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Diagnosing Illnesses with Advanced Technology

April 28, 2016 by Rachelle Wilber

Before any patient can be treated for an illness, they must first be diagnosed. Diagnostics is one of the most important job that any doctor performs, and until recently there were very high rates of misdiagnosis.[read more]

Five “Must Read” Articles on Radiology and Health IT

April 28, 2016 by Erica Carnevale

Radiology consults, healthIT data breaches and telemedicine make the news. This week’s articles include a study that shows how delivering personalized care to patients could increase revenues;[read more]

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Cause and Effect - What Leads to a Misdiagnosis?

April 26, 2016 by Marlena Stoddard

Misdiagnosis and medical negligence are serious issues requiring the attention of both doctors and patients alike.[read more]

Tackling the Side Effects of Parkinson’s Treatment

April 17, 2016 by Viatcheslav Wlassoff

Parkinson’s disease is a slowly developing progressive disorder which is estimated to be the second most common neurodegenerative disease. At present, the disease affects 5 million people and the numbers are projected to reach 9 million by the year 2030.[read more]

Calling the Doctor After Hours

April 12, 2016 by Michael Kirsch

Of course, patients are entitled to medical care around the clock. You would not expect to show up at 2:00 a.m. at an emergency room to find a ‘Closed’ sign. If you are having chest pain on a weekend, and you call your doctor’s office, you should expect a prompt response from a living and breathing medical doctor. Patients are aware that when they call the doctor at night, that they are unlikely to reach their own doctor.[read more]

Debunking Digital Patient Recruitment Myths for Clinical Trials: Myth #2

April 7, 2016 by Jonathan Catley

When it comes to clinical trial recruitment, fiction often rules the day. In this series, we debunk some of the most common misperceptions about digital recruitment for clinical trials, and set the record straight with hard facts and actionable solutions.[read more]

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3 Ways to Adopt Health IoT for Better Care

April 1, 2016 by Alex Brisbourne

Whether you call it the Internet of Everything, the Industrial Internet, or prefer the more common Internet of Things, IoT technology is revolutionizing the healthcare industry. Experts predict that by 2020, the market for this technology will reach $117 billion, and major companies like Apple and Samsung are leading the charge.[read more]

Help us, IBM-Dell-Apple, you’re our only hope.

March 17, 2016 by Casey Quinlan

I've been on the road a lot over the last six months, getting the chance to interact with (and, I hope, influence), audiences in health tech and health policy. There's so much desire for change, search for innovation, and just straight up "desperately seeking [something]" out there, it's almost hilarious that no real change/shift/what-have-you has yet occurred in the giant $3-trillion/year-and-rising sucking sound that is the American healthcare system.[read more]

Bioengineered Skin & Skin Substitutes in Wound Care

March 17, 2016 by Patrick Driscoll

Bioengineered skin was developed because of the need to cover extensive burn injuries in patients who no longer had enough skin for grafting. Not so long ago, a patient with third degree burns over 50% of his body surface usually died from his injuries. That is no longer the case.[read more]

TBI In the News: Woodpeckers Could Prevent Sporting Brain Injuries

March 15, 2016 by Bernadette Coleman

The woodpecker is best known for its ability to use its beak to smash repeatedly into thick trees. Scientists began to ask, “How do they do this without bodily damage?” and that question may hold the answer to curing sporting TBIs.[read more]

Do Nexium and Heartburn Medicines Cause Dementia?

March 15, 2016 by Michael Kirsch

Proton pump inhibitors, or PPIs, are among the most common drugs prescribed in the United States. They are extremely safe and highly effective for gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). Are there potential side-effects? Of course. Look up the side effects of any of your medicines and you will soon need an anxiety medicine to relieve you of side-effect stress. The side-effect lists of even our safest medicines are daunting.[read more]

Are You Keeping Your Clinical Trial Candidates in the Dark?

March 13, 2016 by Dan Stempel

Clinical trials are still struggling to recruit and retain participants, which results not only in staggering costs for trial sponsors, but also prevents patients from gaining access to new treatments and medications — and the solution could be as simple as candidate education.[read more]