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The Digital-Digital Trend in Doctor-Patient Encounters

August 30, 2015 by Stewart Gandolf, MBA

Here’s a totally unscientific marketing experiment: Look up from your smartphone (just for a moment) and scan the people at any Starbucks—or any airline departure lounge—or any street corner.It’s become a social caricature: People of all ages have their heads down with a deeply-connected gaze into the mobile, tablet or laptop device...[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 range being $286 million. However, the size category with the highest cumulative fundings...[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 when it comes to patient recruitment, clinical trials, and the field of healthcare in general...[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]

Digital Tools for Clinical Trials

August 24, 2015 by Joan Justice
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The Apple Research Kit was introduced several months ago and is making headway in the world of clinical trials, facilitating clinical trial enrollment, navigation and process for patients.[read more]

New tool to compare costs, benefits of cancer treatments: Reuters

August 22, 2015 by Jeanne Pinder

Summary: “As options for cancer patients become increasingly complicated, and expensive, the most influential source for U.S. oncology treatment guidelines will for the first time offer a tool to assess the costs versus benefits of available therapies,” Deena Beasley of Reuters writes. “The National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN)...[read more]

Global Spine Surgery Finding Double Digit Growth from Innovation, Economics, and Clinical Trends According to MedMarket Diligence Report

August 22, 2015 by Patrick Driscoll

[August 21, 2015 — Mission Viejo  CA — MedMarket Diligence has published its 2015 global report on spine surgery. For details, see link.]Decades of clinical research and medtech innovation have combined to offer solutions for every segment of the spine.  Economics and innovation have also made spine surgery one of the...[read more]

Thierry Oquidam from e-Nable explained at Doctors 2.0 & You, how 3D prosthetics turn children into “superheros” #doctors20

August 21, 2015 by Denise Silber

e-Nable, the American association for the 3D printing of assistive devices or prosthetic devices, helps children around the world who are missing fingers, hands, thanks to the work of international volunteers. I spoke with the founder of e-Nable, Pr. Jon Schull, (see left) while at Stanford Medicine X, our sister conference last...[read more]

HIMSS Federal & Stage Public Policy Update

August 20, 2015 by Elizabeth Zampino

Speaker:  Jeffrey R. Coughlin, MPP Senior Director, Federal & State Affairs HIMSS North AmericaThis luncheon appropriately took place in the relatively new and beautiful Alder Commons Auditorium on the University of Washington Campus. Jeff briefed me (I cannot speak for others in the room) on Meaningful Use current events (what...[read more]

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World’s First Approved Malaria Vaccine Shows a Ray of Hope but Also Leaves Much Scope for an Improved Solution

August 20, 2015 by Varsha Jain

Malaria control tools currently available to the world have allowed the elimination of this deadly condition in many regions across the globe. While it is entirely preventable and treatable, it is also a major killer in sub-Saharan Africa. According to the WHO, almost 90% of all malaria deaths across the globe (an estimated 627,000) in...[read more]

How Does Your Medical Device (Digital) Marketing Support Your Sales Force?

August 19, 2015 by Dan Stempel

When rushing to equip your medical device marketing support with the latest digital apps, you want to ensure your digital marketing efforts are aligned with your overall sales and marketing objectives.[read more]

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Being Almost Human: Robotic Patient Simulators Bridging the Gap in Healthcare Education

August 19, 2015 by Nishita Pereira-Gracias

Preventable medical errors in hospitals persist as the third leading cause of death in the United States, after heart disease and cancer. This alarming reality only stresses the importance of preparedness, quick decision-making, and sufficient practice in healthcare around the world. Apart from loss of human lives, what also matters is...[read more]