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From Pilot to Policy: Lessons from e-Health Deployed at Scale

May 26, 2016 by Tim Gee

As mentioned in previous posts, the United4Health project was intended to test the deployment at scale of mobile health solutions and to integrate those telehealth services as part of the standard of care. Participants took this to heart and used the project to help tackle larger issues of policy, funding, technology, resources and...[read more]

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A Virtual Brain – The Benefits of Brain Modelling

May 25, 2016 by Viatcheslav Wlassoff

Simulations have proved to be a useful tool in many fields of science. Pharmaceutical companies are now using molecular modelling to understand the behavior of medicines and guide the design of new drugs. When building aircraft, aeronautical engineers rely on modelling so heavily that no airplane prototype goes into real flight without...[read more]

Medical Device Marketers: Let Digital DTP Turn You into a Sales Hero

May 20, 2016 by Jonathan Catley

In the past, medical device marketers have had a difficult time conveying the measurable return on their efforts. But now, thanks to digital direct-to-patient (DTP) strategies and improved lead tracking technologies, they’re starting to get a taste of the glory that has historically been reserved for the sales team.[read more]

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Are Melodic Intonation Therapy and Rhythmic Mechanisms Enough to Legitimize Music Therapy?

May 19, 2016 by Andy Heikkila

As time has gone on, both support and skepticism have cropped up in response to the use of music therapy as a treatment. Recent claims have been made across the spectrum, ranging from music therapy’s ability to improve both physiological and psychological functions that help chronically ill patients breathe better, slow down the parasympathetic nervous system to induce relaxation, and even ease pain and stress after surgery--but can music truly be considered a form of medicine?[read more]

The Three Cs of Physician Reputation Management

May 19, 2016 by Tracy Knight

Have you ever Googled your name or the name of your medical practice and observed the top-ranking search results? Well, it’s safe to say that your patients have. Recent estimates confirm that eight in 10 patients report searching online for health-related information, and some even suggest that 62 percent of patients use third-party health ratings sites to compare and select their physicians. The problem, for doctors at least, is that upwards of half don’t have a strategy or conduct activities to manage their online reputations on these sites and elsewhere across the internet. Learn how to not be silent and on the sidelines when it comes to reputation management and how to make your online presence count.[read more]

Choosing a Different Peer Review Vendor

May 17, 2016 by Moira O'Connell

Not all Peer Review Programs are equal. Therefore, it’s important you understand the differences from one program to another, as these differences can determine the efficiency and effectiveness in how your claims process operates.[read more]

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5 Reasons Why Investing in Quality Exercise Apparel & Equipment is Worth It

May 17, 2016 by Ryan Kh

The future for medicine is far brighter than its past, as it should be. The 21st century is certain to usher in revolutions in the world of healthcare, as the century before it proved to do as well. For us in the meantime, it can seem like the so-called progress never materializes, but even in 2016, the seemingly future of medicine is already present.[read more]

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Medical Advancement: Innovation to Sports Injuries Treatments

May 16, 2016 by Viatcheslav Wlassoff

Until recently, the idea of controlling our environment using our thoughts belonged to science fiction books and movies. But with the development of neuroscience in the last 30 years, this dream is becoming a reality.[read more]

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Digitized Pathology Improves Study Results and Cuts Costs

May 14, 2016 by Joseph Pierro

Ever since the invention of the microscope and the discovery of microorganisms, pathology has played a vital role in increasingly more sciences and industries. Researchers from all fields, including academic experts, research-based hospitals, and the healthcare and pharmaceutical industries, rely on information that can be gleaned from only the exhaustive, microscopic analysis of tissue samples.[read more]

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Product Differentiation in the Medical Space

May 13, 2016 by Dennis Hung

"Most companies require newly hired salespeople to complete extensive training programs to learn about the company's products and how to successfully sell them. These courses focus on critical things like managing the sales funnel and the sales presentation."[read more]

Medtech is Dead. Long Live Medtech.

May 13, 2016 by Patrick Driscoll

The coming era of development in medical technology may be the most interesting in history. Let’s get to it.[read more]

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Moles: Simple Skin Issue or Something More?

May 12, 2016 by Viatcheslav Wlassoff

This article presents a selection of research papers on the subject of neuroscience and neurology published in April. As usual, many new interesting findings were made public this month, and the selection presented here reflects mostly my personal opinion of their importance.[read more]