OIG report lists HHS’ top 10 challenges

Curbing the opioid epidemic, improving care for vulnerable populations and keeping HHS data safe from cybersecurity threats are all issues outlined in the 48-page report.


Texas Medical Center joins a growing list of health systems with venture funds

So far, the TMC Venture Fund has invested in five companies sourced from its accelerator, TMC’s Biodesign program as well as JLabs@TMC. It is one of many healthcare organizations that either has their own venture fund or is a limited partner in …


MedCity invites startups to apply for annual INVEST Pitch Perfect contest

Innovative startups in healthcare are invited to apply to participate in the Pitch Perfect competition at our annual INVEST conference in Chicago, May 1-2.


How CSweetener is helping women healthcare leaders succeed

CSweetener, a nonprofit organization founded by Lisa Suennen and Lisa Serwin, functions as a of sorts for healthcare. It pairs women healthcare leaders with established male and female mentors.


Is it time to say goodbye to ClinicalTrials.Gov?

Facebook cofounder and philanthropist Sean Parker criticized ClinicalTrials.Gov at an event earlier this month. He made some good points. Here’s why we need better ways to help people find clinical trials.


Florida stores get swept up in FDA’s crackdown on imported drugs

In a speech earlier this month, FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb said the agency would be stepping up its work to prevent the importation of drugs into the United States,


Consumers weigh in on patient portals, whether physicians spend too much time on EHRs

Do EHRs make healthcare more or less safe? Do physicians spend too much time on EHRs? These are a few of the questions that HEALTHeLink asked 1,000 consumers in Western New York as part of a new survey.


Predictive analytics have a critical role to play in proactive clinical care

The real benefit of leveraging health data through predictive analytics is that it can provide early warning signs of patient deterioration, enable sooner intervention and ultimately save more lives.