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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

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