On Wednesday, Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez asked parliament to endorse the extension of Spain’s state of emergency imposed as a result of the devastating COVID-19 outbreak in the country that has killed at least 27,000. This would mark the fifth two-week extension of the state of emergency, which is
In Tanzania, the US Embassy claims that many hospitals in one of its largest cities, Dar es Salaam, have been overwhelmed in recent weeks due to the COVID-19 crisis. Tanzania has not released any information on COVID-19 infection rates since late April, causing concern over what the actual number of
On Thursday, a new report attributed a 238% surge in cyberattacks against banks to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The report is the third edition of VMware Carbon Black’s Modern Bank Heists report, which claims that financial institutions have been increasingly targeted over the first quarter of 2020. The report notes
Yesterday, Magellan Health Inc. disclosed that it was the victim of a ransomware attack occurring on April 11, which resulted in theft of personal information from a corporate server. Magellan Health is a Fortune 500 for-profit managed health care and insurance firm whose customers include other managed care organizations, labor
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), Africa could be the next region to be hit by the COVID-19 outbreak, following behind Asia, Europe, and North America. Across the continent so far, there have been almost 1,000 deaths and 19,000 infections, however, these rates are drastically lower than those exhibited
On Wednesday, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy and National Institute of Standards and Technology stated that it had joined forces with four entities, two institutes, and two universities, to further developments in search engines that streamline COVID-19 research. The effort, which has been named “TREC-COVID,” is
As the US is in the midst of a social distancing movement in order to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus, the White House has announced additional coverage for telehealth services under Medicare. The announcement also launches plans to relax regulations on how doctors manage and share health information,
Health Share of Oregon, a Medicaid coordinated care organization, disclosed today that they had been the victim of a data breach that exposed the health and personal information of over 650,000 individuals. The breach occurred when a laptop belonging to the organization’s transportation vendor, GridWorks IC, was stolen. The organization
The Innovation Center run by the Veteran Affairs Department was established just over a decade ago but is currently undergoing a transformation to include a chief innovation officer. The role will be filled by Michael Akinyele, a current first-time federal employee who currently serves as the center’s principal lead. Akinyele
This OODA special report focuses on the Health Care Sector. It is written both for firms that are in the sector who are seeking competitive advantage and for firms in other sectors that can use this awareness for strategic planning (all our market based special reports are available on our OODA network resources page).
With the rise of Covid-19 (see OODA Special Report:COVID-19 Sense-making) and the global response to the pandemic we see even more reason to believe that the next decade may well be the decade of biological sciences, and the health care sector will see accelerated transformation. Every business leader, no matter what sector they operate in, should have an understanding of key drivers in this market.