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Digital Tools for Clinical Trials

August 24, 2015 by Joan Justice

The Apple Research Kit was introduced several months ago and is making headway in the world of clinical trials, facilitating clinical trial enrollment, navigation and process for patients.[read more]

New tool to compare costs, benefits of cancer treatments: Reuters

August 22, 2015 by Jeanne Pinder

Summary: “As options for cancer patients become increasingly complicated, and expensive, the most influential source for U.S. oncology treatment guidelines will for the first time offer a tool to assess the costs versus benefits of available therapies,” Deena Beasley of Reuters writes. “The National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN)...[read more]

Global Spine Surgery Finding Double Digit Growth from Innovation, Economics, and Clinical Trends According to MedMarket Diligence Report

August 22, 2015 by Patrick Driscoll

[August 21, 2015 — Mission Viejo  CA — MedMarket Diligence has published its 2015 global report on spine surgery. For details, see link.]Decades of clinical research and medtech innovation have combined to offer solutions for every segment of the spine.  Economics and innovation have also made spine surgery one of the...[read more]

Thierry Oquidam from e-Nable explained at Doctors 2.0 & You, how 3D prosthetics turn children into “superheros” #doctors20

August 21, 2015 by Denise Silber

e-Nable, the American association for the 3D printing of assistive devices or prosthetic devices, helps children around the world who are missing fingers, hands, thanks to the work of international volunteers. I spoke with the founder of e-Nable, Pr. Jon Schull, (see left) while at Stanford Medicine X, our sister conference last...[read more]

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World’s First Approved Malaria Vaccine Shows a Ray of Hope but Also Leaves Much Scope for an Improved Solution

August 20, 2015 by Varsha Jain

Malaria control tools currently available to the world have allowed the elimination of this deadly condition in many regions across the globe. While it is entirely preventable and treatable, it is also a major killer in sub-Saharan Africa. According to the WHO, almost 90% of all malaria deaths across the globe (an estimated 627,000) in...[read more]

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Being Almost Human: Robotic Patient Simulators Bridging the Gap in Healthcare Education

August 19, 2015 by Nishita Pereira-Gracias

Preventable medical errors in hospitals persist as the third leading cause of death in the United States, after heart disease and cancer. This alarming reality only stresses the importance of preparedness, quick decision-making, and sufficient practice in healthcare around the world. Apart from loss of human lives, what also matters is...[read more]

2015 Trends for Rural Hospitals and Rural Healthcare

August 18, 2015 by Moira O'Connell

According to the NC Rural Health Research Program there have been 56 rural hospital closures since 2010. The reasons behind the closures may vary but the message rings true, rural hospitals are struggling and something needs to be done. From difficulties implanting new HER systems to the re-evaluation of Medicare reimbursements, rural hospitals are looking for new ways to stay afloat. We’ve selected 4 trends that we’ve seen buzzing in the rural healthcare sector this year and that have been helping rural hospitals make the changes they need to succeed.[read more]

Huddle for Excellence In Healthcare Delivery

August 13, 2015 by Christopher Fox

The question “would you recommend us to a friend?” has become ubiquitous. Across industries, including healthcare, businesses ask this question to capture a simple metric. called the Net Promoter Score℠, which measures how actively your best advocates would speak for you.1 For medical practices and hospitals, it offers a simple way to...[read more]

New Research Shows Surgery is Best Solution for Treating Type 2 Diabetes

August 12, 2015 by Jenna Cyprus

It wasn’t but a decade ago that the evidence surrounding the efficacy of major weight loss surgeries was hazy at best. Now, new research suggests that gastric bypass and gastric sleeve procedures may be more effective for type 2 diabetes patients than even basic lifestyle changes.

It wasn’t but a decade ago that the evidence surrounding the efficacy of major weight loss surgeries was hazy at best. Now, new research suggests that gastric bypass and gastric sleeve procedures may be more effective for type 2 diabetes patients than even basic lifestyle changes.New Study Places Emphasis on SurgeryFor years we’ve known...[read more]

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3D-Printed Pill Opens Up World of Customized Medication

August 11, 2015 by Nishita Pereira-Gracias

Every time a one-of-a-kind 3D-printed trinket takes center stage, the power of the technology seems to blow our minds – whether it is Strati, the first 3D-printed car; the 3D Varius, the first SLA 3D-printed electric violin; the 2-story villa being built in China with 3D-printed modules; or pizzas, cookies, and cakes printed by XYZ...[read more]

Ready for the eyeSelfie for diagnosing health problems?

August 6, 2015 by David E Williams

Researchers at the Camera Culture Group, headed by Ramesh Raskar at the MIT Media Lab, have designed the eyeSelfie, an inexpensive hand-held device for taking a photograph of the retina, the optic nerve, and the vasculature, which is located all the way at the back of one’s eye.[read more]

The 5 Biggest Challenges Healthcare Leaders are Facing in 2015

August 5, 2015 by Moira O'Connell

2015 Healthcare Challenges

2015 has been a big year of change for many healthcare systems. With this change, healthcare leaders have been faced with many challenges, including complying with new federal regulations and making strategic moves towards better care. We've compiled a list of the five biggest challenges healthcare leaders have been facing this year.[read more]