Entrepreneurs advancing life sciences are improving the quality and standard of life with innovations in health, agriculture, medicine, food science, and the pharmaceutical industry.
Repurposed drugs present the promise of enabling patients’ access to much-needed therapies sooner and at a lower cost.
New paper highlights solutions to speed patients’ access to drugs with therapeutic value for more than one disease.
New eBook series features insights from healthcare entrepreneurs who share their real-world experiences with other founders making their way in the healthcare space.
Toby Rush, EyeVerify CEO, describes his personal experience with tech transfer while acquiring his newest startup from the University of Missouri-Kansas City, involving eye vein biometrics on a mobile platform. Google Fiber can produce universal connectivity whether its by landline or mobile, providing a swifter correspondence between ourselves and the world beyond.
Here. Us. Now. A Family's Fight to Bring Medical Innovation HomeChris and Hugh Hempel are in the fight of their lives. Their twin daughters, Addison and Cassidy, have been diagnosed with Niemann-Pick Type C, a rare and incurable genetic disease that causes progressive neurological deterioration. As the devastating effects of the disease begin to take hold, the Hempels enter a world of complex medical literature, complicated clinical trials, and cumbersome regulatory mazes where new drug discovery, invention, and approval are slow and ineffective.
Sandra Lawrence, executive vice president and chief financial officer for Children's Mercy, talks about the advantages of telehealth services within schools, providing children with immediate medical diagnosis and taking the strain of transportation of parents. Lawrence also explains the barrier that sits between telehealth and more available services.
Caregiv CEO Jeff Pfaff's latest endeavor provides caregivers, doctors or relatives with direct contact to their patient or family member--through their own TV. Caregiv is a telehealth service that allows a patient to meet with their doctors without ever leaving their home. This service demonstrates the benefit of a fiber network in allowing patients to interact with their family members or doctors on a regular basis without the hassle of going to a hospital or doctor's office.
Barbara Atkinson, former executive vice chancellor of KU Medical Center, provides explanation of telehealth and the advantages of using telehealth services in Kansas City. With the help of Google Fiber, telehealth services can lower the cost of health care for individuals, and produce fewer hospital and emergency room admissions.
Cost trends in U.S. health care consistently increase at about 2.5 percentage points faster than the general rate of inflation – clearly an unsustainable rate. To address what it called "America's most urgent public policy problem," the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation released a report that focuses on improving the cost-benefit balance in American health care through open access to medical data.
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