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Digital Medicine and MedTech Showcase: What’s Blocking the Adoption of Digital Therapeutics? | Blog

With there being so many different stakeholders, including patients, providers and payers, panelists at the 2019 Digital Medicine & MedTech Showcase pointed to a number of different adoption roadblocks—and successes.

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Robot Announces Fatal Prognosis to Bay Area Patient | Blog

Ernest Quintana knew he had long suffered from a deadly lung disease when he was rushed to the hospital, but the news of his imminent death still profoundly shocked him and his family—not because of its grimness but who delivered it: a robot.

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Precision Medicine Initiative Creating Custom Cures | Blog

A $60 million federal program is aiming to bring the benefits of precision medicine to a diverse spread of Wisconsin communities.

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Startups Present Antidepressant AI | Blog

Based on data from the Sequenced Treatment Alternatives to Relieve Depression (STAR*D) study, one of the largest-ever clinical trials for depression, a startup called Taliaz is helping physicians pick the right antidepressant therapy off the bat.

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Cedars-Sinai Empowers Patients with Smart Hospital Rooms, Voice-Activated Nurses | Blog

In some rooms at Cedars-Sinai Hospital, patients won’t spend a moment alone—sort of—now that the leading Beverly Hills medical center has partnered with Aiva Health to make select rooms smart.

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Amazon Starts Marketing Its Prescription Drugs | Blog

Last week, many Amazon Prime members received more than their usual flow of order confirmations and shipping notifications, with the retail leviathan inviting some users to “Meet PillPack, a new member of the Amazon family.”

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Snapchat: We’re the Best Social Platform for Pharma Ads | Blog

Deploying ambassadors to speak at the marketing conference DigiPharma Connect, Snapchat is vying to position itself as the best social media outlet for pharma marketing.

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Israel Awards Grant to Integrate Medical Imaging A.I. | Blog

The Innovation Authority, the arm of the Israeli government responsible for advancing industrial R&D throughout the country, has given a multi-million-dollar grant to Zebra Medical Vision, a digital health startup.

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Big Healthcare Brands Warming to Blockchain | Blog

A new Deloitte report explores the near-future of blockchain: how seriously the world’s top executives, including many in healthcare, regard the emerging technology and how soon they might invest in it.

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Patients Who Use New PreHab App Spend Less Time in Hospital | Blog

Digital health company Peerwell created an app to prepare patients for surgery and, in turn, reduce the amount of time they spend in the hospital.

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AI Predicts Drug Interactions Like We Never Could | Blog

Complications from drug interactions can present patients with whole new afflictions.

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Why Pharma’s a Friend of the Pod | Blog

Pharmaceutical leaders are meeting customers in their AirPods, according to iHeartMedia President Conal Byrne, because audio is a newly critical space for American content consumption.

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Medical Data Processing Disrupted by Amazon | Blog

Amazon Web Services (AWS) has unveiled new machine-learning tools reflecting—and beginning to tackle—some of the greatest challenges facing modern medicine.

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WalMart May Enlist Doctors to Help Beat Amazon in Tug-of-War | Blog

To retail behemoths, the health care realm is growing irresistible.

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Zipline Drones Achieve Universal Health Care Delivery in Rwanda. | Blog

With funding from Google, Stanford, and venture capital giants Sequoia and Andreessen Horowitz, seven-year-old Zipline has already revolutionized health care in Rwanda.

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More Clinical Trials for More Women Thanks to Advantia, Elligo | Blog

Advantia Health, a leading-edge medical company committed to empowering women with integrated health care services, announced a new partnership with Elligo Health Research, which will offer Advantia’s clients access to a whole new realm of resources, through clinical trials.

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F.D.A. | Blog

An expert panel that advises U.S. federal regulatory authorities has recommended approval of Esketamine, Johnson & Johnson’s brand-new treatment for depression.

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Why Innovation and Marketing Need to Happen in Tandem | Blog

In a new Harvard Business Review article, brand positioning expert Denise Lee Yohn distills some of the most useful marketing points gleaned from her 25 years of marketing leadership.

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Roche’s “Floodlight” a Multiple Sclerosis Game Changer | Blog

Pharmaceutical giant Roche’s new app for people with multiple sclerosis (MS) revolutionizes how doctors care for patients with the disease.

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Geisinger CEO Poached by Google to Drive Healthcare Strategy | Blog

After taking some major leaps into healthcare, Google has begun solidifying its foothold in the space by appointing Dr.

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If You’ve Been the Victim of Medical Malpractice, Don’t Yelp About It | Blog

The State Supreme Court just resolved a 10-year battle between the Cleveland Clinic and a former patient, retired U.S.

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Novartis, J&J, and Merck Find Brand-New Data, Showcase Big Healthcare Shifts as Described in the 2019 Health Trend Ten from Syneos Health | Blog

Forecasting next year’s biggest shifts within the healthcare landscape, Syneos Health has released 2019 Health Trend Ten, available for download now, which explicates ten of the trends that will redefine healthcare globally.

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Pharmacists Reduce Opioid Use by 50% in Kaiser Permanente Study | Blog

In a telling new study, pre- and post-surgical efforts by pharmacists yielded staggering effects on patient opioid use.

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Approved: First CBD-based Prescription Drug, for Treatment of Epilepsy | Blog

A landmark approval by the FDA will put the first marijuana-derived prescription drug behind pharmacy counters this fall.

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Alexa, Upend My Fixed Conceptions of Healthcare in America | Blog

Beginning with its acquisition of PillPack, Amazon’s grand entrance into healthcare continues with its partnership with J.P.

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Amazon Deploys Legion of Micro-influencers, Accepting Applications for More | Blog

While the term “micro-influencer” may still sound to you like some flippant, gen-Z farce, the side hustle cum way of life just scored serious validation.

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Apps to Push Prescription Drugs Over the Counter | Blog

In the first half of this new year, the United States FDA will incentivize many pharmaceutical brands to make their biggest prescription drugs available over the counter.

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Psychiatric Trials Supercharged by Otsuka’s Science 37 Collab | Blog

Holistic healthcare brand Otsuka Pharmaceutical has announced a promising partnership with Science 37, the trailblazing startup out of MIT that’s transforming clinical trials for everyone.