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A Deep-dive Into Specialty Pharma

A specialty drug is a class of prescription medications used to treat complex, chronic or rare medical conditions. Although this classification was originally intended to define the treatment of rare, also termed “orphan” diseases, affecting fewer than 200,000 people in the US, more recently, specialty drugs have emerged as the cornerstone of treatment for chronic and complex diseases such as cancer, autoimmune conditions, diabetes, hepatitis C, and HIV/AIDS.

Daily

Good doctoring is not rocket science — it is also not digital

Sometimes I worry about where technology is leading the healthcare profession. It is not just the distraction of white screens and electronic health records. These are bad, terrible, in fact. The concern I have runs deeper than just monopolistic EHRs. We, and I mean we as in the caregivers, are losing touch with the basics. […]

Hospitals

Looking to physicians as champions for change and innovation

Physicians are scientists at heart. They are continuously seeking to learn new techniques and ways to practice medicine. They are drawn to discovery and exploring new frontiers. Physicians are champions for innovation. The Innovation Institute was formed with this in mind. After only a few months of operation, we are beginning to see some of […]

Devices & Diagnostics

Does EHR Adoption Reduce Cost of Providing Patient Care?

The debate goes on about the cost benefits of EHR software and whether it really lives up to the hype. A number of recent studies address this very question as the focus shifts towards lowering patient costs. According the HealthIT.gov, EHR requires both a financial and time investment but the benefits make it worthwhile. A limited number of […]