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Effective Technologies for Wound Hemostasis, Sealing and Closure

July 28, 2014 by Patrick Driscoll

Fibrin sealants represented a revolution in local hemostatic measures for both bleeding and nonbleeding disorders. Fibrin sealant has the potential to provide life-saving control of excessive bleeding in many critical surgical operations and during a number of elective procedures.[read more]

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How Big Data Hadoop Can Save Patients from a Crippling Healthcare System

July 28, 2014 by Michele Nemschoff
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Hadoop to the rescue?

One of the biggest challenges that our information-driven healthcare industry faces is the fact that data is growing faster than healthcare organizations can consume it. 80% of medical data is unstructured, yet clinically relevant. The Big Data solution could be Hadoop and the Enterprise Data Hub.[read more]

6 Lessons from the World Cup for Medical Device Companies

July 24, 2014 by Chen Sirkis

I am not a regular football/soccer fan. But I am an avid World Cup viewer. It is a social event for friends and family to meet and watch 22 people chasing a ball. I saw a lot of parallels between the World Cup and medical device marketing: here are a few of them.[read more]

Medical Device DTC Marketing: Digital Co-Marketing and the Power of the Referral (Part 4 of 4)

July 23, 2014 by Dan Stempel

In the initial blogs, we introduced the challenges medical device companies commonly face with DTC marketing. In this final post, I’ll provide specific results that have been achieved by numerous device companies using this digital DTC approach.[read more]

Medical Device DTC Marketing: Digital Co-Marketing and the Power of the Referral (Part 3 of 4)

July 22, 2014 by Dan Stempel

In the first three posts to this series, I introduced the challenges device companies commonly face with DTC marketing and identified which device companies may be best suited for this approach. In this post, I discuss the key elements of the strategy.[read more]

Medical Device DTC Marketing: Digital Co-Marketing and the Power of the Referral (Part 1 of 4)

July 16, 2014 by Dan Stempel

Medical Device Marketing

Many medical device companies with innovative technologies are eager to reach out to the end consumers: patients. If only they could reach and educate these patients, surely those patients would go to their [name your specialty] doctor and demand they use the company’s technology given its clear superiority. But some obstacles remain.[read more]

Doctors 2.0 & You Interview of Dr. Rafael Grossmann [VIDEO]

July 9, 2014 by Denise Silber

Dr. Rafael Grossmann

Michael Weiss interviews Dr. Rafael Grossmann, trauma surgeon and Google Glass Explorer, a healthcare professional of many “firsts,” including for the demonstration of Google Glass at our conference last year, shortly after Glass was made available.[read more]

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5 Breakthrough Technologies in Orthopedic Rehabilitation

July 8, 2014 by Phil Cohen

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Orthopedic rehabilitation is a constantly evolving field. Advances in science and an increasingly better understanding of orthotics have allowed doctors and other medical professionals to give patients more advanced rehab options.[read more]

Remote Monitoring Is on the Rise

July 5, 2014 by Indy Kavelaars

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Worldwide, 3 million patients have a remote monitoring device at home that is monitored by a professional caregiver, states a new report by Berg Insight. Whether this market will grow is not a question, but HOW this market will evolve -- that is the important question.[read more]

Secure Messaging Middleware Market Defined

July 3, 2014 by Tim Gee

Messaging middleware provides integration with and transport for data or communications between users, applications and medical devices. The data streams between these entities are mediated by software to orchestrate secure message flow, message payload and can even generate new messages based on the content of data streams.[read more]

Q&A Part Two: Technology & Healthcare Efficiency—Not Always the Perfect Match

June 26, 2014 by Kenneth Walz

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David Lee Scher, M.D., is a cardiac electrophysiologist and a pioneer in remote patient monitoring, adopting such devices to his medical practice more than 13 years ago. In this interview, we discuss challenges in development and adoption of these technologies.[read more]

Enhancing the "Coolness Factor" in Our Later Years

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Recently, I spoke at the spring meeting of the Buck Institute for Research on Aging. My talk focused on how we can build better designs into products intended to help with the aging process. This would involve making “uncool” medical technologies into “cool” accessories of aging.[read more]