March Madness: Figuring out Digital Medicine and Mobile Health on Capitol Hill

My undergrad alma mater, La Salle University, has won its first NCAA tournament game. Not since the days of Lionel Simmons have they had a chance to compete in college basketball’s ultimate showdown.  March Madness is a time of elation, frustration, and surprises. Ultimately the dust settles with a college basketball champion. Now March Madness[…]

Emerging Pharma “Personas” for mHealth and Health IT

  I’m fascinated by how the pharma industry is handling the changes in healthcare. Five years ago, the era of Pharma consolidation and cost cutting went into high gear.  We’ve seen a breakdown of the vertically integrated big Pharma, a shift towards a flexible cost model and plenty of mergers/acquisitions.  This work continues today, and[…]

Big Data — Getting Bigger for Life Sciences

Big data has been exploding in healthcare.  It is becoming a key basis of competition and is providing much-needed visibility into R&D for life sciences companies. Pharmaceuticals, biotech, and medical device companies are analyzing these large data sets. They look to find out their potential value for new drugs, conducting strategic clinical trials, and implementing personalized[…]