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Engagement: Finding the Healthy Mix

March 31, 2015 by Edgar Wilson

engaging online

Is it better to connect online, or face to face? This modern question of how to engage has become a hot topic in fields ranging from business to education. But major shake-ups in health care delivery make it an important consideration for medical professionals as well.[read more]

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BioPharma Beat: The Uberization of Healthcare - A Silly Extrapolation

March 3, 2015 by David Davidovic

Yes, healthcare is, in many ways, like the taxi industry: big, unreliable, unpredictable, price-obscure, highly analog, and lacking good data. However, the vast majority of the ideas coming out of these start-ups are no uber ideas! The ideas worked on by healthcare start-ups are interesting but not disruptive. And that is okay – just don't compare them to Uber.[read more]

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Big Data, Small Insights and Incalculable Benefits for Patients

January 27, 2015 by Paul Tunnah

Every day I hear commentary about how exciting big data is in all its glory and the plentiful applications it has in helping improve people’s health. And it does. But amidst all this big data and excitement over the depths of analysis it can provide, it’s important to remember the value of smaller scale, more qualitative research.[read more]

Virtual Visits: Cutting Healthcare Costs

January 2, 2015 by Christina Thielst

Healthcare of the future?

An Alliance for Connected Care study released in December estimates that virtual visits could save an average of $126 per visit. Researchers found on average, telehealth visits cost between $40 and $50, compared to an average estimated cost of $136 to $176 for an in-office visit.[read more]

Could Telepsych Replace Therapists?

December 6, 2014 by Abby Norman

Telepsychology?

Earlier this year, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid proposed adding codes to cover telepsych services including routine visits, consultations and psychiatric assessments completed via telehealth services. The field of telepsychiatry has become a hot zone for start-ups.[read more]

Telemedicine Market Shows Strong Growth Due to Healthcare Changes

November 19, 2014 by David Avitabile

Telemedicine

In a report from global market research company IHS, telemedicine, which is defined as "the use of medical devices and communication technology together to monitor diseases and symptoms," is predicted to grow at a cumulative annual growth rate of more than 56 percent between 2013 and 2018.[read more]

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

November 13, 2014 by David Avitabile

home health

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]

Combating the Nursing Shortage with Mobile Patient Engagement

October 21, 2014 by Tanya Dainoski

Combating the nursing shortage

By implementing various mobile patient engagement technologies, such as text (SMS) messaging and mobile apps, existing nurses and case managers can manage more patients simultaneously, improving patient satisfaction and decreasing nurse burnout.[read more]

Will Medicare Cover Telehealth?

October 5, 2014 by Abby Norman

telehealth

No doubt that in the coming years, telehealth will become a fundamental part of how doctors diagnose and treat patients. Of major concern for both providers and patients is, if this new technology becomes commonplace, who will pay for it? Telehealth, like most medical interventions, isn’t cheap.[read more]

The Doctor Will Skype You Now: Changing How We Go to the Doctor

October 1, 2014 by Abby Norman

In an era of notorious breaches, hacks and fraud, protecting patient information within telemedicine needs to begin at the outset, while the programs are still in development. Major consideration needs to be given to these features, in addition to usability and data management.[read more]

Interview with Jim Welch, EVP, Sotera Wireless

August 8, 2014 by Tim Gee

ViSi Mobile monitor

This interview is with a long established thought leader in patient monitoring and alarm notification, Jim Welch. Jim has demonstrated a knack for bringing a fresh approach to long-term persistent problems in monitoring, nursing vigilance and patient care.[read more]

Using Teleradiology to Become Independent from RIS [VIDEO]

August 7, 2014 by Erica Carnevale

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Innovative Radiology covers a couple of hospitals, and Houston Medical Imaging is its primary medical imaging facility. The organization also provides readings for about 30 other facilities. This video is a case study on how Innovative Radiology uses teleradiology to become independent from specific RIS vendors.[read more]