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Emerging technologies can boost performance in clinical trials

by Greg Reh, Vice Chairman, US and Global Life Sciences Leader, Deloitte LLP

Technology could help biopharmaceutical companies pull more meaningful data from clinical trials and speed cycle times for products in development. Patients could see benefits, too, including higher satisfaction rates and better overall experiences during each phase of the trial. But, given the complexity of institutions and the broader drug environment, adoption has typically been slow and there are challenges ahead.

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Beyond bitcoin: Five possible uses for blockchain in health care

by Greg Reh, Vice Chairman, US and Global Life Sciences Leader, Deloitte LLP

When I bring up blockchain in client meetings, or in dinner conversations, people tend to have one of two reactions. Either they see it as being synonymous with bitcoin and other digital currencies, or they see blockchain as an overhyped technology.

I agree there is a lot of hype swirling around blockchain, and I also agree that this technology likely isn’t going to turn health care on its head.

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No sick days, no collars: How tech might help hospitals shrink labor costs

by Leslie Korenda, Research manager, Deloitte Services LLP

Labor is the single biggest line item for many hospital and health system budgets. As baby boomers retire and begin to face age-related health issues, they will likely seek more services from hospitals. But as the patient population expands, the pool of nurses and other caregivers is expected to recede, which—all else being equal—might push hospital labor costs even higher.

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Digital supply networks: A new imperative for life sciences

by Stephen Laaper, Principal, and John Allen, Senior Manager, Deloitte Consulting LLP

Life sciences companies are usually not considered market leaders in the race to embrace new technology and digital transformation. Whether deserved or not, this reputation—and the reality—should change. Without the advantages of digital, leaders in life sciences could lose competitive ground that can’t easily be regained.

It’s an urgent call to action, but also a huge opportunity.

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The digital hospital: Powering a future without boundaries

by Chris Harris, Specialist leader, Deloitte Consulting LLP and Nick Wong, Senior Manager, Deloitte Consulting LLP, Deloitte Consulting LLP

Rachel’s end-to-end digital hospital experience
Imagine it’s a few years in the future; say, 2025. Four-year-old Rachel’s hospital operates under an incentive reimbursement model driven by quality and care outcomes for the populations it serves. Because Rachel has a history of medical complications that places her within the hospital’s higher-risk populations that require close monitoring,

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Innovations in infant monitoring devices

by Doug Beaudoin, Principal, Deloitte Consulting LLP

Inc. magazine released its 11th annual 30 Under 30 list featuring young entrepreneurs working to solve some of the world’s biggest challenges. The founders of Neopenda made the list – the startup makes wearables that monitor four newborn vitals in developing countries. The women who founded Neopenda, which launched in 2015,

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