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MIT Building Statewide Health Innovation System

A unit of Massachusetts Institute of Technology is establishing what it calls an innovation ecosystem that pulls together different players in health care to better serve the needs of patients. . . . → Read More: MIT Building Statewide Health Innovation System

Telemedicine Kiosks Opening at Retail Pharmacies

Private kiosks providing individuals live video sessions with clinicians to diagnose non-emergency medical issues are underway in New York. . . . → Read More: Telemedicine Kiosks Opening at Retail Pharmacies

Drug Price Report Calls for Govt Negotiation, More Generics

A panel convened by the National Academies calls for the federal government to use its buying power to negotiate better drug prices for consumers. . . . → Read More: Drug Price Report Calls for Govt Negotiation, More Generics

Report: Health System Not Ready for Alzheimer’s Therapies

A new study finds the U.S. health care system does not have the capacity for large-scale screening and treatment of people with early indicators of Alzheimer’s disease. . . . → Read More: Report: Health System Not Ready for Alzheimer’s Therapies

Open-Source Model Devised to Value Medical Technologies

An initiative joining most major health care stakeholders is developing models to calculate the value of medical treatments, with a process described as open and transparent. . . . → Read More: Open-Source Model Devised to Value Medical Technologies

Validic Integrating Home Health Data for Clinical Care

An application is being developed for a health care system to integrate data from patients’ home medical devices into their electronic health records and clinical care plans. . . . → Read More: Validic Integrating Home Health Data for Clinical Care

Company, Foundation Start Multiple Sclerosis Registry

National Multiple Sclerosis Society and the company Corrona LLC are establishing a registry of people with multiple sclerosis in North America to help assess the long-term safety and effectiveness of therapies approved to treat the disorder. . . . → Read More: Company, Foundation Start Multiple Sclerosis Registry

Flashback: Drug Pricing Reform Even Big Pharma Might Like

Science & Enterprise is taking a break From 2 to 13 October. Until then, we will re-run some of our recent special reports. Our regular posts will return on 16 October.

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2 May 2016. At a press event in Washington, D.C. last week, Representative Lloyd Doggett of Texas, a champion of lower prescription . . . → Read More: Flashback: Drug Pricing Reform Even Big Pharma Might Like

Risks of E-Cigarette Use, Ingredients Highlighted

Several sessions at a scientific meeting on respiratory diseases report on effects of electronic cigarettes on people’s health, including those who also smoke conventional cigarettes. . . . → Read More: Risks of E-Cigarette Use, Ingredients Highlighted

Infographic – Vaccinations Changed the World

This chart, courtesy of Der Spiegel and Statista, shows how the incidence of several diseases has been reduced in the U.S. since the introduction of vaccines. . . . → Read More: Infographic – Vaccinations Changed the World