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5 Things to Know About How Physicians Use Tech

August 15, 2014 by Cliff McClintick

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It’s not hard to identify a few patterns in how doctors use technology. Understanding the trends can help CIOs and CEOs make policy and technology decisions that lead to efficient healthcare. Here are a few insights into how doctors are navigating the digital world.[read more]

Evidence Mounts That Health Insurance Is Necessary, But Not Sufficient for Good Health

August 11, 2014 by Brad Wright

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Failing to demonstrate that being insured improves health is not synonymous with health insurance having no value or no role in the process. That is, health insurance may very well be a necessary factor in producing better health, albeit not one sufficient to produce it in its own right. Let me explain.[read more]

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BioPharma Beat: Imagination Is More Important Than Innovation

August 5, 2014 by David Davidovic

I know that this will sound like heresy to most people in the “innovation machine” who could never accept that anything can be more important than innovation itself. But, in my view, innovation is more of the process and the output – and is not the actual catalyst.[read more]

What’s Next for Wearable Technology and What It Means for Health Data

August 4, 2014 by Morgan Brown

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Wearable technology has rapidly moved from fantasy to geeky fad, and is now shaping up to become the next big wave after tablets. While the skepticism over Google Glass continues to rise in the media, the notion of “smart glasses” is gaining traction in many different professional and clinical settings.[read more]

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Why Mobile Apps Will Become Synonymous with Patient Care

August 1, 2014 by Phil Cohen

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Now that medical practices have begun using electronic medical records, embracing a mobile application is the most natural next step. People of all ages and income levels are using mobile technology to manage their lives. With the right patient care app, they can manage their healthcare as well.[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]

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Hospitals Using Smartphones to Connect and Engage with Patients

July 15, 2014 by Kathleen Poulos

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Connect with your patients, one smartphone at a time. Today, smartphones can be found in the hands of 58% of American adults and they’re checking those phones at least once an hour. It only makes sense that this growing use of technology would carry over to healthcare.[read more]

Creating the Ultimate App for Your Clinical Trial

July 7, 2014 by Dan Stempel

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While many clinical trial marketers are making good use of websites and social media, some have yet to take advantage of mobile platforms for smartphones and tablets. This untapped resource, however, can be an excellent tool for engaging patients and distributing valuable information.[read more]

Keeping Patients in the Dark

July 6, 2014 by Casey Quinlan

The medical-industrial complex has, for eons, kept its customers (commonly called “patients”) in the dark pretty consistently. For a very long time, that was facilitated by a lack of access to scientific knowledge for the common human, but that started to shift in the 19th and 20th centuries, as public education rose across most of the globe.[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]

5 Trends for FY15 Shaping the Future of Health and Healthcare Delivery

July 4, 2014 by Bill Crounse

Happy 4th of July! Or perhaps I should say, Happy New Year. You see, my company operates on a fiscal calendar so July marks the beginning a our new fiscal year. This is when I start reflecting on the most significant trends that I’m seeing in health and healthcare delivery and how these trends are playing out across the world.[read more]

Why a "Switzerland Approach" Might Become a Key Part of Wearable Health Platforms

June 30, 2014 by Chris Hoffmann
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Does harmonizing data between wearables and enterprise health systems call for a “Switzerland” strategy? As the volumes of healthcare data grow and sensors become more sophisticated, the importance of broader interoperability and data integration between wearables and enterprise healthcare engines are growing too.[read more]