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Apps Watch in Healthcare: Incorporating patient-generated data to assist diagnosis.

February 5, 2016 by Erica Carnevale

From time to time, we report news and perspectives on the latest in healthcare app development, and the use and potential for new apps in healthcare, and especially radiology.[read more]

Health IoT creates huge opportunities for public health and software companies

February 1, 2016 by Shahid Shah

It was evident from this year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES) earlier this month that there’s a great deal of interest in the Internet of Things (IoT) in general and for Health IoT in particular. Given that interest I thought I would reach out to a couple of experts to help explore the IoT landscape.[read more]

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Improving Healthcare With Key Technology Additions

January 29, 2016 by Phil Cohen
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Technology has improved several aspects of life, including healthcare. Doctors, nurses and other associates can use technology to save a life or simply look up a medical chart. Healthcare improvements don't have to be one-sided, however. The patients should see these positive changes at their doctors' offices or within hospitals. Take a close look at today's technology and how it's improving healthcare for both employees and patients.[read more]

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Why Clinicians Need to Embrace Their HIT Teams

January 25, 2016 by Edgar Wilson

Information silos grow from professional silos. Reconnecting means redefining membership of the healthcare team to include new occupations.[read more]

Why Telemarketing for the Medical Device Industry Deserves Ridicule

January 25, 2016 by Chuck Malcomson

While it's fun, and funny, to poke fun of telemarketing it is a mistake to think of it in the terms of years gone by.[read more]

5 Healthcare Industry Issues of 2016

January 25, 2016 by Moira O'Connell

It’s only the beginning of 2016, but we've been keeping a close eye on the upcoming healthcare trends for the year. Thanks to the annual Healthcare Issues report by the Health Research Institute of PricewaterhouseCooper (that highlights 10 major issues for the healthcare industry), we are able to take a deeper look into what the New Year may hold for the healthcare industry as a whole. From mobile health to Mergers and Acquisitions, let’s look at the first 5 healthcare industry issues bound to take root this year.[read more]

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The Rise of Precision Medicine: Viable, but Challenge Lies Ahead

January 21, 2016 by Eugene Borukhovich

In 2015's State of the Union address, President Obama announced the funding for a precision medicine initiative intended to help spur the growth of genetics-based medical treatment. This article examines why now is the perfect time for precision medicine to thrive, what the current downfalls for the industry now, and takes a look at who will be in a position to win the market share when the industry takes off. [read more]

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Staying on top of the technology trend: 4 things to learn from young healthcare professionals

January 12, 2016 by Dennis Hung
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Success in the healthcare field, like all consumer-driven business, is about marketing. That means not just attracting patients with excellent care and service, but carving out a niche in a very competitive market. In order to accomplish that, it's important to recognize new trends and technologies which coming generations bring to our culture.[read more]

X-rays and Mom — Case Study into the State of Imaging Technology

January 8, 2016 by Erica Carnevale

While I write a lot about medical imaging technology and how new technology can and should work, it is not often that I get to experience how things actually work in the real world.[read more]

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Time for some healthcare New Year’s resolutions

December 17, 2015 by Paul Tunnah
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It’s that time of year for many people to head off for a festive break before seeing out the year. It’s a time for reflection – on what has been good and bad about 2015 – and the chance to make pledges to do things better in 2016.Healthcare has seen some real evolution this year. The value of patient engagement has started to be truly...[read more]

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Healthcare's 2016 marketing trends to watch

December 15, 2015 by Dennis Hung
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Internet and mobile technologies have changed pretty much every type of social interaction, including the way people manage their health, and the ways in which they deal with their healthcare providers. It’s important not to lapse into the mindset that suggests that because healthcare is so vital to society it’s not necessary to compete.[read more]

ASH 2015: A Cancer Community of Hope

December 10, 2015 by Andrew Schorr

A report from the American Society of Hematology meeting in Orlando. May attendees walked away hopeful with the news that cancer seems to be "on the run." First on the list is multiple myeloma: five new drugs were approved this past year and three in the past three weeks. They are effective, and new combinations are sure to have people living longer and better. Tangible Hope.[read more]