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Digital Health in India–Its Advent and Rise

India launched the Digital India campaign to transform the country into a knowledge economy, with on-the-go access to information, governance and services...
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Vaccine Passports or Certificates: In One Form or Another They May be Here to Stay

One of the tools available to us to help achieve durable control over the virus is what is referred to as vaccine passports or certificates...
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Optics & Occasion Favor President Biden’s Big Speech

When he addresses a joint session of Congress tonight, President Biden will likely use low-key rhetoric to advocate an ambitious agenda, from rebuilding the nation’s physical and social infrastructure to strengthening American families, dismantling systemic racism and addressing climate change...
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The Biden Administration’s First 100 Day Healthcare Agenda: Pandemic, Pandemic, Pandemic

While the Biden administration can be expected to have a robust healthcare agenda beyond the first 100 days, the president understands that getting the pandemic under better control is critical to making progress on other issues. As a result, his first 100 days will be all about the pandemic...
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Von der Leyen’s Gambit: Turning Citizens into Champions of a European Health Union

As health policy is a hot topic in a COVID-19 world, it was hardly surprising that European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen opened her State of the European Union address on 16 September with four health proposals. In the pre-COVID-19 era, EU health policy would rarely have been the first item on the presidential agenda, but plenty has changed this year...
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How Can Health Systems Come Back Stronger From the COVID-19 Pandemic?

The COVID-19 pandemic has fundamentally impacted how health systems and hospitals operate. In a recent roundtable discussion, APCO Worldwide Senior Director Bill Pierce spoke with APCO International Advisory Council Members Kavita Patel and Peter Urbanowicz about what health organizations must do to Come Back Stronger from this crisis...
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2020 and Drug Pricing

In the United States, the issue of how to address prescription drug pricing will certainly be a hot button topic ahead of the 2020 election. The time is now for pharma companies to act and offer real and impactful solutions that help patients, while calling out elements of the healthcare system that create barriers to access in exchange for profit...
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Healthcare Progress Hidden in Plain Sight

In healthcare, change is everywhere, affecting every patient and healthcare provider. More changes are coming, all with very few Rose Garden signing ceremonies. Buckle up for more change in 2020...
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What’s Next for Health Care on Capitol Hill?

When it comes to understanding what could happen in health care over the next two years, the guiding principle is maybe. Maybe the two sides will come together on a modest package of changes to federal law, or maybe they won’t. ..
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What U.S. Health Care Can Learn From the Denmark

Population health has become a pivotal strategic focus for health systems and large provider organizations in the United States as they strive to improve quality of care and reduce costs for the entire patient care journey and focus on maintaining health and well-being of the patient population through preventative care - not just acute care...
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