How Amazon’s entry into the pharmacy business could improve patient care

admin/ iunie 29, 2018/ Economia Digitală/ 1 comments

Amazon’s plan to buy online pharmacy PillPack, widely seen as a move that will disrupt the pharmacy business, could have a positive impact on patient engagement and care. PillPack focuses on a narrow segment of patients who are on many different medications. It packages pills in individual packets that help people remember when to take their drugs every day, a

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Top five European countries for medical tourism

admin/ iunie 28, 2018/ Turismul medical/ 0 comments

Going abroad for cheaper medical treatment is big business. With more low-cost airlines than ever before offering discount flights to almost anywhere across the continent, it’s now possible to easily visit countries that offer medical treatments and surgeries at very low prices. Let’s take a look at the five countries that have become most popular for medical tourism in Europe.

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Arriva in Italia Amazon business, l’ecommerce per aziende e partite Iva

admin/ iunie 27, 2018/ Economia Digitală/ 3 comments

Oltre 250 milioni di prodotti per le aziende sono disponibili sul nuovo portale aziendale del colosso del commercio elettronico, pensato per le attività delle imprese. Un account a misura d’azienda per acquistare e vendere su internet, risparmiando tempo e denaro. È questa la nuova idea di Amazon, che ha lanciato anche in Italia il suo portale b2b, Amazon Business. Il nuovo servizio

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GE Healthcare to become standalone business

admin/ iunie 27, 2018/ strategie și management/ 0 comments

Changes are afoot at GE. The company will separate GE Healthcare into a standalone company. Kieran Murphy, the president and CEO of GE Healthcare, will continue at the helm of the business, which offers medical imaging, biomanufacturing and data analytics capabilities, among other services. “As an independent global healthcare business, we will have greater flexibility to pursue future growth opportunities, react quickly to

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Tunnel-detection tech offers safer, cheaper colonoscopies

admin/ iunie 27, 2018/ tehnologii/ 0 comments

Israeli invention for remote imaging of smuggling tunnels leads to spin-off product for more comfortable, less expensive lower bowel imaging. A promising new technology for improving colonoscopies got its start as a way to remotely explore smuggling tunnels. When a tunnel is discovered, homeland security or military personnel need to quickly and safely determine what’s inside. Beersheva-based startup IBEX Technologies developed a

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AbbVie and Calico renew their aging research collaboration with an extra $1B

admin/ iunie 26, 2018/ strategie și management, tehnologii/ 1 comments

AbbVie and Calico are reupping their massive, $1.5 billion research collaboration on age-related diseases first launched in 2014, with a new billion-dollar commitment split between the two. The agreement between the Big Pharma and Alphabet’s life sciences discovery arm will be extended for at least another three years—with AbbVie supporting early R&D efforts in cancer and neurodegenerative disorders, while Calico

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Google, Johnson & Johnson surgical robots venture leases big Santa Clara building

admin/ iunie 26, 2018/ tehnologii/ 1 comments

SANTA CLARA — Verb Surgical, a joint venture of Google and Johnson & Johnson, has leased a big office building in Santa Clara, marking a relocation and expansion of the surgical robotics company. The company leased an office building totaling 234,000 square feet, according to several people with direct knowledge of the transaction. The lease was signed during the week of

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Google Is Training Machines to Predict When a Patient Will Die

admin/ iunie 22, 2018/ tehnologii/ 1 comments

AI advances by the ‘Medical Brain’ team could help the internet giant finally break into the health-care business. A woman with late-stage breast cancer came to a city hospital, fluids already flooding her lungs. She saw two doctors and got a radiology scan. The hospital’s computers read her vital signs and estimated a 9.3 percent chance she would die during her stay. Then

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The Best Health Care System in the World: Which One Would You Pick?

admin/ iunie 22, 2018/ Turismul medical/ 2 comments

To better understand one of the most heated U.S. policy debates, we created a tournament to judge which of these nations has the best health system: Canada, Britain, Singapore, Germany, Switzerland, France, Australia and the U.S. “Medicare for all,” or “single-payer,” is becoming a rallying cry for Democrats. This is often accompanied by calls to match the health care coverage of

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Using Tranexamic Acid: Not If, But How

admin/ iunie 22, 2018/ Materiale/ 0 comments

Most surgeons agree that tranexamic acid (TXA) is effective at reducing blood loss associated with a variety of surgical procedures, including total joint arthroplasty. The question is no longer whether it works but, more specifically, how is TXA most safely and effectively used. That was the main question Abdel et al. set out to answer in their study in the June

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