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STEP UP: When paired with gamification and a science-based engagement program, wearables can boost (and sustain) activity levels

by Greg Szwartz, Life Sciences data science practice lead, Deloitte Consulting LLP

At the Temple Mount in Jerusalem, the ancient construction is strikingly precise. Every stone in the outer wall appears to have been meticulously placed, and all of the stairs are exactly the same size and shape. The last flight of stairs leading to the entrance, however, is noticeably different. The width and height of the of the steps are erratic—some are narrow while others are broad.

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Why improving inclusion and diversity in clinical trials should be a research priority

by Karen Taylor, Research Director, UK Centre for Health Solutions, Deloitte Services LP

Several weeks ago, I participated in a panel discussion on inclusion and diversity in clinical trials. My research for the event and the discussion that ensued led me to conclude that while there have been some improvements, the pharma industry continues to struggle to recruit enough trial participants from important demographic groups, especially women, racial and ethnic minorities,

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Star Trek medicine in the age of a Flintstones reimbursement system: Can value-based contracting pull all stakeholders into the same era?

by Jeff Morgan, Managing Director, Deloitte Consulting LLP

“Star Trek medicine in the age of a Flintstones reimbursement system,” was a quote I heard during this year’s JP Morgan Healthcare conference back in January…and it has stuck with me. The comment drove home the point that our health care reimbursement system needs to evolve to keep pace with the innovation that we are seeing in drug development.

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Robots aren’t coming for our jobs, but exponential technologies could have a major impact on how we work together

by Jennifer Radin, Principal, Deloitte Consulting LLP

We don’t believe robots are going to take over the world, and they’re not coming for our jobs. However, many tasks in health care and life sciences are likely to be enhanced, altered, or taken over entirely by artificial intelligence (AI), natural language processing, robotics, and other emerging technologies. Our 2018 Global Human Capital Trends report found that 61 percent of 11,000 business leaders are actively redesigning jobs around AI,

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Three ways health care organizations can help boomers plug into virtual health

by Felix Matthews, MD, MBA, Managing Director, and Chris Shudes, Principal, Deloitte Consulting LLP

Although the baby boomer generation didn’t grow up with smartphones, personal computers, or social media, many boomers want technology to play a role in many of their interactions. Health care organizations that are able to ensure that their older customers are connected to virtual health could set themselves apart from competitors, reduce health care costs,

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