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The Scoop – Innovation Galore: End to Blindness | Smart Socks | PillPack October 10, 2014

Filed under: Corporate — CMI/Compas @ 5:47 pm

To add to the list yesterday of top tweets coming from the EVP Eugene Lee’s experience at the Digital Health Coalition private meeting, Eugene shared a few additional highlights. He explained that the focus of the afternoon was: how as an industry we can nurture innovation in our industry.  Key takeaways are:

·        The world is trying to push more and more information into less and less time, so make everything efficient with time and full of information

·        Innovation requires courage and a willingness to try without it having been done before, heck it’s called innovation for a reason

·        Learning to have incremental wins and having the patience to keep working at it as it won’t be right the first time

 

Today’s good news: laser eye surgery experts are predicting that blindness will be eradicated within the decade.

More good news: there’s promising new research in type 1 diabetes treatment that involves cell transplantation.

Woo-hoo-hoo what have we here Apple – HCPs can now sort apps by specialty. The system isn’t perfect, but you just know it’s going to give us some interesting insights in the future.

PillPack has raised $8.75 million more in funding; this is one startup I’m definitely watching because it’s such a smart but simple idea that it’s brilliant – medications packaged for consumers by day rather than by medication to improve adherence.

I asked my 5-year-old what she thinks smart socks are, and she told me they’re socks that are so smart, they talk to you and tell you things. Well, she’s spot-on; new smart socks being developed offer specific insights to prevent running injury.

Michael J. Hennessy Associates‚ Inc (MJH), owner of OncLive, has acquired CURE Media Group, which produces CURE magazine and reaches 600k HCPs.

And here’s a sneak peek at what will be hot in stores this holiday season – both Best Buy and Target look like they’ll have entire sections devoted to the Internet of Things.

 

-Carly Kuper, VP, Strategic Marketing & Corporate Communications

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