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Laying the foundation for Artificial Intelligence in health care

February 10, 2016 by Robert Rowley

Machine learning and pattern recognition are an emerging science. But with sufficient data and sufficient clinical knowledge, machine-learned pattern recognition can provide recommendations that are ultimately more reliable than – thought built on the same premises as – the “gut hunch” of the experienced clinician.[read more]

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Healthcare IT Trends to Watch for This Year

February 10, 2016 by Dennis Hung

Although there are certainly incredible technologies being honed right now that have the power to change the healthcare industry as we know it, sometimes the most impactful technologies are the ones that seem the simplest.[read more]

4 Models for Alarm Vigilance

February 10, 2016 by Tim Gee

The method of arranging medical devices and those that recognize and respond to alarms is fundamental to alarm safety. The following are the 4 models or methods for alarm vigilance and notification in use today. These models are: line of sight,out of sight, monitoring techs, and automated notification. Let’s look at each one in turn.[read more]

Marketing Your Medical Device to Millennials? Here's Why Mobile Matters Most

February 9, 2016 by Dan Stempel

Millennials are more plugged-in than any other generation, but that doesn’t mean that just any old digital offering is going to grab their attention — to do that, you need to market to mobile.[read more]

Time for a patient-driven health information economy? – A response

February 9, 2016 by Robert Rowley

The recent article in the New England Journal of Medicine, “Time for a Patient-Driven Health Information Economy?” presents a good overview of the need for, and hurdles in achieving, a unified patient-centered data platform that can be accessed from everyone taking care of the patient. But here's my response.[read more]

Making the Cancer “Moonshot” a Reality

February 9, 2016 by Robert Rowley

Cancer treatment, like all of American healthcare, is at a crossroads. America spends more per person on healthcare than any other country in the world, and cancer care costs have been rising faster than other medical costs. Despite incurring the highest costs, we are not getting our money’s worth. America does not have the lowest cancer death rates.[read more]

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]