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Featured in this Issue The Instant, Custom, Connected Future of Medical Devices By Janet Morrissey, The New York Times* 3D-printed and “smart” pharmaceuticals are making medical treatments more effective. But it may take years before the new devices reach most patients, if they do at all. Also in this Issue Performance: S&P 500 vs. Public... Read more »
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Elderly Home Care Goes Digital
Supplied by Community Research and Development Information Service (CORDIS), European Commission, May 31, 2018*
For the elderly with cognitive impairment, living alone can prove detrimental to their health. Assistance services can provide appropriate discreet support for independent living and a high life quality.
Featured in this Issue Fed Up with Drug Companies, Hospitals Decide to Start Their Own A group of large hospital systems plans to create a nonprofit generic drug company to battle shortages and high prices By Reed Abelson and Katie Thomas, The New York Times* For years, hospital executives have expressed frustration when essential drugs... Read more »
Featured in this Issue Digitization of the Healthcare Industry By Les Mace, Senior Advisor, FOCUS Investment Banking LLC Challenges Facing Today’s Healthcare System In the U.S. today, five percent of the population consumes 50 percent of healthcare spending and annual spending on healthcare is 18 percent of the GDP—about $10,000 per resident. Currently, the number... Read more »
Featured in this Issue Health Care Is Hemorrhaging Data. AI Is Here to Help By Megan Molten, Wired Artificial intelligence used to mean something. Now, everything has AI. That app that delivers you late-night egg rolls? AI. The chatbot that pops up when you’re buying new kicks? AI. Tweets, stories, posts in your feed, the... Read more »
“Can biotechnology and genetic engineering turn the clock back for a generation of boomers? A land rush of advanced research and investment into the biology of aging is yield- ing tantalizing prospects.” That’s the opening paragraph of a fascinating new article, “New Aging Research Yields Tantalizing Prospects,” written by Craig Ladkin, a FOCUS Investment Banking... Read more »
Inside, be sure to read the new article, “Lost in Thought—The Limits of the Human Mind and the Future of Medicine,” about how collaboration between doctors and computers will help improve medical care (see pages three to four of this new report). Both authors are Massachusetts physicians--one an emergency medicine physician and assistant professor at... Read more »
Inside, be sure to read Part II of a fascinating two-part series on precision medicine—“Test, Don’t Guess ...Precision Medicine in Cancer Treatment,” which you’ll and on pages three to five of this new report. According to the authors (an impressive group of FOCUS interns and researchers), precision medicine is a transformative approach to disease treatment... Read more »
Inside, be sure to read Part I of a fascinating new two-part article, “Precision Medicine—The Leading Edge of Medical Therapeutics.” According to the authors (an impressive group of FOCUS interns and researchers), precision medicine is a transformative approach to disease treatment and prevention, customizing healthcare based on an individual’s genetic makeup, lifestyle and environment. It... Read more »
Inside, be sure to read the new article, “America’s 2017 Healthcare Economy: A Year of Opportunity and Uncertainty,” followed by two short sidebars discussing “Eight Ways to Improve Healthcare Deploying Three New Technologies—Artificial Intelligence (AI), Robotics, and Virtual Reality (VR)” and “How a Decade of Healthcare Trends Evolved: 2017 versus 2007.” Clearly, the way healthcare... Read more »