• Oct 19, 2017

    Health care executives and clinicians discussed patient engagement technology in a recent New England Journal of Medicine survey. Respondents emphasized the advantages of predictive analytics—techniques for data-mining, statistical modeling, machine-learning, and artificial intelligence used to create more effective treatment plans. More than 50 percent said one of the top three benefits of patient engagement tools […]

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    Driving Progress in the Biosimilar Marketplace

    Oct 12, 2017

    In 2010, the Biologics Price Competition and Innovation Act (BPCIA) established an abbreviated approval pathway for “follow-on” biologics or biosimilar products. Since then, the market for biosimilars has been mired in uncertainty. The BPCIA contains language known as the “patent dance,” which has tied up the release of several biosimilar drugs. The patent dance instructs […]

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    Human Touch: Maximizing the Effectiveness of Medical Devices

    Oct 5, 2017

    Remote patient monitoring uses mobile medical devices to collect and transmit patient data to health care providers in real time—without disrupting patients’ lives. For the best results, patients must understand how these devices work and how to use them. Unfortunately, even patients who learn every function of a new smartphone or flat-screen TV might not […]

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    Speeding Up Clinical Trials With Remote Monitoring Support

    Sep 28, 2017

    Manufacturers of medical devices have traditionally used time-intensive methods to gather data from clinical trial participants. They have either observed office visits or given participants paperwork to complete at home. Today, remote patient monitoring (RPM) can streamline the process, automating data collection and transmission. RPM involves mobile medical devices that send real-time data to clinical […]

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    Technology Simplifies Life for Providers

    Sep 21, 2017

    Many patients have become involved in their care, but provider offices can still streamline their administrative processes. If done right, this can reduce workload while not only maintaining but also improving patient engagement. Online provider portals allow offices to track patients throughout therapy and ensure adherence. Providers can use portals to access patient data and […]

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    A New Era: Enabling Payor & Provider Collaboration

    Sep 14, 2017

    In today’s rapidly changing health care environment, one silver lining for providers is payers’ increasing interest in collaboration. Patients are switching insurance more frequently, often ending up with high-deductible plans. Meanwhile, providers face increasing amounts of paperwork, lowering the time they can spend on patient care. Providers and payers both benefit from increasing their partnership. […]