Technology is Changing the Role of the Patient

Technology is Changing the Role of the Patient

​How Is Technology Changing the Role of the Patient? As patient engagement becomes increasingly important in healthcare, various communities have sprung up to encourage patient participation. Emerging technologies have facilitated these communities—allowing patient...
Has the Patient Become More Important in Healthcare?

Has the Patient Become More Important in Healthcare?

Has the Patient Become More Important in Healthcare? Patient centricity and patient engagement are terms often used by healthcare providers to signify that they personalize their treatments for patients, however, these terms can often be abstract and difficult to...
Pharmacogenomics: Healthcare Practitioners

Pharmacogenomics: Healthcare Practitioners

Pharmacogenomics has the potential to allow physicians to personalize treatment plans for their patients and make more informed decisions about patient health.  Despite the many benefits offered by pharmacogenomics, there are several concerns being raised within the...
Pharmacogenomics and the Future

Pharmacogenomics and the Future

Although developments in pharmacogenomics have arguably led to an improvement in the efficacy and safety of medicine, there are several ethical and social issues that are being raised.  Pharmacogenomics is defined as the study of how genetic variation affects the way...
How is Venture Capital Involved in the Healthcare Sector?

How is Venture Capital Involved in the Healthcare Sector?

Venture capital has occupied an important role in the US healthcare system, particularly as hospitals rely upon the capital to develop and test new technologies. The growth of venture capital-backed companies has allowed for hundreds of startups developing health...
What is Pharmacogenomics’ Impact on the Clinical World?

What is Pharmacogenomics’ Impact on the Clinical World?

The emergence in genetic research has generated considerable interest in the role that genetics plays on individual drug responses. Genetic research gathered by companies such as 23andMe has allowed scientists to map out the genetic variation among individuals, and...