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Tech and Precision Medicine: 29 Companies Who Will Lead the Charge

January 22, 2016 by Eugene Borukhovich

Tech companies will likely win large deals in the battle around precision medicine. Why? Those that understand technology and the goals of medicine will be able to create value in the precision medicine value chain by offering platforms to interpret and connect data points.[read more]

Making The Decision To Outsource And Choosing The Right IRO Partner

October 19, 2015 by Josh Nelson

Outsourcing first-level physician review has become essential as health plans continue to face increased pressure to handle larger volumes while controlling cost. When making the decision to outsource, health plan executives must weigh both the advantages and disadvantages of moving their medical reviews to an external partner. Let’s...[read more]


The Number of Nurses Using Tablets is on the Rise

August 4, 2015 by Jessica Oaks

Nearly eight out of 10 nurses own a smartphone, with six out of 10 also owning a tablet or e-book. Research and user surveys show that nurses use these devices not just in their off-time, but for professional reasons as well, including continuing education, administrative tasks, and patient care.[read more]

The Public Physician: @Doctor_V guest on #hcsmca

October 29, 2014 by Colleen Young

The Public Physician

33 Charts was one of the first blogs I followed and Dr. Bryan Vartabedian (@Doctor_V) one of the first people I followed on Twitter. On Wednesday, October 29 at 9pm ET, Bryan will join #hcsmca to talk about the public physician and his new e-book, The Public Physician.[read more]

10 Digital Health Mavens to Watch - And Why We Need You to Pick Yourself

September 25, 2014 by Fard Johnmar

Digital health mavens

It's no longer enough for some to lead and the rest to sit on the sidelines. We need everyone in health to accept their responsibility to understand, mold and accelerate the digital revolution. To help, I've put together a brief presentation highlighting 10 extraordinary digital health mavens who are changing the world of health, medicine and wellness.[read more]

Bringing Biometric Tracking to the Masses Isn't All About Devices

November 20, 2013 by Deanna Pogorelc

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Engineers have done some pretty amazing things on the device side — from building sensors into apparel, to eliminating the need for a chest band or electrodes to monitor heart rate, to even eliminating the need to touch a person at all to collect some of his biometrics. Now the industry needs better tools to make use of all that great data.[read more]

Boomer Voice: Aging2.0 – Using SmartTech to Revolutionize the Aging Process

August 14, 2013 by Michelle Kuepper

Aging2.0′s goal is a worthy one – providing a more structured and supportive environment for entrepreneurs who are taking on the challenge of building applications, services and products for an often neglected audience. It’s no easy task, but for those who crack the market there’s the potential to do a lot of good – and there might just be a big pay-off.[read more]

What’s the Big Deal About “Big Data”?

August 14, 2012 by John Montague

In IT speak, “big data” is a term used to describe large and complex data sets that are challenging to work with using the database management tools that are largely available. The difficulties typically include data capture, storage, search, sharing, analysis, and visualization.[read more]

Monthly News Roundup: The Top 5 Stories in Digital Health

June 15, 2012 by Emily Springer

We’ve wrangled last month’s top 5 stories at the intersect of health and digital communications — let us know what you find most useful.[read more]