TeamHealth Hospitalist Services – Study Participants of IllumiCare’s Smart Ribbon Platform

Clinicians are acutely interested in delivering the best outcomes for their patients. One of the biggest challenges for healthcare providers is to get data that is reliable, accurate and timely. Dr. Rohit Uppal, MD, Chief Clinical Officer of TeamHealth Hospitalist Services, one of three groups that were compared in this IllumiCare study, discusses how Teamhealth is using IllumiCare’ s Smart Ribbon (a ribbon of information that hovers within a hospital’s Electronic Medical Record) to display real-time cost, risk and other data. The goal is to empower clinicians to practice more clinically effective medicine, while also being better stewards of resources. TeamHealth also worked with IllumiCare to measure the quality and cost of care provided by hospitalists and how one hospitalist group compares to another. 

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Patient Living with Pompe Disease and Participant in the COMET Clinical Trial

Alison Miles, a patient living with Pompe disease, a condition that develops when the body can’t make a protein that breaks down a complex sugar, glycogen, shares her unique diagnosis journey, the importance of self-education and patient empowerment, and the company she started, due to her mobility issues, for functional socks with grips that were fashionable.  She discusses her experience with Nexviazyme® (avalglucosidase alfa) as a patient in the COMET clinical trial.

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Numinus Wellness – Psychedelic Assisted Therapies

Dr. Devon Christie, MD, is the Medical and Therapeutic Services Director with Numinus Wellness Inc., a Canadian-based company at the forefront of advancing safe, effective and innovative psychedelic-assisted therapies, and a clinical instructor with the UBC Department of Medicine, shares some insights about the therapy and why the U.S. should consider this type of therapy for those who medically qualify and what others can learn from some of Canada’s recent developments. 

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Jazz Pharmaceuticals – Nothing Small About It SCLC Online Program

Abizer Gaslightwala, Vice President, Head of U.S. Hematology and Oncology at Jazz Pharmaceuticals, discusses the “Nothing Small About It” online program developed with leading cancer organizations focused exclusively on the psychosocial and emotional needs of the small cell lung cancer (SCLC) community. By creating the first and only digital hub focused exclusively on SCLC, Jazz and partners aim to inspire those living with this aggressive disease to take an active role in their health and well-being. 

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New Treatment for Chronic Rhinosinusitis with Nasal Polyps

Dr. Jared Silver, MD, PhD, Allergist Immunologist & Indication Lead for Mepolizumab, US Medical Affairs Respiratory at GSK discusses the recent FDA approval of NUCALA (mepolizumab) as an add-on maintenance treatment for chronic rhinosinusitis with nasal polyps (CRSwNP) in adult patients 18 years of age and older with inadequate response to nasal corticosteroids. He explains why incorporating a biologic can be an important part of a patient’s treatment plan. 

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Paragonix Technologies, Inc. – A Study On Donor Lung Transport and Preservation

Dr. Lisa Anderson, CEO, President and co-founder of Paragonix Technologies, Inc., a company delivering a new standard in organ preservation and transport, discusses a new research study called GUARDIAN-LUNG (Global Utilization And Registry Database for Improved preservAtion of doNor LUNGs) to look at lung preservation and how the way the organ is preserved and transported impact the success of the transplant. 

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Sanofi Genzyme – Humanitarian Aid Program to Treat Rare Diseases

Shannon Resetich, Global Franchise Head, Rare Diseases at Sanofi Genzyme discusses the company’s Humanitarian Aid Program started 30 years ago. The program is largely focused on patients with lysosomal storage disorder (LSDs) diseases who need enzyme replacement therapies. She talks about how this humanitarian program helps to ensure patients with LSDs have access to treatment no matter where they are located or what they can afford. She also discusses how the program works effectively, the partnerships they have forged and the support that the program provides to elevate the standards for rare disease care in the communities around the world. She shares Sanofi Genzyme’s vision moving forward and why this type of program is so essential and should be part of a pharmaceutical company’s mission. 

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