Industry News: Volume 1, Issue 19

Cryptocurrency Regulation in the Americas…it’s time to let banks make stable e-currency work for everyone Authored by: Eric Maloney, PhDVP Operations, Vesto LLC Roger Taylor, MD, MPA SVP Healthcare Sector, Vesto LLC Summary Countries around the world are grappling with the challenge of how to regulate cryptocurrency, with widely varying approaches. To better understand

Industry News: Volume 1, Issue 18

Self-insured employers are outmatched by hospitals when negotiating prices, study says By Dave Muoio—Large self-insured employers often aren’t able to leverage their market heft to bring down the price of medical services at hospitals. The problem? Large employers’ market share is “relatively small” compared to that of local hospitals in many

Industry News: Volume 1, Issue 17

Aster DM Healthcare and Alisha Moopen, Deputy Managing Director, Receive Harvard Business Council Awards DUBAI, United Arab Emirates & GRAND CAYMAN, Cayman Islands--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aster DM Healthcare Limited, one of the largest private global healthcare service providers with 365 total healthcare facilities worldwide and plans underway for a quaternary hospital in the

Industry News: Volume 1, Issue 16

CDC’s new guidance for treating COVID-19 long-haulers warns against relying on labs, imaging results alone By Dave Muoio—The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released new interim guidance late Monday for healthcare providers treating patients with post-COVID conditions—an umbrella term the agency is using to capture a wide range

Industry News: Volume 1, Issue 15

Now proven against coronavirus, mRNA can do so much more by Maggie Fox—When the final Phase 3 data came out last November showing the mRNA vaccines made by Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna were more than 90% effective, Dr. Anthony Fauci had no words. He texted smiley face emojis to a journalist seeking

Industry News: Volume 1, Issue 14

Women physicians report fewer professional opportunities from online networking By Dave Muoio—Most male and female physicians say they use social media for professional networking, but the latter group is less likely to report that their time online yielded tangible professional benefits such as speaking opportunities or a scholarship. Among a sample

Industry News: Volume 1, Issue 13

Biden outlines ways to get COVID-19 vaccine to hesitant Americans as demand ebbs By Robert King—President Joe Biden laid out a new goal to have 70% of adult Americans get at least their first COVID-19 vaccine shot by the Fourth of July and have 160 million Americans fully vaccinated. The goal, outlined

Industry News: Volume 1, Issue 12

The digital mental health market is booming. Here’s why some experts are concerned By Heather Landi—The digital mental health space was growing rapidly even before the COVID-19 pandemic but stress and anxiety brought on by the health crisis have accelerated demand for virtual behavioral health services. The success of digital mental health

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