Connected Healthcare stems from my belief in ‘integrating’ Life Sciences and Healthcare. Earlier this year I had read Joseph Kvedar’s book entitled “The Internet of Healthy Things.” He is the vice president of Connected Health, and part of the Partners Healthcare system in Boston. The book provides examples of using technology to close the healthcare Read More
I recently attended an Oracle product training session for ‘serialization.’ The Life Sciences industries, and especially pharmaceutical and medical device companies, are gearing up for the need to offer product traceability. This blog post will be the basis for a possible industry presentation later this year. Oracle product/training There are several solutions that address pedigree Read More
Most of us are excited about the changes occurring in healthcare around mobile applications, electronic health records and the advent of social media just to name a few examples. Yet there is a mounting concern with the rise of drug shortages now reported at “178 a 3x rise since 2005!” A look at the FDA web site Read More
By now everyone has gotten past their New Year’s resolutions and is picking up where they left off last year. So thinking about my first blog post for 2011 I would like to cover the following areas: A look back at 2010 Maintaining momentum in 2011 The focus for the year Reviewing 2010 The nice Read More
This is the last installment on Aligning Life Sciences and Healthcare IT. I had written two earlier blog posts on Innovation back on 23Nov2009 The time for ‘Process Innovation’ is now and on 8Dec2009 Pharma 2.0 and the need for Process Innovation. I had been inspired to write about this topic due to a recent set of tweets Read More
In a previous blog post I introduced the ‘value chain’ for these industries, and discussed lessons learned from Life Sciences IT to help Healthcare IT in the use of technology. In Part 2 I am providing a practical application on the use of handheld (mobile) devices being used by doctors and nurses for ‘intimate healthcare.’ At the end of this article I will provide a link to this ‘case study’ which we have named Patient Monitoring System (PMS).
What lessons can Healthcare Information Technology (IT) take from the Life Sciences IT? My background has been in Life Sciences and looking into Healthcare I can’t help but notice the similarities and differences in the use of technology. So how do we ‘evolve’ from our current position to fulfill this new ‘model’ of healthcare? In this posting I will focus on the Life Sciences portion of the value chain.
Changes in the economy and the information age have forced us to learn new ways to ‘farm’ new data sources. The last few weeks I have been engaged in a launch of a new IT services and solutions practice which reminded me of just how important it is to keep learning – and search for more when you know less.
CaringBridge is a charitable nonprofit organization providing a free online service that connects family and friends during a serious health event, care and recovery. I discovered this today as my dentist has a young daughter that is going through treatments for cancer. I highly recommend this website for families that are going through this process.
I read an article by Stephanie Sutton, PharmaTech Europe entitled The Pharma 2.0 Trend for 2010. The article summarizes how the industry will remain status quo for 2010 based on Ovum’s industry report. “The trend for slow growth will continue, and cutting costs and reducing time–to-market will remain a priority, particularly with the impending patent Read More