Apple & #039;s Medical Hires: Big Deal or Much Ado About Nothing?
Apple has been careful to keep its future healthcare plans under wraps, but whatever it is, expect that it will be big. “Apple has a huge opportunity in health … and I don’t want to talk about the future because I don’t want to give away what we’re doing, but this is an area of major interest to us,” CEO Tim Cook said during Apple’s earnings call in November, according to Seeking Alpha transcripts. The ECG app recently became available to Apple Watch Series 4 customers in the United States, and U....
Source: MDDI - December 13, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Digital Health Business Source Type: news

Cochrane seeks Cochrane US Network Coordinator - Flexible location within US
Specifications:  Part time 0.6 FTE, 1-year consultancy/secondment contract with potential to be extendedSalary:CompetitiveLocation: Flexible location within USApplication Closing Date: 19 January 2019This role is an exciting opportunity to use your experience to make a difference in the field of health care research.  The successful candidate will support the development of theCochrane US Network.Working with a US-based Advisory Group and Cochrane ’s Central Executive, the Cochrane US Network Coordinator will facilitate and support the Network’s establishment and development to deliver its strategic a...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - December 12, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Calling the Shots?
The USA has the highest drug costs in the world, and they are increasing at the fastest rate too. With one in five Americans saying they have been forced to leave a prescription unfilled due to high costs, the situation is clearly unsustainable.Payers and pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs), themselves facing increased criticism for blocking access to important medicines, are taking action by demanding that pharma companies justify the cost – and value – of their new medicines.“There is a point where a government, an employer or a healthcare plan has a finite amount of resources to spend,” says Brian H...
Source: EyeForPharma - December 10, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Katie Osborne Source Type: news

Exclusive: Supplier faces 'big penalties' after huge NHS email shutdown
Consultancy firm Accenture is very likely to face “big penalties” after a software upgrade led to the complete shutdown of the NHS email service, HSJ has been told. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - December 3, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Cochrane seeks Knowledge Translation Learning Module Content Developer - Flexible location
Specifications:  Secondment/Fixed term contract/consultancy contract for a minimum of 12 weeks starting February 2019 up to three working days a weekSalary:CompetitiveLocation: FlexibleApplication Closing Date: 17th December 2018Cochrane ’s work is recognized as the international gold-standard for high quality, trusted information. We want to be the leading advocate for evidence-informed health care across the world.Knowledge Translation (KT) is defined in Cochrane as the process of supporting the use of health evidence from our high quality, trusted Cochrane systematic reviews by those who need it to make healt...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - November 29, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Drug Interactions Database - consultancy available
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Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - November 27, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

KC office's 24-hour gaming marathon benefits KU Pediatrics [PHOTOS]
Kansas City gamers battled to raise money for the Children's Miracle Network on Saturday. Members of the Extra Life Nerds raised money by collecting pledges and donations then playing games of their choice at The Nerdery's downtown office. The Minneapolis-based digital business consultancy's offices in Minnesota and Chicago also joined with their Kansas City colleagues to participate in the Extra Life 24-hour gaming marathon which ran from 8 a.m. Saturday til 8 a.m. Sunday. The Extra Life Nerds… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - November 5, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Adam Vogler Source Type: news

Digital Health Consultancy Expands to Support Digital Agility and Integrated Care
Digital health consultancy Populo Consulting has announced the appointment of a new managing directoras part of an ambitious growth strategy. The expansion will enable it to support more NHS organisations looking to improve their digital agility and to deploy technology to underpin new models of care and digital delivery for patients. (Source: eHealth News EU)
Source: eHealth News EU - November 5, 2018 Category: Information Technology Tags: Featured Industry Business and Industry Source Type: news

Amazon ’s Latest Move in Medtech Is a Big Deal
Amazon is continuing its deep dive into the healthcare market. This time the Seattle, WA-based company is teaming up with Arcadia, a consultancy group, to launch an exclusive brand of consumer-use medical devices for diabetes and hypertension management. Dubbed, the Choice Brand, Amazon’s medical device offerings will start with a range of blood glucose monitors and blood pressure monitors both with supporting mobile apps which offer measurement tracking, data mobility, and reminders. Amazon’s partner, Arcadia, will help develop the brand. Arcadia has extensive experience in brand develo...
Source: MDDI - October 30, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Business Digital Health Source Type: news

Amazon launches connected medical device brand focused on diabetes, cardiovascular disease
Developed with brand consultancy firm Arcadia Group, the Choice product line will kick off with app-connected blood glucose and blood pressure monitors sold directly to consumers. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - October 26, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

UTokyo-IIS and TCS signed MoU to explore research opportunities in digital technologies
(Institute of Industrial Science, The University of Tokyo) Institute of Industrial Science, The University of Tokyo (UTokyo-IIS) and Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), a leading global IT services, consulting and business solutions organization have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to collaborate on technology research and facilitate inter-personnel exchange. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - October 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

IBM Partners Blockchain Connect's'Czech Alliance' To Fight Fraud & Drive Digitization
IBM - aka ‘Big Blue’ - is participating as a partner with consultancy PwC, fintech incubator Adel and a global law firm in Blockchain Connect’s so-called ‘Czech Alliance’. The goal is to fight “real-estate fraud” and corruption in national administration and drive the “digitization of society. ” (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - September 12, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Roger Aitken, Contributor Tags: NYSE:IBM LON:IBM Source Type: news

UK children's hospital deploying HoloLens, Surface Hubs for surgical teams
Alder Hey Children ’s Hospital and NHS Foundation Trust will be rolling out HoloLens mixed reality headsets to support its operational theater, according to a recent release from Microsoft. Alongside the technology company and Black Marble, a software design and consultancy firm, the hospital will be developing an a pp for the technology to help surgeons better access information about their patients during an ongoing procedure. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - August 13, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Going Through the Motions
If the pharma industry got a dollar for every time it talked about improving relationships with payers, it probably wouldn ’t have a grave pricing challenge on its hands.Looking at it rationally, there is a clear win-win from greater harmony – pharma understands in advance the concerns of payers and can adjust its strategy to ensure effective market access, while payers get a heads-up on drugs are coming through and what impact they will have, and can plan budgets ahead.Yet, the reality is somewhat different. Collaboration – the word de jour for pharma in this decade – does not come easily, and many...
Source: EyeForPharma - August 6, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Adam Chapman Source Type: news

Read on, Jordan B Peterson, if you want to survive a visit to Glasgow | Kevin McKenna
The Canadian culture warrior is coming to town. Prepare for new right platitudesI ’ve only ever been on one of those team-building exercises favoured by large management consultancies and firms that operate in the technology sector.These enterprises may only involve a paintballing experience in a nearby forest where you can let the office dickhead indulge his leadership delusions and act out some fantasies from a childhood spent readingCommando comics.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 5, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Kevin McKenna Tags: Politics The far right Psychology Society Glasgow Canada Steve Bannon US news Americas World news UK news Science Scotland Source Type: news

Spike in consultancy spending by NHS England
NHS England reported a steep increase in management consultancy spending in 2017-18, despite a clampdown in the use of external support across the health service. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - July 27, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Consultancy
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Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - July 26, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

Consumerism coming to healthcare: Opportunities and obstacles
Healthcare organizations aren't making significant strides in adapting to consumerism, even despite increasing demand, competition for patient loyalty and plenty of lip service to the idea.   That's true across the range of hospitals, payers and pharmaceutical companies, according to new research by branding and marketing consultancy specialist Prophet. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - July 19, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

NHS trusts sign multimillion pound China consultancy deal
Two “outstanding” foundation trusts have signed a contract with a Chinese real estate company to advise it on building 10 new hospitals in a deal which could be worth millions for the NHS. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - July 17, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Daily Insight: Consultancies quids in at DHSC
The must-read stories and debate in health policy and leadership (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - July 16, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Management Turmoil Adds Salt to an Already Wounded MiMedx
INVESTMENT HIGHLIGHTS: On 7/2/18, MDXG announced the resignation of its CEO, President & COO, and changes to its Board of Directors (BOD). MDXG now has an interim CEO (David Coles, just appointed) and interim CFO (Robert Borkowski, appointed previously). While we believe the MDXG shares could ultimately be worth more than where they are trading today, we maintain our Hold rating given potential nearer-term risks including: slowing revenue growth due to management turmoil, the dollar amounts of the restatements, a potential delisting, the SEC/DOJ investigations, the ongoing internal Audit Committee investigation, and th...
Source: MDDI - July 4, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Business Source Type: news

Consultancies hired to 'accelerate' integration of four STPs
Two management consultancies have been commissioned to help four STPs in the West Midlands “accelerate” their integration plans, HSJ has learned. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - June 20, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Personalization Status: It ’s Complicated
In the 10 days following the news about Facebook ’s data privacy breach involving political consultancy, Cambridge Analytica, Facebook shares dropped almost 18 percent. (Source: PharmaManufacturing.com)
Source: PharmaManufacturing.com - June 19, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Local marketing vets, VML chairman emeritus launch consultancy, coworking studio for creatives
Three Kansas City marketing veterans not only are launching a branding and business strategy consultancy, they're launching a coworking space in Kansas City that's tailored for creatives. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - June 8, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Leslie Collins Source Type: news

Trust takes consultancy to court over botched hospital refurbishment
An integrated acute and community trust has taken a construction consultancy to court after an alleged botched refurbishment of a hospital. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - May 23, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Trust takes consultancy to court over 'botched' hospital refurbishment
An integrated acute and community trust has taken a construction consultancy to court after an alleged botched refurbishment of a hospital. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - May 23, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Revealed: Consultancy to review what PHE knew about breast screening errors
Consultancy firm PwC will review Public Health England’s handling of potential fatal errors in the national breast screening programme, including when concerns were escalated within the organisation. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - May 15, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Aegea Medical picks up former Cardiokinetix, Concentric Medical CEO Sainz | Personnel Moves – May 14, 2018
Aegea Medical said last week it tapped former Cardiokinetix prez & CEO Maria Sainz as its new president and chief executive officer, effective immediately. Sainz will replace former CEO Don Gurskis, who has held the corner office since 2013. Gurskis will remain on as member of the Redwood City, Calif.-based company’s executive management team. “Maria is a highly respected industry veteran with an exceptional track record of building and leading strong teams and growing businesses with groundbreaking, PMA-class devices. Maria’s experience and successful record in commercializing medical technologi...
Source: Mass Device - May 14, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News ACell aegeamedical Boston Scientific Cardiac Dimensions Inc. CardioKinetix Inc. cellectbiotechnology Cerus Corp. Concentric Medical Inc. Conventus Orthopaedics Cordis Corp. Covidien GE Healthcare Guidant C Source Type: news

NAE Elects Chair, Vice President, and Four Councillors
The National Academy of Engineering has re-elected Gordon R. England, chairman of PFP Cybersecurity, to serve a two-year term as the NAE's chair. The NAE chair works with the NAE president to promote the Academy and its policies to the engineering community and the public. Also re-elected to serve a four-year term as the NAE's vice president is Corale L. Brierley, principal of Brierley Consultancy LLC.Re-elected to a second term as councillor is John L. Anderson, Distinguished Professor of Chemical Engineering at Illinois Institute of Technology, and newly elected to three-year terms as councillors are Nadine Aubry, dean o...
Source: News from the National Academies - May 14, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: news

Scientific expert reaction to new Cochrane Review on HPV vaccine for cervical cancer prevention in girls and women
This study looks at a collection of studies looking at the benefit of HPV vaccines in reducing pre cervical cancer lesions.  HPV also causes many other serious cancers (especially head and neck).  In time, as more people have been vaccinated, we will see a reduction in all HPV cancers.  The HP V vaccine is one of a number of vaccines using virus like particles (VLPS) which have been shown to be very safe over the last 35 years. “The Cochrane library of reviews has a very rigorous assessment process of all their reviews. “The review only looked at cervical precancer (in women and girls),...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - May 8, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Survey: Innovation challenge participants aren't in it for the money
When it comes to innovation challenges, most participants aren't in it for the money, according to a new survey from consultancy group Luminary Labs. The group surveyed 60 prize recipients from 14 challenges run by Luminary Labs. While not all winners surveyed were in the healthcare space, many, including Osso VR, Wellframe and Ginger.io, were, and the sample included challenges sponsored by Janssen, and Merck. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - April 18, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Meet the tech evangelist who now fears for our mental health
Belinda Parmar was a passionate advocate of the digital revolution – but has started keeping her family’s smartphones and laptops locked away to protect her loved ones. Is she right to be so worried?In Belinda Parmar ’s bedroom there is a wardrobe, and inside that wardrobe there is a safe. Inside that safe is not jewellery or cash or personal documents, but devices: mobile phones, a laptop, an iPod, chargers and remote controls. Seven years ago, Parmar was the high priestess of tech empowerment. Founder of the consultancy Lady Geek, she saw it as her mission both to make tech work better for girls and wom...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 15, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Moya Sarner Tags: Technology Mental health & wellbeing Internet Google Facebook Psychology Apps Social networking Smartphones Mobile phones Children Children's tech Silicon Valley Source Type: news

NHS watchdog pays consultancy firm £500,000 to define its 'purpose'
NHS Improvement - which oversees hospital spending - hired McKinsey on the lucrative contract earlier this month. Critics described the spend as ‘scandalous’. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

ECRI report assesses surgical C-arms
Healthcare consultancy ECRI Institute has released a new analysis of several...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: ECRI names new CEO, president Ransomware takes spot on ECRI's healthcare hazards list ECRI Institute CEO sets retirement date ECRI partners with London School of Economics ECRI launches equipment rating tool (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - March 9, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Cochrane seeks HR Manager - London, UK
Specifications:  Full Time  Salary: CompetitiveLocation: LondonApplication Closing Date: 18th March 2018This role is an exciting opportunity to use your experience in HR Management to make a difference in the field of health care research.  The HR Manager will provide and manage a high quality, responsive, efficient and effective Human Resources function for Cochrane and its subsidiaries.Working alongside our other HR Manager, this role provides leadership and management across the Central Executive Team on all HR matters.Key responsibilities:Provide HR support and advice to the Head of Finance and Core Serv...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - March 2, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Regulatory challenges top list of concerns of medtech professionals in annual survey
The survey of medtech professionals that regulatory consultancy Emergo (Austin, TX) conducts each year is a good gauge of the mood of the global medical device industry as it heads into a new year. Typically, there are no dramatic shifts in attitudes and perceptions from one year to the next—progress and change tend to be incremental in the medtech sector—but there is movement on the margins that can be instructive. From that perspective, key takeaways from the Global Medical Device Industry Outlook for 2018 include tempered growth expectations in all markets compared with 2017 and a broad consensus that a...
Source: MDDI - February 23, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Norbert Sparrow Tags: Plastics Today Source Type: news

Regulatory Challenges Top List of Concerns of Medtech Professionals
The survey of medtech professionals that regulatory consultancy Emergo (Austin, TX) conducts each year is a good gauge of the mood of the global medical device industry as it heads into a new year. Typically, there are no dramatic shifts in attitudes and perceptions from one year to the next—progress and change tend to be incremental in the medtech sector—but there is movement on the margins that can be instructive. From that perspective, key takeaways from the Global Medical Device Industry Outlook for 2018 include tempered growth expectations in all markets compared with 2017 and a broad consensus that a...
Source: MDDI - February 23, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Norbert Sparrow Tags: Plastics Today Source Type: news

Revealed: Government rankings for NHS management consultancies
The results of a government tendering exercise ranking dozens of management consultancies wanting to sell to the NHS have been leaked to HSJ. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - February 20, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

D.C. Council delays decision on UMC's new turnaround company
Seven D.C. Council members filed a resolution Friday that delays a decision on the pending $5 million turnaround contract proposed for District-owned United Medical Center. The move extends the long-struggling hospital's contract with its current operator, Veritas of Washington LLC. D.C. Council had voted in November to cut ties with Veritas over questions about the consultancy's performance after the D.C. Health Department forced the closure of UMC's obstetrics unit . But the seven members, including… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - February 16, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Tina Reed Source Type: news

D.C. Council delays decision on UMC's new turnaround company
Seven D.C. Council members filed a resolution Friday that delays a decision on the pending $5 million turnaround contract proposed for District-owned United Medical Center. The move extends the long-struggling hospital's contract with its current operator, Veritas of Washington LLC. D.C. Council had voted in November to cut ties with Veritas over questions about the consultancy's performance after the D.C. Health Department forced the closure of UMC's obstetrics unit . But the seven members, including… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 16, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Tina Reed Source Type: news

Dutch Company Iperion Life Sciences Consultancy Acquires Regulatory...
Iperion Life Sciences Consultancy (Iperion) has acquired US based Identifica’s regulatory consulting practice. Iperion has set out to become one of the global players in regulatory consultancy.(PRWeb February 05, 2018)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2018/02/prweb15168576.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - February 5, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

SPM in Real Life: Winter ‘18
NEW MEMBERS: Winter ’18 Brief bios/plugs for new members (extracted from the Introduce Yourself Connect Community) Daniel Warren (Rik), initial member of Sensogram Technologies business team. Responsibilities include evangelism, channel development and management.  The technology continually reads and wirelessly reports vital signs in a variety of wearable form factors. Complementing this are solutions serving those with higher fall risk. Brian Eastwood, a research analyst, with a background in writing, editing, and public speaking experience. Brian joined the Editorial Review Board of the Journal of Particip...
Source: Society for Participatory Medicine - February 1, 2018 Category: General Medicine Authors: Danny van Leeuwen Tags: Newsletter Source Type: news

Trust hires consultancy for 'disaster' IT system inquiry
Nottingham University Hospitals Trust has asked consultancy firm EY to carry out an inquiry into its £14m digital health record system labelled a “disaster” by consultants. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - January 25, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

NHS Improvement abandons consultancy turnaround programme
A financial turnaround project where management consultants are sent to work with NHS trusts has been shelved by NHS Improvement, HSJ has learned. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - January 19, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Health consultancy work under pressure as NHS seeks savings
New data show commissions are down and focus has changed (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - January 18, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Digital Science launches Dimensions: next-generation research and discovery platform
Ground-breaking research information database links publications, grants, policy, data and metrics for the first time Global technology company Digital Science is proud to announce the launch of Dimensions, a new platform that aims to democratise and transform scholarly search. A collaboration between six Digital Science portfolio companies (Altmetric, Digital Science Consultancy, Figshare, Readcube, Symplectic and ÜberResearch) and more than 100 research funders and universities, Dimensions offers a better, faster way to discover, understand and analyse the global research landscape, without wasting time searching fo...
Source: News from STM - January 15, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: STM Publishing News Tags: Digital Featured Source Type: news

Vast range of consultancy and IT covered by new ACS framework
A new framework for accountable care systems and sustainability and transformation partnerships will cover a vast array of private suppliers, with the potential to shake up how support and technology are sold to the NHS. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - December 20, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Cochrane Australia seeks Program Lead, Evidence Innovation - Melbourne, Australia
Exciting opportunity to build an international research consortium and dramatically improve the use of research evidence in healthcare systems around the world  Cochrane is the world ’s leader in independent, trustworthy health evidence. Cochrane Australia is part of the School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine at Monash University and one of 13 Cochranecentres worldwide that promote the use of research evidence in health decision-making and support the global Cochrane network of over 36,000 researchers to produce independent, high-quality evidence.The OpportunityThe Program Lead is responsible ...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - December 12, 2017 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Epidemiologist (Fever Diagnostic Program) (part-time consultancy)
DepartmentMSF currently operates activities in 35 countries with a wide spectrum of programs. The Medical Project Unit in MSF New York is part of the Medical Department of Operational Center – Paris (OCP) and provides technical support for: Tropical Medicine, Infectious Diseases (including antimicrobial resistance (AMR), medical quality, and medical article writing and publication. Language English (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - December 8, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Rosanna Perri Source Type: news