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Doctors 2.0 and You: Conference, Community, and Medical Association #doctors20

July 22, 2015 by Denise Silber

This was my second time attending the Doctors 2.0 and You conference in Paris. My first time was last year and I plan to attend every year from now on. Why? Short answer: The people I meet, the speakers and their presentations, information on the latest trends, and the early discussions about collaborative projects all start at the conference and then continue to mature after the conference.[read more]

Reducing Readmissions and Costs for Total Joint Replacement

July 14, 2015 by Anne Weiler

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Last week CMS announced a major new initiative for Total Joint Replacement, aimed at both reducing and reconciling costs. Total joint replacements are predicted to increase at a rate of 30% to 2020. Demographics are the major driver: people are getting joint replacements at a younger age, and may have more than one in their lifetime. Since the demand is increasing, and the costs fluctuate wildly, up to 100% by Medicare’s estimates, the opportunities to look for costs savings and to reward based on outcomes is key.[read more]

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5 Tips for Managing Technology in Healthcare

July 13, 2015 by Jessica Oaks

Technology in healthcare, or the digitization of healthcare, is a reality and one that is arguably streamlining things like patient intake, record sharing, patient tracking and treatment.[read more]

Sports Medicine Enhancing Care for Amateur and Professional Athletes

July 8, 2015 by Erica Carnevale

Anyone who has watched an NFL game has seen the elite athleticism—and its potential for injuries. Our job as Athletic Trainers is to help prevent, evaluate and treat conditions ranging from concussions to soft tissue sprains and strains, fractures/dislocations and internal injuries. We also care for our share of chronic conditions.[read more]

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The Future of E-Cigarettes in the World of Public Health

July 7, 2015 by Gal Cohen

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The popularity of e-cigarettes continues to grow with every passing year. Words like “vape” are now part of our everyday vernacular, and it’s becoming increasingly more common to see people vaping instead of smoking.[read more]

Diagnostic Reading #33: Five Must-Read Articles from the Past Week

June 30, 2015 by Erica Carnevale

It is time for another issue of Diagnostic Reading. This week we focus on the U.S. Supreme Court ruling on the Affordable Care Act, quality in radiology, patient and radiologist interactions, new Joint Commission rules, and Medicare’s slow adoption of telemedicine.[read more]

Are Wearables the Future of Clinical Trials?

June 24, 2015 by Jonathan Catley

The wearables market will be worth a whopping $12.6 billion by the year 2018, according to Statista. With the FDA now granting approval to wearable devices for use in clinical trials, this begs the question: what potential do wearables have to impact the clinical trial process? While the answer is simple ("profound"), the reality is more complex. Let’s take a closer look.[read more]

Precision Medicine Still Waits for the "Aha" Moment

June 22, 2015 by David Avitabile

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The precision medicine market is growing fast. But for some leading doctors, not fast enough. That's the view of Dr. Eric Topol, one of the premier thought leaders in medicine and a true believer in the potential of precision medicine to improve patient outcomes and reduce costs.[read more]

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A Healthier Conversation

June 17, 2015 by Edgar Wilson

Lawsuits can stem from poor doctor-patient communication. So how will EHRs change the equation--for better or worse?[read more]

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Mobile Medicine: Apps To Manage Your Health

June 17, 2015 by Nik Donovic

Apps are changing the way we manage our health. This piece explores a few different apps that may help you live a healthier life.[read more]

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Effective Healthcare Requires a Social Approach

June 15, 2015 by Paul Tunnah

We all know that the healthcare ecosystem is a highly fragmented space, encompassing all manner of different stakeholders, commercial and non-commercial. However, it strikes me that we still tend to view healthcare solutions in a rather two-dimensional way. The challenge for healthcare is to drive the right sociological change alongside the technological advancement. We need doctors, carers, family/friends and so on to all work collaboratively with each other, harnessing the power of technology and big data, to deliver a 360 degree solution built around the patient.

We all know that the healthcare ecosystem is a highly fragmented space, encompassing all manner of different stakeholders, commercial and non-commercial, including healthcare providers (doctors, nurses etc.), regulators, payers, technology players, pharmaceutical companies, device/diagnostic companies and, of course, the patient and...[read more]

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Pros, Cons of mHealth Fitness Devices in Health Care

June 9, 2015 by Travis McKnight

Millions of people are using fitness trackers. But are the health benefits worth privacy trade off?[read more]