Tag: FDA


Digital Therapeutics: Searching for Their Place in Healthcare

With the digital world connecting more and more directly to the physical world, it was only a matter of time before healthcare would be affected. In digital therapeutics, we are beginning to see how software can work in conjunction with traditional healthcare and therapeutics to deliver cost savings and better patient outcomes. Here are some…

Healthcare Innovation Drivers: Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

We live in an era of astounding healthcare innovation. Within living memory, we’ve seen the first cardiac pacemaker implanted and the first successful heart transplant. Measles, mumps, rubella, and chickenpox were, for all intents and purposes, eradicated in the US through public health vaccination campaigns. CT scans are commonplace. And, the human genome has been…

The Health Innovation Hyperloop Is Here: FDA, Freelance Experts, and Fab Labs

For those who are weary of reading, and writing, about healthcare’s glacial pace of innovation, 2017 is delivering a bolus shot of hope and excitement.   The Big Bang While you’ve heard of the Big Bang Theory, what you probably haven’t heard of is 2017’s big bang; after so many decades of “someday,” the age…

Do You Possess This Patient Leader Quality?

I had the chance to meet two representatives from the FDA’s Office of Health and Constituent Affairs during a patient advocacy workshop hosted by the National Center for Health Research, funded by PCORI (Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute). The Office of Health and Constituent Affairs involves patients in a myriad of ways through patient engagement milestones, programs,…

How The FDA Involves Patients and Advocates Replay

As a patient leader, you're always looking for new opportunities to get your voice heard, right? Then don't miss FDA representatives Steve and Andrea give an overview of patient leader opportunities offered by the Office of Health and Constituent Affairs! FDA: How We Involve Patients and Advocates Join FDA representatives Steve Morin & Andrea Furia-Helms…

Guest Post: Jenna from Art Apple A Day gives a Health Activist Take on Last Night’s #Rxsave Chat

[caption id="attachment_765" align="alignleft" width="146" caption="@ArtAppleADay"][/caption] Today we have a guest post written by wonderful Ankylosing Spondylitis Activist, Jenna Visscher from her community The Feeding Edge (@ArtAppleADay). The post is a Health Activist's perspective on last night's very first Pharma Twitter Chat hosted by AstraZeneca (@AstraZenecaUS). Jenna offers us all hope as she takes an encouraging…

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