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Dec 13, 2017

Alexa – What Is The Future of Healthcare M&A? Our December HIT Market Update

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Dear Clients and Friends, Please click here for our December HIT Market Update. Some companies engage in M&A to achieve synergies or diversification, while others aim for growth or to eliminate the competition. History is full of examples of horizontal tie-ups amongst  providers, insurers or pharmaceuticals. In the new era of healthcare, however, M&A is all about survival. Our industry is struggling to find new ways to capture and keep customers before some other new world interlopers – like Amazon or Walmart – find a way to take them away from you. The pending acquisition of Aetna by CVS is a…

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Oct 31, 2017

Is Bioelectronic Medicine the Next, Next Thing for Big Pharma?

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Dear Clients and Friends, Please click here for our October HIT Market Update. According to PhRMS, it takes 10 years and $2.6 billion to bring a drug to market and only two out of ten approved medications produce revenues that exceed their R&D costs. Many expect the picture to worsen in the coming years. Perhaps it is time to invest less in chemical engineering and pay more attention to bioelectronic medicines. The vision for bioelectronic medicines is one of miniature, implantable devices that can be attached to individual peripheral nerves. The nervous system is essentially the body’s electrical and communication systems that…

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Sep 29, 2017

What are data crunchers missing in healthcare? Our September 2017 HIT Market Update

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Dear Clients and Friends, Please click here for our September HIT Market Update. There is a saying that “In God we trust… but all others must bring data”. We agree. Without data, we trust no one. And we want analytics too. But even that is not always enough because those who crunch data in healthcare sometimes cannot deliver contextual precision. Here are a few examples: Population health management systems are focusing on the wrong population – Data analytics companies strive to identify that segment of the population that consumes the most $$. The concept is logical – crafting tailor made…

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Aug 28, 2017

Why young doctors will save the world? Our August 2017 HIT Market Update

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Dear Clients and Friends, Please click here for our August HIT Market Update. The famous computer scientist, Alan Kay, once said that technology is anything that wasn’t around when you were born. For those of us born before the advent of the internet and mobile phone, they are still marvels of technology. But for our children they are ambient. For them, self-driving cars, drone deliveries or virtual buddies like Alexa will be novel and new. In healthcare, we haven’t always welcomed new technologies. The resistance towards the adaptation of electronic medical records is a good example. Many physicians kicked and…

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Jun 29, 2017

Is Apple the next next thing in Healthcare? Our June 2017 Healthcare update

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Dear Clients and Friends, Please see our June Healthcare IT Review here. We made a prediction earlier this year about the emergence of Apple as one of the most influential players in healthcare. Given the company’s recent activity, we are more convinced than ever that Apple is onto something big. Apple’s plan seems to be a play of building big software platforms internally and then acquiring select competencies to quicken their success. Here are the key components. Three years ago, Apple began introducing a series of health and fitness related apps and tools including HealthKit, ResearchKit and then CareKit. Using…

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