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ICD-10: The Countdown is Over – Last Minute Tips

October 1, 2015 by Moira O'Connell

October 1st is here and with it arrives ICD-10. Whether the looming implementation date of the new codes sent your organization into a state of urgency or the date felt like a non-event, ICD-10 is here. There will be a strong focus on the transition to ICD-10 in the coming months and we know it isn’t going to be easy, as resources and employees get allocated to fix errors and educate staff.[read more]


Implantable Drug Delivery Systems: Delivering Medication One Dose at a Time

September 28, 2015 by Nishita Pereira-Gracias

Controlled, site-specific release of drugs and other therapeutic agents has emerged as a rather attractive alternative for companies that are looking to boost the efficacy of an existing product.Thebigger winner, however, is the patient.A significant advantage that implantable drug delivery systems render via targeted therapies is fewer...[read more]

Mette Dyhrberg talks about application of patient-generated data and self-tracking at Doctors 2.0 & You 2015 #doctors20

September 26, 2015 by Denise Silber

Meet Mette Dyhrberg who is at once an entrepreneur, an economist, the inventor of a mobile app, an educator, and a patient. Watch the video of her presentation at Doctors 2.0 & You about how  only tracking one’s own symptoms and data can lead to life-changing improvements for certain patients. The post Mette Dyhrberg talks about...[read more]

How Health IT Plans to Focus on Patient-centered Healthcare

September 25, 2015 by Phil C. Solomon

 On Monday, September 23rd the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC), outlined their continued vision, goals and strategy for health IT with the release of the Federal Health IT Strategic Plan 2015–2020 (Plan). The Plan’s aim is to improve the health...[read more]

Emotion tracking tools –only for trivial purposes?

September 22, 2015 by David E Williams

Who am i?I was surprised that the Boston Globe’s (Waltham firm helps computers learn empathy by mapping the human face) highlighted such unimportant opportunities for the technology. Here’s what MIT Media Lab spinoff Affectiva is doing, according to the Globe:Helping companies measure emotional responses to advertisingSpitting out pieces...[read more]

Presenting at Stanford Medicine X

September 21, 2015 by Colleen Young

I’m excited to be returning to Stanford Medicine X (Sept. 25-27) this year to speak on a panel with Susannah Fox, Pam Ressler,  Wendy Sue Swanson and Jodi Sperber. In our session Privacy: Preventing Harm or Innovation we will examine the nuances of privacy and hopefully inspire people to rethink and reframe privacy wit...[read more]

Telehealth and Virtual Care: The Next Wave!

September 17, 2015 by Colleen Young

By Mark Casselman (@markcasselman) CEO, COACH: Canada’s Health Informatics AssociationMark CasselmanTelehealth adoption and use is surging across Canada and in many countries around the world. A form of virtual care delivery, telehealth is bridging gaps between health professionals, improving health service delivery, empowering patients...[read more]

Video: Demo of Carestream’s New Fluoroscopy System

September 17, 2015 by Erica Carnevale

Back in July, we made our announcement that Carestream was officially entering the radiography/fluoroscopy (R/F) market with the introduction of the DRX-Excel Plus and the DRX-Excel.Below is the first look of the DRX-Excel Plus in action. The demo video will take you through the various capabilities of this new fluoroscopy technology,...[read more]

4 Common Medical Device Digital Marketing Mistakes

September 16, 2015 by Dan Stempel

Even medical device websites selling top-of-the line products need to employ stellar digital marketing practices in order to hit sales goals. Your products may be the best in the business, but potential customers don’t know that. It is your job to inform your customers of the advantages of choosing your medical device over those your...[read more]

Video: The Value of Imaging Sharing in Clinical Collaboration

September 15, 2015 by Erica Carnevale

With Carestream’s Clinical Collaboration Platform, you will see how more images can be shared across the enterprise from more modalities.The ability to share more image formats across more devices is integral to making collaboration throughout the enterprise a reality.In the animated video below, learn how image sharing on the Clinical...[read more]

Technology advances in spine surgery

September 15, 2015 by Patrick Driscoll

Manufacturers, clinicians and others focusing on technology advancement in spine surgery are not developing radical innovations, but are making enough incremental improvements in a number of ways that result in growth in the industry.  Most improvements fall into a number of categories:New materials technologies: Historically,...[read more]


Big Data Doctors: The Future of Healthcare and Business Intelligence

September 14, 2015 by Marius Moscovici

In the healthcare world, the term “big data” isn’t always cast in a positive light. Healthcare workers worry about being flooded by irrelevant information, resulting in alert fatigue and causing truly salient data to be overlooked. They worry that big data is just another term for too much data.[read more]