Sunday, March 7, 2021

Innovative payment models to support cell and gene therapies on the rise

As the precision medicine field evolves and the science behind personalized therapies for complex conditions surges ahead, reimbursement models are racing to catch up. Precision medicine treatments, like cell and gene therapies, tend to have high price tags and novel delivery mechanisms. This makes creating effective payment models for these therapies a challenge,...

Flesh-Eating Bacteria Spreads to East Coast Beaches, Infecting People Crabbing in Delaware Bay

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MD Anderson researchers find mechanisms behind CAR-T cells’ efficacy, toxicity

While CAR-T cell therapies have greatly improved care for patients with diffuse large B-cell lymphoma, less than half of those who receive them experience long-term remissions, and many more experience serious and potentially fatal side effects. A newly published study based on a small number of DLBCL patients receiving one of the marketed...

The Withings ScanWatch Hybrid Fitness Tracker Can Track Your Vital Signs

Withings devices have always stood out for the amount of fitness-tracking technology packed into svelte, stylish devices that look like regular analogue watches. That’s more true than ever with the latest device from the company, the ScanWatch, which monitors more health stats than any previous Withings watch.We’re way beyond steps and calories...

Why we invested in Eden Health

Flare Capital is thrilled to lead the $25 million Series B funding into Eden Health based in New York. We wanted to share our perspective on why we invested in the company and this necessarily requires an examination of the world of employer health and the rise of virtual primary care amidst the...

5 startups seeking to improve payer/provider efficiency will be in the spotlight at INVEST Digital Health

Healthcare entrepreneurs are an essential part of the innovation landscape and they play center stage at several of MedCity’s events. At the upcoming MedCity INVEST Digital Health virtual conference September 21-25, held in partnership with Medical Alley, digital health startups will present to judges across four tracks as part of the Pitch Perfect competition. At MedCity INVEST Digital...

New study ties pharma payments to prescription practices

Stethoscope and coins on the wooden table vector illustration Nearly three decades of research show that doctors are influenced by the payments they get from drug companies, according to a new review published in the Annals of Internal Medicine.Doctors write more prescriptions for the drugs made by companies that pay them, even if the...

Lessons learned from public health efforts abroad can help U.S. tackle Covid-19

More than 30 years ago, Dr. Paul Farmer and Dr. Jim Yong Kim travelled to Haiti to provide care for the poor and underserved. The lessons they learned about public health, poverty and social justice can be applied in the U.S. today, as the Covid-19 pandemic accelerates, ravaging low-income communities across the country. In...

Cleveland Clinic to help bring affordable broadband to city neighborhood

Cleveland Clinic is collaborating with area businesses to provide high-speed internet at subsidized prices to those living in the Fairfax neighborhood of Cleveland. Cleveland Clinic is joining with nonprofit DigitalC, manufacturing company TransDigm Group Inc., and The Lubrizol Foundation, the charity arm of specialty chemicals provider The Lubrizol Corporation, to expand broadband connections in...

‘Dirty’ data in EHRs could cause unnecessary expenses

The health IT landscape is changing at a rapid pace, and with this change there is critical work to be done to enhance data integrity and prevent unnecessary expense. With the urgent need for telemedicine some vendors have had to change their course abruptly; some stayed the course but are working faster and harder...
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