Industry News: Volume 1, Issue 11

‘Vaccine passports’ are on the way, but developing them won’t be easy By Dan Diamond, Lena H. Sun and Isaac Stanley-Becker—The Biden administration and private companies are working to develop a standard way of handling credentials—often referred to as “vaccine passports”—that would allow Americans to prove they have been vaccinated against

Industry News: Volume 1, Issue 10

Pfizer expects higher COVID-19 vaccine prices and yearly boosters, CFO says. And that means big sales long-term by Eric Sagonowsky - Pfizer made headlines last month when its chief financial officer said the company would look to raise COVID-19 vaccine prices after the pandemic wanes. The company is doubling down on that

Industry News: Volume 1, Issue 9

INDUSTRY NEWS Self Insurance Institute of America Partners with Medical Travel & Digital Health News to Produce Medical Travel Webinar Series Register: SIMPSONVILLE, S.C. & MAHWAH, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Self-Insurance Institute of America, Inc. (SIIA) today announced a partnership with Medical Travel & Digital Health News to produce a series of virtual “Connect from Anywhere” medical travel

Industry News: Volume 1, Issue 8

Texas hospitals struggle with water pressure problems after extreme winter weather By Robert King - Several Texas hospitals have had to transfer patients and delay elective procedures amid water pressure and heat issues caused by extreme winter weather, according to several published reports. To view the original article in its entirety click

Industry News: Volume 1, Issue 7

INDUSTRY NEWS Vaccine milestone as global Covid jabs pass number of confirmed cases By Clive Cookson and Alan Smith—The number of Covid-19 vaccinations globally has surpassed the total number of confirmed cases, a landmark moment that underscores progress made in taming the pandemic despite mounting concern about the threat of new variants.

Industry News: Volume 1, Issue 6

INDUSTRY NEWS Why Medical Tourism Is Drawing Patients, Even in a PandemicBy Ceylan Yeginsu—On a cold February morning last year, as she lay curled up in a fetal position on her kitchen floor, Melissa Jackson called her manager at a New Jersey beauty salon to ask for some unpaid time off. It was

Industry News: Volume 1, Issue 5

Bionic Eyes May Prompt New Wave of Medical Tourism By Farlyn Lucas While most people associate medical tourism with dental work, complex surgeries, or even assisted suicide, Hawaii has added yet another form of treatment to the list: Bionic eyes. It might sound like something out of a science fiction novel, but

Industry News: Volume 1, Issue 4

CONGO's LATEST EBOLA OUTBREAK DECLARED FINISHED By Agence France-Presse—KINSHASA, Democratic Republic of Congo — The government on Wednesday declared the end of the latest Ebola epidemic in the Democratic Republic of Congo, closing the file on an outbreak in the northwestern province of Equateur that killed dozens over six months. “I am happy

Industry News: Volume 1, Issue 3

This is how Amwell, Doctor on Demand predict telehealth visits will be different in the future By Tina Reed - Among the biggest changes that could come out of the massive shift in telehealth use during the pandemic? Payers will increasingly encourage "virtual first" healthcare. To view the original article in its entirety, click here. Council

Industry News: Volume 1, Issue 2

Teladoc finalizes blockbuster deal with Livongo in less than 3 months By Heather Landi - Telehealth giant Teladoc completed its massive $18.5 billion acquisition of Livongo, the company announced Friday. The deal was wrapped up quickly, in under three months, as the companies likely look to leverage the current financial tailwinds of