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Editor’s note: This is a guest blog by Idea Evolver and AstraZeneca Delivering better healthcare is increasingly dependent on technology. Recently, there has been movement towards self-managed healthcare via remote technology – a trend that accelerated during the COVID-19 pandemic. Examples of this are initiatives that directly empower consumers to obtain preventive therapies without a …

When technology just works, it’s easy to trust. But too often, we place our trust in technology that doesn’t deserve it. When we do this with technology to provide healthcare, we put the safety of patients and the security and reliability of our global healthcare system at risk. The institutions that make up our global …

Editor’s note: In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Cue Health, inventors of the portable Cue Health Monitoring System and Cue COVID-19 At-Home Test, engaged Google Cloud to help quickly transform and scale their back-end operations. The company had largely been in research-and-Development mode since its founding in 2010 and needed to shift to commercial mode, …

The pandemic shined a light on the metabolic disease crisis, especially here in the United States for the millions of Americans with type 2 diabetes. According to the American Diabetes Association, 11.3% of the U.S. population (37M+) has diabetes and an estimated 8.5 million Americans are undiagnosed, leaving them vulnerable to complications such as amputation, …

When BK Medical, a leading medical device manufacturer, became an independent company in 2019, it faced a major technological hurdle: separating its own SAP environment from that of its parent company.  The well-established maker of surgical ultrasound machines is now striking out on its own after being part of Analogic Corporation for four decades. “We’re …

With all the crises that have buffeted the healthcare and life sciences industries the past two years, one that often gets overlooked is the unceasing wave of cyberattacks aimed at medical, research, educational, and public health organizations. These attacks have shut down critical systems, attempted to steal vaccines and other research, and even halted paychecks …

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to push the healthcare and life sciences industry in entirely new ways. In record time, we’ve witnessed public health officials, vaccine developers, equipment manufacturers, and essential workers take life saving actions—regularly putting their own lives at risk—to respond to the exceptional challenges of our time. Yet after all the turmoil and …

In an industry as highly regulated as healthcare, building a single secure and compliant application that tracks patient care and appointments at a clinic requires a great deal of planning from development and security teams. So, imagine what it would be like to build a solution that includes almost everything related to a patient’s healthcare, …

What’s News Counterfeit versions of biopharmaceutical company Gilead Sciences’ HIV medicines ended up on pharmacy shelves and in patients’ hands, according to court documents recently released. Gilead pointed to a network of small drug suppliers and distributors that tampered with packaging and falsified the medications’ pedigree — the documentation that comes with drugs and is …

As I look back on 2021 I’m proud to see a fast growing number of companies use our data platform to unlock new insights, build new business models and help improve their employees’ and their customers’ experience. Data itself is just inactive information, useless without activation. The true power of data comes when it’s being …