An op-ed in today’s New York Times by Pamela Hartzband and Jerome Groopman (two physicians at Harvard Medical School) is entitled “How medical care is being corrupted.” The authors basically suggest the following: That financial drivers are starting to undermine both quality of care and (more…)

On Wednesday this week, the U.S Food & Drug Administration (FDA) finalized new guidance on the cybersecurity of patient medical devices. The full guidance document is available on line in The Federal Register. The agency’s media announcement is available on the FDA web site. Many (more…)

The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation in conjunction with the American Institutes for Research, has just published a new “Roadmap for Patient and Family Engagement in Healthcare Practice and Research.” A statement about the thinking behind and key recommendations in this new roadmap is also (more…)

A new report from the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) for Health Information Technology, based on data collected in 2013, provides us with some detailed insight into what patients are thinking about their ability to access their health information on line. The survey conducted (more…)


Digital Pharma East: Main Conference Day 2 Ours is rapidly becoming an outcomes-based world. Lilly’s Yolanda Johnson-Moton kicked off the Patient Interaction & Customer Centricity track by exhorting us to carefully define goals before leaping to a tactical fix, because mere activity is no longer (more…)