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  • Collective Health: Turning Information into Knowledge to Redefine American Healthcare

    “Information is not knowledge.” Einstein said it, and nowhere is the disconnect between information and knowledge more evident than the health insurance industry. Self-funded employers and their covered members are flooded with payment data, plan information, eligibility requirements, and care documentation, without a true understanding of what it all means and what needs to be done to maximize care and minimize cost. The 2014 Global Brand Simplicity Index surveyed thousands of consumers on…

  • Vtesse: First Spin-out from Rare Disease Accelerator Cydan

    Today Vtesse, a newly formed biopharma company, announced that it has raised $25 million to develop novel treatments for rare diseases. It’s a significant milestone for several reasons, first and foremost because the funds will enable Vtesse to advance clinical study of VTS-270 for the treatment of a devastating genetic rare disease called Niemann-Pick Disease Type C (NPC). Currently there is no approved treatment for this lysosomal storage disease (LSD) affecting an estimated one in 100,000 to…

  • Radiology Partners: A New Image of Healthcare

    We’re all familiar with the concept of radiology and the prevalence of medical imaging – just tune into any television medical drama and you’re sure to see a group of doctors (with exceptionally great hair) musing about a fictional diagnosis over blue images on a fluorescent screen. In real life, however, the hair is not as great, and the radiology process is not as simple. Fortunately, the past ten years have brought dramatic advancements in the field of radiology with the deployment of…

    • October 29, 2014

    Abbott Sets Hearts Aflutter In Partnerships with NEA Medical Device Companies

    Global Healthcare Company Building Leading Catheter-Based Electrophysiology Franchise Atrial fibrillation (AF), a type of heart rhythm disorder that affects well over 30 million people around the world, is an increasingly common disease. The burden of AF on a growing number of patients and its associated healthcare costs have spurred a race among large medical device companies to develop comprehensive portfolios of diagnostic and therapeutic solutions to address this large and growing unmet…

  • A better way to find a BetterDoctor

    More than 80% of U.S. consumers conduct online research prior to making everyday purchases. This is a statistic that is growing, and extends beyond products to include services and, finally, even healthcare. With the abundance of information available, consumers are empowered--they want to be as informed as possible when selecting physicians, but how does someone navigate through the overwhelming results of Google searches and decide how to best make a decision as important as selecting a…