Americans consume more opioids than any other country. In 2016, doctors prescribed enough opioids to fill a bottle for every American adult.
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The good old UPC barcode has been around for nearly a half century, but savvy consumers are pushing hard for advancements in the way we track supply chains and deliver product information. The ubiquity of web-connected mobile devices with high-quality cameras enables mobile app developers to leverage the barcode in fresh ways. They can now provide consumers with digital food transparency, creating profound effects on the food industry.
We’re producing more data than ever before, and the world of health care may be the source of the largest data explosion.Access to data has the potential to allow for major advancements in the treatment and prevention of disease, and there is a clamor in the private sector for more access to gove
Achieving Value for Patients and Employers:
Creating a Health Care System for the 21st Century
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation hosted a CEO Leadership Series featuring Ralph de la Torre, MD, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Steward Health Care System, one of the nation’s leading integrated health care systems and Medicare providers.
AUSTIN - "What is our moonshot?" Austin's medical technologists realize that their city is on the precipice of being a leader in the healthcare space. A new medical center is opening up. An innovation district is coming along. Capital is appearing and talent is plenty.
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce and U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation hosted the third annual Health Care Summit, focused on advancing delivery system reform.
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation co-sponsored a series of roundtables on innovation with startup incubator 1776. One panel focused on the challenge of connecting startups with healthcare providers.