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3Rs For Innovating Novel Antibiotics: Sharing Resources, Risks, And Rewards

Anthony D So, Quentin Ruiz-Esparza, Neha Gupta, Otto Cars | BMJ | April 3, 2012

The stream of new antibiotics is struggling to keep up with emerging bacterial resistance. Anthony So and colleagues examine what can be done to increase innovation... Read More »

A Look At Integration Between Mi-Forms And OpenClinica

Staff Writer | Mi-Co | July 3, 2013

For those of you who work in the clinical research industry, you have probably already heard of OpenClinica, the world’s leading open source software for data capture and management in clinical trials. Read More »

A Way For Biopharma To Disclose More Trial Data

Ken Getz | Medical Marketing & Media | December 26, 2012

[...] At a time when some regulatory bodies and biopharma companies are increasing their transparency initiatives involving access to clinical-trial data, disclosing trial results to volunteers could also go a long way toward strengthening public confidence. Read More »

Apple Announces ResearchKit Available Today to Medical Researchers

Press Release | Apple | April 14, 2015

Apple® today announced ResearchKit™, a software framework designed for medical and health research that helps doctors, scientists and other researchers gather data more frequently and more accurately from participants using mobile devices, is now available to researchers and developers. The first research apps developed using ResearchKit study asthma, breast cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes and Parkinson’s disease, and have enrolled over 60,000 iPhone® users in just the first few weeks of being available on the App Store™.* Starting today, medical researchers all over the world will be able to use ResearchKit to develop their own apps and developers can also contribute new research modules to the open source framework. Read More »

Bend, Twist, Pose – Kitware’s Bender Brings Movement To The Visible Man

Press Release | Kitware | April 30, 2013

The new, open-source Bender toolkit enables anatomical repositioning in volumetric images for the computation of specific absorption rates and how their effect on the body changes with various poses. Read More »

Big Pharma Opens New Chapter On Big Data Collaboration

Dan Munro | | April 8, 2014

In the course of one short week, no less than 3 different models have emerged for sharing big data in the pharmaceutical industry.  The highest profile of these ‒ called Project Data Sphere (PDS here) ‒ was announced earlier today with the official opening of an online resource to share clinical trial data for use in cancer research.

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Can Data Provide the Trust we Need in Health Care?

One of the problems dragging down the US health care system is that nobody trusts one another. Most of us, as individuals, place faith in our personal health care providers, which may or may not be warranted. But on a larger scale we’re all suspicious of each other... Read More »

Can Open Science Help Patients And Save Pharma?

Open science research and development hybrid development model can protect pharma company profits while reducing costs of medicines for consumers Read More »

Can Smartphone Apps and EHRs Transform Mental Health Care?

Our relationship with technology is not unidirectional. We use it, and it changes us. But it cannot alter fundamental realities regardless of how hopeful Americans are or how much faith we have in it. More and better technology is not a substitute for adequate funding and coordinated planning, especially when we’re talking about the very significant funding issues around behavioral health. Sure, we can get excited about the newest app and the latest EHR functionality, but we must also maintain a focus on meeting the needs of the mental health professionals committed to keeping our fellow citizens from falling through the cracks. Even while there is no magic in technology, there is also no reason to believe we can’t fix a broken mental health system through hard work, empathy and thoughtful planning. Time and again, our faith in those principles has been rewarded.

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Clinovo Presents Next Generation Cloud-Based eClinical System At Venture Capital Conference

Press Release | Clinovo | February 5, 2014

Clinovo will present its vision for CloudClinica, the next generation cloud-based platform for clinical trials, at the 30th Annual Investors Choice Venture Capital Conference on Thursday, February 6th in Salt Lake City, Utah. Read More »

Commodity Data Analytics For Health Care

Analytics are expensive and labor intensive; we need them to be routine and ubiquitous. I complained earlier this year that analytics are hard for health care providers to muster because there’s a shortage of analysts and because every data-driven decision takes huge expertise.

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Connected Tech Is Just the Thing for the NHS

Martin Barrow | Raconteur | March 9, 2017

Healthcare systems all over the world are struggling with two fundamental concerns – how to afford the rising cost of delivering care and how to integrate ever-changing new technologies? These twin challenges are intrinsically connected, for emerging technologies offer the promise of making care more affordable as well as more effective. The rewards for successful implementation will be significant, for patients as well as for those responsible for the sustainability of healthcare systems. In healthcare, the internet of things (IoT) is changing the way we think about looking after people. At the heart of this technological revolution is a focus on connectivity. Drug discovery and greater understanding of disease are critical.

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Doctors' Dubious Excuses For Taking Pharmaceutical Companies' Money

Roy M. Poses | Health Care Renewal | March 19, 2013

Pro Publica has updated their database of payments by pharmaceutical payments to physicians and organizations.  It now has data from 15 companies totaling more than $2 billion from 2009 to 2012. To accompany Pro Publica's report, a number of news outlets wrote about payments given to local or regional doctors... Read More »

Eli Lilly Offers Designers $75k To Redesign Clinical Trial Info For Patients

Fred Pennic | HIT Consultant | August 29, 2013

Eli Lilly opens Clinical Trial  Visualization Redesign Challenge for designers & developers to make clinical trial information more patient-friendly. Read More »

Giant GSK Settlement Provides Reminder of the Pervasiveness of Stealth Marketing

Roy M. Poses | Health Care Renewal | July 5, 2012

The latest  and biggest legal settlement involving health care to hit the news, that of GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) and the US government, has many familiar elements. [These documents] provide good documentation about how pervasive systematic, deceptive stealth marketing campaigns have become in health care. Read More »