The Medical Affairs and Healthcare Industry Chronicle

The US Sunshine Act and its equivalents

The US Sunshine Act and its equivalents The U.S. Physician Payments Sunshine Act, which is part of the Affordable Care Act, went into effect on August 1st, 2013, with the aim make the financial relationship between healthcare professionals and healthcare organisations and drug, device and biological product manufacturers more transparent. Manufacturers track and report payments or

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My new tattoo

I have just returned from Morocco. Working away from home while immersing myself in a different world reminded me how distance can create perspective and how new environments teach new skills. Today’s topics: Decision driven analytics Luc De Langhe, co-founder of CEL for pharma, recently shared a book recommendation with me: the “Four Pillars of Decision-Driven Analytics.” Link to an overview here.

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The future of healthcare, digitalisation and health equity

BOOM Summit Takeaway 1: GenAI and sustainability The BOOM summit had some stellar presenters, brilliant presentations, deep subject matter expertise and competent, engaging delivery. There was so much content that it is impossible to share it all here, but there are certain topics that were raised, that I think of every day. The first topic

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Navigating the regulatory jungle – don’t advertise magic remedies

BOOM Summit: Improving healthcare access and technology Imagine you have no health insurance; no internet access and you cannot afford the bus fare to get to your nearest physician. Perhaps you are one of the 2.9 billion people, 37% of the world’s population, that has never used the internet (Source: United Nations Website, 2021). How

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Medical Information delivery – navigating legislation and language

You may remember that I play lacrosse, not well, but with enthusiasm. Last weekend was  a game weekend, the teams played sixes. The teams have thirty seconds to score, then the ball changes hands It’s fun, it is fast, it needs someone to manage the clock. That was me. Sadly, it was cold, it was

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Upcoming Digital Islands and AI webinar, and Leadership: you are not a shark!

This week is the Medical Affairs and Scientific Communications meeting MASC in Orlando. Pre-pandemic I was a regular attendee.  I love the meeting, connecting with old colleagues, many of whom have become friends,  and hearing what everyone has been up to. I am sad that I will miss it this year, and up until Saturday,

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AI anecdotes from the clinic

Today marks the first day of Fasnacht in Basel. A three-day event that starts with the  Morgestraich, a magical moment. Imagine a silent, sleeping city, all electrical lights have been extinguished, then suddenly at 4am, the sound of flutes and drums erupts from every medieval street and square in this beautiful city, as small groups

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Good science

Knowledge is the most addictive drug. As my AI course concludes I’m thrilled by how the acquired knowledge is expanding my perspective. My mental library now contains guidance on how to apply concepts such as decision trees, random forest and bootstrap aggregation to name just a few. What makes me happiest, though, is that what I have learned is universally applicable to life.

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