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Beyond the hype: Making hay in the Internet of Things world

July 14, 2015 | by Alex Blanter, A.T. Kearney | Comments

What does the Internet of Things mean for your company? Hype aside, it is now commonly held that we are entering a new era where digital smarts will be embedded in everyday devices from the clothes we wear to our cars to the lights in our homes, all interconnected by the Internet.

Learning my role in my own patient-centered care

July 23, 2015 10:32 am | by Kim Blanton, Winterville, North Carolina | Comments

What started out as a bad case of the flu 14 years ago became a journey of more than 100 emergency room visits and hospital re-admissions, countless lab tests and numerous specialists. I became a case study of what happens when lack of patient engagement meets up with uncoordinated care.

Preserving the past

July 23, 2015 9:50 am | by Jonathan Wilkins, marketing director of industrial automation components, European Automation | Comments

It’s an undeniable fact that at some stage in your existence, you’re going to want to change and upgrade something about your life. Whether it’s your car or your partner, it’s rarely a simple procedure and the idea of change can be a little scary sometimes.


Can technology come to the rescue of the global diabetes epidemic?

July 22, 2015 12:03 pm | by Erez Raphael, CEO, LabStyle Innovations | Comments

A recent study, published in the British medical journal The Lancet, reported a 45 percent rise in the prevalence of diabetes worldwide from 1990 to 2013. The majority the rise was in Type 2 Diabetes, the most common form of the disease ...


HHS: We’re putting people at the center of their care

July 15, 2015 9:35 am | by Nancy Beran, HHS | Comments

I went into medicine for one reason: I wanted to help people. And five years ago, my practice was fortunate enough to embark on a transformation that helped us provide our patients with greater access to higher quality care.

Who’s buying medical marijuana?

July 15, 2015 7:28 am | by Jason Lomberg, Editor, @PharmProEditor | Comments

So it turns out recreational marijuana users are more diverse than your average Grateful Dead fan. According to a recent Forbes expose, pot aficionados in Seattle include everyone from curious tourists to medicinal marijuana patients and baby boomers hoping to recapture their youth.


GOP: Appeal SCOTUS's Obamacare decision to the American people

July 9, 2015 9:12 am | by Sally C. Pipes | Comments

Last week, the U.S. Supreme Court saved Obamacare for a second time by siding with the executive branch in King v. Burwell. The decision allows the Internal Revenue Service to distribute health insurance subsidies to about 6.4 million people....


It’s teamwork: Using patient data to improve outcomes

July 9, 2015 8:23 am | by Glenn Madrid, MD, Grand Junction, Colorado | Comments

It takes a village, or at least a well-coordinated team, to care for our patients. While our medical practice in Grand Junction has always tried to provide personal, transparent and coordinated care, the Comprehensive Primary Care Initiative (CPCI) ...

Stop worrying about Obamacare’s job creation (or destruction)

July 7, 2015 8:30 am | by Jason Lomberg, Editor, @PharmProEditor | Comments

It’s more than a tad redundant to call Obamacare controversial – its mere mention causes fits of insanity and more mud-slinging than talk radio. A new report over at Forbes is cautiously optimistic about the Affordable Care Act’s net job growth, but is this the best metric for success?


Lesson not learned: Tips and tricks to avoid repeat recalls

July 7, 2015 7:58 am | by Mohan Ponnudurai, Industry Solutions Director at Sparta Systems | Comments

When you feel a headache coming on, you don’t want to fact-check your aspirin bottle’s history for the latest recall announcements. You want to trust that the makers of the Aspirin have supplied you with a safe product, and that it’s going to make the pain to go away.


The basics of outsourcing in pharma

July 2, 2015 8:22 am | by Vera Pomerantseva | Comments

Outsourcing became a common trend in pharmaceutical and IT industries over the past decade. Economy globalization made outsourcing easier than ever before due to remote telecommunications, standardizations, proficiency in English across the globe ...


Ordering marijuana from the comfort of your living room

July 1, 2015 8:11 am | by Jason Lomberg, Editor, @PharmProEditor | Comments

Eaze is an app-based “on-demand weed delivery marketplace.” Essentially, the service allows anyone to receive a medical marijuana prescription for about the price of your average co-pay, purchase your cannabis of choice, and receive it in the time it takes to deliver a pizza.


Cannabis RX — legalized marijuana by the numbers

June 22, 2015 8:31 am | by Meagan Parrish, Editor, Chem.Info | Comments

In recent years, medical marijuana has been transformed from a flashpoint in America’s culture wars to a legitimate healthcare treatment option available in many states. It is also now the fastest-growing industry in the U.S.


Canadians wait 462 days for access to new drugs

May 22, 2015 8:59 am | by Jason Lomberg, Editor, @PharmProEditor | Comments

During the hullabaloo surrounding passage of President Obama’s signature piece of legislation, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (aka, Obamacare), proponents extolled the virtues of Canada’s free healthcare system. Critics slammed that same system for its alleged wait times....


Welcome to the party, pal!

May 21, 2015 8:56 am | by Jason Lomberg, Editor, @PharmProEditor | Comments

As the Rolling Stones famously said, please allow me to introduce myself. I’m Jason Lomberg, Pharmaceutical Processing’s new Editor. I come to you courtesy of Pharm Pro’s sister pub, Electronic Component News....


Pharma Legacy Drives New Software, IoT Innovation

May 18, 2015 11:21 am | by Jeff Reinke, Editorial Director | Comments

Pharmaceutical Processing sat down with Rockwell Automation’s Paula Puess and Khris Kammer to get their take on recent market developments and what the future may hold for the pharmaceutical marketplace.



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