Medical research

Traversing the interfaces in medical research

The continually rising health care costs in Germany require cost intelligent innovations at the intersecting frontiers of scientific disciplines. Prof. Gerd Geisslinger is Medical Research Officer for the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft. ...

Medical economics

Treating health care woes through data analysis

MIT Sloan professor of management and operations research Dimitris Bertsimas has an idea that data-based algorithms could help cure health care problems—both in patients and hospital administration. Learn more in the "Data ...

Cancer

Poll: Patients, caregivers worry about cost of cancer care

(HealthDay)—In addition to fear of pain and suffering, Americans worry about cancer-related expenses, according to the results of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) 2018 National Cancer Opinion Survey.

Medical research

Smarter trials speed up patients' access to effective treatments

Adaptive clinical trials are transforming the efficiency of drug development and the MRC has played a crucial role in implementing this innovative method into the UK clinical trials landscape. This trial methodology helps ...

Medical economics

Why life insurance companies want your Fitbit data

I recently predicted that health data from electronic sources could soon be compiled into a health or wellness report and shared with insurance companies to help them determine who they'll cover.

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