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

Regulatory Compliance Associates ® Inc. Announces New Website
Regulatory Compliance Associates® Inc. (RCA), a life sciences consultancy focused on quality, regulatory, and technical consulting, announces its new and improved website at the same address,...(PRWeb November 30, 2017)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2017/12/prweb14967513.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - November 30, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

ePROs: Why We Should Be Mobile-First
Electronic patient-reported outcomes (ePROs) and in particular with Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) are increasingly being used to collect data directly from patients. The advantages include bigger, faster and more efficient trials, avoiding missing data on a questionnaire, time-stamped data and complex question branching.However, with people ’s attention spans shortening, there is a growing need to make surveys lean. With more and more surveys taken on mobile phones, if the survey is too long or badly designed participants will drop out.While there are established guidelines for measuringequivalence between electronic ...
Source: EyeForPharma - November 23, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Keith Meadows Source Type: news

Exclusive: PwC appoints Sir Mike Richards as senior adviser
Former Care Quality Commission chief inspector Professor Sir Mike Richards is joining consultancy firm PwC. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - November 17, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

STPs to buy consultancy and tech from 'one stop shop'
NHS England is developing a new “one stop shop” framework for local health systems to buy products and services ranging from workforce advice to IT systems. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - November 16, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Doing the double: Pegasus is crowned PRCA ’s ‘specialist consultancy’ for the second year
Held at London’s Park Lane Hilton (Tuesday 7th November), the PRCA National Awards honour the best of the UK PR and communications industries. Pegasus, an Ashfield Healthcare Communications’ agency, battled it out against five other agencies to win the prestigious award. Judges were impressed with the way Pegasus drives its mission of ‘inspiring healthy decisions’  right through the business – from award-winning campaigns for some of the world’s most influential health organisations, to staff perks such as flexible working hours, daily fresh fruit and in-office massages. Pegasus Man...
Source: Ashfield Healthcare News - November 15, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Alanna Simpkin Tags: Ashfield Source Type: news

CCGs spend millions on consultancy for stalled reconfiguration
Commissioners in north west London spent £36m on consultancy firms over the last four financial years – including millions on service redesign recently stalled by NHS Improvement. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - November 15, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Exclusive: NHSI condemns trust's 'significant' financial governance failings
A confidential report into a large acute trust has uncovered ‘significant’ financial governance failings over how it agreed its control total for this year, alongside irregularities in its consultancy spend, contracting and use of interim managers. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - November 10, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Ashfield Pharmacovigilance to sponsor Proventa Internationals ’ B2B Pharmacovigilance Strategy Meeting USA 2017
Ashfield Pharmacovigilance, part of UDG Healthcare, is proud to sponsor Proventa International’s B2B Pharmacovigilance Strategy Meeting USA 2017, which will take place November 7, 2017 in Boston Massachusetts at The Westin Boston Waterfront. This event gathers leading pharmacovigilance experts from a mix of emerging to large Pharmaceutical, Biotechnology & Academic/Research Institutions to help solve key strategic challenges in the area of Pharmacovigilance. Proventa International is a Management and Market Intelligence Consultancy specializing in life sciences and healthcare sectors. By creating an executive net...
Source: Ashfield Healthcare News - October 30, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Alanna Simpkin Tags: Ashfield Source Type: news

MSLs: The Superheroes of Pharma?
The Medical Science Liaison (MSL) has come a long way in a short time. While pharma never stands still for long, the need for scientifically credible partners to help customers understand the growing complexity of new medicines and navigate the choppy waters of real-world evidence and health outcomes, has seen the MSL come to the fore in ways few might have imagined.While the core competencies of the MSL remain unchanged, new capabilities will be needed – both for MSLs and MSL leaders – to meet the demands of the changing roles. But what does the modern MSL look like and what skills will they need now and in th...
Source: EyeForPharma - October 25, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Lucy Fulford Source Type: news

MSLs: The Superheroes of Pharma?
This article appeared in the most recent edition of our specialist publication,  Trends in Medical Affairs.Click to download a copy.  Related Content: Navigating The New LandscapeBest of Both WorldsPrimary Event: Medical Affairs Europe 2018Pr écis: MSLs are pharma ’s elite, with the knowledge and interpersonal skills to engage and collaborate with customers. But is pharma asking too much of its scientific superheroes?Premium`: Freemium`: Channels: Patients and MedicalTags: medical affairs (Source: EyeForPharma)
Source: EyeForPharma - October 25, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Lucy Fulford Source Type: news

Digital Diabetes Care Getting Simpler for Patients
Diabetes is one of the most expensive chronic health conditions worldwide, and has become a favorite target of leading-edge clinicians and technologists touting the age of connected care. "In general, we'll see more of the trend of digitalization to better manage conditions," said Chuck Gammal, a partner specializing in healthcare and medical technology at consultancy Simon-Kucher. "Diabetes is somewhat unique among chronic conditions in that it's very data-intensive." Ironically, though the very data-intensive nature of diabetes care might suggest patients would clamor for platforms and care modules th...
Source: MDDI - October 20, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Greg Goth Tags: R & D Source Type: news

Exclusive: Consultancy firm avoids prosecution over use of restricted NHS data
A large consultancy firm has escaped prosecution over the use of restricted NHS data to win contracts, HSJ can reveal. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - October 19, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Mauritius: New Cancer Centre to Be Constructed in Vacoas, Announces Minister Husnoo
[Government of Mauritius] The Ministry of Health and Quality of Life will proceed with the construction of a new state-of-the-art cancer centre in Vacoas with the collaboration of the Hospital Service Consultancy Corporation (HSCC) Limited from India. Under mutual government agreement between India and Mauritius, the HSCC will assist the Ministry of Health and Quality of Life as consultant. The construction of the new cancer centre is expected to start early in 2018 and will be completed in about 15 months. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 6, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Philanthropists Join Forces to Fund Africa ’s Cash-Strapped Health Sector
Tristate Heart and Vascular Centre in Nigeria. Credit: Tristate Heart and Vascular CentreBy Pavithra Rao, Africa Renewal*NEW YORK, Sep 28 2017 (IPS)In the 2017 World Happiness Report by Gallup, African countries score poorly. Of the 150 countries on the list, the Central African Republic, Tanzania and Burundi rank as the unhappiest countries in the world. Some of the factors driving unhappiness are the poor state of the continent’s health care systems, the persistence of HIV/AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis, and the growth of lifestyle diseases such as hypertension, heart disease and diabetes.Few African countries make...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - September 28, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Pavithra Rao Tags: Development & Aid Featured Global Headlines Health TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Pharmabide Pharmaceutical Services-Clinical Research and Development Services and Pharmaceutical Market Licensing
Pharmabide Pharmaceutical Services is a consultancy firm for clinical trials, regulatory affairs, and pharmacovigilance. (Source: Pharmaceutical Technology)
Source: Pharmaceutical Technology - September 25, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

New report indicates more doctors now open to integrative medicine
(Natural News) A survey carried out by the consultancy firm Pure Branding revealed that an increasing number of doctors have started incorporating integrative medicine into their practice, which in turn may prove beneficial to the supplements industry. The survey, called Integrative Physicians Market Landscape, examined more than 1,000 integrative doctors from 49 states. Data were obtained from... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Exclusive: Sir Mike Richards joins health consultancy
Professor Sir Mike Richards, the previous chief inspector of hospitals, is to take up a new role at a leading health consultancy, it has been announced today. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - September 20, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news