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As biosimilars enter the US market, will they be used, and can they reduce spending?

by Erik D. Smith, Ph.D., and Tom Yang, Ph.D., Deloitte Consulting, LLP

Last fall, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the first biosimilar to treat multiple types of cancer.i While biosimilars have tremendous potential, there also is a good bit of uncertainty around them, particularly in oncology where biologics can have a predominant role in treatment.

February is National Cancer Prevention Month, which gives us a nice opportunity to explore the role biosimilars could play in preventing and treating cancer.

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How are patient-centered solutions transforming breakthroughs in oncology and beyond?

by Chris Zant, life sciences digital leader and Brett J. Davis, general manager of ConvergeHEALTH

With National Cancer Prevention Month taking place this month, the Deloitte Center for Health Solutions (CHS) sat down with Chris Zant, life sciences digital leader, and Brett Davis, general manager of ConvergeHEALTH, to explore how digital technology, real-world data, and advanced analytics are helping lead to breakthrough therapies that are helping transform the journey of care for cancer patients,

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Disrupting the social determinants of health: From exponential medicine to exponential health

by Josh Lee, Principal | Life Sciences & Health Care, Deloitte Consulting LLP

The year was 1989. I was an undergrad at Columbia University. I had a lot more hair than I do now and odd glasses – which by the way are now back in style. Seinfeld made its big debut on television and the Berlin Wall came down.

New York City had been experiencing a crisis throughout the 70s and 80s and there was a full-fledged epidemic of homelessness.

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Telehealth: Aligning the incentives with the demand

by Harry Greenspun, MD, Director, Deloitte Center for Health Solutions, Deloitte Services LP

Walking with my dog Tarot down my street last week, I was stopped by a man selling organic lawn services. He explained how beautiful my yard would look and how much easier it would be for me if I used his services. He stressed that this was a much more sophisticated service than older services I might have been familiar with – it could reduce harmful runoff and environmental impact and is safe for my pets.

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A different kind of mobile health is innovating care delivery

by Doug Beaudoin, Principal, Deloitte Consulting LLP

Experts often describe mobile health (mHealth) as the ability to access health care at one’s fingertips – on a mobile phone. Many consumers are using mHealth apps to make appointments, locate urgent care facilities or other providers in their network, pay a medical bill, fill a prescription, monitor their chronic condition or fitness levels, or communicate with their care team.

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