Clinically responsive workflows are the key to EHR usability

Clinically responsive workflows are the key to EHR usability

Clinicians are among the most highly trained knowledge workers in the world, yet the systems they use to care for patients hinder their ability to deliver care. Electronic health records (EHRs) require clinical users to spend far too much time searching for clinically relevant information for a given patient and, once that information is located, … Read more

Amylyx ALS drug’s winding regulatory path leads to long-awaited FDA approval

Amylyx ALS drug’s winding regulatory path leads to long-awaited FDA approval

The FDA has approved an Amylyx Pharmaceuticals drug for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), bringing patients a much needed additional therapy for this rare and fatal neuromuscular disorder that has few treatments. The regulatory decision announced late Thursday makes the drug, formerly known as AMX0035, just the third FDA-approved treatment for ALS. Cambridge, Massachusetts-based Amylyx will … Read more

Solving healthcare’s last mile problem: 3 ways to better reach patients

Solving healthcare’s last mile problem: 3 ways to better reach patients

The pandemic greatly accelerated innovation across the entire healthcare industry, resulting in new ways to reach patients and virtual ways to deliver care. However, many Americans still lack access to care — whether it be because of cost, distance or an inability to understand the convoluted healthcare system. To remedy this, providers and digital health … Read more

Employer point solution fatigue: How can health startups rise above?

Employer point solution fatigue: How can health startups rise above?

As an employer, Dan Hartman, executive director of Morgan Health, is definitely noticing point solution fatigue. In recent years, many startups have been coming to employers with their tools that address one specific challenge, leaving the latter and their employees overwhelmed by the number of apps they have to manage. What Morgan Health is looking … Read more

The status quo is a death sentence for the US health system

The status quo is a death sentence for the US health system

According to a recent study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, only 6.8% of adults in the US have optimal cardiometabolic health. This study wasn’t just another paper saying Americans are overweight; it goes far beyond that, looking at blood pressure, cholesterol, blood sugar, and the presence of cardiovascular disease among … Read more

How to make community-based clinical trials a reality

How to make community-based clinical trials a reality

Historically, clinical trials have been concentrated at cancer centers or academic medical centers (AMCs) in major cities. These sites understand the regulatory and compliance requirements of clinical trials and can provide exceptional patient care. But they’re overworked. The clinical trial industry is expected to see 5.8% annual growth every year from 2022-2030. Yet many sites … Read more

Novo Nordisk pays $70M for a Phase 1-ready cardiometabolic disorder drug

Novo Nordisk pays M for a Phase 1-ready cardiometabolic disorder drug

Novo Nordisk’s effort to diversify beyond diabetes has made it an active dealmaker, and its latest move brings a Phase 1-ready program with potential applications in a range of cardiometabolic disorders. The drug candidate comes from startup Ventus Therapeutics. Under deal terms announced Thursday, Novo Nordisk is paying $70 million up front for the small … Read more

The future of healthcare is efficient, effective… and surprisingly personal

The future of healthcare is efficient, effective… and surprisingly personal

Many of us first tried virtual care during the pandemic, often because we had no other choice. We connected with our primary care physicians about Covid and other health questions, holding our elbows and ears up to webcams to show where it hurts. This was Virtual Care 1.0, and it was little more than a … Read more

Improving the patient financial experience requires an end to ‘mafia’-style price negotiations

Improving the patient financial experience requires an end to ‘mafia’-style price negotiations

Although healthcare may be the single most important purchase most people will make in their lifetime, it’s also the one that they’re the least informed about. Despite legislative changes such as the No Surprises Act and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ price transparency rulepatients in the US still have a woefully loose grasp … Read more

Tech in mental health: What’s working and what’s not?

Tech in mental health: What’s working and what’s not?

As mental health is emphasized more in people’s daily lives, digital care in the space is becoming a booming industry. It’s evident in the money: the mental health tech sector raised a record $5.5 billion in 2021, a recent CBInsight’s report shown. But while some areas in the digital mental health space are working, other … Read more