Executive’s Thoughts on Virtual Health

Credit Suisse https://www.credit-suisse.com as part of their Healthcare Disruptive Technologies and Innovations Series, hosted Rakesh Mehta, Director, Virtual Health at Memorial Hermann Health System https://www.memorialhermann.org at a virtual meeting with a small group of investors. (more…)

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Update on COVID-19 Studies

An initiative deploying physIQ’s http://www.physiq.com platform to be used to collect and analyze wearable sensor data to better understand the pathophysiology of COVID-19 has been launched by the Department of Defense https://dod.defense.gov and the Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine, Inc. (HJF) https://www.hjf.org(more…)

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Expanding Decentralized Trials

LabCorp®, https://www.LabCorp.com has announced that Covance, https://www.covance.com part of their drug development business, is expanding their technology ecosystem to accelerate the adoption of decentralized clinical trials, often referred to as hybrid and virtual clinical trials. (more…)

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VA Providing Precision Cancer Care

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) https://www.va.gov is teaming with the Bristol Myers Squibb Foundation (Foundation) to build new programs to enable VA oncology specialists to provide veterans access to precision cancer care regardless of where they live. (more…)

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Telehealth: Beyond the Pandemic

While it is still early to speculate about life after COVID-19, investor questions revolve around what is the future of telehealth and what will telehealth look like once the pandemic is over.  To answer some of these questions, Credit Suisse https://www.credit-suisse.com analysts have provided a recap on the telehealth industry pre-COVID, on what changed during COVID, and what the likely path will be going forward.

The phrase the “Genie is Out of the Bottle” in the context of the telehealth industry has come up in every telehealth-related industry/expert call or meeting, Credit Suisse has hosted over the past few weeks. However, the jury is still out on the magnitude of the long term implications on increased consumer awareness and adoption and which industry stakeholders stand to benefit the most.

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Studying Pregnancy Outcomes from COVID

NIH’s https://www.nih.gov multi-pronged study is underway to understand the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic during and after pregnancy. Researchers will analyze the medical records of up to 21,000 women. (more…)

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Addressing Contract Tracing & Privacy

Christine S. Wilson, Commissioner, of the Federal Trade Commission https://www.ftc.gov presented her remarks at the Privacy + Private Academy virtual event held May 7, 2020 on the topic “Privacy and Public/Private Partnerships in a Pandemic”. (more…)

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