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A Medtech Exec, Pharma Exec and Venture Capitalist Walk Onto a Stage and Talk Digital Health

Posted by Pete Masloski on Wed, Feb 13, 2019

Vijesh Unnikrishnan co-wrote this article with Pete Masloski.

This blog post was originally published on ZS's medtech blog, The Pacemaker

It’s not often that you get medtech, pharma and venture capital executives to sit on the same panel and participate with enthusiasm and excitement—unless the topic is digital health, where the cross-pollination of ideas and solutions across industry players is becoming more of a norm than an exception. At ZS’s recent Digital and Connected Health Summit, we were fortunate to host a panel of experts who engaged us in a lively discussion: Andy Atwell, executive director of new business development at Omron; Pankaj Dubey, senior director, U.S. commercial, at Abbvie; Divya Varshney, digital health lead at Baxter; and Megan Zweig, director of research at Rock Health. The panelists shared their excitement and optimism, and some examples of how they see life sciences companies adopting digital health solutions to solve patient needs and drive industry growth.

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Topics: healthcare trends, medtech, pharmaceuticals, trends, digital health, pharma landscape, medtech competition

Has Gawande Found the Right Man for the Job?

Posted by Pratap Khedkar on Thu, Sep 20, 2018

Paul Darling co-authored this blog post with Pratap Khedkar.

What kind of skills will it take to run the day-to-day operations for a potentially paradigm-shifting undertaking in U.S. healthcare delivery? It turns out that it's hands-on experience helping patients navigate the complexities of healthcare options and helping employers control healthcare costs, powered by an undercurrent of digital health expertise.

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Topics: Pratap Khedkar, digital health, data and analytics, BerkshAmazMorgan, healthcare costs, employer-driven healthcare, patient data

How Healthcare Partnerships Are Improving Patient Health

Posted by Katherine Barcay on Wed, Feb 08, 2017

Delivering “value” has become the paramount objective of many healthcare organizations, shaping their strategic priorities and driving new collaborations. But value in healthcare is a complex, abstract concept that can take on many forms. The Healthcare Leadership Council (HLC), a coalition of chief executives and other thought leaders across the healthcare industry—including ZS—has been building consensus on the best ways to deliver value through its National Dialogue for Healthcare Innovation initiative (NDHI). In 2016, NDHI announced six “VIable Solutions”—priority issues that private-sector organizations and policymakers alike should address in order to help transform the healthcare delivery system. They include:

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Topics: Katherine Barcay, patient health, HLC, healthcare partnerships, digital health

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