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Two years of a worldwide pandemic. An endless amount of impact. Business models across all industries were stretched, accommodated, and changed forever. None more so than health and wellness. Within health and wellness, telehealth was one of the areas that saw the most change. 

The all-cash deal heralds a dramatic expansion of Amazon’s healthcare ambitions, having piloted virtual care visits for Amazon employees in Seattle in 2019 before offering such services to other employers and in other cities under the Amazon Care brand.

Providers continue to adapt to the new care models to patients’ needs. As the pandemic wreaked havoc across the United States, healthcare providers started deploying various health IT solutions to address emerging challenges. They aimed to reduce the load on doctors and protect clinicians and patients from the virus exposure.

The long-awaited digital transformation of life sciences has arrived. It went from a promise to a need.

If we are committed to changing the standard of care in rare diseases, we need to see action every single day, not just once a year. 

More than 90 percent of rare diseases have no FDA-approved treatment, and it can take seven to eight years just to get diagnosed. It’s a zero-sum game for marketers because we’re walking onto an empty field full of people desperate for someone to join their team. We have the opportunity to make a substantial impact in the small towns of rare disease.

Although cancer screening and diagnosis was hit by the coronavirus pandemic, resulting advances in medical technology and greater diversity in clinical trials could help treatments in the future, an AstraZeneca executive said.

Walmart Inc. and CVS Health Corp. said on Wednesday they would stop filling prescriptions for controlled substances issued by telehealth startups Cerebral Inc. and Done Health.

If you flip through history, you’ll realize that our fundamental healthcare needs haven’t changed since the year 1885. We still seek rest when we’re ill, feel pain when we overexert ourselves, and need guidance from experts on our health and wellness. But the tools we have to meet these perennial needs have shifted dramatically since the 19th century, and especially over the past decade, wherein technology has advanced faster than even the greatest Sci-Fi film producers imagined, according to Greater Than One Chief Technology Officer Ken Winell.