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Bio & Life Sciences Healthcare The Pandemic

mRNA Vaccines for COVID-19: What You Need to Know

The blistering pace of vaccine development for the COVID-19 pandemic was only possible thanks to new scientific advances. Here’s a look at how mRNA vaccines work and why they’re needed.   More

Healthcare Resilience The Pandemic

COVID-19 Push to Virtual Therapy is Opening Up Mental Health

The pandemic-fueled fear, anxiety, and trauma the world has faced during the past few months has dramatically increased the need for mental health care across our country. Because in-person interactions have been so restricted, the value of virtual behavioral health for patients and providers during these unusual times is undeniable. That’s true for people in […]   More

Healthcare Techonomy Events The Pandemic

“77% of Americans Fear a New Wave of Covid”

Three-quarters of Americans are just afraid to do things like go to the movies or ride the subway. But alongside the fear have arisen some surprising new attitudes, many of them setting in globally, during this uniquely-stressful and uncertain year.   More

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Health + Wealth of America—Day Three: On the Ground in Muskegon, Learning at Ericsson, and 1-800-FLOWERS’ Pandemic Journey

Day three of Health + Wealth of America kicked off with “Voices of American Resilience,” moderated by Esther Dyson, executive founder of The Way to Wellville, a nonprofit project devoted to defining and testing models for producing community health.   More

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Health + Wealth Day Two: Summers, Case, Scaramucci, & Krawcheck

To kick off day two of Health + Wealth of America, Lawrence H. Summers, president emeritus of Harvard, was interviewed by Bob Diamond, CEO of Atlas Merchant Capital. “This will be a moment historians in 2200 points back to when they look at our era,” Summers said, suggesting 2020 could be remembered like 1914, 1940, 1929 or 1776 because of how much dramatic change this year has ushered in.   More

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Early Childhood Intervention and the Capacity for Joy: Day One Takeaways from the Health+Wealth of America

Day one of the Health+Wealth of America conference opened with Dr. Zeke Emanuel, a medical ethicist and longtime advocate for reform of American healthcare. He got right down to talking about the things that would really make a difference in America.   More

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Making the World a Healthier Place through Digital Health

Moderated by W2O’s Aaron Strout, panel participants include Melissa Opraseuth, Chief Operating Officer at par8o and Jennifer Lavanture, Vice President of Business Development at MedRhythms. Panelists will discuss how the technology’s promise of advancing healthcare is being realized at both their companies and how this sector will evolve over the next couple of years.   More

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“Healing America in a Time of Divides”

Zainab Salbi, an Iraqi immigrant who has spent many years working both on issues of immigration and gender equality, will appear at the session whose name I’ve quoted in my headline. She’s writing a book about how to overcome America’s divides—not only of right and left, Republican and Democrat, but men and women, rich and poor, privileged and disenfranchised.   More

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How Google Thinks About Digital Health

A leader in some of Alphabet’s health-focused initiatives recently offered an update on ways the search and data giant can use information and digital tools to improve outcomes for individuals and society.   More

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Building Health+Wealth in America

Now is the time to take an urgent and holistic look at where the country is headed. We think of both “health” and “wealth” in a broad sense­–what will make the nation and its people healthier, and: what should we mean by “wealth” in an age cursed by deep inequality?   More

Healthcare Innovation The Pandemic

Sick Care or Health Care: 10 Post-Covid Expectations for American Healthcare

A major tech-infused healthcare movement has been in the works for more than a decade. COVID just kicked it into high gear. Here are ten things you need to think about.   More

Bio & Life Sciences Healthcare The Pandemic

Five Things Genomics Has Taught Us About COVID-19

‘Everything is unprecedented about the pandemic, and genomics is no exception,’ says an infectious disease expert. Genome sequencing has enabled scientists to track the virus, study its origins, confirm reinfection, and get to know more about it than has been learned about any organism in such a short time.   More

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Your Camera Knows You’re the Picture of Health–or If You Have COVID

Several companies are developing technology that can read your vital signs (and screen for COVID) via your smartphone camera simply by looking at your face.   More

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Science Association Chief Very Worried about COVID’s Impact on Research

The president of the American Association for the Advancement of Science says the pandemic’s toll on non-COVID science is ‘a huge hit.’. Many research studies shut down midway, possibly turning results into a total loss.   More

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For All Its Promise, Genomic Testing Is Struggling

For both clinical and consumer markets, genomic testing has a lot to offer — but it isn’t always used where it could be valuable, and people don’t understand it well enough. As a result, demand is dwindling in some areas.   More

Bio & Life Sciences Healthcare The Pandemic

A COVID Vaccine? Six Things to Watch

A good COVID-19 vaccine is the game-changer we all want and need. Here are six things to watch as the process unfolds.   More

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How America’s Low Science Literacy Fueled the COVID Crisis

Americans have an uneasy relationship with science, and it’s influenced our sorry response to the COVID-19 pandemic. What could we do to improve the situation?   More

Healthcare Innovation

What Does the Surge In Telemedicine Really Mean?

Telemedicine has the promise to improve the customer experience of care and the health of populations, reduce the per capital cost of health care, and improve the experience of providing it. But individual patients will ultimately decide whether the growing benefits of telemedicine outweigh its potential downsides.   More

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Techonomy Virtual Day Three: Innovation in Uncertain, Even Scary Times

Topics included marketing amidst Covid, innovations in health care right now, and why 5G wireless will be revolutionary.   More

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Why Americans Hate Contact Tracing

Americans are about as likely to report they’ve had Covid-19 and turn over their contacts as they are to report they’ve got head lice or STDs.   More