Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett has named Republican guru, life sciences consultant and telemedicine advocate Michael Wolf to lead the state health department, with long-term nursing care regulation likely to be one large area of focus.
Venture capitalists were cautious when it came to technologies that impact patient care, according to a new report, which also explained that a more stable investment environment may be better in the long run.
Health information management companies, mobile health makers, and social health network entities garnered the most investor money, according to a new report, which found "a healthy number" of early-stage deals.
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts (BCBSMA) and Healthbox, a company that supports early-stage health care innovation and entrepreneurship, announced today they are leading a partnership to accelerate the businesses of ten Massachusetts-based health care companies. The promising companies are addressing issues of strategic importance in health care, including patient engagement, provider effectiveness and wellness.
Susan W. Berson, Managing Member of Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.’s Washington, D.C. office and a Member of the firm’s Health Law Section, has received the 2012 International Law Office (ILO) “Client Choice Award” for Healthcare and Life Sciences.
The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) praises the House and Senate for passage of H.R. 3606, the Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act. The JOBS Act, which is now headed to the White House for President Obama’s signature, will make the pathway to capital formation more attainable for small biotechnology companies, clearing the way for American innovation and ingenuity by removing bureaucratic hurdles and red tape to speed cures and medical breakthroughs to patients.
As the U.S. Supreme Court hears oral arguments on the constitutionality of the Obama administration's healthcare reform law, a healthcare visionary says the outcome of the case will have little effect on the future direction of healthcare.
The promise of PHRs offering patients and providers easier access to records and streamlining care delivery is apparent, and new offerings will emerge throughout 2012, in some instances tapping government health data to better engage patients. What's left is for those patients and providers to actually use the software.
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