Friday, November 21, 2014

Health Care Insights | Weekly Round Up

Health Care Insights brings you your weekly healthcare round up*. Below you will find relevant articles on key industry topics that we thought our readers would benefit from - enjoy.

Top Stories:

Healthcare's Big Data Opportunity
Global healthcare is at a pivotal moment in its history, on a par with Alexander Fleming’s discovery of penicillin and Louis Pasteur’s groundbreaking work with sterilization. As the quantity of data we generate rapidly expands and we continue to develop the computational power to store it, health authorities will be able to gather more information about their patients in a single year than has been open to them in all history.

Wearable Technology And Digital Healthcare Strategies Should Shift Focus To Chronic Medical Illness

As we marvel at the gadgets that companies such as Nike, Fitbit, Jawbone and Apple have recently produced and brought to market–gadgets that can record our heart rate, calories expended, and steps taken—one can only think of how this technology could likely be used on a greater scale to help those who truly need it the most: people with chronic medical illnesses such as emphysema, diabetes, or congestive heart failure.

 FDA approves Purdue's painkiller that can reduce abuse
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved a long-acting narcotic painkiller with abuse-resistant properties made by Purdue Pharma L.P., the agency said on Thursday. The FDA approved the once-daily drug, Hysingla ER, with the expectation that it will reduce, though not necessarily prevent, abuse through snorting or injecting.

CMS Names Niall Brennan as Nation's First Chief Data Officer  
(Niall Brennan will be speaking at the FDA/CMS Summit for Payers)

On Wednesday, CMS announced Niall Brennan will become the agency's first chief data officer and will be responsible for overseeing efforts to improve data collection and transparency and leading the department's new Office of Enterprise Data and Analytics

Have a great weekend!

*Health Care Insights has no affiliation with any of the above publications. These articles are aggregated by our team based upon our audience's areas of interest.

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