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The United States Pharmacopeia: 200 Years of Building Trust in Medicine
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The United States Pharmacopeia: 200 Years of Building Trust in Medicine

The TEDMED 2020 theme is Make Way For Wonder, and we are looking forward to convening our Community and embracing the wonders of our times, the astonishing accomplishments, incredible possibilities, and extraordinary potential for the future. So, we were thrilled when the United States Pharmacopeia (USP) decided to celebrate its 200th Anniversary with TEDMED. After all, today’s wonders are built upon a strong foundation of scientific discovery. And, humanity is especially eager for those innovations that will help people everywhere live longer and healthier lives. In anticipation of USP’s presence at TEDMED in March, we talked with Ronald T. Piervincenzi, Ph.D., chief executive officer, about the organization’s history, its current work, and its approach to building trust in the futur...
TEDMED 2020 Meetups
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TEDMED 2020 Meetups

TEDMED Meetups, uniquely designed conversations, engage the entire TEDMED community to share their individual perspectives and voices to help improve humanity’s health. Read on to view some of the details of these captivating conversations taking place at TEDMED 2020. Meetup 1 Tuesday, March 3rd, 8:00 am- 8:45 am Climate and Culture, A Health Equity Conversation Hosted by RWJF and facilitated by Malik Yakini, an RWJF Health Equity Expert Speakers: Cheryl Holder, Jyoti Sharma, and Thijs Biersteker Description: When we consider human health, we must consider climate health. Whether it is the impact the climate has on the social determinants of our health, the depletion of essential resources like water caused by a changing climate, or how we can harness art to better connect ourse...
Q&A with Peter Piot about COVID-19
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Q&A with Peter Piot about COVID-19

At TEDMED’s gathering in Boston, we had the opportunity to interview on stage the world’s top virologist, Peter Piot. In plain English, Peter provided solid scientific knowledge about COVID-19 and how to cope with it. Short answers, clear explanations. Based on that live interview here is a written Q & A supporting the responses to 100 questions on COVID-19 with Peter Piot. We hope that you will find this additional content helpful and that you will share the video Q & A and this blog post with your friends and family. 1. TEDMED: Let’s start with the basics. What is a virus? A virus is a very tiny particle of RNA or DNA genetic code protected by an outer protein wrapper. 2. TEDMED: How common are viruses? Viruses are everywhere. It’s amazing to realize that...
90% of Consumers Believe Remote Health Monitoring Device Helps Better Manage Chronic Conditions
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90% of Consumers Believe Remote Health Monitoring Device Helps Better Manage Chronic Conditions

What You Should Know: – Nearly 90 percent of those consumers believe they could better manage chronic conditions with a specialized remote health monitoring device, according to Sony’s mSafety Wearable Platform Division. – The mSafety study found that managing chronic conditions remains “stressful” and “difficult” despite advances in technology — particularly remote health monitoring devices and platforms. – The mSafety study also found more than half of those surveyed would consider switching doctors if they didn’t provide a specialized remote health monitoring device to one that does. Sony’s mSafety Wearable Platform Division today announced findings from a study of more than 2,000 people managing chronic conditions in the United States (U.S.). The mSafety study found that...
BrightInsight Raises $40M for Regulated Digital Health Platform for Biopharma & Medtech
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BrightInsight Raises $40M for Regulated Digital Health Platform for Biopharma & Medtech

What You Should Know: – BrightInsight, provider of the leading global regulated digital health platform for biopharma and medtech, today announced a Series B funding round of $40 million, led by global venture capital and private equity firm, Insight Partners. – Already the partner of choice to four global pharmaceutical leaders—AstraZeneca, Roche, CSL Behring, and Novo Nordisk—the Series B financing will enable BrightInsight to speed up hiring, expand its global footprint and add functionality to its regulated digital health platform as it continues to grow its customer base. BrightInsight, Inc., provider of the leading global regulated digital health platform for biopharma and medtech, today announced a Series B funding round of $40M led by global venture capital and private ...
4 Ways Healthcare Leaders Can Use Data & Analytics to Prevent, Predict and Prepare for a Pandemic
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4 Ways Healthcare Leaders Can Use Data & Analytics to Prevent, Predict and Prepare for a Pandemic

Laura Craft, Vice President, Analyst at GartnerCOVID-19 has put a laser focus on how data and analytics are powerful tools for healthcare leaders to predict, prepare, and respond in a proactive and coordinated manner to a global health crisis. Throughout the pandemic, data has been used to document the spread of the virus, project the curve, and more. Responses and actions to mitigate viral spread hinge on real-time data collection, governance, and analysis for instant decision making. The exchange of reliable, real-time data between the government and local health authorities has been proven vital. Yet, while some data and analytics applications have been highly impactful, the crisis has also highlighted ways that data could have been used more effectively. The demand for data and ...
DispatchHealth Raises $135.8M to Expand On-Demand In-Home Care Model
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DispatchHealth Raises $135.8M to Expand On-Demand In-Home Care Model

What You Should Know – Today DispatchHealth announced the closing of $135.8 million growth capital financing led by Optum Ventures and included participation from existing and new strategic investors. – The additional funding enables DispatchHealth to continue to provide in-home medical care to even more vulnerable, high-needs patients by growing its existing 19 markets, expanding to new markets, and launching additional services.  – Many health systems, including Renown Health and MultiCare, are working with DispatchHealth to help keep ER’s clear during the pandemic and keep patients at home. DispatchHealth (formerly known as True North Health Navigation), a Denver, CO-based provider of on-demand in-home care, today announced it has raised $135.8M in growth capital financing ...
How Can eConsults Help Clinically Integrated Networks Deliver Better Care and Demonstrate Value?
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How Can eConsults Help Clinically Integrated Networks Deliver Better Care and Demonstrate Value?

Mark Cittadino, Head of Health System Sales, AristaMDA Clinically Integrated Network (CIN) strategy that leverages eConsult technology can help physicians and health systems deliver better care at a lower cost. Physicians increasingly face pressure to deliver high-quality care efficiently while continuing to grow and sustain their practices. But lowering costs while sustaining growth often means giving up autonomy. The percentage of solo physicians in the U.S. fell to 17% in 2014, compared with 41% in 1983. Additionally, hospital ownership of physician practices increased from 24% in 2004 to 49% in 2011. One way that small physician practices have begun combating this trend is by forming clinically integrated networks (CINs), which are groups of providers that come together to impro...
Common cancer treatments not linked to worse COVID-19 outcomes, study shows
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Common cancer treatments not linked to worse COVID-19 outcomes, study shows

Receiving certain common treatments, such as chemotherapy, did not worsen outcomes for cancer patients diagnosed with COVID-19, a new study shows. The study, published in the journal Nature Medicine, included 423 cancer patients diagnosed with COVID-19 between March 10 and April 7 at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City. The study shows that 40 percent of the patients were hospitalized for COVID-19, and 20 percent developed severe respiratory illness. About 9 percent needed mechanical ventilation. Twelve percent died. Researchers also found that metastatic disease, recent chemotherapy or major surgery within the previous month were not significantly linked to hospitalization or severe respiratory illness due to COVID-19. But use of immunotherapy drugs c...
Sentara Healthcare opens $93.5M cancer center
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Sentara Healthcare opens $93.5M cancer center

Norfolk, Va.-based Sentara Healthcare has opened the $93.5 million, 253,000-square-foot Sentara Brock Cancer Center. The center, in Norfolk, offers comprehensive cancer treatments, as well as complementary therapies, such as massage, art and music therapy. It also includes an outpatient palliative care clinic and a rehabilitation gym. The center will house care teams from Virginia Oncology Associates, Eastern Virginia Medical School medical group and other community providers, all based in Norfolk, who are moving into the building in phases through spring 2021. The cancer care teams will be led by a physician steering committee of clinical leaders from Sentara, Virginia Oncology Associates and Eastern Virginia Medical School. Sentara began building the center in March 201...