Pedro Moura emigrated from Brazil as a teen with his family to escape economic hardship. But when he worked at a bank in East Los Angeles in his early 20s, he told customers who looked like him that he couldn’t offer them credit because they didn’t have a credit history. He couldn’t help them invest either, even when they had a little money in their accounts.
Jessica Eting’s father immigrated to the U.S. from the Philippines, and her mother is a third-generation Mexican American. They raised ...
As a self-taught computer programmer, Michael Nardy was not your typical 19-year-old. In 1998, the Boston College student started selling custom software programs for online businesses but realized he needed to connect them to a transaction processing system. He was surprised to learn that processors were woefully inefficient and expensive. “They didn’t have technology of any kind and weren’t price competitive,” says Nardy.
He incorporated Electronic Payments in 2000, answering the company’s ...
Starting in the mortgage business while your house is in foreclosure may sound odd. Especially when you have also filed for bankruptcy and both cars have been repossessed, along with your garbage can. “The garbage company dumped the garbage on the street and just took the can,” Tim Baise explained. “That was a defining moment for me.”
Baise knew he had to do something to support his family and break the poverty mindset that plagued him. A Detroit native who had a difficult childhood, Baise wa...
Like most companies going remote when COVID-19 hit, Structure Studios scrambled to figure out how to make it work. The 3D pool- and outdoor-living design software company had a major update coming out, and they assured customers it was on track. Founder and President Noah Nehlich knew the team could deliver, but he wanted to make sure employees continued to enjoy a great work-life balance.
“That’s important because we spend more time with each other than our families on workdays,” he says. Th...
Healthcare supply chain leader LeAnn Born of M Health Fairview learned pandemic lessons to better identify the right leaders for change, pursuing action and not perfection.
Investigators have expanded the scientific understanding of cancer in the adolescent young adult patient population over the past decade. However, unmet needs remain in establishing treatment standards, addressing unique survivorship challenges, and providing a framework for patients to reference as they navigate their cancer journey.
Investigators have expanded the scientific understanding of cancer in the adolescent young adult (AYA) patient population over the past decade. However, unmet n...
As freight costs continue to rise, manufacturers and retailers are starting to feel the pain.
Whether companies are using air cargo, ocean shipping, trucking or rail, transporting products along the suppy chain in 2021 comes with high rates, fees, and congestion. The issue is starting to show up in company financial statements as companies like General Mills are attributing their thinner margins to transport costs.
As a result, companies looking to avoid a big impact to their margins are look...
Providence aims to reduce maternal mortality rates with key initiatives
In just over a century, childbirth has become much safer. Since 1915, the maternal mortality rate has decreased dramatically. Back then, six to nine women died from pregnancy-related complications for every 1,000 births. Fast-forward to 1997 when the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recorded only 0.1 maternal death per 1,000 births.
Still, in recent decades, the maternal mortality rate has b...
Increased digital access in healthcare was already in the works when COVID-19 hit. But the pandemic turbocharged the trend, showing providers, payers and PBMs how they could improve service and efficiency by using more digital tools. Kim Diehl-Boyd, vice president of industry relations and government affairs for CoverMyMeds, spoke at the 2021 Pharmacy Benefit Management Institute® Annual National Conference today about some of these tools and what they can do.
Patients are looking for innovat...
FDA approval of Lumakras was contingent on a trial testing lower doses. It could usher in a new era of optimal dosing instead of the maximum tolerated dosing.
The world of oncology treatment may have just course corrected — slightly. The change? The FDA is signaling to pharmaceutical companies a shift from maximum tolerated dosing (MTD) to optimal dosing.
What’s at stake for pharmaceutical companies is lower doses that could affect pricing and income.
It's like a made-for-TV movie. The truck carrying high-cost cargo across the country disappears from the tracking dashboard. The telematics device can't transmit the data. The driver has to call the dispatcher to share location and timing. The electronic logging device isn't working either, so the driver is out of compliance and subject to big fines.
3G is sunsetting so if you use it for internet of technology (IoT), it's time to upgrade.
The American Society of Clinical Oncology and the Ontario Health-Cancer Care Ontario's non–small cell lung cancer expert panel published a guideline with recommendations for systemic therapy for patients with stage IV NSCLC. Here are the updates.
What if there were a test that involved just a blood draw or saliva to determine whether a patient with cancer would likely respond to and benefit from immunotherapy or adjuvant therapy? What about a blood test any oncologist could order that would identify lingering cancer cells months before they might show on imaging? That future is rapidly approaching; several hundred trials are using circulating tumor DNA (ctDNA) detection and quantification for either intervention or observation.1
With one operating room change, California-based Dignity Health eliminated 10 tons of plastic waste from its hospital network in two years. The health system, which runs 41 acute care hospitals in Arizona, California, and Nevada, swapped traditional plastic needle counters with a plant-based version made from sugar cane agricultural waste. After use, the biodegradable containers created by NewGen Surgical are chopped up and buried.
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