Saturday, August 15, 2020

The age of precision in the post COVID-19 world

The approach translates into interactions with the person when they are well (precision health), not only when they are ill (precision medicine). These interactions also have a life course as the reference frame rather than commencing in older age groups when people typically start to exhibit symptoms of non-communicable diseases. This is exemplified by the various...

Gilead got a boost from a newly approved PrEP drug. Now, a major insurer is dropping coverage

When Gilead Sciences won Food and Drug Administration approval in October for a second drug to prevent HIV infection, some experts suggested that the drug it already had on the market would be difficult to dethrone. A new notice from the country’s largest private payer to plan members indicates that prediction may come...

Michael Seres: The power of a patient

With the world fighting a deadly pandemic and adjusting to ’a new normal’, we have witnessed patient engagement reaching levels far beyond traditional healthcare settings. Michael Seres’ legacy of why partnerships with patients should be everyone’s priority is now more important than ever. In commemoration of Michael Seres’ inspirational legacy, we look back at...

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

At the height of the pandemic, the Kaiser Foundation Health Plan more than doubled its net income to $4.5 billion. The managed care plan said the increase was due to reduced expenses and market fluctuations, as the stock market has partially rebounded from its steep decline in March. For the quarter ending on June...

How to create and maintain a productive, secure home work environment

Collaboration tools are undergoing drastic version updates and feature overhauls on a very frequent basis, which force security departments to keep a close eye to determine whether their standards will still be met. Remote working was a growing trend among American businesses long before the COVID-19 pandemic of 2020 struck. As technology has continued to...

15 Covid-19 forecasts healthcare leaders must get right

The annual healthcare budgeting process begins with forecasting future patient volumes, case mix, and revenue. The model baseline is the current year metrics combined with a track record of many years of forecasting. The stakes are high, as preparing for a five percent growth and only realizing two percent increase can results in...

Royal Cornwall NHS Trust chooses Navenio’s location tech as part of e-transformation project

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NHS Trust selects Navenio’s infrastructure-free Intelligent Workforce platform to support radiology portering teams Navenio’s impact will be assessed for application in further areas such as patient wayfinding Oxford, UK. August 4th, 2020: Navenio, the UK healthcare scale-up, has announced that the Royal Cornwall NHS Trust has selected its location-based AI platform to...

Has telehealth hit the high watermark?

In the immediate aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic, health systems saw dramatic spikes in virtual visits and telehealth adoption in the patient population. The broad consensus is that the healthcare industry saw more telehealth visits in the one month immediately following the pandemic's lockdown than in the entire year preceding it. A study by...

Merck, Hanmi sign $870M deal for NASH drug

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A Korean drugmaker may receive more than $800 million from U.S. drugmaker Merck under a licensing agreement for a drug developed for nonalcoholic steatohepatitis. Kenilworth, New Jersey-based Merck said Tuesday that it had entered a licensing agreement with Seoul-based Hanmi Pharmaceutical for the development, manufacturing and commercialization of efinopegdutide, a GLP-1/glucagon receptor dual agonist...

The real-time health system: Adapting healthcare to the new normal

Right now, in the midst of a pandemic, our healthcare system is struggling with uncertainty – some might even say chaos – as it tries to stem the tide of infections that are sweeping across the nation. The COVID-19 pandemic demonstrates, vividly, that our healthcare system is unsuited to delivering systemic services to...
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