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New Alzheimer's Vaccine Shows Promising Results During Clinical Trials

New Alzheimer's Vaccine Shows Promising Results During Clinical Trials | Healthcare: reloaded... | Scoop.it

Alzheimer's is an irreversible, progressive brain disorder that over time destroys memory and thinking skills, and in the end, the ability to carry out everyday tasks, explains the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Changes in the brain of amyloid plaques and neurofibrillary, or tau, tangles lead to a loss of neurons and their connections, which in turn affect a person's ability to remember and to think. Its cause is still not fully known. A number of different methods for reversing or slowing down Alzheimer's are being developed, including a potential vaccine against the brain disorder that just showed positive results during its Phase II clinical trial: AADvac1.

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asthma attacks: Lupin announces the launch of its Digital Asthma Educator platform for patients

asthma attacks: Lupin announces the launch of its Digital Asthma Educator platform for patients | Healthcare: reloaded... | Scoop.it

Global pharma major Lupin Limited (Lupin) on Monday announced the launch of its Digital Asthma Educator platform for guiding patients on the correct technique of using inhalers. The educator platform has been launched as a part of the company's long running umbrella programme, Joint Airways Initiative (JAI), for patients suffering from respiratory ailments.

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The CFO's Guide to Healthcare Cost Containment

The CFO's Guide to Healthcare Cost Containment | Healthcare: reloaded... | Scoop.it

The VISTA's Select suite of exclusive services allows your health system to systematically manage the above obstacles and uncover costs often unknown to the hospital's leadership team.  Fill out the form to download and learn more about how CFO's can contain costs, and by partnering with VISTA, they can reduce overall labor costs, centralize and standardize reporting and vendor management.

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SGD Pharma extends industry-leading Ready-to-Use molded glass vial range with introduction of EasyLyo and ISO 20mm 50ml sizes in tray

SGD Pharma extends industry-leading Ready-to-Use molded glass vial range with introduction of EasyLyo and ISO 20mm 50ml sizes in tray | Healthcare: reloaded... | Scoop.it

Global glass primary packaging supplier SGD Pharma has expanded its ready-to-use (RTU) molded glass vial range to introduce a market-first 50ml volume option in tray developed at industrial scale by a molded glass manufacturer. The Sterinity platform, which includes both ISO and EasyLyo injectable vials, offers high quality sterile Type I molded glass to speed up aseptic filling processes and reduce time to market for high value parenteral drugs.

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After getting FDA clearance for video game therapeutic, Akili faces next level: insurance coverage

After getting FDA clearance for video game therapeutic, Akili faces next level: insurance coverage | Healthcare: reloaded... | Scoop.it

Akili Interactive, a digital health company that got FDA clearance last year for its video game as treatment for ADHD, recently brought in $160 million in funding. It plans to use the funds to ramp up coverage of its flagship treatment and to develop digital treatments for other cognitive conditions.

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The new medical technologies directorate: what is it and what does it mean?

The new medical technologies directorate: what is it and what does it mean? | Healthcare: reloaded... | Scoop.it

What will happen to medtech procurement in the wake of the pandemic? COVID has exposed vulnerabilities in government processes and distribution, as well as global supply chains. The most high-profile examples were ventilators and PPE, but other supplies have been in the frame, including consumables, complex capital equipment, a wide variety of diagnostics, and digital health products.

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L’ARN messager et les nanovecteurs ouvrent la voie vers une nouvelle génération de vaccins d’une efficacité sans égale

L’ARN messager et les nanovecteurs ouvrent la voie vers une nouvelle génération de vaccins d’une efficacité sans égale | Healthcare: reloaded... | Scoop.it

Dans moins de dix ans, cette nouvelle génération de vaccins, dont certains seront universels et efficaces contre toutes les formes du pathogène ciblé, vont permettre à l’Humanité d’accomplir un nouveau pas de géant en matière de prévention et de lutte contre les maladies les plus répandues et plus mortelles. Dans un tel contexte, il est évidemment capital pour notre avenir que la France, pays de Pasteur et de Yercin, jette sans tarder les bases d’un nouveau et puissant pacte de recherche entre sa recherche fondamentale, qui reste au plus niveau, et doit garder un horizon à long terme, et son industrie pharmaceutique, afin de rester dans cette course scientifique et technologique planétaire qui va bouleverser nos vies et nos sociétés.

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Promesses et inquiétudes autour des nudges en santé

Promesses et inquiétudes autour des nudges en santé | Healthcare: reloaded... | Scoop.it

Les nudges sont de plus en plus utilisés dans la société. Ils se développent désormais aussi dans le domaine de la santé. Faut-il s’en féliciter ou s’en inquiéter ? Quelle est l’opportunité d’utiliser des nudges en santé et quelles sont les précautions à prendre ?

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The Cost of Healthcare: A Look at US Spending Over Time

The Cost of Healthcare: A Look at US Spending Over Time | Healthcare: reloaded... | Scoop.it

Not only has the cost of medical care been on a steady increase over time, but so has the cost of health insurance. Like most other things in life, the cost of health insurance inevitably and reliably rises as time passes, increasing the financial burden on American households. In 2020 alone, the cost of group health insurance premiums was $21,342 for an average family policy, marking a 4% increase from the year before. According to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), it’s estimated that health spending will grow 5.5% every year on a national level until 2027. Eventually, healthcare spending will reach $6 trillion.
The question is, why? What is causing these increases in costs?

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Samsung Biologics to provide fill-finish manufacturing for Moderna COVID vaccine

Samsung Biologics to provide fill-finish manufacturing for Moderna COVID vaccine | Healthcare: reloaded... | Scoop.it

Upon execution of the deal, tech transfer will start immediately and Samsung Biologics will perform aseptic fill-finish, labeling, and packaging services from its Incheon, South Korea site, to support the production of hundreds of millions of doses of Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine, intended for the supply of markets outside of the US starting in the third quarter of 2021.

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Inpatient unit consolidation saves hospitals money

Inpatient unit consolidation saves hospitals money | Healthcare: reloaded... | Scoop.it

Using data and analytics, Berkeley Research Group looks at data around patient movement and empty beds.

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Sustainability | Free Full-Text | Concentration and Persistence of Healthcare Spending: Evidence from China

Sustainability | Free Full-Text | Concentration and Persistence of Healthcare Spending: Evidence from China | Healthcare: reloaded... | Scoop.it

One way to reduce healthcare costs is to target the high spenders who remain persistently high in cost over time. Using claims data from China between 2010 to 2014, we sought to identify the level of concentration in spending and the proportion of spenders whose costs remain high over five years. Using a transition matrix and a linear regression strategy, we find that the top 10% of the spenders account for more than 50% of total expenditures. Of the individuals who were in the top 10% in 2010, 33.6% remained in the top 10% one year later and 23.6% were still in that category even four years later. Past spending plays a major role in the dynamic of health spending. A 10% increase in expenditure is associated with an increase of 0.36% to 1.33% of spending in the future. Persistence has some heterogeneity in terms of age, gender, and income level. Many diseases have strong predictive power for future spending. Research on the concentration and persistence of health expenditures will inform policymakers in terms of controlling costs and providing protection for catastrophic spending.

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WHO Approved China's Covid-19 Vaccine for Emergency Use

WHO Approved China's Covid-19 Vaccine for Emergency Use | Healthcare: reloaded... | Scoop.it

In granting China's Sinopharm emergency use authorization, the vaccine can be included in Covax — which is the WHO's global initiative that aims to realize equitable vaccine distribution worldwide. Several well-off countries aren't sharing as many vaccines as they otherwise might. India is a major developer of vaccines, but has halted exports to better confront its exacerbated coronavirus crisis. Additionally, concerns surrounding the safety of using the AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson vaccines — in light of extremely rare but dangerous side effects observed in some countries — and this has led to temporary halts of both vaccines pending additional guidance.

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In potential big step, Bristol says CAR-T outperformed stem cell transplant

In potential big step, Bristol says CAR-T outperformed stem cell transplant | Healthcare: reloaded... | Scoop.it

The treatment known as CAR-T, in which white blood cells are genetically modified to attack blood cancer, is one of the most exciting and expensive in medicine. But it has not been directly compared to standard treatments in a randomized trial — until now. Bristol Myers Squibb said Thursday that its CAR-T, Breyanzi, prevented the return of large B-cell lymphoma better than the standard of care treatment, which includes a chemotherapy regimen and a stem cell transplant, in which bone marrow cells are replaced to try to cure blood cancer.

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Ultrasounds Could Restore Human Memory and Reverse Dementia

Ultrasounds Could Restore Human Memory and Reverse Dementia | Healthcare: reloaded... | Scoop.it

In 2015, Götz and his colleagues published an initial study that saw ultrasound waves successfully remove beta-amyloid from the brains of mice. Beta-amyloids are a special class of proteins linked to several symptoms in people with Alzheimer's, including dementia and cognitive decline. And the researchers found that scans of the brain in ultrasound help to break up beta-amyloid, reversing the process of neurological damage caused by the amyloids.

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HIV Patient Sees Coronavirus Mutate 30 Times Over 216 Days

HIV Patient Sees Coronavirus Mutate 30 Times Over 216 Days | Healthcare: reloaded... | Scoop.it

Amongst other variants, the woman was reported to have had the E484K mutation, which is part of the Alpha variant (B.1.1.7, which was first seen in the UK) and the N510Y mutation, which is part of the Beta variant (B.1.351, which was first seen in South Africa). In total, the virus was reported to have undergone 13 mutations to the spike protein and 19 others that could change its behavior.

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Injectable, health-monitoring implants

Injectable, health-monitoring implants | Healthcare: reloaded... | Scoop.it

We’re used to the idea of wearable technology measuring everything from our temperature and heart rate, to blood glucose levels and sleep. But what if we moved those devices inside the body? That’s what Swedish startup DSRuptive does, using small glass capsules — the size of a grain of rice.
On Wednesday, the company announced the results of the first clinical study showing the effectiveness of injectable implants in monitoring body temperature.
The results are a glimpse into a future when implants could be the norm for everything, from health monitoring to payments and identification.

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Startups get ready to pitch at 2021 INVEST Digital Health Pitch Perfect Contest. Apply now

Startups get ready to pitch at 2021 INVEST Digital Health Pitch Perfect Contest. Apply now | Healthcare: reloaded... | Scoop.it

Here is the application form. The deadline is 5PT on Friday, June 25. There is no fee to apply. Startups that have pitched at a MedCity event in the last 12 months are not eligible to apply.

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This year, startups can apply in three categories - home health, chronic disease management and value-based care, and tech to boost payer/provider efficiency. Deadline for application is 5PT on Friday June 25.

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Using Smartphone-Based Accelerometer Data to Objectively Assess Outcomes in Spine Surgery

Using Smartphone-Based Accelerometer Data to Objectively Assess Outcomes in Spine Surgery | Healthcare: reloaded... | Scoop.it

We demonstrated a valuable supplement to traditional PROs by using smartphone-based activity data. This methodology yields a rich data set that has the potential to augment our understanding of patient recovery.

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Un escape game contre la peur du vaccin

Un escape game contre la peur du vaccin | Healthcare: reloaded... | Scoop.it

La start-up à statut universitaire Tricky propose un escape game censé aider à désamorcer l’hésitation vaccinale par une expérience ludique et un échange avec un médecin
Dans cet escape game, on ne feint pas un braquage de banque ou une chasse au trésor. La start-up Tricky, installée cours de la Martinique, à Bordeaux, propose un jeu d’énigmes qui invite à se questionner autour de l’hésitation à se faire vacciner. « Notre jeu a été créé notamment en collaboration avec l’ARS de Nouvelle-Aquitaine et nous sommes soutenus par Inno’Vaccins. Il rentre dans le cadre d’une expérimentation de recherche universitaire ».

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Biosimilars

Biosimilars | Healthcare: reloaded... | Scoop.it

Biosimilars are highly similar versions of approved and authorized biological medicines. They are supported by rigorous analytical, non-clinical, and clinical testing to demonstrate that they are sufficiently “similar” in structure, function, efficacy and safety to their reference innovator biologic.

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How to improve patient outcomes: consider ocular implants

How to improve patient outcomes: consider ocular implants | Healthcare: reloaded... | Scoop.it

Ocular implants — small devices designed to be inserted into the eye and deliver a drug locally over an extended period — are rapidly gaining ground as a treatment option. As patients continue to seek out convenient, less invasive treatments, the demand for these implants will continue to increase.

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Schneider Electric's intelligent patient room

Schneider Electric's intelligent patient room | Healthcare: reloaded... | Scoop.it

Schneider has launched its Innovation Experience Live Healthcare Lab, an immersive experience that takes visitors through a demonstration of a hospital, including the doctor’s office, the operating room, and the intelligent patient room.
The room features a digital patient footwall - a touchscreen that creates a single reference point for patients, families and healthcare providers, by incorporating care information, entertainment and environmental controls all in one place. A separate digital patient door display has important information for healthcare staff.

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Transforming through value-based healthcare (VBHC) models

Transforming through value-based healthcare (VBHC) models | Healthcare: reloaded... | Scoop.it

By standardizing how we measure the quality of care and by transparently sharing what is working and what is not, we will consistently improve towards a health system focused on outcomes that matter most to all of us. Making this transformation requires an overarching strategy and restructuring of how healthcare is organized, measured and reimbursed. Michael Porter and Elizabeth Teisberg introduced such a strategy in 2006, named the VBHC “Value Agenda”.

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Learning from terrestrial healthcare: 3 ways to get medical autonomy for deep space travel

Learning from terrestrial healthcare: 3 ways to get medical autonomy for deep space travel | Healthcare: reloaded... | Scoop.it

How would you deal with physical and mental health needs on a three-year round-trip to Mars? Those are questions I often think about and I would like to take you on a tour of solutions already out here on Earth, that might benefit those first astronauts to the Red Planet.

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