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Announcing the Next Chapter for HealthWorks Collective

July 29, 2015 by Robin Carey

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Today, it’s my pleasure to announce that HealthWorks Collective has been bought by Healthcare Dive, a leading publication for hospital administrators and healthcare leaders based in Washington. We’re delighted that this community can continue to flourish with new energy and leadership.[read more]

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Addressing the Phenomenon of “Pill Mill” Doctors

July 23, 2015 by Bert Louthian

While the country seems to be in a constant debate about what effects legalizing or decriminalizing marijuana may have on our youth, it seems that not enough people are paying attention to the effects legal narcotics are having on our elderly -- or how often physicians are prescribing them.[read more]

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Four Life-Changing Ways To Keep Medical Costs Down

July 21, 2015 by Nik Donovic

It's no secret that medical costs in the United States are quite high. Here are four ways to keep costs down as much as possible.[read more]

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NCQA Accreditation: Failure vs. Success

July 16, 2015 by Danyell Jones

Some of the biggest Health Plans are failing accreditation, find out four distinct differentiators between those who successfully become accredited, and those who fall short[read more]

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Do Wearable Health Devices Actually Lead to Better Health?

July 16, 2015 by Rick Deglado

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Wearable health devices are looked at as the next big frontier in technology, where many of the new and most intriguing advances are expected to take place over the coming years. While some wearables might not be taking off like some thought they would, wearable health devices are a different matter.[read more]

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5 Tips for Managing Technology in Healthcare

July 13, 2015 by Jessica Oaks
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Technology in healthcare, or the digitization of healthcare, is a reality and one that is arguably streamlining things like patient intake, record sharing, patient tracking and treatment.[read more]

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Social Media Is Bad for Relationships

July 10, 2015 by Paul Tunnah
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Social media is a way of extending a virtual handshake to the entire world and finding out who extends a hand back. It’s a way of sharing your ideas and passions on a very broad scale and finding out who agrees or disagrees with your views. It’s a way of getting to know people with very diverse views on different issues and engaging in dialogue with them around these areas. In other words, it’s at the very top of the ‘funnel’ of building relationships, especially when it comes to healthcare.[read more]

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Beyond the Buzz: 12 Ways To Search For Health-Related Content On Twitter

July 10, 2015 by Marie Ennis-O'Connor

Most people search on Twitter using the simple native search facility, but you can do so much more with Twitter's advanced search capabilities. In today’s article, I will show you twelve ways you can use this powerful search engine to search for health-related content on Twitter.[read more]

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The Future of E-Cigarettes in the World of Public Health

July 7, 2015 by Gal Cohen

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The popularity of e-cigarettes continues to grow with every passing year. Words like “vape” are now part of our everyday vernacular, and it’s becoming increasingly more common to see people vaping instead of smoking.[read more]

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Blister Pack Adoption Increases Medication Adherence, Save Lives

June 25, 2015 by Travis McKnight

The U.S. health care industry has a lot of room to improve and billions of dollars in unnecessary expenses. Packaging pharmaceuticals in blister packs can increase patient adherence, and decrease the health care costs related to treatment failure, hospital admissions and wasted medication.[read more]

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A Healthier Conversation

June 17, 2015 by Edgar Wilson

Lawsuits can stem from poor doctor-patient communication. So how will EHRs change the equation--for better or worse?[read more]

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Mobile Medicine: Apps To Manage Your Health

June 17, 2015 by Nik Donovic

Apps are changing the way we manage our health. This piece explores a few different apps that may help you live a healthier life.[read more]

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Effective Healthcare Requires a Social Approach

June 15, 2015 by Paul Tunnah

We all know that the healthcare ecosystem is a highly fragmented space, encompassing all manner of different stakeholders, commercial and non-commercial. However, it strikes me that we still tend to view healthcare solutions in a rather two-dimensional way. The challenge for healthcare is to drive the right sociological change alongside the technological advancement. We need doctors, carers, family/friends and so on to all work collaboratively with each other, harnessing the power of technology and big data, to deliver a 360 degree solution built around the patient.

We all know that the healthcare ecosystem is a highly fragmented space, encompassing all manner of different stakeholders, commercial and non-commercial, including healthcare providers (doctors, nurses etc.), regulators, payers, technology players, pharmaceutical companies, device/diagnostic companies and, of course, the patient and...[read more]

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Beyond The Buzz: The Latest Social Media Trends For Healthcare Marketing

June 12, 2015 by Marie Ennis-O'Connor

Each year for the past seven years Social Media Examiner has released its Social Media Marketing Industry Report. The report provides valuable insights into emerging trends in social media marketing. This week, we will explore three of those key trends and how they might be leveraged for your healthcare marketing.[read more]

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Pros, Cons of mHealth Fitness Devices in Health Care

June 9, 2015 by Travis McKnight

Millions of people are using fitness trackers. But are the health benefits worth privacy trade off?[read more]

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How Google is Pushing Healthcare Innovation

May 29, 2015 by Nicola Ziady

Google has an R&D department today that has produced technology that has impacted the lives of many patients. Most recently, the have created a glucose testing contact lens for diabetes patients. The driver-less car has been developed for disabled people and a long line of emerging technology.[read more]

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The Bionic Man Makes History in Mind-Controlled Prosthetics

May 27, 2015 by Nishita Pereira-Gracias

A new generation of mind-controlled prosthetic technologies for amputees is changing the game. Long term goals are to find more ways for humans to be able to control dexterous robotic devices without any invasive surgeries or implants.[read more]

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Beyond the Buzz: A Beginner's Guide to Facebook Advertising for Your Healthcare Brand

May 22, 2015 by Marie Ennis-O'Connor

Boasting over 1 billion active users, Facebook is one of the most popular social networks today. This week's Beyond the Buzz takes you you step-by-step through the process of creating a winning Facebook ad campaign for your healthcare brand.[read more]

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How Technology Bolsters Patient Care

May 21, 2015 by Jessica Oaks

An ever-faster development cycle in the technology space is transforming every aspect of our lives. The healthcare sector is no exception. Mobile innovations now make it possible for patients to monitor their own vital signs and information like blood sugar levels, access personal medical information from anywhere and participate more fully in their own care with apps and even games designed to promote health.[read more]

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Democracy Comes to Healthcare

May 12, 2015 by Paul Tunnah

The recent General Election in the UK gave everyone the chance to make their voice heard. The patient, who most acutely feels the impact of healthcare decisions, should likewise be able to exercise their democratic right to have their say – and what better place to do so than at a health-related conference?[read more]