intelligence Is Making Senior Care More Human

    Bent Philipson, Founder of Philosophy Care When it comes to skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) in particular and long-term care in general, a human-centered and empathetic approach is not only necessary, it’s obligatory. Putting the needs, constraints, and perspectives of patients first enhances the level of care we’re able to provide.  Perhaps ironically, it is the […]

  • Health Innovators: Owlstone Medical’s Billy Boyle on breath biopsy technology

    In the latest episode of our Health Innovators series, Paul Tunnah speaks to Billy Boyle, co-founder and CEO of Owlstone Medical, one of the UK’s most promising diagnostic startups. The Cambridge, UK-based company is on a mission to save 100,000 lives and $1.5bn in healthcare costs with its breath biopsy platform for early detection of […]

  • Philips, Disney Partner to Improve Pediatric Experience During MRI Exams

    What You Should Know: – Philips and Walt Disney Company, today announced a partnership partners to conduct first of its kind clinical research pilot program that aims to help reduce fear and anxiety to improve children’s patient experience during MRI exams – As part of the partnership, Philips will investigate how Philips Ambient Experience – […]

  • Roche on COVID-19 healthcare and testing: the pharmaphorum podcast

    For episode 30 I spoke with Dr Ashton Harper, who’s head of medical affairs in the UK and Ireland at Roche Diagnostics, about the pressure COVID-19 has put on healthcare systems. A former NHS doctor, he noted how stressful and draining some days can be when working at healthcare’s frontline – even in normal times, […]

  • Kroger Health to Offer Smartphone-Enabled COVID-19 Tests Nationwide

    Kroger Health Partners with Gauss to Provide Smartphone-Enabled COVID-19 Rapid Antigen Home Tests What You Should Know: – Kroger Health, the healthcare division of The Kroger Co. announced plans to offer the first smartphone-enabled, at-home Gauss COVID-19 Rapid Antigen Test Kit to patients nationwide, expanding the company’s existing portfolio of in-clinic and employer-focused COVID-19 testing […]

  • The Future of Remote Care Automation Begins with Cardiac Rehabilitation

    Uri Bettesh, CEO and Founder of Datos Health 2020 was undeniably the year that saw telehealth and remote care services come to the forefront of medical care. Many have hypothesized that, in the post-COVID world, remote care programs will be ubiquitous throughout hospitals and health systems. However, such a future is far from certain, as too many organizations currently lack the budget, IT infrastructure, and […]

  • Richard Francis on his Purespring plans: the pharmaphorum podcast

    In this episode of the pharmaphorum podcast, our news editor Richard Staines talks to Richard Francis, who took over as CEO of gene therapy company Purespring Therapeutics earlier this month. Francis was previously CEO of Sandoz, Novartis’ generics and biosimilars division, where he led the development of biosimilars and also sat on the Swiss pharma […]

  • Theator Nabs $15.5M to Scale AI-Driven Surgical Intelligence Platform

    What You Should Know: – Theator raises $15.5M in Series A funding to support the company’s mission of using AI and computer vision to eradicate disparity and variability in surgical care. – The startup plans to use this round to scale its commercial operations and partnerships with U.S. providers, grow its R&D team and cement […]

  • Telehealth Helped Me Beat COVID-19, But It’s Just A Start

    Lisa Romano, MSN, RN, Chief Nursing Officer at CipherHealth I was the voice of social distancing, a proponent of mask-wearing from the very start. Still, after months of keeping distance from loved ones, the idea of a quick, safe, outdoor family gathering on a beautiful fall day, even if we weren’t going to be wearing […]

  • Epic, Galen Healthcare, Chartis Group Named 2020 Overall Best in KLAS Awards

    What You Should Know: – Epic was named the top Overall Software Suite for the eleventh consecutive year in the Best in KLAS 2021 Software & Services report, released today, which reports on the top vendors for 2020. Epic was also named the top Overall Physician Practice Vendor. Galen Healthcare Solutions was named the top Overall IT Services Firm. […]

  • AstraZeneca on diversity: the pharmaphorum podcast

    The theme for episode 28 of the pharmaphorum podcast is diversity and inclusion in pharma, ably addressed by AstraZeneca’s Rebekah Martin. Serving as senior vice president of reward and inclusion at AstraZeneca, Rebekah discussed how the pharmaceutical industry approaches the promotion of diversity. In an episode that was recorded in December 2020, she also talked […]

  • Top 5 Business Opportunities for Digital Health Companies in 2021. Where Is The Money?

    Ralf-Gordon Jahns, Managing Director of R2G For many companies, 2020 has been a devastating year due to the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic. While the same can be said for the digital health sector, the pandemic has also paved a way for unexpected and extraordinary business opportunities in 2021. In 2020, Digital health start-ups and […]

  • IoMT Is Improving Patient Access: We Must Avoid Creating New Barriers

    Heidi Sveistrup, CEO at Bruyère Research Institute Elza Seregelyi, Director at L-SPARK The Internet of Medical Things (IoMT) is changing the face of healthcare and has the potential to significantly improve patient access as well as system efficiencies. The adoption of telemedicine, for example, spurred on by the Covid-19 pandemic, has spread rapidly.  Forrester revised […]

  • FCC Unveils 14 Initial Projects Selected for $100M Connected Care Pilot Program

    What You Should Know: – FCC announces initial 14 pilot project selected for $100M Connected Care Pilot Program that will support connected care service across the country and focus on low-income and veteran patients. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) today announced an initial set of 14 pilot projects with over 150 treatment sites in 11 […]

  • Behavioral Health Services Fueled Telehealth Adoption During Pandemic, Study Finds

    What You Should Know: – Telehealth adoption for behavioral health services jumped sharply during the first months of the COVID-19 pandemic shutdown, according to a new RAND Corporation study. Telehealth adoption increased sharply during the first months of the COVID-19 pandemic shutdown, with the approach being used more often for behavioral health services than for medical care, according to a new RAND Corporation study. […]

  • The Alderley Park Discovery Podcast: Life science skills, staffing and support

    Episode two of the Alderley Park Discovery Podcast covers access to skills in the life sciences sector, with a focus on support for aspiring scientists and UK staffing trends. In this instalment Dominic Tyer’s guests on the podcast are Sai Life Sciences’ head of global R&D Dean Edney, Joynes & Hunt’s managing director Steve Joynes […]

  • 12 Telehealth & Virtual Care Predictions and Trends for 2021 Roundup

    Dr. Paul Hain, Chief Medical Officer of GoHealth Telehealth is Here to Stay in 2021 Prior to the pandemic, telehealth was a limited ad-hoc service with geographic and provider restrictions. However, with both the pandemic restrictions on face to face interactions and a relaxation of governmental regulations, telehealth utilization has significantly increased from thousands of […]

  • 2020’s Top 20 Digital Health M&A Deals Totaled $50B

    Teladoc Health and Livongo Merge The combination of Teladoc Health and Livongo creates a global leader in consumer-centered virtual care. The combined company is positioned to execute quantified opportunities to drive revenue synergies of $100 million by the end of the second year following the close, reaching $500 million on a run-rate basis by 2025. […]

  • J&J and medical device innovation: the pharmaphorum podcast

    In episode 27 of the pharmaphorum podcast I’m joined by Erin McEachren, who’s EU regional vice president at J&J Surgical Vision. She talks about her priorities at J&J – having joined the company six months ago, the current state of the medical devices sector and some of the trends she’s keeping a close eye on. […]

  • Tay-Sachs and rare disease registries – the Health Heroes podcast

    Episode four of Kantar Health’s Health Heroes podcast tackles pharma’s rare disease challenges, the role of patient registries and hears a moving story about the rare genetic disorder Tay-Sachs disease. Joining me for this instalment of Health Heroes are Geneviève Bonnélye-Fesnien, global head of real-world evidence, research and consulting at Kantar Health, and Dan Lewi, […]

  • As Telehealth Surges, Are Seniors Being Left Behind?

    Anne Davis, Director of Quality Programs & Medicare Strategy at HMS A global health crisis has thrust us into a scenario in which lives quite literally depend on the ability to virtually connect. Telehealth has rapidly emerged as a vital tool, enabling continuity of care, allowing vulnerable individuals to access their physician from home, and […]

  • Virtual Engagement During COVID Pushes Paradigm Shift for Physician Training and Patient Care

    Shalini Shah, MD is Vice-Chair and Associate Professor, Department of Anesthesiology & Perioperative Care, and Enterprise Director of Pain Services, UC Irvine Health The dominant presence of COVID-19 has not meant the absence of cancer, ear infections, heart attacks, chronic pain, or other illnesses that need attention and care. Physicians have continued treatment for all […]

  • NLP is Raising the Bar on Accurate Detection of Adverse Drug Events

     David Talby, CTO, John Snow Labs Each year, Adverse Drug Events (ADE) account for nearly 700,000 emergency department visits and 100,000 hospitalizations in the US alone. Nearly 5 percent of hospitalized patients experience an ADE, making them one of the most common types of inpatient errors. What’s more, many of these instances are hard to […]

  • Cerner Launches Video Visit Platform for CommunityWorks Clients

    What You Should Know: – Cerner launches new Video Visit platform for CommunityWorks clients at no cost through 2021 to support rural health organizations. Today in honor of National Rural Health Day, Cerner has announced the launch of their new telehealth offering to support rural health organizations through these tough times. The Video Visit platform […]

  • Amwell Launches New Offerings to Increase Doctor-to-Patient Virtual Connectivity

    What You Should Know: – Amwell just announced some new offerings Amwell Now, Touchpoint Tablet software, and C500 to help increase doctor-to-patient virtual connections as patient and doctor preferences change in light of the pandemic. – The new solutions (a quick-to-deploy video visit offering, new tablet software, and a telemedicine cart) are designed to be […]

  • 4 Ways to Combat Hidden Costs Associated with Delayed Patient Care During COVID-19

    Matt Dickson, VP, Product, Strategy, and Communication Solutions at Stericycle COVID-19 terms such as quarantine, flatten the curve, social distance, and personal protective equipment (PPE) have dominated headlines in recent months, but what hasn’t been discussed in length are the hidden costs of COVID-19 as it relates to patient adherence.   The coronavirus pandemic has amplified […]

  • Sony Updates NUCLeUS Medical Imaging Platform to Support Remote Patient Observation

    What You Should Know: – Today, Sony announced an update to our NUCLeUS medical imaging platform, which improves support for remote patient observation. – NUCLeUS has added new functionality and features, including powerful bi-directional telestration capabilities allowing multiple remote users to simultaneously annotate, draw or highlight areas of interest in a live stream video or […]

  • GSK and eosinophil research: the pharmaphorum podcast

    GlaxoSmithKline’s Nucala (mepolizumab) last month became the first and only biologic treatment approved in the US for Hypereosinophilic Syndrome (HES). It’s part of the company’s focus on eosinophil-driven diseases, and ahead of that regulatory milestone I spoke with Tiffany Robinson-Smith, global medical affairs lead for biologics at GSK, about eosinophils and why they’re an important […]

  • XRHealth to Launch Virtual Reality Telehealth Clinic in Israel In November

    What You Should Know: – XRHealth announce it will launch a new virtual reality telehealth clinic in Israel, slated to open on November 1st. – The VR-driven telehealth clinic treats patients in Israel for symptoms related to Stress & Anxiety, ADHD, Motor & Cognitive Rehabilitation, post-COVID-19, Parkinson’s, Brain Injury, and more. XRHealth, a Boston, MA-based provider […]

  • Florida Health System to Implement Fully Digital Patient Smart Rooms

    What You Should Know: – Healthcare innovators NCH Health Systems and eVideon, have partnered to transform the health systems’ patient rooms into an immersive digital experience. – eVideon’s Smart Room solution includes smart TVs, tablets, digital whiteboards, and more to be implemented across NCH hospitals to improve patient engagement, education, and entertainment. – The technology […]

  • CareLinx, Doctor on Demand Partner to Bring In-Home Virtual Care to Seniors

    What You Should Know:  – Doctor On Demand and CareLinx, one of the largest professional networks for in-home care, have announced a collaboration to bring in-home virtual care services to CareLinx clients.  – At a time when seniors have been encouraged to stay home to avoid exposure to COVID, Doctor On Demand’s partnership with CareLinx […]

  • Rural Hospital Execs Can Beat COVID-19 By Shifting From Reactive to Proactive Care

    Eric Tran, Tulane School of Medicine Donald Voltz, MD, Aultman Hospital The COVID-19 virus is ravaging the planet at a scale not seen since the infamous Spanish Flu of the early 1900s, inflicting immense devastation as the U.S. loses more than 200,000 lives and counting. According to CDC statistics, 94% of patient mortalities associated with […]

  • 5 Trends Driving The Future of Healthcare Real Estate in 2020 & Beyond

    The COVID-19 pandemic has forever changed patient expectations for healthcare delivery, including offered services and health office operations. Although health systems have remained dynamic in adopting telehealth capabilities, their long-term capital, like real estate and supply chain management (SCM) protocols, have not adapted to match these expectations. Health systems must be aware of current trends […]

  • Veterans Affairs Expands Telehealth Services Using Nuance Dragon Medical One

    What You Should Know: – Nuance Communications, Inc. announced the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is using the Nuance Dragon Medical One speech recognition cloud platform and its mobile app, PowerMic Mobile. – The solution helps VA doctors better document patient care in-person, and now remotely through expanded telehealth services necessary in the COVID-19 era. […]

  • Getting Beyond the Telehealth ‘Stop-Gap’ Mentality

    Roland Therriault, President, InSync Healthcare Solutions Since COVID-19 emerged as a major health threat, virtual care has taken off. As many as 46% of patients reported in late April that they had used telehealth to replace a canceled healthcare visit in 2020, while 48% of physicians said they had started using telehealth to treat patients.   […]

  • Amwell, Tyto Care Expand Partnership to Power Augmented Virtual Care Experiences

    What You Should Know: – Tyto Care and Amwell® announced an expanded partnership, allowing the companies to develop new integrations to enhance virtual care offerings for providers. – By pairing Tyto Care’s TytoHome device and platform with Amwell’s platform, the two companies will together provide patients and providers with augmented virtual care experiences and broadly enrich the capabilities and satisfaction with healthcare organizations’ […]

  • 4 Areas Driving AI Adoption in Hospital Operations and Patient Safety

    Renee Yao, Global Healthcare AI Startups Lead at NVIDIA COVID-19 has put a tremendous burden on hospitals, and the clinicians, nurses, and medical staff who make them run.  Many hospitals have suffered financially as they did not anticipate the severity of the disease. The extended duration of patient stays in ICUs, the need for more […]

  • Alnylam, gene-silencing and biotech in 2020: the pharmaphorum podcast

    Alnylam’s Brendan Martin joined the pharmaphorum podcast for episode 23 to talk about his company’s work in gene-silencing and how it could offer a route to target the current coronavirus pandemic. Brendan joined Alnylam in 2016 as one of the company’s first Europe-based employees and has helped to build and establish a presence in the […]

  • Vocera Acquires Secure Communications Platform EASE Applications

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  • Genesis Health Taps to Power New Telehealth Offering

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  • Behind the Byline: The Count — And the Toll

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  • Ginger Lands $50M to Expand On-Demand Mental Health Support Platform

    What You Should Know: – Ginger announces $50 Million in Series D funding to expand access to its on-demand mental healthcare system led by Advance Venture Partners and Bessemer Venture Partners; joined by Cigna Ventures and existing investors. – Company has more than tripled revenue over the past year, now brings access to on-demand mental […]

  • Why Now Is The Time to Reimagine Healthcare Through Technology

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  • AstraZeneca, Eko Collaborate to Advance Innovation Around Heart Failure

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  • The Adoption of Telehealth During the Pandemic will Shape Healthcare’s New Normal

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  • Novartis, company culture and COVID-19: the pharmaphorum podcast

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  • How COVID-19 is Driving Changes in Hospital Safety Through Technology

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  • How COVID-19 is Driving Changes in Hospital Safety Through Technology

    Scott Heather, Vice President of Professional Services US, Bits In Glass COVID-19 has had a tremendous impact on all of us, and it’s likely that many aspects of our daily lives will never return to “normal.” In the same way that we scoff at the notion of driving cars without seatbelts today, we’ll likely feel […]

  • Virtual Behavioral Health Could Reduce Costs, Improve Patient Outcomes, Report Finds

    What You Should Know: – A new Accenture report called “Breakthrough Behavioral Health Access: Think Virtual” finds that the use of virtual behavioral health could expand care for more than 53 million Americans facing these conditions. – Demand for behavioral health specialists significantly outweighs current availability; in addition to severe wait times of 25 days […]

  • Central Maine Healthcare, Innovaccer Partner to Power Data-driven Telehealth Capabilities

    What You Should Know: – Innovaccer has recently partnered with Central Maine Healthcare (CMH), an integrated healthcare delivery system that serves over 400,000 people in the central, western, and mid-coast regions of the state, to connect providers with their patients through data-driven telehealth, powered by its FHIR-enabled Data Activation Platform. – The care delivery system […]

  • Provider Pilot Uses Video Games as Therapy for Children with Autism

    What You Should Know: – Magellan Health launches a pilot program for a group of providers that will begin using video games as therapy for children with autism and other behavioral health conditions.  – As part of the pilot program, patients will be given access to the video platform developed by Mightier, a digital health […]

  • Eko Awarded $2.7M NIH Grant for Heart Murmur & Valvular Heart Disease Detection Algorithms

    What You Should Know: – The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has granted next-generation cardiac AI company Eko an award totaling $2.7 million to support continued collaborative work with Northwestern Medicine Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute – The grant will focus on validating algorithms and help more accurately screen for heart murmurs and valvular heart disease during […]

  • Virtually or In-Person, Automation Improves The Healthcare Experience

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  • Behind The Byline: ‘Reporting From a Distance’ Behind The Byline Watch More Videos Although the coronavirus pandemic shut down many organizations and businesses across the nation, KHN has never been busier — and health coverage has never been more vital. We’ve revamped our Behind The Byline YouTube series and brought it to Instagram TV. Journalists and producers from across KHN’s newsrooms […]

  • Same-Day Pharmacy Delivery NowRx Raises $20M to Expand into Additional Territories

    What You Should Know: – Same day pharmacy delivery startup NowRx raises $20 Million in Series B funding to expand into new U.S. territories and accelerate its technology roadmap, transforming the way consumers get their prescriptions.  – NowRx’s competitive advantage is its proprietary pharmacy management system, which leverages AI and robotics to fill and deliver prescriptions in record time, […]

  • COVID-19 Has Permanently Shifted Patient Behavior Towards Virtual Care

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  • Doctor On Demand Raises $75M to Expand Comprehensive Virtual Care Platform

    What You Should Know – Doctor On Demand raises $75M in Series D funding led by General Atlantic to expand comprehensive virtual care. – Doctor On Demand is seeing record usage this year – up 139% – for COVID-19 screenings, routine health issues, chronic conditions and behavioral health. San Francisco, CA-based Doctor On Demand, today announced it has raised $75 million in […]

  • VA, Philips to Create World’s Largest Tele-Critical Care System for Veterans

    What You Should Know: – U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs selects Philips to create the world’s largest tele-critical care system, further integrating tele-health and delivering quality care for veterans. – The ten-year contract, which enables VA to invest up to $100 million with Philips for tele-critical care technology and services, leverages Philips history of innovation, including research into technologies […]

  • Class property employ ancho red multi level mansion

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