Digital Technologies and Healthcare

The largest employer in life sciences, Healthtech, the ABHI (Association of British Healthtech Industries) recently celebrated its 30th anniversary, and during its time the industry has gone through significant changes. The future lies in incorporating the fields of science, digital data, artificial intelligence, and robotics. ABHI represents 280 member companies whose devices, diagnostics and digital…

YouTube-Based Cancer Advice: Popular But Faulty

Research into the top 150 videos on YouTube regarding prostate cancer showed that 77 percent of them contained errors or a bias, either in their content or comments section. The most popular videos tended to be the worst offenders, tending to focus on just the benefits. Prostate cancer is represented in over 600,000 YouTube videos,…

How AI is Impacting the Medical Industry

As technology improves, so does the ability to improve certain industries. Many retailers are considering the utilization of AI’s to help increase productivity. Many warehouses use AI to help keep their stock organized and some fast food establishments around the globe are beginning to utilize AI to take people’s order for food. While these innovations…

Healthcare Information Technology’s Rapid Growth

There are few industries developing at the pace of the healthcare information technology industry, and it shows no signs of slowing anytime soon. America’s HIT industry could reach $104.3 billion by 2020, and while the growth of this market could help a lot of people, there are some challenges to be aware of as well….

3D Printing for the Medical Industry

3D printers are especially helpful in advancing treatment options in medicine. The printers are used to manufacture surgical tools less expensively than their traditional counterparts. 3D printing has also been used to create models to solve medical problems and to recreate body tissues. One day, the technology may be successfully implemented as an alternative to…

Amazon is Joining the Healthcare Industry

Amazon has managed to become a global giant by putting their resources in as many baskets as possible, but their newest venture is a bit unusual even by their standards. Amazon is moving into the healthcare industry. While their new business model could open up bold new opportunities for healthcare, it also opens a wealth…

The Future of the Global Pharma Marketplace

Building a transparent pharma marketplace is a challenge. The entire supply chain process in pharma is complex, and pharma teams need to differentiate their business from all others on the market. The latest innovations from companies such as the new pharma-centric marketplace Trade Pharma Network can help them do this. While some pharmacies rely on…

Texting Patients? Avoid These Pitfalls

For years, pharmacies have called patients to let them know about important updates to their service, like prescriptions that are ready for pickup or paperwork that needs to be filled out. Maintaining this kind of communication between patients and pharmacies is vital for the smooth day-to-day operation of a pharmacy and the patient’s satisfaction. Many…

Will Amazon’s Acquisition of Pillpack Impact the Opioid Epidemic?

The pharmaceutical world trembled a bit when Amazon acquired Pillpack at the end of June this year. With Amazon’s door to door shipping ability and, its entry into this market signals potential trouble for pharmacy giants like CVS and Walmart, whose stock dropped immediately upon announcement of the sale. The long-term implications may spell a…