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Digital Therapeutics: The Next Major Trend in Healthcare?

by Kari Walgran on Nov 18, 2016 11:49:40 AM

What are digital therapeutics, and how do they work?

Digital therapeutics have generated a great deal of recent attention throughout the healthcare industry, with some sources declaring them the “next big thing” in healthcare. With the potential to induce lifestyle changes, enhance medical treatments, and reduce healthcare costs, digital therapeutics have a lot to offer to consumers, providers and payers.

Read on to learn more about this growing field, its potential applications, and where the market is expected to go over the next few years.

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Topics: Digital Health Technology, Healthcare Trends, Digital Transformation, Digital Therapeutics

3D Printing in the Healthcare Industry: A Roundup of Sources, Stats and Key Developments

by Kari Walgran on Sep 13, 2016 9:35:51 AM

An alliance between two Fortune 100 heavy hitters brought renewed attention to the growing 3D printing market in healthcare.

Johnson & Johnson recently announced a collaboration with a subsidiary of HP Inc. According to a JNJ press release, “The collaboration is focused on using 3D printing technologies to create better health care outcomes at reduced costs.” The companies plan to “develop products and solutions which can be manufactured quickly and customized to the needs of an individual patient or consumer.”

With big strides already made and even bigger developments predicted, 3D printing may prove to be one of the hottest segments of the healthcare market. Read on for a curated list of resources designed to keep healthcare information professionals informed and up to date on this important topic.

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Topics: Digital Health Technology, Healthcare Trends, 3D Printing

Telemedicine Technology May Improve Care for Dementia Patients

by Kari Walgran on Jul 25, 2016 3:39:01 PM

A review of an innovative telemedicine study and what it could mean for dementia care. 

A recent study has identified a new benefit of telemedicine that may change the face of dementia treatment and create new avenues of exploration for telehealth technology. Read on to learn more about an exciting development in this important market segment.

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Topics: Digital Health, Telemedicine, Digital Health Technology

Continued Growth in the Telehealth Industry

by Kari Walgran on Apr 21, 2016 4:41:37 PM

A telehealth industry update for life science information, regulatory and competitive intelligence professionals.

In prior posts, we have discussed the rise of telehealth and telemedicine. Amidst growing consumer interest in convenient, remote and on-demand services—all of which are enabled by technological advances in both hardware and software—telehealth remains a healthcare market segment to watch.

As previously reported here, recent shakeups in the telehealth industry have left stakeholders and consumers unsure what to expect. The closure of HealthSpot’s telemedicine kiosks in February 2016 led some to question the stability and future of telehealth generally, and the fate of retail telehealth models specifically. Of particular note was the end of HealthSpot’s partnerships with Cleveland Clinic and Rite Aid.

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Topics: Digital Health Technology, Telehealth, Life Science Competitive Intelligence

2016 in Preview: Business, Regulatory and Competitive Intelligence Insights

by Kari Walgran on Jan 13, 2016 3:54:37 PM

 A Round-up of Life Science Industry Prognostications for 2016


Last week we took a look at some of the top pharmaceutical and healthcare trends of 2015. Now that we have talked about the year that was, it’s time to think about the year to come.

Predictions about the hottest life science trends for 2016 abound, and of course no one knows how the year might unfold. But based on past data and current trends, it is possible to make some educated guesses. Here are some key predictions for life science information and competitive intelligence professionals to consider as we ring in the new year.

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Topics: Competitive Intelligence, Digital Health Technology, Healthcare Trends, Life Science Competitive Intelligence, Regulatory Trends, Life Science Trends

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