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How Merck's Jain is Helping Pharma Catch up to the Digital Health Movement

September 18, 2014 by Deanna Pogorelc

Jain is Catching Merck Up

Dr. Sachin Jain is a very good example of how pharma is leveraging digital technologies to improve how treatments are developed and delivered to patients. He joined Merck in 2012 as its chief medical information and innovation officer charged with pairing with health systems.[read more]

Veterans and mHealth: A Sensible Patient Engagement Strategy

September 17, 2014 by Bill Crounse

Patient Engagement

The US Department of Veterans Affairs has been taking it on the chin of late with allegations (and proof) of delayed appointments and care at some facilities, and charges that these delays have led to poor outcomes and even death. This is most likely caused by poor administration rather than poor care.[read more]

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BioPharma Beat: Incremental Innovation Is Sometimes What the Doctor Needs

September 16, 2014 by David Davidovic

A lot of innovation in healthcare is incremental and progressive—and there is absolutely nothing wrong with baby steps. From time to time, we need to step back and look at bigger timeframes in which multiple relatively small, sequential innovations have taken place.[read more]

Radiation Dose Monitoring Trends in the U.S. and Abroad [VIDEO]

September 15, 2014 by Erica Carnevale

Todd Minnigh of Carestream

Marianne Matthews, Editor in Chief of Imaging Economics, interviews Carestream’s own Todd Minnigh, Vice President, Word Wide Sales & Marketing Development, discuss radiation dose monitoring and the different technologies being used in the U.S. and around the world to address this important issue.[read more]

Entrepreneurs Hacking Healthcare [PODCAST]

September 15, 2014 by Janet Kennedy

Startup Weekend is a global network of passionate leaders and entrepreneurs that create an environment to share ideas, form teams and launch startups - all in a 54 hour weekend! Startup Weekend hosts over 1,000 weekend events annually around the globe focused on a mission to inspire, educate and empower individuals, teams and communities.[read more]

HIMSS Privacy and Security Forum: Managing Social Media While Protecting Privacy and Security

September 12, 2014 by David Harlow

David Harlow at HIMSS Privacy and Security Forum

I spoke at this week's HIMSS Privacy and Security Forum in Boston on the privacy and security issues surrounding the use of social media by health care organization workforce members. My slides and a few tweets are here for your viewing pleasure, after the jump.[read more]

How to Focus Your Medical Device Marketing Strategies?

September 12, 2014 by Jonathan Catley

If you are having problems getting leads for your medical device, is it possible you have lost your focus? Marketing campaigns that are too broad will negatively impact conversions. For instance, if you are producing a surgical tool specific to neonatal services, why would you market it to a family practice physician?[read more]

Interoperability of Electronic Health Data: Is It Time to Herd Unicorns in a New Direction?

September 12, 2014 by Bill Crounse

Time for EMR?

There has been the considerable uptick in the use of EMRs since 2009 due to the investment of federal dollars. I would have to say, however, that the health industry is far from achieving any significant degree of meaningful interoperability between or among hospital and physician record keeping systems.[read more]

Apple Watch: Not a Digital Health Breakthrough – Yet

September 12, 2014 by Kenneth Walz

Unfortunately, in terms of its health features, the first generation of the Apple Watch appears to be more of an extension of the current batch of fitness wearables – albeit with an impressive suite of non-fitness features – than a consumer-health game changer.[read more]

OCR Audits: The Skinny

September 11, 2014 by David Harlow

Old-school medical records / shutterstock

Linda Sanches, Senior Advisor, Health Information Privacy, at OCR, DHHS, spoke with Tom Sullivan (@GovHITeditor) at the HIMSS Media #HITprivacy and security conference in Boston on September 9, 2014 about OCR HIPAA compliance audits. See the Storify after the jump.[read more]

Turning Intranets Social for Healthcare

September 11, 2014 by Matt Gretczko

Social intranet

One of the many complexities of healthcare is balancing priorities to achieve business goals: how to treat patients as patients, not customers. How to meet technical, business, and clinical needs all at the same time. How to achieve provider and patient engagement, how to deliver a higher quality of care at a lower cost...the list goes on.[read more]

One Health Insurer's Strategy for Patient Engagement

September 10, 2014 by Deanna Pogorelc

Dr. Somesh Nigam

The point of care is just one place where innovation is happening in healthcare. Behind the scenes, new technologies are being used to improve communication between caregivers, to make administrative tasks more efficient, and as Dr. Somesh Nigam will tell you, to help insurance companies be more proactive about their members’ health.[read more]