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Raising the Stakes for Healthcare Logistics

With growing demand for global, temperature-sensitive healthcare shipments, organizations must develop more robust supply chain solutions.

According to Grand View Research, the global biologics market is expected to reach nearly $400 billion by 2025, a growth rate of almost 4 percent. A steady rise in specialized drugs and sophisticated therapies allowing patients to live longer, healthier lives is driving this change. Such trends are also raising the stakes in how high-cost, […]

Designing Cities to Combat Loneliness

How architects and planners can build a better mental health landscape.

Do you feel lonely? If you do, you are not alone. While you may think it’s a personal mental health issue, the collective social impact is an epidemic. You may also underestimate the effects of loneliness. The health impact of chronic social isolation is as bad as smoking 15 cigarettes a day. Loneliness is a global issue. Roughly 500,000 Japanese […]

Biopharma Opens Pandora’s Box

With genome editing comes great power – and great responsibility.

Throughout history, humans have used storytelling as a way of institutionalizing and passing on social standards, moral codes and cautionary tales. Ancient civilizations, from Africans to the Greeks, would tell stories of gods and humans facing and overcoming challenges. These yarns about greed and self-aggrandizement – all in service of reaching a fable’s teachable moment […]

Committing Head and Heart to Healthcare

UPS President of Global Healthcare Logistics Strategy Chris Cassidy breaks down the latest innovations in managing healthcare supply chains.

Chris Cassidy was 8 years old when healthcare became a major theme in his life. Playing with friends, Cassidy was accidentally struck in the head with a golf club. At first, his doctor didn’t realize the seriousness of the injury. Had Cassidy’s mother not pressed for a CT scan, the boy might have died. “My […]

Unlocking Value-Based Healthcare

Is IoT the missing link for operational and clinical improvements in healthcare?

Value-based healthcare, personalized medicine and patient centricity will quickly reshape how medical care is delivered and paid for. An important force behind this trend is the connectivity enabled by the Internet of Things (IoT), which wirelessly links people, IT systems and things and enables two-way transfers of data through a network. All this can happen […]