Information technologyPhysician to health IT entrepreneur: Baking in the user perspective makes a difference | MedCity News
A physician took to Venture Beat in an effort to tell health IT entrepreneurs what doctors want from clinical decision support tools, what they're not getting and how to improve the user experience.
PharmaceuticalsSunlight is the best medicine for pharma | The Wall Street Journal
Scrutiny of high drug prices constitutes a major investment risk for big pharma. The industry's transparency push can help.
Why can't pharma and payers play nicer? | STAT
Among the drug industry's least-escapable buzzphrases is “value-based contracting,” a system under which payers shell out for pricey drugs only when they work, creating a theoretical win-win that increases access and cuts costs all the while.
PhysiciansTV documentary on pain treatment funded by doctor with industry ties | STAT
Public television stations across the country have begun airing a documentary about pain treatment produced by a doctor with significant financial ties to the manufacturers of opioid medications — a fact not disclosed in the program.
Safety, quality and clinical practiceNew vaccine could slow disease that kills 600 children a day | The New York Times
A new vaccine against a diarrheal disease that kills about 600 children a day worked well in a large trial in Africa and appears to be a practical way to protect millions of children, scientists said on Wednesday.