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Whole Foods Medical, Competitive Wellness and Rutabagas

April 14, 2015 by Lonnie Hirsch

The well-established chain of Whole Foods Markets has long been a grassroots evangelist for natural and healthy foods. And they may be another enterprise entry in the increasingly competitive healthcare delivery arena once reserved for doctors.[read more]

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Biopharma Beat: Patient Engagement Throughout the Drug Development Lifecycle

April 9, 2015 by David Davidovic

"Patient-centricity" in clinical development has been evolving from mere patient participation in the study itself to patients actually being involved in the study design and data collection processes. Furthermore, patient participation is, albeit slowly, penetrating every other lifecycle stage of R & D as well.[read more]

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Pharma Is from Mars, Patients Are from Venus

April 2, 2015 by Paul Tunnah

As the pharmaceutical industry faces increasing pressure to be more patient-centric, ensuring sufficient focus on the ultimate end consumer for medicines is starting to permeate into every aspect of its business, or so it would seem if you believe what is being said.[read more]

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Using Advanced Social Intelligence to Understand the Patient Journey

March 30, 2015 by Robert Gardner

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Today’s digital social age presents an incredible opportunity for the pharmaceutical and healthcare industries. For years, the struggle to understand evolving patient needs in order to strategically align and address them has been at the forefront of the value proposition for healthcare. Today the dynamics have completely shifted in the “open social age.”[read more]

The Apple Watch Letdown: Healthcare’s Grand Disappointment  

March 29, 2015 by Stewart Gandolf, MBA

Apple Watch

The advance billing for the Apple watch was typically Apple-superlative. Fueled by the enthusiasm of legions of brand evangelists, the initial buzz anticipated something “revolutionary,” “life-changing” and/or “breakthrough” for health and healthcare. Well…it turns out that the “innovative” health-and-fitness Apple Watch is more “fitness” than “health.”[read more]

Aging Gracefully Part 4: Comprehensive Primary Care for the Elderly

March 25, 2015 by Stephen Schimpff

Comprehensive primary care is essential to good health, wellness and needed medical care during our elder years. The Erickson Living retirement communities have developed an approach that appears to work well for its residents. Let me use it as an example. The fundamental concept is to assure that everyone has comprehensive primary care.[read more]

Aging Gracefully, Part 3: The Importance of Comprehensive Primary Care

March 23, 2015 by Stephen Schimpff

Most people misunderstand what constitutes really good primary care. We can slow the aging process with appropriate life style and behaviors as discussed in my last post. That is good but it is not enough. As we age it’s also important to have comprehensive primary care.[read more]

Medical Futurist Dr. Bertalan Meskó [PODCAST]

March 11, 2015 by Janet Kennedy

Dr. Bertalan Meskó

Dr. Bertalan Meskó is a digital renaissance man for healthcare. He is an author, TEDx speaker, teacher, consultant, and medical futurist. Dr. Meskó shared his personal story of how he became a medical doctor, a PhD in genomics but still felt he had to honor "the geek" inside and embrace a career he designed for himself as a medical futurist.[read more]

Celebrating Partnerships in Cancer

March 9, 2015 by Andrew Schorr

Powerful Patients at Moffitt Cancer Center

I have written many times here about my frustration when groups that are supposed to have a devotion to cancer patients as their top priority get sidetracked by egos, distrust of one another, bureaucratic procedures and turf wars. But I am happy to report some instances now when groups are working together as true partners.[read more]

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BioPharma Beat: The Uberization of Healthcare - A Silly Extrapolation

March 3, 2015 by David Davidovic

Yes, healthcare is, in many ways, like the taxi industry: big, unreliable, unpredictable, price-obscure, highly analog, and lacking good data. However, the vast majority of the ideas coming out of these start-ups are no uber ideas! The ideas worked on by healthcare start-ups are interesting but not disruptive. And that is okay – just don't compare them to Uber.[read more]

The Yoga Nurse: Annette Tersigni [PODCAST]

March 2, 2015 by Janet Kennedy

Annette Tersigni

What is Yoga Nursing? Yoga Nursing® is a new brand, trend and movement in health care, nursing and yoga created by Annette Tersigni, holistic RN, stress relief, back safety expert and medical yoga therapist. Here's my conversation with Annette.[read more]

Healthy Hospitality — Smarter, Safer Dining Options

February 6, 2015 by Michael Sherman

The Internet and social media keep us all on our toes, so the people handling our food should be no exception. Information is more accessible than ever – and using it to make healthy dining decisions is the tastiest kind of empowerment.[read more]