Tag Archives: Innovation

Aduhelm and Alzheimer’s Disease: A Potential Medicare Budget-Buster Puts A Blazing Light on Health Care Costs and Innovation

The FDA’s approval of the first therapy to treat Alzheimer’s Disease in over twenty years brought attention to a not-yet-convened debate of U.S. health care costs and spending, innovation, and return-on-the-investment (as well as “for whom” do the returns accrue). In my latest post for Medecision, I explore different angles on the Aduhelm and Alzheimer’s… Read More »

CIOs tackle barriers to innovation, telehealth integration, analytics and more

Structural, non-technical barriers to innovation are a big reason why technical innovation is so challenging. The need to quickly integrate telemedicine, and an opportunity for a better patient care model, caused a digital transformation roadmap to get accelerated. The COVID-19 crisis put a laser focus on how apparent it is that data and advanced analytics… Read More »

ContentCal raises £2.5 million from Fuel Ventures to drive customer growth and product innovation

UK-founded marketing technology company automates content publishing for businesses large and small London, 16 April 2020 – UK-founded marketing technology company ContentCal has secured a £2.5 million investment from early and growth stage investor Fuel Ventures with participation from existing shareholders. The new funding will be focussed on driving customer growth, product innovation and doubling… Read More »

Germany steps up race to catch up with innovation in digital health

Germany’s recent Digital Care Act is set to bring new opportunities for the biggest healthcare market in Europe to accelerate efforts to digitise and innovate.  Below, Dr Jens Baas [pictured on the right], CEO of one of the country’s largest statutory health insurers, Techniker Krankenkasse (TK), tells us what it means. This interview has been edited for clarity. Healthcare… Read More »

Smith to lead Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation

Brad Smith, former chief operating officer of Anthem’s Diversified Business Group, has been appointed director of the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation. The Department of Health and Human Services announced on Monday that Smith will lead CMMI, which was created by the Affordable Care Act to test innovative payment and service delivery models leveraging… Read More »