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Salesforce.com charges in to healthcare with Health Cloud — interview with CMO Joshua Newman

September 3, 2015 by David E Williams

Joshua Newman, MD –Salesforce’s Chief Medical OfficerSalesforce.com announced its move into healthcare this week with Health Cloud, which aims to help providers manage patient relationships, not just patient records.I asked Joshua Newman, MD, MSHS, who is Salesforce’s Chief Medical Officer and GM of Healthcare and Life Sciences...[read more]

The Future (Ours) is in China for Medtech

September 3, 2015 by Patrick Driscoll

The importance of China in the global economy became apparent this week, with the ups and downs of its economic state tripping the hair trigger that financial markets have for the huge nation’s growth market.But in hard terms, what does that mean? As an example, look at spine surgery technology and compare the forecasted growth...[read more]

Medtech Fundings, September 2015

September 3, 2015 by Patrick Driscoll

Medtech fundings for September 2015 have jumped off at a fast pace and now stand at $457 million, with fundings led by the $300 million IPO of NovoCore, followed by the $100 Series C for CeQur.Below are the top fundings for the month thus far. Please revisit this post and refresh your browser to see additional fundings during...[read more]

Video: Introducing the New DRX Plus Detectors

September 3, 2015 by Erica Carnevale

Last week brought about the announcement that we have entered into the third generation of DRX detectors: the DRX Plus 3543 and the DRX Plus 3543C detectors.With this new generation of detectors, users can expect the following benefits:79% increase in battery life allows for improved productivity and allows increased imaging between...[read more]

White Paper: Metadata – Creating Meaningful Access to Clinical Images & Data

September 2, 2015 by Erica Carnevale

Metadata is not a new, or unfamiliar concept in the medical imaging world.In its simplest explanation, metadata are informational attributes that are “tagged,” or added, onto clinical images and data to properly categorize them for fast and effective searches.File-level metadata in clinical images and data may be generated automatically...[read more]

Deloitte’s Harry Greenspun on the ‘bright future’ of connected care (podcast)

September 1, 2015 by David E Williams

Harry Greenspun

https://healthbb.files.wordpress.com/2015/09/hbdew0038-david-williams-interviews-harry-greenspun.mp3Harry Greenspun, MDI enjoyed Dr. Harry Greenspun’s talk at Qualcomm Life’s Connect2015 yesterday in San Diego, so asked him to expand on his remarks in this podcast interview. Harry directs Deloitte’s Center for Health Solutions...[read more]

Medical technologies under development at startups, August 2015

September 1, 2015 by Patrick Driscoll

Below is a list of the technologies under development at medical technology startups identified in August 2015 and added to the Medtech Startup Database.Non-hormonal, non-invasive treatment for vaginal dryness and atrophy.Vascular access technology for hemodialysis and oncology.Stents for peripheral vascular disease.Combined ultrasound...[read more]

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]