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War of the Sexes – Who is Wired to be in Tech?

A severe earthquake just shook Google and the Silicon Valley. The tremors didn’t come from the San Andreas Fault. The epicenter was a software engineer’s manifesto questioning women’s biology and ability to compete in the tech sector. It is truly sensational and unbelievable. The truth is that women have made significant contributions to the world […]

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Health Tech Money Magnets

New healthcare and technology bedfellows are promising huge innovations in diagnosis, care, and cures. By accessing data differently and making it actionable, these billion dollar ($B) startups promise to change everything from cancer detection to clinical trial recruitment.  Here are a few that are grabbing investor and customer attention and money. Early Cancer Detection: Grail, […]

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Drug Development: Hot and Not

Drug Development: What’s Hot? What’s Not? Acquisitions, technology, patient engagement, real world evidence, and artificial intelligence are hot trends transforming pharma.  A new option for drug-delivery captured investor attention at BIO 2017. An entirely new take on cardiovascular care could mean billions for Novartis. And yet, what’s not hot remains a global threat to health […]

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Digital Health Drives Healthcare Transformation to the Fast Lane

Buckle up because digital health is speeding up innovation and transforming healthcare delivery. Acceleration of innovation is at hand. Clinical trials will be expedited and medical knowledge will grow exponentially. The inevitability of value-based care and provider concerns are driving efforts to make the mountains of health data useful. Trusted companies will enjoy expedited device […]

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Opportunity for Amazon?

Who’s to blame for the high costs of drugs? Don’t be too quick to answer! Several US-based fraud cases and lawsuits are pointing fingers at many different players. While Mylan, ExpressScripts, and CVS Omnicare are trying to dig themselves out of trouble, Amazon is making moves to transform the way that consumers get access to […]

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Artificial Intelligence Will Transform Healthcare

The Commercialization of Artificial Intelligence Has Begun The race is on for dominance in the Artificial Intelligence Industry.  Driven by deep learning technology that allows AI systems to teach themselves, the industry is projected to be worth $16.06 Billion by 2022. The healthcare AI market is projected to grow from $667.1 Million in 2016 to […]

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‘Red-Shirts’ in the Medical Device Landing Team

In the 1960s TV series Star-Trek, the security officers wearing red shirts were almost always doomed a quick demise. On the TV show, they were used to highlight the potential peril to the main characters.  The recent announcement of the winner for the Tricorder X prize, the rapidly expanding medical device industry, and the shifting […]

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Healthcare Disruption: Big Bang or Tipping Point?

The debate how to improve access to American healthcare has brought about some grand and complex schemes.  But, what if the eventual disruption of the health sector comes about as result of a series of small changes that eventually become significant enough to bring about a tipping point? Ripe for Disruption? Americans are familiar with […]

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Forces for Change

Forces for Change High drug prices, a failing public image, generics-friendly legislation, and a dearth of innovation are forcing M&As, outsourcing, and radical thinking for Pharma.  PBMs are being called to the table for their drug pricing margins. And, get out your glow sticks, because SXSW is the new frontier for Pharma and Tech match-making. […]

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Healthcare Fake News

“I want to Believe” was a poster above Fox Mulder’s desk in the paranormal television series, The X-Files. It’s human nature to want to believe; especially at the intersection of health, innovation, and technology. Fans, investors, advocates, and even journalists have been blind-sided by their own failure to ask questions. Billions lost. Just look at a […]