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Cloud and Mobile Technology Set to End Innovation 'Drought'

It is often stated by senior management figures within large enterprises, that innovation is a key area of focus for them. Despite this focus, the past 50 or 60 years has witnessed a distinct lack of breakthrough innovations. Indeed, there has been an innovation 'drought'.   Innovations made between the late nineteenth century and about 1950 are th...

Biosimilars: blockbuster or lackluster?

In follow up to my last blog, as a result of the Omontys recall, Affymax has resorted to a 75 percent reduction in staff in order to stay afloat, and may even be forced into bankruptcy. Although Affymax is a small company who is reliant on this single product, they were forecast to earn peek sales from Omontys in 2018 of approximately $484 million ...

More Calls to End Fee for Service: A Look at Recommendations from the National Commission on Physician Payment Reform

“Our nation cannot control runaway medical spending without fundamentally changing how physicians are paid.” The National Commission on Physician Payment Reform, March 2013 In March 2012, the Society of General Internal Medicine (SGIM) assembled an expert commission to look at ways of changing physician reimbursement in order to improve patient ...

Could the U.S. biosimilars market suffer from a recent branded biologic's misfortune?

Affymax’s and Takeda’s biologic drug for anemia, Omontys, is the latest victim of the discovery of serious adverse events in the post-marketing setting. Less than a year after the FDA granted marketing approval, reports of serious anaphylactic reactions, three of which were fatal, prompted the companies to recall the drug. Omontys is a similar drug...

City as a Customer

Written by Archana Vidyasekar and Akshay Gakhar Understanding the Macro to Micro Impact of the Urbanisation Mega Trend and Identifying the Inherent Business Opportunities in Tomorrow's Cities By 2025, the world urban population will reach 4.6 billion and account for 58% of total population. This means that 6 out of 10 people will live in urban ar...

Apple, iPhone, and the Shifting of Coolness

There’s a wonderful scene in “Almost Famous” in which Philip Seymour Hoffman tells the teenage aspiring writer/protagonist, “I met you. You are not cool.” I’ve always loved that line, because I feel like what he was really saying was, “You are your own kind of cool.” On my best days, this is how I would describe myself – my own kind of cool. I’m n...

PubMed's Pre-Formulated EHR Search - A Great Resource for Healthcare Market Research

(Share Clip)   Confused about EMRs, EHRs, PHRs, HIE, HIO, RHIO, HL7, IDC-10, LOINC, ONC, and on and on with the alphabet soup of digital health? Here’s one great resource you’ll want to get familiar with. The U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM) is a major participant in the development and promotion of electronic health records (EHRs) and th...

One in Three American Adults Use the Internet to Diagnose Medical Conditions but Majority Still Depend on Healthcare Professionals for Information

Findings from a recent study by the Pew Research Center reveal that thirty five percent of U.S. adults have gone online within the past twelve months to diagnose a medical condition that they, or someone else, might have. Source: Susannah Fox and Maeve Duggan. Health Online 2013, Pew Internet & American Life Project, January 15, 2013.  The study...

The Designer's Playlist

Silence has always been a distraction for me. I need music or a medley of conversations to help me focus and concentrate. I always have music in the background, and when I work on something important, I have a few favorite playlists that help inspire and focus me. Recently I took a closer look at one of my favorites: Leonard Cohen, a musician/poet ...

Accountable Care Movement Taking Hold Throughout the Market, Surprising Many Industry Thought Leaders

The November 2012 issue of Health Affairs takes a look at the rapidly emerging market for Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs). Among several articles about ACO’s in this month’s issue is an informative piece by Harris Meyer that provides a good overview of where things towards the end of 2012. Meyer, H. Many Accountable Care Organizations Are N...

Connected Health: Global Perspectives on Identifying and Establishing Your Markets

Frost & Sullivan Growth Opportunity Briefings in Asia Pacific (Tokyo, Seoul, Singapore). Covered by the Korean media in Seoul, Korea. Speakers: Daniel Ruppar, Ajay Sunder from Frost & Sullivan giving combined perspectives from our Healthcare and Information/Communication Technologies groups on this important area of cross-industry convergence and h...

Access, Action, and Attitudes: ONC Accelerates Efforts to Engage Consumers and Patients with Health IT

The Seventh Annual National Health IT Week, sponsored by the Health Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS), the Institute for e-Health Policy, and the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME), took place during the week of September 10, 2012. National Health IT Week features a variety of live and online events hosted ...

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