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Hidden Dangers of Walking Abnormalities

April 24, 2017 by Annie Qureshi

You have probably read plenty of studies on the importance of sitting correctly. However, we don’t hear nearly as much about the importance of walking correctly, even though the consequences of walking abnormalities are just as serious.According to many studies, the average person takes 5,000 steps a day. If you don’t have the right...[read more]

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Moles: Simple Skin Issue or Something More?

April 20, 2017 by Viatcheslav Wlassoff

This article presents a selection of research papers on the subject of neuroscience and neurology published in April. As usual, many new interesting findings were made public this month, and the selection presented here reflects mostly my personal opinion of their importance.[read more]

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Women Must Regulate Hormone Levels to Stop Gum Disease

April 13, 2017 by Annie Qureshi

Gum disease is a serious problem that affects over nearly 65 million Americans. Over a third of all women suffer from moderate or severe periodontal disease. Women are at an even higher risk of contracting periodontal disease if they don’t keep their hormone levels in check.Why Regulating Your Hormones is Key to Preventing Periodontal...[read more]

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New Technology Will Catch Alzheimer's in the Early Stages

December 28, 2016 by Rehan Ijaz

Alzheimer’s is a debilitating disease that robs over 5 million Americans of their memories. The CDC expects that the number of affected people will rise to 14 million by 2050 unless the right preventive treatment is taken. It can be very painful for the person suffering and their friends and family.Fortunately, advances in medicine are...[read more]

Different System, Same Challenges: Long-Term Care Perspective From Canada

June 6, 2016 by Mike Van Snellenberg

Kristin Helps, our Director of Client Operations, and I had the opportunity to speak about delivering Empathetic Care for Seniors Through Technology at the annual BC Caregiver’s Association Conference in Whistler, BC. The BCCPA is the representative body for long-term care, skilled nursing, homecare and retirement facilities in the...[read more]

Measuring Physician Quality - Bully or Just Plain Bull

May 26, 2016 by Michael Kirsch

Patients are amazing creatures.   The current breed is hyperinformed on medical information and has an ever expanding reservoir of physician data to trove through.  I’m not just referring to physician reviews on Angie’s list.  Soon, the public will be encouraged to review our success and failure rates with respect to...[read more]

Baystate Health’s Regional HIE Invites Outside Providers to Participate to Help Enhance Patient Care

May 19, 2016 by Erica Carnevale

Baystate Health is an integrated delivery network (IDN) that includes five hospitals and more than 90 primary and specialty care practices serving a region of western Massachusetts with 800,000 residents. We know that patients who are coming to our facilities are also visiting other facilities outside of our network. As a result, they might be at risk of receiving duplicate procedures and imaging exams.[read more]

Choosing a Different Peer Review Vendor

May 17, 2016 by Moira O'Connell

Not all Peer Review Programs are equal. Therefore, it’s important you understand the differences from one program to another, as these differences can determine the efficiency and effectiveness in how your claims process operates.[read more]

Medtech is Dead. Long Live Medtech.

May 13, 2016 by Patrick Driscoll

The coming era of development in medical technology may be the most interesting in history. Let’s get to it.[read more]

Is Working in Telemedicine a Good Option for You?

May 6, 2016 by Michael Jones

Whether you work as a doctor, nurse, or allied health professional, if you work in the medical field, you know a big part of the job involves interaction with your patients. In some instances, however, that interaction is changing. Welcome to the world of telemedicine and telehealth. Before deciding if working in telemedicine is a good career fit, it’s helpful to understand what it is and how it’s used.[read more]

Diagnosing Illnesses with Advanced Technology

April 28, 2016 by Rachelle Wilber

Before any patient can be treated for an illness, they must first be diagnosed. Diagnostics is one of the most important job that any doctor performs, and until recently there were very high rates of misdiagnosis.[read more]

Five “Must Read” Articles on Radiology and Health IT

April 28, 2016 by Erica Carnevale

Radiology consults, healthIT data breaches and telemedicine make the news. This week’s articles include a study that shows how delivering personalized care to patients could increase revenues;[read more]