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Will the Next President Bring Multi-Payer Healthcare to the U.S.?

August 17, 2016 by Rehan Ijaz

This has been one of the most unusual election seasons in recent memory. Among other issues, it has started a debate on the future of healthcare in the United States. Will the next U.S. president introduce plans to migrate towards a multi-payer health care system?Presidential Candidates Attempt to Tackle Healthcare WoesDuring the...[read more]

How to engage your patients on social media – without violating HIPAA!

August 17, 2016 by Practice Builders

No business can afford to go without a social media presence in today’s competitive market, and your healthcare practice is no exception. But unlike the local movie theater or candy store, your healthcare practice has a big hurdle to jump when using this powerful marketing tool: HIPAA compliance.What is HIPAA, and what does it have to do...[read more]

Healthcare Careers With Real Potential

August 16, 2016 by Rachelle Wilber

Anyone looking to go into the healthcare industry should have no problem finding a job. The Affordable Care Act has given millions of people access to health insurance creating a need for more doctors and healthcare professionals. Advances in biomedical technology have created dozens of specialty medical fields in recent years, and the...[read more]

Technological Breakthroughs Have Revolutionized Modern Healthcare

August 16, 2016 by Viatcheslav Wlassoff

Technology has transformed medicine in ways visionaries like Archimedes and Da Vinci never dreamed of. In the last century, medical technologists have invented automatic insulin injectors, MRIs, medical tricorders, Emergency Medical Holograms, and tens of thousands of life-saving pharmaceuticals.A lot of breaking progress is taking place...[read more]

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The Risk of Concussions in Contact Sports

August 13, 2016 by Sam Hudgins

Concussions have now been hoisted to the center of attention in contact sports, not only among past athletes but current athletes as well. Each hit in rugby, football, hockey, or boxing adds up over time and leads to medical difficulties athletes will face in the future.The National Institutes of Health has linked concussions to a...[read more]

Bolstering Diversity in Clinical Trials

August 12, 2016 by Jonathan Catley

Clinical trials have a diversity problem, and it could be having a negative impact on their ability to secure FDA approval. Here's what you need to know.In the scientific community, no one needs to be reminded of the importance of a representative sample — or at least, that’s what you’d assume. Yet the FDA has found itself having to...[read more]

Key Considerations for Clinical Trials Submitting Digital Recruitment Content for IRB Approval

August 8, 2016 by Jonathan Catley

Clinical trial sponsors know that any direct-to-patient advertising must secure IRB approval — but what does this mean in the digital age?By now, it’s safe to assume that the vast majority of clinicians recognize the importance of digital marketing to the trial recruitment process. However, as the industry wades into these relatively...[read more]

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Steps You Can Take to Protect Yourself from Medical Malpractice – Talking with Your Doctor

August 3, 2016 by Richard Jaffe

While Medical malpractice is not one hundred percent preventable, there are numerous steps you take to reduce the chances that your doctor may commit medical negligence. Regardless of whether you will be undergoing a procedure, being treated with medication, or simply going to the doctor for a checkup, it is crucial that you do everything you can to protect yourself.[read more]

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How Financial Barriers are Slowing Down Telehealth Adoption

August 1, 2016 by Andrew Deen

Telehealth is a modern healthcare option that is attractive to both doctors and patients for many reasons. It’s cheaper and more convenient than traditional consultations, and can improve overall quality of healthcare by connecting patients with the best physicians for their needs—no matter how far away those physicians might be.[read more]

Will Technology Eliminate Doctors in the Future?

July 30, 2016 by Stewart Gandolf, MBA

If you’re a doctor—or plan a medical or healthcare marketing career—you can take a seat. There is (or will be) an app for that. If the futurologists are right, technology will eliminate doctors (and the need for physician marketing) in just a couple of decades.Agree or disagree? Let us know what you think about this future view. Here’s...[read more]

“What we need is more regulation . . . .”

July 28, 2016 by David Harlow

We are awash in digital health data. And we are awash in multiple regulatory schemas designed to protect privacy, security and appropriate access to all this data.  Some data is “traditional” health care data governed by the familiar patchwork of federal and state statutes and regulations (rhymes with “HIPAA”). Some are the product...[read more]

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5 Ways Health Providers Can Help Reduce Patient Stress Without Drugs

July 27, 2016 by Ryan Kh

5 Ways Health Providers Can Help Reduce Patient Stress Without DrugsWhether you’re treating a high-powered executive or a trembling tot, always keep in mind that your patient’s visit can be a daunting experience for them. Approximately 20 percent of Americans experience white coat syndrome (a phenomenon in which blood pressure surges...[read more]

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