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Healthcare Inclusion Innovation

Women’s Problems: Can FemTech Offer Relief?

The health care industry has left a gaping hole in serving its largest segment. These products might democratize access to health care for women.   More

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Vaccine Myths, Debunked

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From the start, the pandemic has been accompanied by an epidemic of misinformation and misconceptions. We tackle the latest myths (though not the idiotic ones).   More

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The Variant Onslaught: What You Need to Know

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A Techonomy primer on where variants come from, what makes them dangerous, and how to prevent them.   More

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COVID-19 Marched Across U.S. Earlier Than We Knew, Scientists Say

A new study from NIH-supported researchers finds that the SARS-CoV-2 virus was likely circulating in some states as early as December 2019.   More

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How Tech Innovation Fueled Johnson & Johnson’s Pandemic Response

CIO Jim Swanson on how the healthcare giant applied technology with empathy to advance human health and equality.   More

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mRNA Vaccines Protect Us from COVID-19. What Else Could They Do?

Now that COVID-19 proved the value of this new kind of vaccine, what other previously intractable diseases might be conquered with it?   More

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New Report: Genomics Drives Economic Growth

The field of human genomics has risen from inauspicious beginnings to become an economic powerhouse, and continues to increase our understanding of human health and how to cure diseases.   More

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The Time to Prioritize Digital Health Equity Is Now

As we accelerate toward a new standard of hybrid care we must not to leave behind the underserved populations who can benefit the most from these advances.   More

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‘An Infection Anywhere Is Potentially an Infection Everywhere’: Preparing for the Next Pandemic

Experts are already distilling lessons from the COVID-19 pandemic to inform our response to future outbreaks.   More

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Can Technology Stoke the Flame of COVID Vaccine Desire?

In an age of great technological leaps, sometimes technology as old as asking the right questions and thoughtful nudges can drive the best outcomes.   More

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6 Things You Don’t Know About Pfizer’s COVID-19 Vaccine

For starters, it was one of four mRNA candidates. Check out this behind-the-scenes look at how Pfizer and BioNTech developed one of the world’s most effective vaccines for the SARS-CoV-2 virus.   More

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Health + Wealth Day 3: How Data is Revolutionizing Society

The final day of the Health and Wealth of America conference focused on the power of data. The pandemic forced companies to take their services virtual, and doing so led to the capture of loads of data that can enhance their businesses, and ultimately society.   More

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Health+Wealth Day 2: the Post-COVID Economy Demands More Connection

“In order to solve the human progress issues—delivery of health care, delivery of education, infrastructure, climate change—there’s no doubt in my mind, we need economic growth,” said economist and author Dambisa Moyo at the opening of the second day of the of the Health+Wealth of America conference Wednesday. In a gripping conversation with Techonomy editor-in-chief […]   More

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Surprising Pandemic-Driven Progress in American Health: Day One Conference Report

Americans are surprisingly optimistic about their health as we collectively emerge from the devastating COVID-19 pandemic, reported John Gerzema, CEO of The Harris Poll, at the outset of the three-day Health+Wealth of America conference Tuesday.   More

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You’re Vaccinated — Now What?

Confused about what precautions are needed after getting the COVID-19 vaccine? You’re not alone. Here’s the latest expert advice.   More

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Preprints: How Science Moved So Fast During COVID-19

A quiet revolution in how scientists report their discoveries greased the skids for the super-fast progress we’ve seen in the pandemic.   More

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How Johnson & Johnson Is Shaping the Future of Healthcare Through Technology

CIO Jim Swanson on the transformative effects of the pandemic on Johnson & Johnson’s core business—and on technology’s ongoing role in advancing human health.   More

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Annual Vaccines May Be Necessary: Lessons from the COVID-19 Genome

The genomic field continues to shed light on COVID-19. The latest: vaccination frequency, new therapy options, and unexpected mutations in the virus.   More

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Drug Researchers Need to Learn to “Fail Fast”

Failure is never the goal in healthcare. But ‘failing fast’ is not at odds with healthcare’s commitment to the patient. On the contrary, it reinforces the critical path of putting the patient first.   More

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COVID-19 Taught Us How to Beat the Flu. Will We Listen?

Flu season usually kills tens of thousands of people in the U.S. each year. Thanks to pandemic precautions, most of those deaths were prevented this winter. Next year, will we save even more lives or go back to pretending the annual flu toll is unavoidable?   More