Even the second-richest man in the world doesn’t feel he has enough money to develop a universal flu vaccine with just the resources of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. That’s why he’s networking. Just last week, Bill announced that the Gates Foundation put up...

Once thought to be in the realm of science fiction, the FDA has already approved the first 3D-printed drug: Spritam®. Using Aprecia Pharmaceuticals’ “ZipDose” technology, coupled with an active ingredient, these aspirin-sized tablets for the treatment of epilepsy disintegrate within a few seconds after taking...

Every day 13 people die while waiting for a kidney transplant. The sad fact is that every year, over 100,000 Americans need a new kidney, and only slightly more than 17,000 get them. But those statistics may soon change, as new breakthroughs in 3D printing (bioprinting) and tissue...

Reflecting on the historic changes in healthcare, one typically thinks of clinical breakthroughs. Like ether, as a surgical anesthetic; or penicillin, the first widely-used antibiotic; or even sequencing the human genome. But, that’s not what’s rocking the world of healthcare now. Today’s headlines (particularly in...

It's no secret that healthcare is moving out of the hospital and increasingly into outpatient settings and patients' homes. So what's a bricks-and-mortar operation to do? Increasingly savvy systems and hospitals (with coffers to tap) are betting on early-stage investments in digital technology. Between...

Last week, over 40,000 healthcare techies from all over the world swarmed into Las Vegas for HIMSS18. Given Americans spend $3.4 trillion on their health each year, it's about time the event fully embraces the digital age, and this year, it did. Five major...

This week, Las Vegas is welcoming HiMMS18 attendees, from all over the world, to the largest gathering of folks who develop and sell Health IT to those who purchase it for their hospitals, health systems, medical offices, and health plans. Here are a few pictures...

CMS has a new Sheriff in town, and Seema Verma has an "expanded" view of the limits surrounding Medicare Advantage's "supplemental benefits." In this guest blog, Dave Sayen writes: this is going to be a Big . . . Healthcare organizations often start as charitable or religious. When they...

Everyone from politicians to 80% of consumers have been complaining about high drug prices. But at last, a group of hospitals are actually doing something about it. Like a frog in tepid water, generic drug prices have been slowly rising for years. But, in October 2016,...

'Twas the second week of Jan'ry, when all through the City Not a room could be found for the usual kitty. Luring VCs, and PEs, and I-Bankers, too The JP Morgan Healthcare Conference is quite the to-do.   Armani and Gucci's the dress code for four days, Plus, red ties and...