Lies and Deceit Plague Clinical TrialsRead the rest of this entry »
The publicity around the current COVID vaccine clinical trials has done much to make the public aware of the difficulties researchers face to ensure the safety and effectiveness of the therapy being tested.
Besides the now well-known need to recruit participants representing all age groups, races, and other demographics, clinical trial managers also have to be on the lookout to avoid what the pharma community has come to call “professional …
CTO Hiring Is In ‘High Gear’Read the rest of this entry »
CIO.com magazine says hiring of executive level tech leaders is “back in high gear.”
The pandemic brought a halt to most CIO and CTO hiring as companies scrambled to meet the needs of employees who began working remotely – many for the first time – in mid-March when all but essential businesses were shuttered.
At the same time, those holding those top IT jobs were hesitant to make a move. …
COVID Is Accelerating the CFO EvolutionRead the rest of this entry »
Chief Financial Officers have been playing an ever greater role in business management and strategy since the title was first used in the 1960s.
The evolution of CFO from keeper of the records and reporter of numbers to strategist has been underway for years, accelerated by the Great Recession and now the COVID-19 pandemic.
A report on this evolution says the pandemic has expanded the role of CFOs as businesses …
Thank You Respiratory Therapists for the Vital Work You DoRead the rest of this entry »
Since first being proclaimed in 1982, National Respiratory Care Week has been celebrated in hospitals and clinics by respiratory therapists, their healthcare colleagues and patients.
This year is different. COVID-19 has made us all acutely aware of the important work respiratory therapists do. In the early months of the outbreak, therapists traveled to the places that were the hardest hit to help overworked staff. They managed patients on ventilators and …
Influencer Is the Hottest New Marketing CareerRead the rest of this entry »
When the pandemic hit and Americans hunkered down, spending on essentials and entertainment, but on little else, brands naturally cut their marketing budgets.
One area that survived was social media influencers. After dipping slightly at the outset of the quarantine, social influencer spending quickly returned to pre-COVID levels. Meanwhile, other advertising, including digital, continued to decline so much that 7-in-10 CMOs have seen an average 19% cut in their marketing …
Businesses are Seeing the Value of BlockchainRead the rest of this entry »
The bloom began falling off the blockchain rose a few years ago, as companies conflated the technology with the cryptocurrency frenzy. In a handful of sectors, however, companies continued to explore how blockchain could benefit them.
Now organizations in sectors well beyond the pioneers in finance are investing in blockchain to protect data, decentralize processes and facilitate asset and data transfer.
“It’s an appealing model for many sectors, promising transparency …
Chronic Pain Patients Find Telehealth Cost EffectiveRead the rest of this entry »
Telehealth continues to demonstrate its popularity, this time among people suffering with chronic pain.
At their annual meeting this month, itself held online, anesthesiologists heard that patients who met with their pain specialist remotely were overwhelmingly satisfied with the experience.
Conducted by the UCLA Comprehensive Pain Center in Los Angeles, the survey period began in August 2019, long before the COVID-19 pandemic. Patients at the pain center were given the …
Banking Trends That Are Here to StayRead the rest of this entry »
What the ATM did for getting cash, the covid pandemic is doing for many other banking services.
More than ever, customers are turning to online banking to pay bills, transfer funds, and handle transactions they would have visited a branch for just a few months ago.
Baby Boomers, the generation most reluctant to have downloaded their bank’s mobile app, have embraced online banking in record numbers. Shortly after businesses were …
Dramatic Changes Are Transforming the Legal ProfessionRead the rest of this entry »
The business of lawyering is undergoing a transformation that is as dramatic as it is still little recognized even by many in the profession.
As has been the case with so many other sectors of the economy, the COVID pandemic accelerated changes already occurring. Most obvious has been the rapid deployment of technology in ways that few in the field would have predicted even as recently as the beginning of …
Dog Study Could Lead to Help For Humans with Sports InjuriesRead the rest of this entry »
Osteoarthritis of the knee is a common condition in humans and in their canine companions. An estimated 20% of dogs older than a year and 12% of people between 25 and 74 will develop the condition.
The causes and mechanisms are not well understood, however age and weight are considered major risk factors.
Injuries also lead to developing the disease. In fact one of the most common of all sports …