Deep Dive: Page 2

Industry insights from our journalists

  • Blockchain in healthcare: Huge promise, but largely unproven

    "What blockchain has been able to do is create markets where a market didn't previously exist," according to Noah Zimmerman, director of Mount Sinai's Center for Biomedical Blockchain Research.

    Meg Bryant • Aug. 30, 2018
  • LDT legislation gains allies, moves closer to finish line

    At the same time, FDA comments on the bill drew the ire of the clinical lab sector.

    David Lim • Aug. 21, 2018
  • Medical device industry caught in US-China trade war

    "If this keeps escalating … a tit-for-tat game without any end in sight, that's very concerning to our industry and ultimately to patient care," a top industry imaging official said.

    Meg Bryant • Aug. 13, 2018
  • Industry balks at FDA's cybersecurity plans

    "We already know that FDA will reject premarket submissions if they do not follow the cybersecurity guidance," AdvaMed's Zach Rothstein said.

    Meg Bryant • Aug. 01, 2018
  • Pharma and AI? Let's try augmented intelligence first

    Pharma will need collaborations and in-house capabilities to successfully use AI across drug development.

    Lisa LaMotta • July 23, 2018
  • Payers, doctors weigh AI's disruptive prescribing potential

    The disruption won't happen overnight, though, as big tech firms try to not only develop healthcare AI tools, but show they'll enhance, rather than upend, the doctor-patient relationship.

    Jacob Bell • July 23, 2018
  • Transition clock ticking on new EU device regs

    "It's a problem because how do you comply with a new standard when you don't know what the standard is?" said AdvaMed's Joe Gatewood.

    Meg Bryant • July 16, 2018
  • HIMSS18: Eric Schmidt says future of healthcare lies in 'killer apps'

    The former Google executive chairman gave a standing-room only crowd at the annual health IT convention in Las Vegas his predictions on the future of the space.

    Jeff Byers and Kim Dixon • March 06, 2018
  • Hospitals turn to chatbots, AI for care

    "The real goal of the virtual assistant is to … reduce costs and improve the outcomes and efficiency of the healthcare system,"’s Adam Odessky said.

    Meg Bryant • Feb. 08, 2018
  • Blockbuster digital health funding to spill to 2018

    "There will be an effort to look more closely at the impact on health outcomes and cost savings and not just 'is this a cool idea?'" says Chilmark Research's Brian Eastwood.

    Jeff Byers, Meg Bryant and Shannon Muchmore • Jan. 04, 2018
  • Latest MACRA, doctor fee rules could bring boost to telehealth, wearables

    “This is a big step forward for Medicare’s ability to deal with chronic conditions," American Telemedicine Association's Gary Capistrant says of an unbundled payment code for remote patient monitoring.

    Meg Bryant • Dec. 14, 2017