Consumers worried about healthcare costs as open enrollment nears, survey shows

Consumers worried about healthcare costs as open enrollment nears, survey shows

With the open enrollment period rapidly approaching, consumers will be looking for ways to find affordable health plans with adequate coverage. But cost is top of mind for many Americans, with 91% of respondents saying they’ve experienced a payment-related issue in the past, a new survey shows. These payment issues include high interest rates, not … Read more

Cybersecurity mesh: Healthcare’s foundation for a strong ZTA

Cybersecurity mesh: Healthcare’s foundation for a strong ZTA

Composed of several disparate systems and teams, consolidating data is a significant challenge for many hospitals. Juggling emerging technologies with IoT adoption is causing the attack surface to rapidly expand, while remote administrative and IT workforces only make the environment more complex. Hackers are continuing to relentlessly target healthcare, with ransomware incidents already up a … Read more

Biotech IPO market slowdown continues as third quarter is slowest since 2011

Biotech IPO market slowdown continues as third quarter is slowest since 2011

The IPO market picked up slightly in the third quarter of this year, but conditions are still dismal overall and they aren’t expected to improve any time soon. A total of 25 companies went public in the most recent quarter, raising $2.4 billion, according to IPO research firm Renaissance Capital. Those figures are slightly above … Read more

Why Texas wants to be the headquarters of ARPA-H

Why Texas wants to be the headquarters of ARPA-H

Nobel prize-winning Texan Dr. Jim Allison changed cancer treatment forever by revealing how to harness the human immune system. Researchers at the University of Texas were successful in the decoding and 3D structure mapping of the spike protein that was critical in the development of safe and effective Covid-19 vaccines. Texas researchers Doctors Mike Brown … Read more

HHS: Prescription drug costs have skyrocketed in recent years

HHS: Prescription drug costs have skyrocketed in recent years

Americans spend more on prescription drugs than any other country, and the problem has only gotten worse, two new reports show. From July 2021 to July 2022, 1,216 prescription drugs saw price increases that soared past the inflation rate of 8.5% for that time period, according to a report from the US Department of Health … Read more

Medical groups ask AG to investigate violence against hospitals that support transgender youth

Medical groups ask AG to investigate violence against hospitals that support transgender youth

Following a series of violent threats directed at medical centers that care for transgender youth, the American Academy of Pediatrics, American Medical Association and Children’s Hospital Association urged US Attorney General Merrick Garland to investigate bomb threats and protect children’s hospitals and physicians. “The attacks are rooted in an intentional campaign of disinformation, where a … Read more

Headspace Health calls for third-party researchers to study the company’s impact on mental health

Headspace Health calls for third-party researchers to study the company’s impact on mental health

Digital mental health companies have received tremendous amounts of investment from venture capitalists and others eager to address the behavioral health crisis the nation finds itself in. But it’s not always clear that their technologies have been properly validated in large and diverse populations. Now, Headspace Healtha mental health solution provider based in Santa Monica, … Read more

Florida COVID update: Cases, hospitalizations and deaths

Florida COVID update: Cases, hospitalizations and deaths

A motorist sits in his vehicle as he waits for a healthcare professional to swab his nose for a COVID-19 PCR Nasal Swab test at a Nomi Health testing center inside Tropical Park in Miami, Florida, on Tuesday, May 24, 2022. Daniel A. Varela dvarela@miamiherald.com What is the COVID-19 situation like in Florida? In the … Read more

Sanofi exec jumps to Owkin to ramp up the AI ​​biotech’s pharma partnership plans

Sanofi exec jumps to Owkin to ramp up the AI ​​biotech’s pharma partnership plans

As Sanofi’s top business partnering executive, Alban de La Sablière led the pharmaceutical giant’s collaboration talks with numerous companies, including $30 billion in acquisitions in the past six years. Now he’s moving to the other end of the negotiating table. De La Sablière has taken a new position at artificial intelligence biotech Owkin, which happens … Read more

Mental health startup for seniors rakes in $32M from General Catalyst, Mass General, others

Mental health startup for seniors rakes in M from General Catalyst, Mass General, others

Rippl co-founders Inca Dieterich and Kris Engskov “Despite billions of dollars having been invested in mental health over the course of the last three or four years, we’ve seen very little innovation in frankly one of the biggest and most urgent needs we have: seniors’ mental health,” said Kris Engskov, co-founder and CEO of Ripple … Read more