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Theranos for President?

November 17, 2015 by Edgar Wilson

In an election year, it is normal for hype to overwhelm scrutiny--but not when the subject is health technology. Theranos has risen high on a good story, but we need more than a narrative from the disruptive forces in American medicine.[read more]


How Digital Is Transforming Employee Healthcare

November 16, 2015 by Jessica Oaks

Even as employers are shifting healthcare costs back onto employees' shoulders companies are realizing that employee wellbeing can have an impact on the bottom line. While those employees are now responsible for a greater percentage of their medical bills, technological advances are also making it easier for them to not only find and...[read more]

HIPAA Basics For Licensed Health Care Professionals: Privacy, Security, and Breach Notification Rules

November 16, 2015 by Katie Brant

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recently issued a HIPAA fact sheet for health care professionals and organizations. We could all use a little refresher from time-to-time.[read more]


Is a Career in Naturopathic Medicine Right for You?

November 10, 2015 by Viatcheslav Wlassoff

Here’s a fact: naturopathic physicians benefit the lives of their patients, and encourage a healthy lifestyle that’s built on the principal belief that wellness is about more than the body; it’s about the mind and soul too. If you believe in conventional medicine, as well as the healing benefits of alternative medicine, you’re the perfect person to explore this growing field.[read more]

How to Prepare for a Second Opinion Doctor Appointment

November 10, 2015 by Joan Justice

Second Opinion Doctor Appointment

A second opinion will help you learn more about your illness and treatment options. But doctor appointments can be scary, overwhelming and intimidating. Here are some tips to help you make the most of your second opinion appointment.[read more]

Five Must-Read Articles From the Past Week

November 4, 2015 by Erica Carnevale

Highlights from the past week's healthcare news. This week we’re looking at digital breast tomosynthesis, patient portals, how hospitals use cloud services, hospital safety, and the future of healthcare.[read more]

Florida Board of Medicine Declares Arizona Homeopathic Doctor "Very, Very Dangerous"

October 26, 2015 by Katie Brant

A doctor practicing homeopathic medicine was accused of administering a lethal dose of an unapproved drug to a toddler in Arizona.[read more]

CMS Announces Meaningful Use Final Rules & Stage 3 Implementation

October 22, 2015 by Moira O'Connell

Now that the ICD-10 panic has subsided the healthcare world is focusing on something new: Meaningful Use. Despite mixed reactions from the public and congress, many of whom expressed concern about the proposed changes and rules,[read more]

MD Connect Drives 250,000th Digital Referral In Vein Market

October 22, 2015 by Jonathan Catley

With highly targeted digital marketing programs and detailed lead tracking, agency rapidly reaches major client milestone.Wellesley, MA (October 22, 2015) – MD Connect, Inc. today announced a significant milestone in their ongoing work on behalf of phlebology (or vein) practices nationwide by recording their 250,000th vein patient lead (...[read more]

Why Medical Device Regulatory Compliance is a Business Decision

October 19, 2015 by Nealda Yusof

The US Food and Drug Administration recently looked into complaints about a permanent birth control device called Essure. A medical team from Weill Cornell Medicine in New York reported a 10-fold higher occurrence of repeat operation during the first year of implantation. In Europe, the PIP breast implant remains an indelible scandal....[read more]

Diagnostic Reading: Five Must-Read Articles From the Past Week

October 16, 2015 by Erica Carnevale

In this week’s Diagnostic Reading we look at a new breast screening study, response time for stat mobile x-ray, consumers and healthcare technology, EMR adoption, and gamma imaging dense breast tissue.BMJ: Dutch Data Show Breast Cancer Screening Works – AuntMinnieAccording to the authors of a new study published in BMJ, the Dutch...[read more]

Health Reward Stat of the Day – Oct 16

October 16, 2015 by Michael Dermer

  SmartShopper, a program offered by health care data firm Vitals, works by offering financial incentives for about 40 categories of medical tests, from lab tests to some surgeries. The program gives workers a list of potential providers in their insurance network. It rates them using standards based on the specialty...[read more]