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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]

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]

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The Rise of Precision Medicine: Viable, but Challenge Lies Ahead

January 21, 2016 by Eugene Borukhovich

In 2015's State of the Union address, President Obama announced the funding for a precision medicine initiative intended to help spur the growth of genetics-based medical treatment. This article examines why now is the perfect time for precision medicine to thrive, what the current downfalls for the industry now, and takes a look at who will be in a position to win the market share when the industry takes off. [read more]

X-rays and Mom — Case Study into the State of Imaging Technology

January 8, 2016 by Erica Carnevale

While I write a lot about medical imaging technology and how new technology can and should work, it is not often that I get to experience how things actually work in the real world.[read more]

RSNA 2015: Important Presentations and Studies from Day 4

December 4, 2015 by Erica Carnevale

Today’s summary of studies and presentations from RSNA 2015 highlight breast density notification laws, head CT and MRI, MRI technique for osteoarthritis in college football players, organ dose management, and how CT and 3D printing helping in a surgery to separate conjoined girls.[read more]

Reverse Innovation: What We Can Learn From Global M-Health

November 24, 2015 by Elizabeth Zampino

Whenever possible at conferences, I try to attend at least one session that is outside my particular area of focus and expertise. While almost everything at the recent HIMSS M-Health was relevant, global health is a bit outside the target for Wellpepper right now. Attending a few sessions on M-Health got me thinking about similarities between some of these initiatives and the situation at home.[read more]

IDoR: Paediatric Imaging a Bright Spot in Advancing Radiology

November 12, 2015 by Erica Carnevale

Timed to coincide with the date of the discovery of X-rays by Wilhelm Röntgen in 1895, the International Day of Radiology (IDoR) has now evolved into an annual event of “action and awareness” organized by the main radiological professional societies.[read more]

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Strategies for Optimal Hospital Supply Chain Solutions

November 9, 2015 by Viatcheslav Wlassoff

The demand for healthcare is growing exponentially. Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) experts believe that the demand will accelerate through at least 2020. While healthcare providers are facing growing pressure to deliver quality services to their patients, they are facing challenges ensuring they have sufficient...[read more]

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Green is the New Black: How the Healthcare Industry is Embracing Sustainability and Energy Efficiency

October 12, 2015 by Nishita Pereira-Gracias

In today’s world of innovation and technology, almost every household and industry has been obsessed with ‘Going Green’. There has been a surge in awareness among individuals and companies alike to becoming more environmentally aware and make necessary changes in their lifestyles and operations to reduce the amount of waste and pollution...[read more]

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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]