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Healthcare Inclusion The Pandemic

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

Bio & Life Sciences Healthcare The Pandemic

‘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

Artificial Intelligence Healthcare The Pandemic

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

Bio & Life Sciences Healthcare The Pandemic

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

Bio & Life Sciences Healthcare The Pandemic

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

Bio & Life Sciences Healthcare The Pandemic

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

Healthcare Innovation The Pandemic

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

Bio & Life Sciences Healthcare The Pandemic

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

Bio & Life Sciences Healthcare Innovation

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

Healthcare The Pandemic

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

Bio & Life Sciences Healthcare The Pandemic

Why the U.S. Needs More COVID-19 Genome Sequencing

Other countries can spot new variants because they’re actively looking for them. But the U.S. has spent a year with its head in the sand.   More

Community Insights Healthcare Policy

It’s Not Too Late for Digital Media Governance & Regulation

Public policy all too often lags behind technological advance. Just as with child labor laws and driving license requirements, lawmakers need to develop a framework for regulation of social media. Doing nothing is no longer an option.   More

Healthcare Innovation The Pandemic

Kinsa’s Thermometer Network: Crowdsourcing for Public Health

Kinsa Health makes a connected thermometer, now used in 2.5 million American homes. That innovation is more profoundly important than it initially appears, because the insights the network leads to offer a deep predictive view into public health.   More

Healthcare Innovation The Pandemic

Health Tech’s Role in Return to Normalcy

During this painful transition to “normal,” we have a lot to be optimistic about. Digital health experts from Roche Diagnostics and Quantum Materials Corp. explain.   More

Finance Healthcare

Mastercard CMO’s Prescription to Fix the US Health Care System

In a candid keynote address to the W2O Digital Health Summit last week, Mastercard Chief Marketing and Communications Officer Raja Rajamannar attacked the “horrors” of the U.S. healthcare system, which he labeled “unparalleled in the world.”   More

Healthcare The Pandemic

Altered or Delayed Vaccine Dosing Could Create a Worse Pandemic

Political leaders have suggested giving half-doses or one dose instead of two to make COVID-19 vaccines stretch further. Here’s why scientists are freaking out.   More

Healthcare The Pandemic

Vaccination Nation: Digital Health Passports Will Be the Rage in 2021

COVID is forcing us to reimagine a digital immunization records. How we approach it may change how we control the virus, reinvigorate the economy, and open the world after lockdown.   More