The model for healthcare delivery and treatment was upended by the COVID-19 pandemic, as ordinary Americans have learned to take more control of their own care and treatment, harnessing a new class of technology tools that have given individuals unprecedented clout. But patients and healthcare providers still need to partner together for the best outcomes, according to Jim Weiss, founder and CEO of Real Chemistry.

As meetings with pharmaceutical sales reps migrate online and more patients visit with their healthcare providers via video, digital has set a new norm within life sciences. The sudden shift toward virtual engagement last year laid the groundwork for more efficient exchanges. And it’s now driving reps to continue engaging with healthcare professionals (HCPs) remotely, even as in-person access returns beyond the pandemic. 

Moderna Inc. filed for U.S. authorization to use the company’s Covid-19 vaccine in adolescents aged 12 through 17, potentially offering healthcare providers and pediatricians an easier-to-store shot ahead of the return-to-school season in the fall.

In a $7 billion transaction, San Francisco-based Datavant is merging with data network company Ciox Health to create the nation’s largest “neutral and secure health data ecosystem.”

As we continue to sift through the barrage of information regarding survival rates, resurgence, vaccines, and secondary illnesses, COVID-19 and its economic impact continues to be a primary global burden. In the midst of those serious concerns, the health and life sciences (HLS) industry continues its accelerated journey of perpetual assessment and evolution. As the industry emerges from the pandemic effect, leaders are realizing that COVID-19 has provided crucial learnings to their organizations that will benefit the entire industry, according to Astound Commerce’s Tina Wilson.

Dentsu International announced on April 20 the launch of dentsu health, a global solution. Drawing upon the expertise of dentsu’s global network of 2,000 health marketing experts across 85 markets in EMEA, APAC and the Americas, dentsu health is poised to become one of the top global healthcare agencies.

Three major U.S. drug distributors requested the government to expand the Covid-19 vaccine supply chain network as the country strives to immunize its population against the novel coronavirus as quickly as possible.

The COVID-19 pandemic has redefined what it means and what it takes to be a healthcare provider in a time of crisis. In a new study from McCann Health, the data from the original 2016 Truth About Doctors study was re-examined and updated, highlighting the need to focus on prioritizing the health and wellbeing of physicians to ultimately help foster a healthier public.

The world’s largest syringe maker does not have the capacity to substantially increase U.S. supplies of specialty syringes needed to squeeze more doses from Pfizer Inc. Covid-19 vaccine vials in the coming weeks, an executive said in an interview.

U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams pleaded with Americans to grasp “the severity of the moment” and remain vigilant against the coronavirus pandemic, as record hospitalizations pushed healthcare professionals to the brink.