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Telemedicine Requires Optimism and Patience: Dispatches from American Telemedicine 2015

May 14, 2015 by Anne Weiler

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The 21st annual American Telemedicine Conference wrapped up last week in Los Angeles. While there were amazing patient success stories, and a group of people dedicated to the success of telemedicine, it was slightly depressing that after 20 years, there are still people questioning the value and calling for more data as well as no consistent reimbursement except in rural settings. Here are a few high-level impressions of the event.[read more]

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BioPharma Beat: mHealth Apps - to Regulate or Not to Regulate

May 12, 2015 by David Davidovic

We are witnessing exuberance about all things digital, especially in the health space. As healthcare apps for mobile devices continue to proliferate, soon to be in the thousands, there is a lingering question as to whether or not they will be regulated, by whom, and to what extent.[read more]

Healthcare Hackathon for Caregivers

April 24, 2015 by Janet Kennedy

Caregivers of people with dementia face many challenges. To aid in problem solving for them, NCHICA, NW AHEC and Quintiles sponsored a healthcare hackathon in Durham, NC on April 11-12, 2015. Get Social Health was there to capture the "Voices of the Healthcare Hackathon."[read more]

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Biopharma Beat: Patient Engagement Throughout the Drug Development Lifecycle

April 9, 2015 by David Davidovic
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"Patient-centricity" in clinical development has been evolving from mere patient participation in the study itself to patients actually being involved in the study design and data collection processes. Furthermore, patient participation is, albeit slowly, penetrating every other lifecycle stage of R & D as well.[read more]

Accessible Home Health Care: A Major Opportunity In 2015

December 11, 2014 by David Avitabile

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As a new healthcare economy evolves in the United States, new opportunities are emerging in technology-driven sectors. Accessible home health care has become achievable for many Americans thanks to new advances in telemedicine, wearable medical devices, GPS and Wifi-enabled technologies.[read more]

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Adapting to Millennials with Health Care Technology

December 10, 2014 by Charlie Kimball

Home health monitoring is going to increase in use over the next few years as doctors and patients seek more information, and the group of people most likely to embrace it wholeheartedly is the Millennials. Leveraging the reasons this is so could open up a market as large as the Boomers over the next decade.[read more]

Marketing Home Health Care: A Major Opportunity in the United States

November 13, 2014 by David Avitabile

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I believe we have reached a watershed moment in our history where technology has finally gotten to a point that allows fundamental changes in how health care is provided, and how much it costs. Perhaps the biggest area where this is evident is in home health care and our aging population.[read more]

Using Homecare for Positive Change in Healthcare

November 4, 2014 by Anne Weiler

The week before last, I was fortunate to be invited to attend the Collaborative for Integrated Home Care Aid Innovation Symposium: a group of committed individuals and organizations that are passionate about improving healthcare through home care. Here are some highlights.[read more]

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A Day in the Life of a Wound Care Patient

June 18, 2014 by James Calder

Experience of a wound care patient.

Almost all wound care patients will need to make adjustments to their home life. If a person is a smoker they are urged to quit immediately because of smoking's impact on the body's ability to heal. Le said that they are also urged to start a steady vitamin regimen and follow basic nutrition guidelines.[read more]

Glucose Monitoring Research Drives More Promises Than Answers

June 17, 2014 by Patrick Driscoll

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Technologies in development for less-invasive or non-invasive glucose monitoring are legion, and many are very promising, but you can’t fill out a deposit slip with these promises. Frequently, such alternatives are based on the premise of quantifying blood glucose by sensitively detecting glucose in other fluids other than blood.[read more]

A Closer Look at Accountable Care Organizations [INFOGRAPHIC]

June 5, 2014 by Frankie Rendon

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Considered vital components of the healthcare revolution, the main focus of Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) is to emphasize coordinated, quality care for Medicare patients. This infographic about ACOs identifies four main goals of the roughly 250 coordinated care facilities established since the passing of the Affordable Care Act.[read more]

The Old Wives Club: Which Health Myths Are True?

May 29, 2014 by Laura Bogart

Parsing out health facts from fiction

When we’re grappling with nebulous situations (especially regarding our health), we search for certainty in stories that have trickled through the generations. Pedro Arrabal, M.D., has heard his fair share of these stories, ranging from the quasi-plausible to the head-scratchingly bizarre.[read more]