Opinion on Healthcare in North America

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ResearchWire
ResearchWire

Leukemia: only 54% of Spaniards first present to PCP

Published By Datamonitor
31 May 2001
ResearchWire
ResearchWire

Leukemia: US has highest rate of non-specialist diagnosis

Published By Datamonitor
23 May 2001
CommentWire
CommentWire

Medem: taking physician visits online

Until now, concerns over reimbursement and liability have deterred physicians from exchanging emails with patients, so this service should spur physician uptake. But while patients say they would pay for online consultations, it's less clear that people will actually be willing to put up the cash for an exchange that, some argue, could occur for free on the phone.

Published By Datamonitor
20 Jun 2002
CommentWire
CommentWire

Merck & Co: Medco spin-off should boost confidence

Spinning off the managed pharmacy benefits unit is part of Merck's effort to increase earnings and regain investor confidence. The boost in cash reserves will allow Merck to pursue new growth opportunities, which could compensate for expiring patents. In the long term, the move should also allow Merck to focus its efforts closer on ethical R&D.

Published By Datamonitor
30 Jan 2002
CommentWire
CommentWire

NetLiveMD: online doctoring could be a success

NetLiveMD provides email communications between consumers and physicians. It aims to allow patients (particularly those who are reluctant to see a doctor) to get customized healthcare information. While the service's potential is clear, its success will depend on how value adding the consultations are to users and how effectively it is marketed.

Published By Datamonitor
10 Apr 2002
CommentWire
CommentWire

Nosocomial infections: Medicare move creates opportunities for diagnostics

Medicare will no longer reimburse hospitals for the treatment of some preventable conditions, including certain infections acquired in healthcare facilities. This strong incentive to reduce nosocomial infection rates may well discourage pharmaceutical companies from developing premium antibiotics while giving diagnostic companies the green light they have been waiting for.

Published By Datamonitor
22 Aug 2007
Expert View
Expert View

Obama's crusade to make US healthcare work efficiently and effectively

With the election of Barack Obama, widespread changes are anticipated for US healthcare and ultimately for the pharmaceutical industry. Although President Obama's proposed changes of universal healthcare coverage and continued support of R&D tax credits are likely to boost pharma revenues, certain initiatives are set to be met with objections within the industry.

Published By Datamonitor
19 Feb 2009
Expert View
Expert View

Online recruitment is streamlining clinical trials

The clinical drug trials required to ensure that the next blockbuster makes it to market often last longer than expected. The majority of these delays can be attributed to patient recruitment problems, arising from arduous processes and negative public perceptions. According to a new report by Datamonitor, however, the internet is proving to be an invaluable tool in streamlining recruitment.

Published By Datamonitor
22 Jul 2008
Expert View
Expert View

Percutaneous coronary interventions: a nascent threat to medically managed stroke prevention?

At the recent American Heart Association meeting in Chicago, there was a growing consensus that surgery could provide a more permanent and sustainable solution to atrial fibrillation than life-long medical therapy. A number of practitioners at the meeting argued that medical therapy may have been given undue precedence based on shaky data, flawed analysis, and poor experience of new techniques.

Published By Datamonitor
29 Nov 2010
Expert View
Expert View

Personal health records will play an important role in the exchange of health information

Early successes in healthcare interoperability are paving the way for more health information exchanges in the near to mid future. Separate networks, including personal health records, will connect to form larger networks, and despite continuing skepticism surrounding the burgeoning technology, health information exchanges look set to become a typical part of the patient experience.

Published By Datamonitor
13 Nov 2008

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