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Arundhati Parmar

Arundhati Parmar is VP and Editor-in-Chief at MedCity News. In this role, she oversees MedCity's news coverage as well as develops the content for several conferences that the publication hosts. Previously, she was Senior Editor at UBM's Medical Device + Diagnostic Industry. Arundhati has three degrees from three continents - a Bachelor of Arts in English from Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India; a Masters in English Literature from the University of Sydney, Australia and a Masters in Journalism from Northwestern University in Chicago. She has sworn never to enter a classroom again. Contact her ataparmar@www.j-zx.com.


  • Legal

    New York Signs Law To Protect State Providers Providing Abortion Drug Telemed Services to Out-of-State Patients

    New York Governor Kathy Hochul signed new legislation that will protect the state’s doctors, medical providers and facilitators who prescribe abortion care telehealth services to patients outside of New York from litigation in states where abortion services are banned or restricted.

    / Jun 26, 2023 at 12:15 PM
  • Artificial Intelligence

    MedCity Pivot Podcast: 2 Perspectives on how AI Can Soothe Burnout, Burden of Prior Authorization

    I interview Punit Singh Soni, CEO of Suki and Niall O’Connor, CTO, Cohere Health to evaluate two areas where AI can have an outsize impact: clinical documentation and prior authorization.

    / Jun 21, 2023 at 7:02 PM
  • Events

    INVEST Digital Health Conference in Dallas Will Probe True Value and Not Fanciful Valuation

    In an environment where capital isn’t as easy to access, INVEST Digital Health conference will seek to arm you with the right connections and meaningful insight to navigate an environment where ROI is king. Hear from payers, providers, startups, life sciences executives, VCs and more.

    / Jun 15, 2023 at 6:40 PM
  • Artificial Intelligence

    MedCity Pivot Podcast: It’s Time To Talk About Responsible AI

    A conversation with Suchi Saria, associate professor of medicine at John Hopkins University and director of its Machine Learning and Healthcare Lab about responsible AI.

    / May 26, 2023 at 5:55 PM
  • Legal

    Small, Rural Communities Have Become Abortion Access Battlegrounds

    The quest to enact local bans has become particularly acute in small towns, like West Wendover, Nevada, and Hobbs, New Mexico, which are situated by borders between states that have restricted abortion and states where laws preserve access.

    / May 23, 2023 at 11:11 PM
  • Health Tech,Physicians

    How a Rural Health System Is Looking at Virtual Care and Remote Patient Monitoring

    In a wide-ranging interview, Sanford Health’s president of virtual care explained how virtual care may be well suited to rural populations.

    / May 16, 2023 at 11:30 PM
  • Legal

    ‘Abortion Trafficking’: Taking a Minor Out of State for an Abortion Is Now a Crime in Idaho:

    The law creates a crime of “abortion trafficking” and criminalizes the “recruiting, harboring, or transporting” of minors without parental consent

    / May 9, 2023 at 12:03 PM
  • Devices & Diagnostics,Artificial Intelligence

    Season 2 of MedCity Pivot Podcast Launches with Conversation of Zephyr AI CTO

    Season 2 of our MedCity Pivot Podcast launches today with a conversation about how AI can be leveraged to transform precision medicine.

    / Apr 26, 2023 at 8:26 PM
  • BioPharma

    Social Media Is Touting New Weight Loss Drugs. Are Regulators Watching?

    Competition to claim a market that could be worth $100 billion a year for drugmakers alone has triggered a wave of advertising that has provoked the concern of regulators and doctors worldwide.

    / Apr 19, 2023 at 3:04 PM
  • Legal,Payers

    Payers Can Reform Prior Authorization to Make it Faster, Smoother But Will It Satisfy the AMA?

    In a recent interview, Dr. Jesse Ehrenfeld, the president-elect at the American Medical Association, outlined how the major pain point of physicians has gone from the EHR to prior authorizations requests. But none of the individual efforts that payers are making is enough.

    / Apr 18, 2023 at 2:20 PM
  • Artificial Intelligence,BioPharma

    Why Sofinnova is Betting on the Confluence of Digital Technology and the Life Sciences

    Paris-based Sofinnova Partners announced last week that it has launched a new strategy aimed at investing in a new breed of startups that straddle the lines between data and biology.

    / Apr 4, 2023 at 7:07 PM
  • Health Tech,Payers

    MedCity Pivot: Blue Shield of California CEO Says Value of HealthTech Has Been Mixed So Far

    Paul Markovich believes in the value of health tech in managing both chronic diseases and in general health and wellness. In this episode, he talks about the company’s Wellvolution platform and the digital tools that are offered there to members, now even to those on Medicaid.

    / Mar 30, 2023 at 1:38 PM
  • Health IT,Health Tech,Physicians,SYN

    The Areas That Intermountain Health’s CIO Wants To Address With Technology (And the One He Doesn’t)

    在一次采访中在Nashvill万岁会议e, Tennessee, Craig Richardville, Intermountain’s chief digital and information officer outlined the three areas of priority for Intermountain Health for which technology can be leveraged. But when it comes to a major headache for CIOs, Richardville seems to suggest that a government-led all-hands-on-deck approach is what is needed.

    / Mar 28, 2023 at 11:01 PM
  • Health Tech

    “Culling of the Herd”: How One CEO Believes SVB’s Failure May Accelerate M&A in Healthtech

    Included Health CEO Owen Tripp believes that the sudden demise of Silicon Valley Bank may actually lead to a “culling of the herd” as healthtech companies yet to prove their value will stop functioning as standalone companies or get bought by larger companies with stable revenue and a proven business model.

    / Mar 22, 2023 at 12:26 AM
  • Hospitals

    Joint Commission CEO Wants to “Dispel the Myth” that Decarbonizing Healthcare Is Costly

    Some actions to reduce healthcare’s carbon footprint actually will save money, said Jonathan Perlin, CEO of the nonprofit national and international accrediting organization.

    / Mar 16, 2023 at 5:55 PM