Industry News: Volume 1, Issue 6

INDUSTRY NEWS Why Medical Tourism Is Drawing Patients, Even in a PandemicBy Ceylan Yeginsu NYTimes.com—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 Nytimes.com—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 Fiercehealthcare.com - 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 Fiercehealthcare.com - 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

Industry News: Volume 1, Issue 1

Tying Health Care Investment to Performance By Brian Klepper and Jeffrey Hogan Thehealthcareblog.com - GoodRx’s planned initial public offering recently made the news, notable because the company, launched in 2011, has been profitable since 2016. Evidently, it’s become unfashionable for investors to demand proof of performance, so GoodRx’s results shone like a

Industry News: Volume 10, Issue 26

INDUSTRY NEWS Fixing the Biggest Problems in Healthcare   Published on September 27, 2020 By Michael Gorton Teladoc founder, author, keynote speaker, serial entrepreneur. I build world changing companies from ideas. Healthcare is broken. If you believe that statement and you are building a company that should be part of the engine that fixes it, read

Industry News: Volume 10, Issue 25

Johnson & Johnson gears up for 60,000-person COVID-19 vaccine trial, the industry's biggest yet by Eric Sagonowsky fiercepharma.com - With several COVID-19 vaccines already in phase 3 trials and investigators aiming to enroll tens of thousands of participants, Johnson & Johnson is prepping the largest study yet.  The drugmaker is planning to enroll a whopping

Industry News: Volume 10, Issue 24

Even Asymptomatic People Carry the Coronavirus in High Amounts By Apoorva Mandavilli Nytimes.com - Of all the coronavirus’s qualities, perhaps the most surprising has been that seemingly healthy people can spread it to others. This trait has made the virus difficult to contain, and continues to challenge efforts to identify and isolate infected people. To view the

Industry News: Volume 10, Issue 23

Economic analysis of the prevalence and clinical and economic burden of medication error in England By Rachel Ann Elliott, Elizabeth Camacho, Dina Jankovic, Mark J Sculpher, Rita Faria Qualitysafety.bmj.com - Medication is the most widely used medical intervention. Harm caused by medication is referred to as an adverse drug event (ADE), and includes medication errors,