FDA oversight of med devices questioned. What MDs want from Apple Watch (PMVR 10.13.2014)

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On this PRVR: 1) Two separate studies call the FDA to task for its oversight of new medical devices. (http://articles.philly.com/2014-10-01/news/54479968_1_lower-risk-devices-regulating-medical-devices-the-fda)

2) An MD explains what physicians would like to see from new smart watches that the Apple Watch does not offer. (http://www.forbes.com/sites/robertpearl/2014/10/02/a-doctors-take-on-the-apple-watch/)

3) Psilos Group’s annual healthcare outlook recommends that healthcare insurers ditch their B2B model and focus on patients and providers. (http://www.mhealthnews.com/news/insurers-must-change-and-embrace-mhealth-survive)

4) The pharma profession is noticeably slow in adopting mobile technologies despite the industry’s rabid interest and desire for them. (http://www.mhealthnews.com/news/pharmas-tough-road-mobility)

5) Facebook is rumored to be developing two entries for the pharmaceutical and healthcare markets. (http://www.healthtechzone.com/topics/healthcare/articles/2014/10/06/390696-facebook-eying-healthcare.htm)

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

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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.

CER low impact; Big Data In-patient MR; FDA continuing Mini-Sentinel? (PRVR–7/28-31/2014)

This week on Pharma Research VIDEO Report:
1) Experts agree the promise of comparative effectiveness research is having very little impact on healthcare decision making. 2) Dr. David Bates researched Big Data algorithms that he says can positively impact the expenditures on low-hanging fruit with in-patients. 3) The FDA must make a decision on whether or not to continue Mini-Sentinel, a program that queries 18 health plan and insurance partners about patient records that can show adverse events.

Apple iWatch’s HC info partners; HelloMD reworks MD-patient choices (PRVR–7-21-25/2014)

This week on Pharma Research VIDEO Report: 1) Apple’s iWatch — rumored to launch as early as October — with management team in place, and making impressive health care information partnerships.    2) Health startup HelloMD is recruiting top 1% of doctors and making them available to consumers who want to see the best and who are willing to pay cash for access.

Apple’s medical tech hiring spree; Treato breaking thru in social media MR (PRVR– May 12-16, 2014)

This week on Pharma Research VIDEO Report:  1)  Penn State graduate students found most top-50 health and fitness apps (paid and free) on iTunes and Google Play lack valuable behavior-change techniques  2) Reuters reported on Apple’s recent medical tech hiring spree, presumably for its upcoming iWatch  3) Israeli social media data collector and analyzer company Treato is spotlighted as the top business in the field for pharmaceutical, healthcare, biotech and medical device customers.