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Next-Gen Sequencing Could Unlock Ebola's Secrets

September 29, 2014 by Shane Climie, Ph.D.

ebola / shutterstock

The Ebola outbreak in West Africa has dominated recent newscasts and shocked many people with the speed and ferocity of its spread. Fortunately, researchers are now also applying the latest technologies to search for new ways to halt Ebola.[read more]

Dr. Anonymous: Blogger, Podcaster, Early Adopter [PODCAST]

September 29, 2014 by Janet Kennedy

Dr. Mike Sevilla

Dr. Mike Sevilla's perspective on the birth of healthcare social media is unique because he has established a presence in a number of media platforms including a personal website, a blog, a radio show, a podcast, Google Hangouts on air, Twitter and Facebook.[read more]

What Do We Really Know About Patients?

September 28, 2014 by Tim Kilpatrick

Patient data

While EMR data, patient claims data, pharmacy data and lab results are critical to stratify patient populations based on need, much of patient intelligence can only be gathered by talking to the patient. The clinical data we have is designed to treat conditions and get reimbursement for a CPTs and DRGs – not ensure patient recovery.[read more]

Patience Is a Virtue

September 22, 2014 by Christine Kapsa, NP, DNP

A bottomless chasm separates health care in developed and developing countries. This situation seems largely acceptable to the West. It’s rarely noted in policy debates. WHO and Doctors Without Borders have it covered. The philosophical arguments about fairness and the less fortunate are centuries-old. No new insights forthcoming.[read more]

What the Ebola Outbreak Shows Us About Modern Health Technology

September 19, 2014 by Patti Doherty, R.N.

ebola virus / shutterstock

Unfortunately, emerging disease outbreaks are nothing new. However, the current Ebola virus outbreak in Africa is showing us more than just the cracks in international public health response effectiveness: it is also showing how modern healthcare technology can help defeat the virus and how it could be applied to other emerging diseases.[read more]

Radiation Dose Monitoring Trends in the U.S. and Abroad [VIDEO]

September 15, 2014 by Erica Carnevale

Todd Minnigh of Carestream

Marianne Matthews, Editor in Chief of Imaging Economics, interviews Carestream’s own Todd Minnigh, Vice President, Word Wide Sales & Marketing Development, discuss radiation dose monitoring and the different technologies being used in the U.S. and around the world to address this important issue.[read more]

China Syndrome: Rich Flee Mainland for Medical Care Abroad

September 11, 2014 by David E Williams

I feel bad for the patients profiled in "Desperate Chinese Seek Medical Care Abroad" in the Wall Street Journal. From what I’ve read here and elsewhere it’s not uncommon for hospitals and physicians to push profitable, expensive services and products that are not in the patients’ best interests.[read more]

7 Healthcare Trends to Watch Out for in the Remainder of 2014

September 10, 2014 by Alleli Aspili

Mobile health

What are trending in the field of healthcare as we approach the remainder of 2014? Here are seven trends that will continue to directly affect the healthcare industry for the rest of the year and beyond. Keep an eye on these trends as you can use these to strengthen your company’s future vision and gauge short-term tactical direction.[read more]

The UK and Japan Moving to a National Rewards System: Is the US Next?

September 4, 2014 by Michael Dermer

A national rewards system on the horizon?

The UK and Japan may be moving toward incentivizing health. Of course the United States healthcare system is more complex, but the basic premise is the same: if we know the short term and long term behaviors by patients and providers that save money, and we can align financial rewards to those behaviors, everyone wins.[read more]

The Most Interesting Man Revolutionizing the Health World

September 3, 2014 by Nicole Fisher

Dr. Sarfaraz Niazi

Dr. Sarfaraz Niazi wrote his first world-renowned book at the age of 26. On weekends he recites love poems on Voice of America. He casually (and humbly) references his more than 70 patents that range from aging wine to chewing gum tobioreactors to air scrubbing systems at his infamous Chicago wine parties. And his mustache rules his Twitter feed.[read more]

Doctors 2.0 Storify at World Health Innovation Day

August 30, 2014 by Denise Silber

World Health Innovation Day

Enjoy this storify relating the sessions at the first World Innovation Day for Health Competition in Geneva.[read more]

Patient Care Over There: A Talk About Global Radiology Practices

August 10, 2014 by Erica Carnevale

Global radiology practices

Todd Minnigh is a familiar face in the AHRA community. As a frequent conference attendee and speaker, he has presented on a variety of topics because he has seen and experienced a great deal throughout his career. He took the time to answer a few questions.[read more]