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Could Apple Store-like digital health retail stores be popular?

November 30, 2015 by Shahid Shah

Rumor has it that CVS, Walgreens, Kroger, and many other pharmacies carrying digital health and wearable products draw in-store customers. If that’s the case, could we drive more sales of telemedicine, remote monitoring, chronic care apps, and other digital health products by creating specialty digital health stores?[read more]


Information-Based Careers for Lab Scientists

November 25, 2015 by Daphne Stanford

As a healthcare professional, have you considered more information or office-based positions that still require a good deal of specialization?[read more]

Reverse Innovation: What We Can Learn From Global M-Health

November 24, 2015 by Elizabeth Zampino

Whenever possible at conferences, I try to attend at least one session that is outside my particular area of focus and expertise. While almost everything at the recent HIMSS M-Health was relevant, global health is a bit outside the target for Wellpepper right now. Attending a few sessions on M-Health got me thinking about similarities between some of these initiatives and the situation at home.[read more]

Electronic Health Records: A New Frontier for Medical Malpractice?

November 18, 2015 by Mike Stephenson

There is no question that EHRs make data available more quickly, without having to wait for a transcriptionist or other personnel to enter the doctor’s notes into the computer. However, there is also no question that record-related errors, and therefore malpractice lawsuits, involving EHRs are on the rise. In just one year, from 2013 to 2014, the frequency of lawsuits involving EHRs doubled.[read more]

4 Healthcare Trends Set into Motion by the ACA

November 18, 2015 by Moira O'Connell

2015 marks the Affordable Care Act's 5th anniversary. Five years later, the ACA has sparked change in the healthcare ecosystem and is continuing to churn the wheel of change. But what changes should healthcare organizations expect for the future?[read more]


Theranos for President?

November 17, 2015 by Edgar Wilson

In an election year, it is normal for hype to overwhelm scrutiny--but not when the subject is health technology. Theranos has risen high on a good story, but we need more than a narrative from the disruptive forces in American medicine.[read more]


How Digital Is Transforming Employee Healthcare

November 16, 2015 by Jessica Oaks

Even as employers are shifting healthcare costs back onto employees' shoulders companies are realizing that employee wellbeing can have an impact on the bottom line. While those employees are now responsible for a greater percentage of their medical bills, technological advances are also making it easier for them to not only find and...[read more]


When a Health Care Business Model Disruption is Self-Destructive

November 13, 2015 by David Davidovic

Three companies - Valeant, Theranos, & Turing - have recently gained notoriety in the healthcare space. Each openly expressed their desire and plans to disrupt everything based on completely new business models - but is it working?[read more]

IDoR: Paediatric Imaging a Bright Spot in Advancing Radiology

November 12, 2015 by Erica Carnevale

Timed to coincide with the date of the discovery of X-rays by Wilhelm Röntgen in 1895, the International Day of Radiology (IDoR) has now evolved into an annual event of “action and awareness” organized by the main radiological professional societies.[read more]


How Mobile Technologies Are Changing the Face of Medicine

November 10, 2015 by John Henning

Smartphones and other mobile devices have changed every aspect of the way we live now — including the way we take care of our health.[read more]


Is a Career in Naturopathic Medicine Right for You?

November 10, 2015 by Viatcheslav Wlassoff

Here’s a fact: naturopathic physicians benefit the lives of their patients, and encourage a healthy lifestyle that’s built on the principal belief that wellness is about more than the body; it’s about the mind and soul too. If you believe in conventional medicine, as well as the healing benefits of alternative medicine, you’re the perfect person to explore this growing field.[read more]


Strategies for Optimal Hospital Supply Chain Solutions

November 9, 2015 by Viatcheslav Wlassoff

The demand for healthcare is growing exponentially. Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) experts believe that the demand will accelerate through at least 2020. While healthcare providers are facing growing pressure to deliver quality services to their patients, they are facing challenges ensuring they have sufficient...[read more]