• Healthcare Watch June 2017

    Healthcare Watch by on June 16th, 2017

    TeleMed Text: Older Cardiac Patients Rely on Medical Apps A Medtronic study shows high use of app-based remote cardiac monitoring among older patients. The study evaluated 15,595 patients across 1,969 clinics with Medtronic pacemakers who were assigned a MyCareLink Smart app-based remote monitor. They found that 88.4% of patients of all ages who were prescribed […]

  • Healthcare Watch May 2017

    Healthcare Watch by on May 22nd, 2017

    Therapeutic Talk: Integrating the Brain Through Technology One of Elon Musk’s five forward-thinking companies, Neuralink, is focused solely on developing devices that can be inserted into the brain and allow for a brain/machine interface with information going into or coming from the brain to aid in treating neurological disorders such as stroke and Alzheimer’s. Many […]

  • Healthcare Watch April 2017

    Healthcare Watch by on April 10th, 2017

    Discoveries/Innovations: Stretchy Electronic Skin May Improve Brain Monitoring You may not realize it, but your brain is moving. The brain changes volume throughout the day as it swells and de-swells. While this may be inconsequential to you, it does matter to neuroscientists. Currently, they must rely on electrodes—to monitor brain activity or deliver pulses of […]

  • Healthcare Watch March 2017

    Healthcare Watch by on March 17th, 2017

    DC Dispatch: Taxpayers Supporting Cancer Treatment Won’t See Price Relief Kite Pharma is preparing to launch its CAR-T immunotherapy cancer treatment, which it developed with the help of the U.S. government. CAR-T was initially developed by a team of researchers at the National Cancer Institute, and Kite pays millions a year to the government to […]

  • Healthcare Watch February 2017

    Healthcare Watch by on February 24th, 2017

    Sales Sector: Estimated Top Selling Drugs Slated to Launch in 2017 Novo Nordisk’s once-weekly type 2 diabetes treatment semaglutide, is expected to be the most successful small-molecule drug launched in 2017, according to EvaluatePharma, a market intelligence firm that forecasts prescription drug sales. Semaglutide is predicted to reach $2 billion in sales by 2022 with […]

  • Healthcare Watch January 2017

    Healthcare Watch by on January 18th, 2017

    Doctor Docs: Doctors May Not Be as Supportive of Biosimilars as Numbers Suggest New data proves that 84% of physicians in fields in which biosimilars are very prevalent plan on prescribing more biosimilars in the next three years. The popularity of biosimilars with physicians seems to be increasing as the FDA approves more of these […]

  • Healthcare Watch December 2016

    Healthcare Watch by on December 21st, 2016

    TeleMed Text: Clinical Operations Groups—Key to RBM Activities Eighty-nine percent of clinical operations groups within pharmaceutical and medical device companies are involved in risk-based monitoring (RBM) activities, according to a study from Cutting Edge. The study, Risk-Based Monitoring: Inject Remote Risk Assessment to Optimize Clinical Trial Outcomes, found that 73% of surveyed CROs have dedicated […]

  • Healthcare Watch November 2016

    Healthcare Watch by on November 23rd, 2016

    Doctor Docs: Medical Apps Fail Physicians in China Physicians in China are looking at medical apps to keep their industry knowledge up to date. Kantar Health’s recent survey of more than 10,000 doctors reveals that doctors spend at least 10 hours a week doing online activities related to their profession and 90% are subscribing to […]

  • Healthcare Watch October 2016

    Healthcare Watch by on October 31st, 2016

    Doctor Docs: The U.S. Calls for More Public Info In conjunction with the UN’s demand for transparency regarding drug development prices, the U.S. Department of Health issued a rule that it will require scientists and companies to publicly disclose additional details on more of their medical research studies, regardless of study results. The new rule […]

  • Healthcare Watch September 2016

    Healthcare Watch by on September 15th, 2016

    Medical Devices: Augmented Reality in the OR Leica Microsystems is using the augmented reality technology typically seen in video games in their neurosurgery equipment. Dr. Joshua Bederson, System Chair for the Department of Neurosurgery at Mount Sinai Health, became the first neurosurgeon to use CaptiView, a microscope image injection system that overlays critical virtual reality […]

  • Healthcare Watch August 2016

    Healthcare Watch by on August 23rd, 2016

    Medical Devices: Stretchy Circuits to Change the Wearables World Newly developed stretchy circuits are about to revolutionize the growing wearables market. Zhenqiang “Jack” Ma leads a team of scientists from the University of Wisconsin who just developed the world’s fastest, stretchable integrated circuits. These highly efficient twists of segmented metal blocks not only allow for […]

  • Healthcare Watch June 2016

    Healthcare Watch by on June 20th, 2016

    Doctor Docs: New York Requires Docs to Go Digital New York is the first state to require all prescriptions to be submitted electronically to pharmacies, which is having ramifications on both doctors and patients alike. Doctors must submit an ePrescription to a pharmacy of the patient’s choosing, but problems occur when the prescription needs to […]

  • Healthcare Watch April 2016

    Healthcare Watch by on April 15th, 2016

    Med Device: Neurological Disease Detected by “Mini-brains” Mini-brains are clumps of neurons and cells that are found in the human brain and engineered for testing drugs. These brain cells develop over the course of eight weeks and are about the size of a fly. However, the artificial brains could have a very large impact in […]

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