Month: July 2019

Mike Tremblay July 6, 2019

To some extent Academic Health Science Centres [AHSCs] are caught between the research push and market pull. If they prioritise technology transfer, they opt for a research push approach that emphasises the availability of technologies or innovations for market-based actors based on potential commercial application. While the university mission within an AHSC will emphasise the […]

Mike Tremblay July 4, 2019

It is not unreasonable to have concerns about the cost of medicines. Drug costs are usually influenced by government policies on pricing and reimbursement of medicines themselves. These range from simple discount seeking to more complex approaches such as conditional approvals, and value-based pricing (perhaps a subject for another posting). These can achieve a measure […]

Mike Tremblay July 3, 2019

Discussions on health literacy are increasing as healthcare providers, clinicians, payers and patients consider what this means for healthcare. Having been involved in launching the world’s first digital interactive health channel in the UK in 2000, one thing I learned is not to assume that everyone is alike or has common interests. Healthcare systems are […]