Influencing the Global Dialog on Healthcare
by Christophe Lambert, President and CEO
On September 16-17th, I attended the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperative (APEC) Health Systems Innovation Policy Dialog in San Francisco. It was a stimulating opportunity to look at global healthcare concerns from the perspective of developing and developed economies. There was much opportunity to dialog and frame the issues around transforming healthcare systems to meet pressing problems such as aging populations, the burden of non-communicable disease, regulatory harmonization, and the problem of rising healthcare costs with diminishing returns and more.
In the sphere of government and international relations, ideas and influence are the currency. APEC as a body operates mainly as a forum of ideas and provides a vehicle for harmonization of purpose across member economies. The mindset shifts that occur at these meetings eventually percolate into public policy initiatives in individual nations and organizations such as the UN and the WTO. Continue reading »
Marker Map Manipulation Improvements in SVS 7.5
by Autumn Laughbaum, Scientific Quality Analyst
Manipulating a marker map in SVS has never been easier, thanks to expanded functionality in SVS 7.5. Have you ever wanted to view annotation data next to marker map data? Or expand the current marker map with spreadsheet data to create a custom map? SVS 7.5 features two new functions that can accomplish these tasks.
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Wondering What SVS Can Do for a PhD Student?
by Jessica Vionas, Marketing Coordinator
Recently, we sat down with Sander van der Laan, a PhD student at the University Medical Center Utrecht to chat about his research and how SVS has empowered him to do genomic research.
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