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4 Healthcare Trends Set into Motion by the ACA

November 18, 2015 by Moira O'Connell

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]


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]


When a Health Care Business Model Disruption is Self-Destructive

November 13, 2015 by David Davidovic

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]


Is a Career in Naturopathic Medicine Right for You?

November 10, 2015 by Viatcheslav Wlassoff

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]

P4 Medicine: How You Can Live To Be 100

October 27, 2015 by Elizabeth Zampino

Seattle-based startup Arivale hopes to get humans to live to be 100 by providing predictive, personalized medicine.[read more]


Artificial Intelligence for Healthcare: Are We There Yet?

October 20, 2015 by Eugene Borukhovich

When Amazon first came out with a smart recommendation algorithm for customers, millions of consumers receive their first tailored shopping experience personalized to their own interests. This changed the consumer world and introduced us to a whole new era of shopping.  Amazon’s algorithms, using a method called “item-to-item...[read more]

Disruptive Innovation to Improve Mental Health Care

October 19, 2015 by Elizabeth Zampino

The Health Innovators Collaborative seminar that I attend last week by Dr. Unutzer gave me an emotional whirlwind, which is ironic because the subject was mental health. That afternoon I innocently put my boots on and galloped down to the university in my VW Beetle and waited for the seminar to begin by eating an apple in the front row.[read more]

A Go Live of EPIC Proportions

October 15, 2015 by Kathy Nieder

In exactly two weeks my office will “GO LIVE” with Epic EHR (Electronic Health Record) 2015. This is a much anticipated systemwide move from our present EHR software and has been heralded with a circus analogy, a horde of analysts and other HIT experts, inconceivable amounts of money, two years of planning and general dis-ease among the...[read more]

Video Interview of Jurrian van Rijswijk on #GamesforHealth @ Doctors 2.0 & You 2015 #doctors20

October 13, 2015 by Denise Silber

Gamification or using gaming techniques to incentivize and encourage participation cuts across all human activities. And so it is with healthcare…Let’s face it, we humans, as opposed to robots, don’t automatically stick to our goals, because we have competing wishes — to rest, to try something else, to do things differently.Introducing...[read more]


Green is the New Black: How the Healthcare Industry is Embracing Sustainability and Energy Efficiency

October 12, 2015 by Nishita Pereira-Gracias

In today’s world of innovation and technology, almost every household and industry has been obsessed with ‘Going Green’. There has been a surge in awareness among individuals and companies alike to becoming more environmentally aware and make necessary changes in their lifestyles and operations to reduce the amount of waste and pollution...[read more]


Who Leads Whom?

October 12, 2015 by Edgar Wilson

Government is seldom an instrument of change.State institutions tend to lag behind society in recognizing and addressing disruptive issues. Rather than leading, the federal government tends to be a bandwagon trailing society, from the grassroots up.All the biggest, most important historical developments tend to follow a pattern: society...[read more]

Telemedicine Is Vital to Reforming Health Care Delivery

October 9, 2015 by Joseph Kvedar

Telemedicine Is Vital to Reforming Health Care DeliveryBy Joseph C. Kvedar, MDOctober 7, 2015Harvard Business Review Health care remains one of the few services that require people to have a face-to-face interaction to obtain access. But more and more consumers are questioning that reality, and change is on the way. In January 2015...[read more]