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Computer aided diagnosis for mental health: two important strides

August 30, 2015 by David E Williams

Advancing the state of the artResearchers are using modern technologies to develop advanced tools to assist with the assessment of mental health problems. We hear a lot about “big data” and genetic sequencing, which can be expensive and complex, but...[read more]

Medtech: Numbers and Size of Fundings, Jan-Aug 2015

August 30, 2015 by Patrick Driscoll

Fundings in medtech in 2015 follow a common pattern in that most fundings are between $1 million and $5 million — in 2015 thus far, we have identified 111 separate fundings in the $1M-$5M range — with the aggregate value of all fundings in this...[read more]

Patient Survives Death Sentence - Medical Negligence?

August 30, 2015 by Michael Kirsch

Doctors do not know everything.    We make mistakes and mistakes in judgment.  Sometimes we make the mistake of speaking when we should keep silent.  At times, patients ask us questions that we can’t or shouldn’t answer; and...[read more]

5 Areas Where Medical Practices Can Get Involved with Community Outreach

August 28, 2015 by Jonathan Catley
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Community outreach is a powerful tool for medical professionals to market their private practice in their community. Volunteering your time or donating your services or money within your city or town provides new opportunities to form relationships...[read more]

5 Ways Doctors Can Connect With Their Patients

August 28, 2015 by Tyson Downs
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When it comes to your customer loyalty or connecting with your patients, there are so many things involved that can cause a relationship to go down the tubes.The secretary answering the phone in a less professional manner.A patient coming...[read more]

Why Selecting the Right Digital Advertising Vendor Matters for Your Clinical Trial

August 28, 2015 by Dan Stempel

The value of digital advertising in boosting patient recruitment for clinical trials is undeniable. However, not all digital advertising firms are created equally. Not only do digital advertising vendors have different degrees of experience...[read more]

After the EMR. The technologies that will truly transform healthcare and clinical workflow.

August 31, 2015 by Bill Crounse

Last week, Healthcare IT News editor Mike Miliard wrote a piece that might have escaped your attention. He offered up 18 health technologies poised for big growth based on data from HIMSS Analytics. While none of the technologies listed are quite as sexy...(read more)[read more]

Health Reward Stat of the Day – Aug 31

August 31, 2015 by Michael Dermer

  In the Excellus Blue Cross Blue Shield rewards program, called HealthyRewards, members can earn up to $1,000 per family* each year for doing healthy actions – such as going for a run, working around the yard, and even taking the stairs. https://www.excellusbcbs.com/wps/portal/xl/mbr/hnw/healthyrewards/[read more]

Does Social Media Influence Rx Habits and Choices?

August 31, 2015 by Colleen Young

September 2015, #hcsmca turns 5 year old. Hosting over 230 chats, we’ve covered a myriad of topics (#hcsmca archive). So many in fact, I often wonder if we are running out of things to discuss. Getting topic ideas from #hcsmca community members and visitors helps. #hcsmca members, people and organizations bring...[read more]

The Last Day of Summer

August 31, 2015 by Irene Gabashvili

Is that it? Summer is finally over. And so is the sweet melancholy of August, listening to nature sounds - soothing ocean waves or a chorus of crickets while sitting on a porch, sun drying you with warm rays... It's the end of the holiday break.Tomorrow is September, the second most stressful month of the year. It is known for stock...[read more]

Biotech & Life Science Companies Target Emerging Markets in 2015

August 31, 2015 by Nicole Fisher

As competition between life science companies intensifies, traditional markets – especially those in the Unites States – are beginning to see secondary markets catch up. Suburbs are becoming more and more popular for companies as rents increase and specialized labor talent demand higher wages. Additionally, countries like Brazil, China...[read more]

Furry Crutches

August 29, 2015 by Andrew Schorr

Randall Goskowicz and ZoeyI was reflecting on the heroic ways my fellow patients go about their day and struggle not to be defined or confined by their disease. We all have our secret methods of coping, which—in speaking to my fellow clinic patients—run from changing socks after a night sweat to the overall benefits of chocolate.I would...[read more]

How health quality measures became a jungle: Joanne Kenen

August 29, 2015 by Jeanne Pinder

Summary: “Quality measures are good, right? We all want our doctors and hospitals to follow best practices and be held to them,” writes Joanne Kenen, health editor at Politico, on the Association of Health Care Journalists blog. “It’s not so simple. Put aside for the moment whether the measure is accurate – we don’t always know or agree...[read more]

The Case for Patient Video in Doctors Visits: Take a Selfie and Call Me In the Morning

August 28, 2015 by Elizabeth Zampino

The selfie culture and our desire to photo-document every aspect of our lives has started to influence healthcare as well, and patients want to be able to record their doctors visits. The concept is so prevalent that it’s making headlines in the mainstream media.[read more]

Get the Most Out of Your Facility’s Services Page

August 27, 2015 by Michael Sherman

For a hospital or healthcare facility, the Services page is one of the most critical elements of a website. It’s here that you can paint a picture to your audience of what you do. In other words, it’s the perfect place for storytelling.But for many companies – including those in healthcare – these pages have been collecting dust since...[read more]

Telemedicine Reimbursement Enters the 2016 Presidential Campaign

August 27, 2015 by David Avitabile

At last, a presidential candidate has said something interesting about healthcare that doesn't involve repealing Obamacare or expanding Medicare to a single payer system. In a recent speech, Hillary Clinton advocated for expanding Medicare reimbursement for telemedicine services and for resolving the interstate licensing issue that has...[read more]

Massachusetts hospitals are making money — I’m quoted

August 27, 2015 by David E Williams

The Massachusetts Center for Health Information and Analysis has released its 2014 profile of hospital financial performance. Profits are up moderately overall by various measurers, despite drops in inpatient stays, outpatient visits, and emergency department utilization. What’s going on?As I told the Boston Globe (State hospitals report...[read more]

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Tips for Dental Practices to Maximize Results from Internet Marketing

August 24, 2015 by Frankie Rendon

You went to dental school, not business school… but you ended up a small business owner. If you sometimes feel a little lost, you’re not alone. This is why most practices employ staff bookkeepers and office managers, so the guy in the mask with the aching back doesn’t have to deal with insurance companies, appointment setting, personnel...[read more]