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RFL Communications is also the producer of the only daily market research news video, Research Business DAILY Report (RBDR), on YouTube and now available in the cloud via RealPlayer.

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Pharma Research (PR VIDEO Report) presents weekly market research news, insights and commentary for the pharmaceutical, health care, biotech and medical device industries.

Patient Identity theft, Fitbit, Apple Watch disgust, Hospital mistakes public (PRVR 9/15 – 19/2014)

Pharma Research VIDEO Report is sponsored by the Toluna Healthcare Practice, offering highly engaged physicians, health professionals and ailment sufferers for global research using cutting-edge methodologies, sophisticated, yet easy-to-use analytic tools and specialized products including Pharmacy Intercept, dedicated communities, patient record studies and more.

Toluna Healthcare Practice is recommending everyone read this Kaiser Family Foundation release for its emphasis on the growing importance of patients in industry research:

http://kff.org/health-costs/report/2014-employer-health-benefits-survey/

This week on PRVR: 1) The Boston Globe warns about the seriousness and dangers from stolen patient records. 2) Dick Vanderveer’s September 11 blog mentions FitBit’s legal right to sell data the device collects. 3) Federal regulators have decided to reverse course and begin making public records of eight hospital patient mistakes. 4) The Apple Watch introduction paid scant attention to healthcare. 5) India’s poor patent laws with Rx drugs are severely limiting the number of new drugs being made available there. 6) Big Data has brought at least four important benefits for healthcare.

MD want to replace EHRs. Set up med device registries. Google Calico invests $250 M (PRVR 9/8-12/2014)

Pharma Research VIDEO Report is sponsored by the Toluna Healthcare Practice, offering highly engaged physicians, health professionals and ailment sufferers for global research using cutting-edge methodologies, sophisticated, yet easy-to-use analytic tools and specialized products including Pharmacy Intercept, dedicated communities, patient record studies and more.

For more information: http://www.toluna-group.com/about-toluna/industries-we-serve/healthcare/overview
On this PRVR: 1) EHRs have become part and parcel of physician practices, but a good percentages of them want to start their EHR over. 2) Apple lays out legalities with health care app providers. 3) Three prestigious health organizations recommend establishment of registries to assess medical devices. 4) The Affordable Care Act’s 2.3% medical device tax is supposed to cause job losses and sales drops. So, far those expectations look like they are half right. 5) Google Calico puts its money where it counts, matching AbbVie dollar-for-dollar, in exploration of age-related diseases. 6) China’s human clinical trails are said to be extraordinarily populated with impoverished Chinese youth.

Amazon the next industry entrant? mHealth imperfections. iWatch next week (PRVR 9/02 – 05/ 2014)

Pharma Research VIDEO Report is sponsored by the Toluna Healthcare Practice, offering highly engaged physicians, health professionals and ailment sufferers for global research using cutting-edge methodologies, sophisticated, yet easy-to-use analytic tools and specialized products including Pharmacy Intercept, dedicated communities, patient record studies and more.

For more information: http://www.toluna-group.com/about-toluna/industries-we-serve/healthcare/overview

On this PRVR: 1) Reports suggest that Amazon is about to join the ranks of Samsung, Google and Apple in the pharma and health care consumer fields. 2) MHealth tools are highly imperfect, according to a University of Texas study published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research. 3) Gartner says MHealth devices have reached their peak of hype and now need to escape a “trough of disillusionment.” 4) Beneufit, Inc.’s device for Parkinsons patients stands out in the field of MHealth. 5) Government health data needs to be put into context in order for consumers to reap the benefits of these data, advises Premier, Inc. in a letter to the Senate Finance Committee. 6) Apple’s iWatch will be introduced September 9.

How General Mills successfully changed the name of its MR dept (RBDR 8/26/2014)

http://youtu.be/XBHJ0yTB9Mk

RBDR is sponsored this week by Research Now, the global leader in permission-based digital data collection…powering business insights for its clients – connecting companies to consumers.

To find out much more about Research Now and its capabilities, please visithttp://bit.do/researchnow

Today on RBDR: 1) ARF President Gayle Fuguitt shares her experiences while with General Mills in changing the name of a MR department and suggests there may be some merit to the idea of “Decision Insights.” 2) A couple of analytics news items point to the need for more skilled analytics personnel.

Brian Mondry on Apple, Google, etc entering pharma MR (PRVR 8/25 – 8/28/2014)

This week on Pharma Research VIDEO Report: 1) Private health care exchanges are popping up across the U.S. and getting the attention of employers.  2) Physicians report their need for updated media literature.  3) A Decision Resources’ study explains the value of package insert development during a new drug’s development to curtail consumer nonadherence.  4) InCrowd’s app is enabling a private, confidential, double-blinded setting for physicians to query each other.  5) Kantar Health Global Head of Digital Innovation, Brian Mondry, discusses the industry benefit of outsiders like Apple, Google and —– in advancing healthcare information.

The case for MR depts to change to Decision Insights (RBDR 8/25/2014)

RBDR is sponsored this week by Research Now, the global leader in permission-based digital data collection…powering business insights for its clients – connecting companies to consumers.

To find out much more about Research Now and its capabilities, please visit http://bit.do/researchnow

Today on RBDR: 1) Bob Lederer makes his case for client research departments to rename themselves “Decision Insights” because it more accurately describes the department’s purpose and deliverables. 2) Dennis Murphy delivers what could be his final message to the research industry.

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