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What The U.S. Can Learn From India’s Emergency Response System

January 23, 2019

Via: Forbes

Minutes and sometimes seconds can often mean the difference between life and death. Knowing that, India took on the herculean task of transforming their fragmented and unreliable emergency response system into a groundbreaking one that is now the largest and […]


Opinions

Rate of Americans without insurance rises to 4-year high as Trump weakens Obamacare, survey finds

January 23, 2019

Via: CNBC

The percentage of U.S. adults without health insurance reached a four-year high in the last quarter of 2018, but was still well below the peak level seen before Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act in 2014, a new Gallup […]


Opinions

Google begins to stake out its place in healthcare

January 23, 2019

Via: Health Data Management

It’s no secret that Alphabet is knee deep in healthcare projects. Through acquisitions, new hires, partnerships and research efforts, Alphabet, parent company of Google, is using its expertise to organize and analyze enormous volumes of healthcare data. In mid-November, DeepMind—a […]


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As Shutdown Enters Second Month, Public Health Risks Rise

January 21, 2019

Via: Forbes

The government shutdown is threatening the health of millions of Americans, increasing the risk for harm as the partial closure of key agencies enters its second month, say public health, medical and food safety groups. Hundreds of organizations representing doctors, […]


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Americans more likely to die from opioid overdose today than car accident

January 16, 2019

Via: CNBC

Americans are more likely to die from accidental opioid overdoses today than from car crashes, according to a study released Monday from the National Safety Council. The group analyzed preventable injuries and deaths in 2017 and found the odds of […]


Opinions

5 Forces Driving The Acceleration of Precision Medicine in 2019

January 15, 2019

Via: HitConsultant

The past several years has brought healthcare organizations closer and closer to integrating precision medicine and genomics into the daily business of care delivery. As an industry, we are nearly at the tipping point and I anticipate we will see […]


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2018 New Drugs Approvals: An All-Time Record, And A Watershed

January 14, 2019

Via: Forbes

For months, it had been clear that 2018 would be a banner year for pharmaceutical innovation. The question was, by how much would it shatter the previous (1996) record of 50 approvals (excluding diagnostics and imaging agents)? We now know. […]


Opinions

Federal shutdown mostly spares health coverage, but other issues loom

January 11, 2019

Via: The Medical News

As the partial government shutdown drags on, about 800,000 federal employees who work for the shuttered agencies — and their families — are facing the reality of life without a paycheck. And those workers need to consider a host of […]


Opinions, Regulatory

How the government shutdown affects health programs

January 3, 2019

Via: The Medical News

There seems to be no end in sight for the current partial government shutdown, the third since the beginning of the Trump administration. For the vast majority of the federal government’s public health efforts, though, it’s business as usual. That’s […]


Opinions

How Hospitals Turn Charity Care Into Profits — At Taxpayers’ Expense

December 28, 2018

Via: Forbes

Sometimes it is hard for hospitals to provide expensive care to poor patients. When a low-income patient needs $20,000 of chemotherapy, a hospital loses money if that patient cannot pay for the medicine, or pays through Medicaid, with its relatively […]


Opinions

Walgreens: Humana Senior Clinics May Be Primary Care ‘Template’ In Many Stores

December 24, 2018

Via: Forbes

Walgreens Boots Alliance seems more convinced every day that its partnership with Humana developing senior health clinics is critical to the drugstore chain’s future growth as a medical care provider in the U.S. Walgreens executives continue to praise the early […]


Opinions

Time to Choose Your Health Insurance: Don’t Make A $9,000 Mistake

December 12, 2018

Via: Forbes

Is there any financial decision that we dread more than the annual chore of choosing a health insurance plan? It’s got everything we hate: choice and information overload, time pressure, ambiguity and confusion, consequences worth thousands, uncomfortable scenarios involving disease […]


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Lessons From The Biggest Pharma Drug Launches Of All Time

December 11, 2018

Via: Forbes

One way to measure the importance of a new drug is how fast the drug is taken up by the market. Furthermore, this is a key metric as a strong commercial launch usually predicts that the drug will become a […]


Opinions

Why six trends are pointing to a revolution in healthcare

December 11, 2018

Via: Health Data Management

Healthcare is in the midst of a dramatic shift, as new players surge into the business of health. Technology giants are signaling growing interest in entering the industry and disrupting traditional ways in which healthcare has been provided. A variety […]


Opinions

Bracing For Amazon, Walgreens Launches Next-Day Drug Delivery With FedEx

December 6, 2018

Via: Forbes

Walgreens and FedEx are expanding their relationship to launch next-day prescription delivery nationwide. The move comes in the wake of online retail giant Amazon’s acquisition of PillPack, an online pharmacy that offers home delivery. Amazon’s distribution network is expected to […]