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Researchers to Offer “Real World” Views on the Impact of Their Work as Begins Multi-Part Series on the Significance of Medical Breakthroughs

Founding Sponsor HealthWell Foundation Partners with New Co-Sponsor BioTech Primer To Translate Scientific Discoveries for Health Care Industry Leaders

GAITHERSBURG, Md. (DATE) —, a blog that debuted in 2013 to cover proven health care initiatives that improve patient access and outcomes, will shift its focus this fall to address how the future of medicine will impact patients, physicians and the nation’s health system.

The blog will offer deeper analysis to its 21,000 followers by interviewing researchers on the forefront of medical breakthroughs about how their discoveries could improve health care delivery and quality of life as well as reduce costs. The blog will relaunch later this month with its first series focus: personalized medicine and companion diagnostics. Future series will include topics such as orphan drug development, gene therapy, advances in neurological research and more.

In addition to the change in editorial focus, Real World Health Care also has a new co-sponsor, BioTech Primer. joining founding sponsor the HealthWell Foundation.

“BioTech Primer is a trusted advisor and educator on biopharmaceutical topics and will provide an added level of guidance and expertise moving forward,” said Krista Zodet, HealthWell Foundation president.  “There is no better educator than BioTech Primer for helping more health industry thought leaders to understand the science that’s driving our field.

“Our partnership with HealthWell aligns with our mission of helping non-scientists understand the science behind today’s headlines,” said Stacey Franklin, Founder and CEOof “Our industry experts and education specialists make the complicated understood.”

About the HealthWell Foundation

A nationally recognized, independent non-profit organization founded in 2003, the HealthWell Foundation has served as a safety net for more than 200,000 underinsured patients by providing access to life-changing medical treatments they otherwise would not be able to afford.

HealthWell provides financial assistance to adults and children facing medical hardship resulting from gaps in their insurance that cause out-of-pocket medical expenses to escalate rapidly. HealthWell assists with the treatment-related cost-sharing obligations of these patients. For more information, visit

About Biotech Primer delivers current, relevant training to help professionals understand the science, business, and regulatory processes essential to the biotechnology, pharmaceutical, molecular diagnostics and medical device industries.

About Real World Health Care Blog

How will the future of medicine impact patients, physicians and our health systems? Real World Health Care interviews the researchers on the forefront of medical breakthroughs about how their discoveries could improve health care delivery and quality of life as well as reduce costs. It is also a repository for good news about proven health care solutions. The views of the experts we interview and publish do not necessarily reflect the views of the Real World Health Care staff or its sponsors. Sign up for email alerts at Follow us on Twitter: @RWHCblog.