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Push for Personalized Medicine Makes Big Data the New Drug

Push for Personalized Medicine Makes Big Data the New Drug

Every drug that reaches the market does so with reams of data backing it up. Clinical trials generate mountains of information, and while much of that data used to be collected on paper, databases are now the norm for collecting and analyzing how a drug affects a patient. But soon, collecting drug data will also […]

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How Uber and Lyft Address Patient Adherence and Transportation Problems Plaguing Clinical Trials

How Uber and Lyft Address Patient Adherence and Transportation Problems Plaguing Clinical Trials

Part of the challenge for developing innovative new medicines is getting enough patients to enroll in clinical trials. But it’s not enough to enroll patients in these studies. Patients need to keep returning to clinical trial sites in order for those drug studies to be conducted in a complete and timely fashion. One solution might […]

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Smartphones Bring Digital Transformation to the Physician’s Examining Room

Smartphones Bring Digital Transformation to the Physician’s Examining Room

Advances in medical technology have given clinicians ways find the genetic cause of disease and, in some cases, precisely match a drug to the precise needs of a patient. But one of the most significant advances in medical care is something that patients might take for granted, something that was not initially developed with medical […]

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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 […]