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Millennial Speak: Reaching the Next Generation of Healthcare Consumers

April 21, 2016 by Craig Fairfield, MBA

The new boom in healthcare involves those born between roughly 1982 and 2003. Not only are their numbers on the rise, but so is their purchasing power. Their lifetime value as healthcare consumers cannot be ignored.[read more]


Remote Heath: The Wave of our Medical Future

April 18, 2016 by Dennis Hung

Remote health, also known as telemedicine, is fast becoming a popular option to reach more patients in a shorter amount of time. According to iHeartBeat, 89% of healthcare executives said they expect telemedicine to transform the U.S. healthcare system in the next decade.[read more]


How That New Drug Goes From Idea to Market

April 16, 2016 by Ryan Kh

The development and approval of new drugs is mandated by FDA's CDER (Center for Drug Evaluation and Research) center, the apex government body governing this segment. So how is a drug conceptualized and then developed, marketed, and then transported to various parts of the country for storage, management, and transportation of drugs?[read more]


Healthcare Costs Involved in Treating Drug Addiction

March 31, 2016 by Viatcheslav Wlassoff

In a sense, the true costs of drug addiction are incalculable. How do we calculate the cost of incompetence in the public and private sector? How many people are late to work due to one drug-related accident? How many of those people will be fired as a result of being late one too many times?[read more]


How Physician Offices Can Improve Patient Health Care

March 31, 2016 by Ryan Kh

Doctors and their staff want what is best for patients. Yet in physician offices across the country, it’s becoming an increasingly challenging feat to provide the best level of care for patients despite best intentions. Many are swamped with appointments, understaffed, and stretched thin on resources.[read more]

Population Health – The Work Has Just Begun

March 31, 2016 by Phil C. Solomon

Despite remarkable medical advances, Americans are sicker today than ever. With slow inevitability, individuals and society are accepting responsibility for improving our national health. Addressing obesity and the chronic disease it spawns (see graphic) is America’s principal health challenge.[read more]

Pennsylvania House of Representatives Passes Medical Marijuana Bill

March 31, 2016 by Katie Brant

On March 16, 2016, Pennsylvania’s House of Representatives passed a measure that would legalize medical marijuana in certain forms. The vote was 149-43, with all voting Democrats and more than half of Republicans in support of the bill. The bill now moves onto the Senate, which has already approved an earlier version of the measure 10 months ago.[read more]

Major EU Remote Monitoring Pilot Results

March 18, 2016 by Tim Gee

This post looks at some lessons learned from remote monitoring projects in Europe. This and subsequent posts are based on my last eight years of supporting these projects combined with some thoughts from my implementation experience of technology systems in many different scenarios over the last thirty years. I hope that some of it will be of value to the readers wherever they are in the healthcare industry delivery chain.[read more]

Making The Case for Behavioral Health Integration

March 18, 2016 by Moira O'Connell

Thanks to The Excellence in Mental Health Act (ExACT) passed in 2014, it’s predicted that 2016 will be a big year for Behavioral Health. As the country takes critical steps towards moving Behavioral healthcare off the back burner, demand for these services continues to grow.[read more]


Dramatic Early Clinical Trial Success for New Cancer Treatment

March 14, 2016 by Ryan Kh

Attendees at this year's annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in Washington, D.C. were astounded by what they heard. Dr. Stan Riddell, of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, shared his ongoing research study and clinical trial results on immunotherapy, an experimental cancer treatment.[read more]


When Culture Trumps Knowledge: Breaking Habits Takes More than New Research

March 2, 2016 by Edgar Wilson

Despite breakthroughs in diagnosis, treatment, and prevention strategies emerge, we continue to collectively ignore the best, most impactful insights from medical research. Healthcare’s ultimate foe isn’t disease or genes, but culture.[read more]


Technological Breakthrough in Treatment of Sleep Apnea Offered at Leading Hospitals

February 26, 2016 by Ryan Kh

If you can sleep for 6 to 8 hours at a stretch per night without any difficulty then you are possibly one of the few lucky ones. However if you can’t then this one goes out to you.[read more]