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New Technology Will Catch Alzheimer's in the Early Stages

December 28, 2016 by Rehan Ijaz

Alzheimer’s is a debilitating disease that robs over 5 million Americans of their memories. The CDC expects that the number of affected people will rise to 14 million by 2050 unless the right preventive treatment is taken. It can be very painful for the person suffering and their friends and family.Fortunately, advances in medicine are...[read more]

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Healthcare Costs Involved in Finding the Right Recovery Program

December 13, 2016 by Ryan Kh

We live in a world that is inundated by drugs and alcohol. As if that were not bad enough, we are equally inundated by direct and indirect drug and alcohol positive messaging. It is as it always has been: Getting addicted to a substance is a lot easier than getting cured.In some respects, it is wrong to talk about treatment programs as...[read more]

The Potential (And Setbacks) of Telemedicine

November 10, 2016 by Rick Deglado

Imagine a world where sick patients can get a doctor’s care from the comfort of their living room and where physicians have the flexibility to set a schedule that fits their needs and the needs of their patients. For a growing number of doctors and patients, that scenario is a reality as telemedicine continues to grow.Telemedicine...[read more]

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The iPad is Changing the Face of Healthcare

November 5, 2016 by John Hennings

Apple sold nearly 9.9 million iPads in the third quarter of 2016. Most of their iPads are purchased by consumers, but a growing number of healthcare companies are driving demand.There are many reasons healthcare providers are becoming more reliant on iPads. Over the next few years, these tablets are likely to revolutionize healthcare in...[read more]

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Welcome to the age of the patientpreneur

November 2, 2016 by Paul Tunnah

The modern pharmaceutical industry, now accounting for annual sales of over one trillion dollars, started from humble roots in the late 19th and early 20th century.Companies that are now global leaders and household names in this sector, like Johnson and Johnson or Pfizer, can trace their roots back to pharmacists looking to scale their...[read more]

Clinical Trial Recruitment Success Demands a Patient-First Approach

October 25, 2016 by Jonathan Catley

In the age of the empowered patient, engagement and education across a wide range of digital platforms is key.When it comes to patient recruitment for clinical trials, I think we can all agree that the process has become far too time-consuming and expensive. Today, approximately 29% of the time spent conducting a clinical trial is...[read more]

Why Haven't We Found A Cure For Cancer Yet?

October 24, 2016 by Brian Wallace

Why is there still no cure for cancer? Turns out it's not quite that simple.[read more]

4 Ways Technology Can Increase Patient Empowerment and Improve Outcome

September 29, 2016 by Karin Ratchinsky

Advancements in healthcare have improved our understanding of diseases and how to treat them, but the largest determinants of our health are behavioral and environmental factors. Poor eating habits, physical inactivity, socioeconomic factors, access to care, or a lack of health education can trump genetic dispositions and medical...[read more]

Using Facebook for Clinical Trial Recruitment

September 26, 2016 by Jonathan Catley

Facebook’s advanced targeting capabilities and enormous user base make it an ideal tool for effective and efficient clinical trial recruitment.As pharmaceutical companies increasingly turn to digital media for clinical trial recruitment, it’s important they seek out channels that allow for targeted advertising, efficient scaling of...[read more]

How Hospitals Are Using Technology to Improve Patient Access to Care

September 21, 2016 by Jonathan Catley

While ridesharing services are a good start to addressing the problem of missed medical appointments for patients without personal vehicles, this may not actually be the best solution.For patients without access to a car — and especially those with chronic health conditions that require frequent visits to the hospital — missed...[read more]

Marketing Automation, Oh My! Lessons from a Leading Health System

September 14, 2016 by Stewart Gandolf, MBA

Stewart Gandolf talks with Tanya Andreadis and Robin Ward about their upcoming presentation at the 2016 SHSMD Connections Conference on the topic: Marketing Automation, Oh My! Lessons from Leading Health Systems.[read more]

What the Rise in Outpatient Care Means for Your Hospital

September 9, 2016 by Jennifer Landis

Until recently, most medical procedures required a lengthy hospital stay and a bill to match, but changes in surgical techniques have led to many of these procedures being moved to an outpatient facility. What does this shift to outpatient car mean for your hospital and the medical community as a whole?[read more]

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