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Catalysts for change: Meet the life sciences regulator of the future

by Kevin Brault, Federal Health Care Sector Leader, Deloitte & Touche LLP

As technology continues to drive the health sector further ahead, regulators—particularly in life sciences—might need to become more agile so they can foster innovation while continuing to ensure product effectiveness and consumer safety. Regulatory bodies have historically issued rules and required industries to abide by them. But the future of health is being largely dictated by software.

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Sorry for sounding like a broken record…but our industry is nearing a transformational change

by Neal Batra, Principal and Mike DeLone, Principal, Deloitte Consulting LLP

For people who grew up in the 1970s and ’80s, rifling through album racks at the local record store was one of life’s great pleasures. Over the past 20+ years, most of the record-store chains (Tower Records, Sam Goody, Musicland) that once flourished in or near shopping malls across the country—as well as the majority of independent shops—have all but vanished.1 It’s not because these businesses were poorly run.

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What would a future with longer health span mean for end of life?

by Claire Cruse, Health Policy Manager, Deloitte Center for Health Solutions, Deloitte Services LP

It’s not a topic that most of us enjoy thinking or talking about. But it’s a reality I faced at the age of 13 and will face again in July—the 20th anniversary of my mother’s death. It’s something that we all must acknowledge at some point in our lives: None of us will be around forever.

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Can the world’s biggest companies save health care?

by Margaret Anderson, Managing Director, Deloitte Consulting LLP

It’s no secret that we often don’t get what we pay for when it comes to health care. While we spend upwards of $3.5 trillion a year for health care in the US1, our longevity, infant and child mortality, and maternal mortality fall behind other countries.2 Eric Topol, author of the book Deep Medicine,

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The Future of Health: You need to believe it to see it

by Neal Batra, Principal, Deloitte Consulting LLP

Over the past several months, my colleagues and I have been detailing Deloitte’s vision for the future of health to our health and life sciences clients. In meetings and presentations, we describe a landscape that looks vastly different from what we have today. Some of our clients are understandably skeptical—especially considering some of the dramatic changes we anticipate.

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The future of health could be ‘udderly’ amazing

by Steve Davis, Deloitte Center for Health Solutions

When it comes to the future of health, it seems that cows (yes, cows!) might be a couple hoof-steps ahead of people. While visiting relatives in Ireland last month, we stopped at a small dairy farm about 90 miles outside of Belfast. What I saw in the barn that afternoon lines up surprisingly well with Deloitte’s vision for the future of health where always-on sensors detect potential health problems long before symptoms surface.

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