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FDA Aims for Better Patient Engagement With New Advisory Committee

FDA Aims for Better Patient Engagement With New Advisory Committee

Testing and approving new drugs and medical devices calls for companies to meet set benchmarks established by the regulatory body’s process, but this process can lack a human element. The Food and Drug Administration is trying to overcome that shortcoming with a new committee that will try to understand what patients need and want, and […]

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New York Hospital’s Patient Platform Leads Digital Transformation of Health Care

New York Hospital’s Patient Platform Leads Digital Transformation of Health Care

New York-Presbyterian is one of the largest hospitals in the country, in both size and scope. Besides providing a wide range of healthcare services, the institution is a teaching hospital and a research center. The health system says it employs 29,000 and serves more than 2 million patients each year. Now the hospital is taking […]

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New Drug Making Tech Could Bring Complex Biologics to Remote Populations

New Drug Making Tech Could Bring Complex Biologics to Remote Populations

New research from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has produced a novel device that could revolutionize how drugs are produced and distributed in the developing world. The technology is a portable system that produces drugs in small batches. The mobility of the device and the ability to produce complex biotech drugs as they are needed […]

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How Digital Transformation Increases Public Health by Empowering Patients

How Digital Transformation Increases Public Health by Empowering Patients

Doctors have always struggled with getting patients to implement their advice, since patients often lack the follow-through that is required for a complete cure. An article in HealthDay points out only one-third of people who are prescribed medicine actually follow the instructions on the bottle: the rate of patient adherence is dangerously low. As the […]

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Galvani Bioelectronics Aims to Take Nerve Treatments Beyond the Pill

Galvani Bioelectronics Aims to Take Nerve Treatments Beyond the Pill

Electricity has a longstanding role in the practice of medicine. Defibrillators, for example, use electricity to shock the heart back into a normal rhythm. Now pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline is teaming up with Verily, a life sciences startup spun out of Google, to take the use of electricity in medicine even further beyond the pill. Both […]

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GSK Makes Apple’s ResearchKit Part of the Digital Transformation of Clinical Trials

GSK Makes Apple’s ResearchKit Part of the Digital Transformation of Clinical Trials

As far as clinical trials have come adopting new technology, there are still areas where devices haven’t been able to make the research process faster or more efficient. Clinical trials still struggle to recruit participants in a speedy manner, and when patients are recruited, clinical investigators have difficulty collecting patient data. Technology giant Apple offered […]

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How OpenNotes Paves the Way for New Channels of Patient Engagement

How OpenNotes Paves the Way for New Channels of Patient Engagement

For years, standard medical practice held that a doctor’s notes were for doctor’s eyes only. That practice was borne partly out of practicality. While it’s true that a patient’s health record belongs to the patient, it wasn’t practical or convenient for a patient to come down to the physician’s office, have staff pull the file, […]

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How Microsoft’s Big Data Research Could Lead to New Ways of Diagnosing Cancer

How Microsoft’s Big Data Research Could Lead to New Ways of Diagnosing Cancer

The quickest way to hone in on who is suffering from certain forms of cancer might be by analyzing data from internet searches. Scientists at Microsoft have shown that an analysis of search engine queries suggest that it’s possible to identify internet users suffering from pancreatic cancer. The research, which the Microsoft scientists published in […]

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Join Your Patients Online to Enhance Your Digital Strategy

Join Your Patients Online to Enhance Your Digital Strategy

We have all heard about the how important digital marketing is, especially now as we are living in the age of the internet. However, there are many healthcare professionals who are hesitant to embrace digital marketing and other digital strategies. Many healthcare professionals hold back on implementing digital strategies because they do not want to […]