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Concierge Medicine partially funded by Acts 20/22 investors: Pravan Revolutionizing Healthcare with Innovative Business Model

Located in the Ciudadela complex in Santurce, Pravan Health is a concierge medicine clinic that centralizes health and wellness in an innovative space for its members to receive personalized services. David Melchor, co-founder & CEO of Pravan, explained to THE WEEKLY JOURNAL that this concept is making patients and medical professionals rethink how health care is done.

FDA Approves First Treatment for Hutchinson-Gilford Progeria Syndrome and Some Progeroid Laminopathies

Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Zokinvy (lonafarnib) capsules to reduce the risk of death due to Hutchinson-Gilford progeria syndrome and for the treatment of certain processing-deficient progeroid laminopathies in patients one year of age and older. Zokinvy is not approved for use in patients with other progeroid syndromes or laminopathies.

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Distributing a COVID-19 Vaccine Across the U.S. – A Look at Key Issues

Government officials hope to identify one or more safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines over the next few months as part of a multi-agency effort known as Operation Warp Speed. If and when they succeed, their focus will shift to making sure people across the country can access the vaccine.

Josh Michaud and Jennifer Kates | Published: Oct 20, 2020

GRAIL and NHS Partner to Transform Cancer Outcomes in First-of-Kind Program

MENLO PARK, Calif., Nov. 26, 2020 — GRAIL, Inc., a healthcare company whose mission is to detect cancer early, when it can be cured, today announced a partnership with the United Kingdom’s (UK) National Health Service (NHS) to help transform cancer outcomes by making GRAIL’s multi-cancer early detection blood test, Galleri™, available to UK patients starting in 2021.

The commercial partnership program aims to confirm Galleri’s clinical and economic performance in the NHS system as a precursor to its routine use by the NHS.

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Bloomberg: Canada To Prevent Distribution Of Some Drugs Ahead Of U.S. Rule

Canada has imposed measures to limit the distribution of some drugs, a move that’s largely aimed at the U.S. The Canadian government is putting the new guidelines in place to protect its drug supply from bulk sales across the border that could worsen the current deficit, Health Minister Patty Hajdu said in a statement. Companies will now be required to provide information to assess existing or potential shortages, and within 24 hours in serious cases. (Balji, 11/28)

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The RT-PCR-based test was first authorized earlier this year for the detection of SARS-CoV-2 nucleic acid in specimens collected by a healthcare provider.

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Thousands of Doctors’ Offices Buckle Under Financial Stress of COVID

The HealthPartners Central Minnesota Clinic where Decker worked is part of a wave of COVID-related closures starting to wash across America, reducing access to care in areas already short on primary care doctors.

Parents Complain That Pediatricians, Wary of COVID, Shift Sick Kids to Urgent Care

Referrals of children to urgent care clinics or emergency rooms have become so prevalent that the American Academy of Pediatrics came out with interim guidance on how practices can safely continue to see patients. The academy recommended that pediatricians strive “to provide care for the same variety of visits that they provided prior to the public health emergency.”

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The 7 Worst Leadership Styles

Whether you are in a leadership role or you report to a leader, everyone has a style. As you know, some leaders are easier to work with than others. Discover if you have one of the worst leadership styles.

Ashley Jones / 6 minutes

CMF 2020 A Virtual Success! 100+ Sessions, Replay Passes and Lessons Learned, What’s Next?!

The multi-week virtual event kicked off with live chats, zoom rooms, dozens of breakout sessions, unlocked daily exclusive “Digital Vault” exclusive interviews on content that provides category-specific “deep dives” into a multitude of healthcare issues relevant to Doctors, PAs, NPs, RNs, spouses and medical staff.

Editor-in-Chief, Concierge Medicine Today / 11 minutes

Entering a New Era of Early Cancer Detection

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GRAIL is leading the way with a blood-based multi-cancer early detection test For 45 years, the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting has provided an opportunity to chart progress in […]

GRAIL / 6 minutes


Why I Ask These Two Questions

We are leading through uncertainty. It is probably not the first time and it will not be the last. As Walmart’s first Chief Customer Officer, Janey likes to ask questions that reveal where she is, where her team is, and how to navigate what is ahead.

Janey Whiteside / 2 minutes

Introducing Amazon Pharmacy: Prescription Medications Delivered

Customers can now purchase prescription medications through the Amazon online store – convenient and reliable access, without leaving home Amazon Prime members receive free two-day delivery and up to 80% savings when […]

Business Wire / Amazon  4 minutes

Meet The Top Doctors In Concierge Medicine [25] of 2020-2021

ATLANTA, GA USA – Twenty-five (25) Physicians have been named to Concierge Medicine Today’s biennial ‘Top Doctors In Concierge Medicine’ for 2020-2021. This national trade publication’s recognition is a distinction held by less than one percent of doctors across the country every two years.

Editor-in-Chief, Concierge Medicine Today / 9 minutes

Maintain A Great Organizational Culture (Podcast)

Identifying creative ways to preserve and build a healthy culture could win the day, especially in a pandemic. Your medical practice culture and staff moral is the lifeblood of your practice and your culture sets the tone for the entire Patient Care experience. How can you make sure it is the best possible culture?

Dr. Laura Gallaher and Michael Tetreault, /  51 minutes

CMT highlights Mental Health Resources FOR Doctors and Their Patients during COVID-19 Holiday Season With Free Playlist of Educational Webinars and Podcasts

3 Ways To ‘Innovate’ The Customer Experience

Be known as the organization that holds on to most of its customers or guests. How exactly does this work? There is a strong connection between necessity, innovation, and experience. How are these linked together?

Sanjay Monga / 4 minutes


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