Don’t Put Mothers In A Closet

In the months that I’ve been back at work as a nursing mom, I’ve seen quite a few designated lactation spaces in different companies’ offices.  While every room included a chair, a table near the chair and a lock on the door, most of them felt like the individuals creating the space had little appreciation […]

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Value-Based Care in Life Sciences: What’s It Worth to You?

Just one of the many changes rippling through the life sciences industry is the gradual but inexorable shift of value-based care (VBC) becoming a leading means of healthcare insurance reimbursement. According to our recently sponsored research, as many as 150 biopharmaceutical drugs  are covered by value-based contracts, with a projected growth rate of 15% to […]

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Healthcare Data Interoperability: A Force for Good

Name one issue on which both Republicans and Democrats agree. No, seriously. I only know of one right now: the ability for consumers to access their own healthcare information and use it to make decisions. For the last year, I’ve been traveling the country evangelizing on healthcare data interoperability, explaining the proposed federal interoperability requirements […]

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App-First Care Points the Way to the On-Demand Healthcare Economy

Providers, look to your business models: The “app-first” approach to on-demand healthcare delivery is now under way. Digital tools are punching holes in the rapidly emptying moat around many healthcare delivery services. Take Amazon Care, a pilot program launched by Amazon for its Seattle-based employees last autumn. Enrolled employees may use chat or video to […]

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Disaggregation of Healthcare: The Great Unbundling Proceeds

In discussions with our clients, it’s become apparent that one of the greatest changes we’re witnessing in healthcare is the disaggregation (or unbundling) of care. Historically, access to and delivery of healthcare took place primarily in doctors’ offices, hospitals and clinics.  However, changes in consumer sentiment and advances in technology are creating a far more […]

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From ‘-Omics’ to Digital Twins, Life Sciences Is In for Vast Changes Ahead

Digital tools and platforms are remaking every aspect of the life sciences (LS) value chain, from co-prescribed apps to implanted sensors to data queries for drug discovery, and digital is overturning how companies conduct clinical trials and manage production/distribution. The changes extend to how individual patients assimilate and internalize health and healthcare technology directly, through […]

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CCPA Is Coming January 1. Is Your Bank Ready?

When the first customer calls from California on Jan. 1, 2020, to inquire about personal data, will your bank know what to do? For most, the answer is no. Banks and financial services firms around the world are grappling with compliance challenges as the start date draws closer for the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA). […]

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