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The Differences Between Good and Bad Health IT

April 23, 2014 by Frankie Rendon

Good / bad health IT

This infographic takes a look at six different instances where examples of good and bad Health IT exist. These areas include finding patients, evaluating test results, entering case information, ordering prescriptions, dealing with dosing, and discharging patients.[read more]

Ideas for Sustainable Health Bloom in the Arizona Desert

April 23, 2014 by Bill Crounse

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The past two days, I’ve been in Tempe, Arizona, to participate in an invitation-only conference to launch Project Honeybee. The mission is to expand and accelerate efforts to sustain health through the prevention and early detection of disease. The focus is on clinical application of wearable biosensors.[read more]

Where Will Medicine Be 20 Years from Now?

April 22, 2014 by Patrick Driscoll

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I can answer this question, at least speculatively, from the perspective of clinical practice and medical technology, where there will be enormous changes to healthcare. Here are examples of what I see from tracking trends in clinical practice and medical technology development.[read more]

Applications, Global Markets in Tissue Engineering and Cell Therapy

April 21, 2014 by Patrick Driscoll

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The market for tissue engineering and cell therapy products is set to grow from a respectable $8.3 billion in 2010 to nearly $32 billion by 2018. The largest segment in the overall market for regenerative medicine technologies and products comprises orthopedic applications.[read more]

The Cost of Resistance: Clinical Coding Optimization

April 21, 2014 by Abby Norman

medical coding savings

Physician practices may be lagging behind hospitals when it comes to implementing clinical coding software. The hesitation to do so is costing them not only efficiency in coding, but reimbursements withheld due to avoidable errors. So, why are practices resisting the new technology? The short answer is, upfront cost.[read more]

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4 Tips for Getting Medical Staff Buy-In on New Office Technology

April 21, 2014 by Matthew Garms

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New medical devices and programs are introduced to the market every day, and upgrading your systems can save time and money and change the way your entire office functions. But, for some, technology is an obstacle. So how do you get your office on board with new technology?[read more]

Interview with Paul Tunnah Founder of Pharmaphorum

April 20, 2014 by Denise Silber

Paul Tunnah interview

Paul Tunnah is the CEO and Founder of pharmaphorum media. He has written and produced numerous articles and reports / white papers during his career, is regarded as a key industry advisor on social media communication and has developed Pharmaphorum media into a globally recognized industry brand.[read more]

Healthcare: Get Ready to Shake, Rattle and Roll

April 17, 2014 by Bill Crounse

healthcare innovation

Many other industries have already been transformed by the explosive intersection of consumerism and technology. So, like it or not, these changes are overdue in healthcare and they are coming at us faster than most of my medical colleagues who work in the industry can see.[read more]

Healthcare Buzzwords: What Is Big Data?

April 17, 2014 by Abby Norman

healthcare big data

The term “Big Data” has only recently entered the healthcare and medicine verbiage. It used to be largely reserved for the larger-than-life scientific research that observed our universe. It’s no surprise that the concept of Big Data has translated nicely to the universe inside of us.[read more]

Health IT Venture Capital Report: Consumer-Focused Tech Is Capturing More Early-Stage Deals

April 16, 2014 by Deanna Pogorelc

Healthcare IT VC Funding

Analysts are already saying that it will be a good year for healthcare IT companies looking for venture capital. Communications and consulting firm Mercom Capital is showing results from its first-quarter investment analysis that finds that healthcare IT companies raised more VC money last quarter than in any quarter before.[read more]

Time Thieves

April 15, 2014 by Kathy Nieder

Currency of time

Age forces the recognition that time is the true currency of our lives. When people waste it for you, it is frustrating and angst producing. One of the underlying tragedies of physicians’ daily lives, especially in primary care, is the theft of our time, stolen away by the health care system.[read more]

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Is Digital Health Helping or Failing Patients? A Conversation Between a Futurist and ePatient

April 15, 2014 by Marie Ennis-O'Connor
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Fard Johnmar, a digital health futurist, and I came up with an interesting idea: why not hold a public conversation focused around the following, provocative question: Is digital health helping or failing patients? It would be interesting to see the differences and similarities between how an ePatient (me) and health futurist (Fard) respond this question.[read more]