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Hospitals To Be Required To Post Prices Online As Part Of CMS Push To Increase Transparency

The price lists may still be confusing to consumers, though, because standard rates are like list prices and don’t reflect what insurers and government programs pay. “Given the inherent complexity of hospital billing, making prices easy to understand is clearly a lot easier said than done,” Shawn Gremminger, of Families USA.

Novartis forges forward into digital pharma with FocalView app

There is a growing trend in big pharma to talk up the potential for digital technology to revolutionise operations and Novartis is one of the companies that is most actively announcing steps to explore this possibility.
In August of last year, the company announced a new position, Chief Digital Officer, and the man to take the position, in Bertrand Bodson.
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As Novartis Buys Into Gene Therapy, GSK Bows Out With Orchard Deal

Novartis just bet close to $9 billion on the future of gene therapy, a boost for a field that hasn’t yet seen commercial success. In the same week, GlaxoSmithKline, which has one of the few gene therapies on the market and has struggled to sell it, is asking out. The British pharma giant will send […]

Eliminating Silos: Dismantling the Frankenstein of Clinical R&D

Clinical Informatics News Contributed Commentary In January 2017, there were 4,003 pharmaceutical companies with nearly 15,000 drugs in the pipeline. Yet only 1 in 5 drugs actually make it to market. Technology inherently aims to streamline processes, eliminate manual effort and create efficiencies, but is technology still doing this for clinical research?