Tag Archives: Data

BMS leans on new long-term Opdivo data in crowded kidney cancer field

Bristol-Myers Squibb’s Opdivo-Yervoy combo is competing in an increasingly crowded space when it comes to previously untreated kidney cancer. But the company is leaning on long-term data to help set its regimen apart. More than half—56%—of patients treated with the pairing were alive at the 42-month mark, compared with 39% of those taking Pfizer’s Sutent,… Read More »

ACOs lack data on patient social needs, community partners

Accountable care organizations have major challenges integrating social services with medical care, including a lack of data on their patients’ social needs and the capabilities of community partners. That’s the finding of a new study published in the journal Health Affairs, based on qualitative data from 22 ACOs. “The ACOs in our sample frequently lacked… Read More »

OIG: HHS data silos impede efforts to improve nation’s health

How the Department of Health and Human Services manages, shares and secures its data is among the top management and performance challenges facing the agency. That’s the assessment of the HHS Office of Inspector General, which contends that failure to modernize the agency’s data practices will severely limit its ability to improve the health and… Read More »

GlaxoSmithKline’s Nucala cuts severe asthma attacks in ‘reassuring’ interim real-world data

GlaxoSmithKline’s Nucala is facing an uphill climb in its battle for supremacy in severe asthma. On the hunt for a leg up, GSK is looking to real-world studies for a competitive advantage in Nucala’s sole indication—and it may have just scored one. After 12 months of use, Nucala cut severe eosinophilic asthma attacks by 69%… Read More »

Research project gathers data, images to improve breast cancer diagnosis

A research initiative is using a cloud-based approach in an effort to improve breast cancer care, aiming to develop personalized screening approaches. The Athena Breast Health Network, a long-established breast health collaborative, is conducting the initiative, aiming to use a digital engagement platform that seeks to achieve a couple aims—to provide a more secure and… Read More »

MedCo’s PCSK9 challenger steals the show at ESC with winning data

Whatever worries lingered around The Medicines Company’s longer-lasting PCSK9 cholesterol fighter should clear up now, thanks to a set of pivotal phase 3 data that shows the drug is at least as safe and effective as its two marketed rivals. In a 1,617-patient study, inclisiran cut bad cholesterol by 54% when added to statin therapy, a… Read More »

ASC Handbook informs about Compliance and Data Security in the Cloud

Hoesbach, June 14th, 2019 – Compliance, security, and data protection are top of mind with companies from all industries when it comes to cloud services. When moving to the cloud, it is essential to maintain the same level of security, data protection, and control of data as when storing data on-premise. But how can companies… Read More »

Medical News Today: Cosmetic surgery is on the rise, new data reveal

The American Society of Plastic Surgeons have published new statistics that reveal recent trends in body-shaping procedures. A new report shows which cosmetic procedures were most popular in 2018. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), almost 18 million people underwent surgical and minimally invasive cosmetic procedures in the United States in 2018.… Read More »

How providers can best accommodate patient-reported data

The healthcare industry is moving toward consumer-centered, patient-driven care. The consumer and patient perspective is becoming central to how healthcare is delivered, reimbursed and evaluated by regulators and other stakeholders. Previously, individual patients reported on their health to their individual clinicians, with little opportunity for the quantitative and qualitative data to be aggregated and mobilized… Read More »