Continuing the health insurance industry’s march further away from fee-for-service medicine, UnitedHealth Group (UNH) executives said this week they will increase value-based payments to doctors and hospitals by 20 percent this year to “north of $43 billion.” UnitedHealth, considered a barometer for the health insurance industry given its size, is rapidly [...]
Celgene, the big maker of blood cancer drugs, has gained a reputation for anointing biotech startups before they break out. Now it’s betting on a little Canadian biotech, Zymeworks, with technology for engineering new types of targeted antibody drugs. Zymeworks is announcing today it has struck a deal with Summit, NJ-based [...]
His hush-hush startup, NantHealth, has attracted hundreds of millions in capital to improve cancer care through precision diagnostics - but the startup is now under scrutiny for being “engaged in a multitude of fraudulent activities.”
How do you stay on top of things when you’re running a business that’s gone from three to 30 employees in the past 12 months, you’re back to back with meetings and pulling all nighters trying to launch a new product? I asked three crazy busy tech entrepreneurs – CEO [...]
With so much venture capital being foisted onto the digital health space, it's beginning to beg the question: how long will this last, can it sustain itself, and what's an entrepreneur to do? And, what are the implications for emerging companies versus traditional healthcare companies and systems?
Dynamically mining big data in radiology will help radiologists make more intelligent, consistent, and logical decisions and facilitate more personalized and precise recommendations for patient care, according to Dr. Eliot Siegel of the University of Maryland.
BioHealth Innovation, Inc. BHI), a Montgomery County innovation intermediary which translates market-relevant research into commercial success by bringing together among other things management, funding, and markets, is seeking an experienced life science professional with entrepreneurial experience to serve as an Entrepreneur-in-Residence (EIR)....
This is not a typical comparison of Apple products or features compared to Google, but it is a comparison of the underlying operating systems ‒ and even more specifically how these relate to enterprise healthcare. Unlike consumer health and fitness, enterprise healthcare applications are typically ones that are licensed (or owned) by the healthcare facility, [...]
[...] Hernandez wasnâ€™t a real patient â€" just a simulation on a computer screen, created by a medical professional to help train doctors-to-be to diagnose patients. Medical schools routinely use mannequins and trained actor-patients to give medical students a breadth of experience they might not get as they follow doctors and residents around teaching hospital wards. [...] the number of medical students trying to diagnose a single virtual patient is limited only by the number of computer an