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3 Doctor's Telemedicine Questions Answered

July 18, 2016 by JT Ripton

There is no way around it, if you are a rural hospital then you represent one of the most endangered hospitals out there today.In fact, there are 673 hospitals that are in danger of shutting down due to financial vulnerability, with 62 hospitals shuttered since 2010, according to iVantageIndex. This is out of a total of 2,078 rural...[read more]

Will Virtual Clinical Trials Revolutionize the Pharma Industry?

July 13, 2016 by Jonathan Catley

Emerging technologies have the potential to fundamentally alter how patients engage with and participate in clinical trials — is the industry ready for this change?Pfizer made a big splash back in 2011 with its announcement of the first “virtual” clinical trial. This news was significant because, for the first time, patients would have...[read more]

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Are Wearables the Future of Clinical Trials?

July 8, 2016 by Rehan Ijaz

For decades, paper-based survey methods have been the cornerstone of clinical trials. In fact, the majority of label claims on the market today are the result of paper-based surveys.Yet there is a growing shift toward electronic data collection in clinical trials. Electronic data collection is faster, more reliable, and more cost...[read more]

How Big Data and the IoT Are Transforming Clinical Trial Recruitment

July 1, 2016 by Jonathan Catley

Big Data and the IoT are quickly transforming the world of clinical research, including how trial sponsors find and retain patients.While the digital revolution has permeated the medical world more slowly than other industries, it’s finally begun to make a real impact. PwC research found that while the healthcare industry has a...[read more]

The Future of Psychiatry

June 27, 2016 by Jennifer Landis

Psychiatry has long relied on traveling to a book-lined doctor’s office and sitting for an hour on an uncomfortable or overstuffed couch while you talk. Based on these conversations, a psychiatrist determines the best treatment options for a patient. This technique often runs into resistance or outright dishonesty that can hinder or halt treatment. That stereotype may be a thing of the past, as new tools and techniques emerge to bring psychiatry into the 21st century. What new and exciting changes are sweeping the field of psychiatry and how will they alter how we look at mental health and the treatment of mental illnesses?[read more]

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How the Healthcare Industry Can Win in the Age of Digitization

June 21, 2016 by Kevin Xu

Digitized healthcare is changing the landscape for everyone from patients to pharmaceutical companies. By adapting quickly to technology’s disruptions, pharma and biotech can stay ahead of the innovative pack.[read more]

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New Surgical Technologies Are Improving Healthcare Outcomes

June 9, 2016 by Rehan Ijaz

Close to 100 million inpatient and outpatient surgeries are conducted every year. As demand for surgeries rises, medical providers are under increased pressure to reduce costs and medical errors. The Affordable Care Act also introduced new reforms that pressure medical providers to cut medical errors.Major Technology Advances Affecting...[read more]

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Tips & Tricks for Faster Recovery with Technology

June 6, 2016 by Jessica Oaks

Technology has optimized processes in a multitude of industries, especially in the medical and healthcare industry. For patients in recovery, utilizing technology can help shorten the often long road to recovery. Here are some tips and tricks to faster recovery with technology.   Sound Technology Getting proper rest is...[read more]

From Pilot to Policy: Lessons from e-Health Deployed at Scale

May 26, 2016 by Tim Gee

As mentioned in previous posts, the United4Health project was intended to test the deployment at scale of mobile health solutions and to integrate those telehealth services as part of the standard of care. Participants took this to heart and used the project to help tackle larger issues of policy, funding, technology, resources and...[read more]

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Medical Advancement on Patient Privacy: It Must Be Protected At All Cost

May 25, 2016 by Viatcheslav Wlassoff

Most people in medicine understand that working in the healthcare industry requires dedication, attention to detail, and a very high level of trustworthiness. When they think about that trustworthiness in terms of patient confidentiality, they usually frame it in the context of HIPPA requirements and just generally ...[read more]

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Are Melodic Intonation Therapy and Rhythmic Mechanisms Enough to Legitimize Music Therapy?

May 19, 2016 by Andy Heikkila

As time has gone on, both support and skepticism have cropped up in response to the use of music therapy as a treatment. Recent claims have been made across the spectrum, ranging from music therapy’s ability to improve both physiological and psychological functions that help chronically ill patients breathe better, slow down the parasympathetic nervous system to induce relaxation, and even ease pain and stress after surgery--but can music truly be considered a form of medicine?[read more]

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5 Reasons Why Investing in Quality Exercise Apparel & Equipment is Worth It

May 17, 2016 by Ryan Kh

The future for medicine is far brighter than its past, as it should be. The 21st century is certain to usher in revolutions in the world of healthcare, as the century before it proved to do as well. For us in the meantime, it can seem like the so-called progress never materializes, but even in 2016, the seemingly future of medicine is already present.[read more]

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