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:
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.

Preventing MD shortages; Getting “Well-Being” in control (PRVR 8/11/14)

This week on Pharma Research VIDEO Report: 1) FutureDocs Forecasting tool looks to help discover the causes of a projected MD shortage. 2) Gallup-Healthways Well-Being 5™ measures, reports and tracks the strongest predictor of health and performance outcomes over time and well-being. 3) PWC expects healthcare insurance pricing won’t increase as much in 2015 as in pre-Obamacare years.  4) Dr Social CEO Claudio Teri claims that the success of TripAdvisor portends solid consumer participation in his physician review service.

Early ACA Rx trends; IMS Health IPO; Med Payments Getting Easier (PRVR–4/14/2014)

This week on Pharma Research VIDEO Report: 1) Express Scripts details prescription order trends with ACA enrollees in January and February. 2) A Milliman study for CVS Caremark suggests moving specialty drug payment responsibility from medical to pharmacy benefits. 3) IMS Health’s IPO makes common stock available at $20.00 per share. 4) The percentage of people under 65 having difficulty paying their medical bills dropped between 2011 and 2013 due to improved economic conditions. 5) Vermont is moving to implement single player health care and needs to raise $2 billion per year to get it started.

Biotech’s 1st Chief Patient Officer; ACA boosts Medicaid Rx spend (PRVR–4/7 to 4/11/2014)

This week on Pharma Research VIDEO Report: 1) Pharmaceutical companies have cut back on what they pay physicians to speak on their behalf, but the real attention getter will be the searchable database patients will be able to access with 2013 data on pharmacy spending of $10 or more with each U.S. doctor. 2) Sanofi breaks new industry ground by appointing the first Chief Patient Officer. 3) Charlotte Sibley returns to recommend three steps that pharmaceutical companies can take with their research departments to implement Big Data opportunities. 4) With the ACA’s 2014 enrollment period in the past, the first reports of its impact on the pharmaceutical industry are being released.