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Guess the X-ray – September’s Image Challenge

September 1, 2015 by Erica Carnevale

It’s a new month so that means it is time for a new “Guess the X-ray” Image Challenge. August’s Image Challenge, a wind-up toy, was guessed pretty quickly, so let’s see if we can make things a little more difficult this month..The image for September is below. The challenge will run until the end of the month or until the first person...[read more]

If Patients Chose Doctors Based on How Creative They Are

September 1, 2015 by Stewart Gandolf, MBA
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Somewhere in the US—we wouldn’t disclose exactly where—there’s a large medical practice that has, until recently, been in a relationship with a local advertising agency. What’s troubling about this relationship is that, over many years, the agency never talked about results, data or Return-on-Investment.The medical practice likes the...[read more]

SEO for Dentists and Doctors: Making Google Love Your Healthcare Website — Part I

August 31, 2015 by Tyson Downs
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SEO for dentists and doctors is all about getting your healthcare practice’s website to perform well on search engines like Google. If you do the right things, you can make Google fall in love with your doctor website, putting you at the top of search engine results page (SERP) and attracting lots of new patients. In this three-part...[read more]

After the EMR. The technologies that will truly transform healthcare and clinical workflow.

August 31, 2015 by Bill Crounse

Last week, Healthcare IT News editor Mike Miliard wrote a piece that might have escaped your attention. He offered up 18 health technologies poised for big growth based on data from HIMSS Analytics. While none of the technologies listed are quite as sexy...(read more)[read more]

Health Reward Stat of the Day – Aug 31

August 31, 2015 by Michael Dermer
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  In the Excellus Blue Cross Blue Shield rewards program, called HealthyRewards, members can earn up to $1,000 per family* each year for doing healthy actions – such as going for a run, working around the yard, and even taking the stairs. https://www.excellusbcbs.com/wps/portal/xl/mbr/hnw/healthyrewards/[read more]

Does Social Media Influence Rx Habits and Choices?

August 31, 2015 by Colleen Young

September 2015, #hcsmca turns 5 year old. Hosting over 230 chats, we’ve covered a myriad of topics (#hcsmca archive). So many in fact, I often wonder if we are running out of things to discuss. Getting topic ideas from #hcsmca community members and visitors helps. #hcsmca members, people and organizations bring...[read more]

The Last Day of Summer

August 31, 2015 by Irene Gabashvili

Is that it? Summer is finally over. And so is the sweet melancholy of August, listening to nature sounds - soothing ocean waves or a chorus of crickets while sitting on a porch, sun drying you with warm rays... It's the end of the holiday break.Tomorrow is September, the second most stressful month of the year. It is known for stock...[read more]

12 Great Clinical Trial Finder Websites

August 31, 2015 by Joan Justice
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Consider Clinical Trials!

Searching for a clinical trial is getting easier! There are several other trial finders besides the behemoth ClinicalTrials.gov, some that are designed to be very user-friendly and some that offer toll-free numbers with specified navigators to help you with your search.[read more]

Biotech & Life Science Companies Target Emerging Markets in 2015

August 31, 2015 by Nicole Fisher

As competition between life science companies intensifies, traditional markets – especially those in the Unites States – are beginning to see secondary markets catch up. Suburbs are becoming more and more popular for companies as rents increase and specialized labor talent demand higher wages. Additionally, countries like Brazil, China...[read more]

Director of First Impressions and Other Great Job Titles

August 31, 2015 by Stewart Gandolf, MBA
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Recently I was looking for a new school for one of my daughters. In that process, I phoned one of the prospective organizations—a modern school with a good reputation and a progressive-sounding name.The individual who answered the phone was immediately helpful; even on the phone her obviously winning personality and positive demeanor...[read more]

The Digital-Digital Trend in Doctor-Patient Encounters

August 30, 2015 by Stewart Gandolf, MBA

Here’s a totally unscientific marketing experiment: Look up from your smartphone (just for a moment) and scan the people at any Starbucks—or any airline departure lounge—or any street corner.It’s become a social caricature: People of all ages have their heads down with a deeply-connected gaze into the mobile, tablet or laptop device...[read more]

Computer aided diagnosis for mental health: two important strides

August 30, 2015 by David E Williams

Advancing the state of the artResearchers are using modern technologies to develop advanced tools to assist with the assessment of mental health problems. We hear a lot about “big data” and genetic sequencing, which can be expensive and complex, but there are also promising tools that are not so pricey or complex, even if they do employ...[read more]