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Novartis attorney retires over payments to Trump attorney Michael Cohen

NOVARTIS ATTORNEY RETIRES OVER PAYMENTS TO TRUMP ATTORNEY MICHAEL COHEN

Felix Ehrat steps down amid controversy over $1.2 million in payments to Trump attorney that the Swiss drug maker disclosed last week.

Cedars-Sinai accelerator recruits new managing director

CEDARS-SINAI ACCELERATOR RECRUITS NEW MANAGING DIRECTOR

The change follows the departure of Omkar Kulkarni, who previously served as director of the program. He became the first chief innovation...

 
 
 
Qventus raises $30M for machine learning tools to help hospitals reduce bottlenecks

QVENTUS RAISES $30M FOR MACHINE LEARNING TOOLS TO HELP HOSPITALS REDUCE BOTTLENECKS

The company's machine learning tools have been used to reduce wait times in the emergency room and to make more efficient use of operating...

Trump's drug cost cutting plans include drug transparency, but critics doubt much will change

TRUMP'S DRUG COST CUTTING PLANS INCLUDE DRUG TRANSPARENCY, BUT CRITICS DOUBT MUCH WILL CHANGE

In his plans to cut sky-high drug prices unveiled Friday, Trump said that increasing industry competition will help Americans save...

 
 
 
Quartet Health CEO: The case for intertwining primary care and behavioral health

QUARTET HEALTH CEO: THE CASE FOR INTERTWINING PRIMARY CARE AND BEHAVIORAL HEALTH

“Mental health is all about primary care,” Quartet founder and CEO Arun Gupta said in a phone interview. “The industry has been chasing...

Andy Slavitt joins new venture firm investing in tech to support Medicaid, Medicare members

ANDY SLAVITT JOINS NEW VENTURE FIRM INVESTING IN TECH TO SUPPORT MEDICAID, MEDICARE MEMBERS

The HLTH conference in Las Vegas this week saw the launch of Town Hall Ventures, cofounded by Andy Slavitt, to back some of the companies...

 
 
 
What percentage of investments by provider ventures are actually getting adopted?

WHAT PERCENTAGE OF INVESTMENTS BY PROVIDER VENTURES ARE ACTUALLY GETTING ADOPTED?

You would be surprised to learn that a few health systems are reporting that they have high rate of adoption of technologies they have...

Former Flipkart CPO's new company uses AI voice assistant to help doctors with documentation

FORMER FLIPKART CPO'S NEW COMPANY USES AI VOICE ASSISTANT TO HELP DOCTORS WITH DOCUMENTATION

The startup, Suki, has a product that enables a physician to speak about a patient's appointment. The tool, which can be integrated...

 
 
 
Gist Healthcare president at ATA: Why 2018 is the year of the disruptor in healthcare

GIST HEALTHCARE PRESIDENT AT ATA: WHY 2018 IS THE YEAR OF THE DISRUPTOR IN HEALTHCARE

At the American Telemedicine Association conference, Gist Healthcare cofounder and president Dr. Lisa Bielamowicz discussed how industry...

Startup developing semi-synthetic protein therapies raises $63M to tame IL-2

STARTUP DEVELOPING SEMI-SYNTHETIC PROTEIN THERAPIES RAISES $63M TO TAME IL-2

Interleukin-2 has been plagued by low responses and scary side effects but Synthorx is adding synthetic amino acids and a polymer to...

 
 
 
Value-based care can support adoption of AI that can help to bend the cost curve

VALUE-BASED CARE CAN SUPPORT ADOPTION OF AI THAT CAN HELP TO BEND THE COST CURVE

Panelists at the World Medical Innovation Forum last week in Boston agreed that AI can bend the cost curve and improve access but the...

Healthcare startups take on the challenge of improving medical equipment delivery, tracking

HEALTHCARE STARTUPS TAKE ON THE CHALLENGE OF IMPROVING MEDICAL EQUIPMENT DELIVERY, TRACKING

DSV, a global logistics business, notes on its website that supply chain visibility is the biggest challenge to getting supplies delivered...

 
 
 
Cell-therapy startup raises $33.5M from Canaan, Bill Maris's Section 32 and others

CELL-THERAPY STARTUP RAISES $33.5M FROM CANAAN, BILL MARIS'S SECTION 32 AND OTHERS

The San Francisco startup has a cloud-based platform to prevent supply chain mistakes in personalized cell and gene therapy where patients'...

Here's what to do when you get a complaint letter from the HHS Office for Civil Rights

HERE'S WHAT TO DO WHEN YOU GET A COMPLAINT LETTER FROM THE HHS OFFICE FOR CIVIL RIGHTS

The first statement that will likely catch an organization's attention is the window of time in which a response must be provided -...

 
 
 
Two overlooked healthcare areas vulnerable to cyberattacks

TWO OVERLOOKED HEALTHCARE AREAS VULNERABLE TO CYBERATTACKS

A research paper from Trend Micro and HITRUST looked at exposed medical devices and supply chains, both of which are neglected network...

How much do EHRs impact heart failure patient care?

HOW MUCH DO EHRS IMPACT HEART FAILURE PATIENT CARE?

A new study in the Journal of the American Heart Association found there was not an association between a hospital's degree of EHR...

 
 
 
Adherium gets FDA clearance for OTC sales of sensor to support asthma medication management

ADHERIUM GETS FDA CLEARANCE FOR OTC SALES OF SENSOR TO SUPPORT ASTHMA MEDICATION MANAGEMENT

The move is designed to help the New Zealand device company accelerate distribution of its sensor following the opening of a U.S. office...

Is the Trump administration undermining value-based care?

IS THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION UNDERMINING VALUE-BASED CARE?

Despite the Trump administration's moves that appear to undermine value-based care, a closer look shows the reality is a bit more complicated.

 
 
 
Reflexion Health working on back and spine surgery indication for rehab remote monitoring

REFLEXION HEALTH WORKING ON BACK AND SPINE SURGERY INDICATION FOR REHAB REMOTE MONITORING

Reflexion Health is attracting new customers for its remote monitoring tools such as insurers, self-insured employers, and worker's...

This is how AI will shape drug discovery

THIS IS HOW AI WILL SHAPE DRUG DISCOVERY

AI software is expanding the universe of screenable compounds and will deliver higher hit rates as compounds move through the pharma...