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Laying the foundation for Artificial Intelligence in health care

February 10, 2016 by Robert Rowley

Machine learning and pattern recognition are an emerging science. But with sufficient data and sufficient clinical knowledge, machine-learned pattern recognition can provide recommendations that are ultimately more reliable than – thought built on the same premises as – the “gut hunch” of the experienced clinician.[read more]

Making the Cancer “Moonshot” a Reality

February 9, 2016 by Robert Rowley

Cancer treatment, like all of American healthcare, is at a crossroads. America spends more per person on healthcare than any other country in the world, and cancer care costs have been rising faster than other medical costs. Despite incurring the highest costs, we are not getting our money’s worth. America does not have the lowest cancer death rates.[read more]

Health IoT creates huge opportunities for public health and software companies

February 1, 2016 by Shahid Shah

It was evident from this year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES) earlier this month that there’s a great deal of interest in the Internet of Things (IoT) in general and for Health IoT in particular. Given that interest I thought I would reach out to a couple of experts to help explore the IoT landscape.[read more]

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Improving Healthcare With Key Technology Additions

January 29, 2016 by Phil Cohen
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Technology has improved several aspects of life, including healthcare. Doctors, nurses and other associates can use technology to save a life or simply look up a medical chart. Healthcare improvements don't have to be one-sided, however. The patients should see these positive changes at their doctors' offices or within hospitals. Take a close look at today's technology and how it's improving healthcare for both employees and patients.[read more]

5 Healthcare Industry Issues of 2016

January 25, 2016 by Moira O'Connell

It’s only the beginning of 2016, but we've been keeping a close eye on the upcoming healthcare trends for the year. Thanks to the annual Healthcare Issues report by the Health Research Institute of PricewaterhouseCooper (that highlights 10 major issues for the healthcare industry), we are able to take a deeper look into what the New Year may hold for the healthcare industry as a whole. From mobile health to Mergers and Acquisitions, let’s look at the first 5 healthcare industry issues bound to take root this year.[read more]

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Healthcare's 2016 marketing trends to watch

December 15, 2015 by Dennis Hung
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Internet and mobile technologies have changed pretty much every type of social interaction, including the way people manage their health, and the ways in which they deal with their healthcare providers. It’s important not to lapse into the mindset that suggests that because healthcare is so vital to society it’s not necessary to compete.[read more]

ASH 2015: A Cancer Community of Hope

December 10, 2015 by Andrew Schorr

A report from the American Society of Hematology meeting in Orlando. May attendees walked away hopeful with the news that cancer seems to be "on the run." First on the list is multiple myeloma: five new drugs were approved this past year and three in the past three weeks. They are effective, and new combinations are sure to have people living longer and better. Tangible Hope.[read more]

Sutures, Staples and Other Fading Technologies

December 2, 2015 by Patrick Driscoll

Sutures have been in use for potentially thousands of years, and staples for the last several decades. Both have frequently been the target of new development in wound closure and management, but they're use is not fading.[read more]

4 Healthcare Trends Set into Motion by the ACA

November 18, 2015 by Moira O'Connell
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2015 marks the Affordable Care Act's 5th anniversary. Five years later, the ACA has sparked change in the healthcare ecosystem and is continuing to churn the wheel of change. But what changes should healthcare organizations expect for the future?[read more]

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Theranos for President?

November 17, 2015 by Edgar Wilson

In an election year, it is normal for hype to overwhelm scrutiny--but not when the subject is health technology. Theranos has risen high on a good story, but we need more than a narrative from the disruptive forces in American medicine.[read more]

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When a Health Care Business Model Disruption is Self-Destructive

November 13, 2015 by David Davidovic
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Three companies - Valeant, Theranos, & Turing - have recently gained notoriety in the healthcare space. Each openly expressed their desire and plans to disrupt everything based on completely new business models - but is it working?[read more]

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Is a Career in Naturopathic Medicine Right for You?

November 10, 2015 by Viatcheslav Wlassoff
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Here’s a fact: naturopathic physicians benefit the lives of their patients, and encourage a healthy lifestyle that’s built on the principal belief that wellness is about more than the body; it’s about the mind and soul too. If you believe in conventional medicine, as well as the healing benefits of alternative medicine, you’re the perfect person to explore this growing field.[read more]