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We Need to Measure What Counts, Not What We're Paid to Count

July 16, 2014 by Zal Press

SOCAP

A couple of weeks ago I attended the SOCAP Health Conference held at the New York Academy of Medicine in NYC. It took me some time to comprehend that the focus was on health, not healthcare. This led to some extraordinary discussion and many compelling comments.[read more]

Why the U.S. Healthcare System Ranks Worst in the Developed World

July 15, 2014 by Abby Norman

The U.S.’s expenditures are higher than any other developed nation’s when it comes to healthcare. When you consider how poorly the U.S. measures up against countries spending less money, it might make you wonder where all that money does end up. So what happened?[read more]

Americans Pay Far More for Medications Than Anywhere in the World

July 14, 2014 by Anthony Cirillo

The International Federation of Health Plans (IFHP) released its 2013 Comparative Price Report, detailing its annual survey of medical prices. As in prior years, the survey data shows that the United States continues to have the highest fees of those countries surveyed for drugs and various medical procedures.[read more]

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Content Marketing or Brand Publishing: What's the Difference?

June 5, 2014 by David Avitabile

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Companies in science, healthcare and technology-related industries have been slower to embrace content marketing and inbound marketing compared to those in consumer products, food or entertainment. Here are some of the different ways companies can use content marketing and brand publishing to build relationships.[read more]

Mosquito-Dissecting Robot May Bring Malaria Vaccine Closer to Reality

May 29, 2014 by Deanna Pogorelc

SporoBot (Image: Sanaria)

Biotech company Sanaria has spent the last decade working on a malaria vaccine that in early tests has shown tremendous potential to protect people from the deadly infection transmitted by mosquitoes. Now, to scale up, it’s turning to the crowd to fund a robot that would speed up part of the production process by 20 to 30 times.[read more]

Established to Emerging, Commodity to Advanced in Wound Management

May 26, 2014 by Patrick Driscoll

Wound Management Market, US, 2011-2020

The nature of patient populations, clinical practices, market development, economics and technology adoption vary widely around the world, resulting in considerable variation in the sales of traditional products all the way up through the most advanced products in wound management.[read more]

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The Importance of Keeping Patient Information Secure

May 22, 2014 by Valerie Androutsopoulos

Is this patient data secure?

Medical information is some of the most sensitive client documentation that exists. Keeping a patient’s information secure is an essential part of maintaining patient trust, as well as protecting your company from a lawsuit and tarnishing its reputation.[read more]

Staying Competitive – Financing Medical Equipment and Technology in the Global Healthcare Market

May 20, 2014 by Gary Amos

medical technology

The rise in the demand for healthcare is driving the need for up-to-date medical equipment and technology. While the equipment investment requirements take different forms in different regions of the world, there is one common thread: creating financially sustainable healthcare systems is imperative and methods of accessing private capital are vital.[read more]

When Health IT Is the Patient

May 19, 2014 by Siemens Healthcare

health IT

In today’s fast-changing medical landscape, doctors, nurses, and staff need to know how to interact with information technology. At Mountain States Health Alliance (MSHA), a framework for adopting healthcare IT spurred large-scale, fast-cycle process improvement and culture change in a very brief period of time.[read more]

The Persistence of Demand for Cosmetic Procedures

May 15, 2014 by Patrick Driscoll

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The global market for cosmetic procedures is growing insatiably — there was a better than 10% boost in the industry’s market during 2013, reflecting an unabated interest aesthetics. From liposuction and breast augmentation to anti-wrinkle injections and lasers, both surgical and non-invasive procedures totaled $6.4 billion in 2013.[read more]

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ICD-10? Get Ready for ICD-11

May 2, 2014 by Charles Settles

ICD-9 & ICD-10 differences

ICD-10 implementation has been called medicine’s perfect storm. Between the deadlines for Meaningful Use (MU) Stage 2, ICD-10, and other health IT requirements, it’s not surprising many are looking ahead to ICD-11 with trepidation.[read more]

Why US Healthcare Costs More

April 23, 2014 by Terry Simpson

Expensive healthcare / shutterstock

Why are healthcare costs in the United States twice that of other countries? Healthcare inflation has been going on for decades, and although its rise has slowed the last few years, the costs of healthcare threaten to consume both the federal and state budgets and are still a leading cause of bankruptcy in the United States. The main reason is price.[read more]