Microsoft and SilverCloud collaboration to leverage AI for mental health

  The treatment of mental health conditions appears to have received a boost with a recently announced research collaboration between digital mental health company SilverCloud Health and Microsoft...

Reata to seek approval for Friedreich’s ataxia drug on positive Phase II results

Shares of a small biotech company skyrocketed Tuesday following the release of positive data from its registration-directed Phase II study of a fatal genetic disorder that...

Think ‘Medicare For All’ is the only Democratic health plan? Think Again

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) speaks to the media in the spin room following the first night of the Democratic presidential debate on June 26, 2019 in...

BridgeBio terminates effort to acquire remainder of Eidos Therapeutics

A firm that helps launch biomedical research into new companies has called off a bid to acquire one of its subsidiaries. Palo Alto, California-based BridgeBio Pharma said...

The future of health care at Walmart includes root canals next to garden rakes

When a man in his 40s went to get a toothache checked out recently, the dentist immediately realized his pain wasn’t due to his teeth. The...

The case for moving from retrospective to prospective payment integrity

Picture a patient who suffers from lower back pain after an injury. A physician recommends physical therapy, for which the health plan will cover 12 visits....

Medicare needs to increase access to telehealth

On Oct. 3, President Trump signed an Executive Order outlining measures for Medicare reform— specifically telehealth for seniors — through network adequacy in Medicare Advantage (MA) plans....

Report: British drugmakers worry about damage to competitiveness after possible Brexit deal

In what has been called an “unprecedented backlash,” British drugmakers, along with other manufacturing industries, are warning the government of U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson that...

Age-old healthcare debate shifts from insuring more people to cutting costs

In a new article in the BMJ journal, Julie Rovner, chief Washington correspondent for Kaiser Health News, examines the debate over the future of the U.S....

Navigating networking events at HLTH

What motivates people to attend a conference may vary but one common denominator? Networking! If you can’t forge new connections for a new funding round, collaborations, court...

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