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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

Healthcare Innovation

Healthcare’s Disruption in 2020 Means Opportunity for 2021

With its back against the wall, healthcare rose up with agility, rapid learning, adaptiveness and experimentation. We'll all be better off because of it.   More

Artificial Intelligence Healthcare

Artificial Intelligence is on Track to Improve Medicine

From directing patients to proper treatments to synthesizing research studies to helping doctors diagnose and cure various diseases, artificial intelligence is set to transform healthcare.   More

Design Energy & Green Tech Healthcare Innovation

CES 2021 Will Showcase Plenty of Truly Useful Tech

Viewed through a screen, CES may offer us a glimpse at more substance and less glitz than if we were shuffling through the throngs at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Here’s a sneak peek at some of the technologies we should really be celebrating.   More

Bio & Life Sciences Healthcare

Research Project Seeks Cancer’s Achilles Heel

By looking at cancer as an engineering problem instead of a medical one, scientists are homing in on vulnerabilities that may lead to new ways to knock out tumors.   More

Bio & Life Sciences Healthcare The Pandemic

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

Pfizer and Moderna's astonishingly promising vaccines were made possible by a new scientifiic approach. Here’s a primer on how mRNA vaccines work and why we need them now.    More

Democracy Healthcare Sustainable Development Goals Tech & Society

How Can the US Accelerate Progress?

America’s current travails are obvious. It’s been an awful year. How can we accelerate progress from here? What will need to be the role of business, government, tech, and of civil society, if we are to move forward as a country?   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

Business Government Healthcare Techonomy Events The Pandemic

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

Business Government Healthcare Techonomy Events

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

Cryptocurrency Education Healthcare Innovation

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

Bio & Life Sciences Healthcare Resilience Techonomy Events

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