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How Familiar Technology Is Being Used to Advance Digital Health

September 21, 2014 by Felicity Dryer

digital health

As we push into the future of medical technology, form and function are colliding, enabling users to take a proactive role in their health. These shiny game changers are encouraging younger generations to implement health tracking into their daily routines.[read more]

How Merck's Jain is Helping Pharma Catch up to the Digital Health Movement

September 18, 2014 by Deanna Pogorelc

Jain is Catching Merck Up

Dr. Sachin Jain is a very good example of how pharma is leveraging digital technologies to improve how treatments are developed and delivered to patients. He joined Merck in 2012 as its chief medical information and innovation officer charged with pairing with health systems.[read more]

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BioPharma Beat: Incremental Innovation Is Sometimes What the Doctor Needs

September 16, 2014 by David Davidovic

A lot of innovation in healthcare is incremental and progressive—and there is absolutely nothing wrong with baby steps. From time to time, we need to step back and look at bigger timeframes in which multiple relatively small, sequential innovations have taken place.[read more]

Entrepreneurs Hacking Healthcare [PODCAST]

September 15, 2014 by Janet Kennedy

Startup Weekend is a global network of passionate leaders and entrepreneurs that create an environment to share ideas, form teams and launch startups - all in a 54 hour weekend! Startup Weekend hosts over 1,000 weekend events annually around the globe focused on a mission to inspire, educate and empower individuals, teams and communities.[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 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]

Crowdfunding Cancer Research: Martin (Marty) Smith

September 2, 2014 by Janet Kennedy

Marty Smith

Martin (Marty) Smith talks to Get Social Health about the radical change in his life when he heard the words cancer and his name in the same sentence. Taking the challenge as a call to action, Marty rode a bike across America, started a business and launched not one but two crowdfunding platforms for cancer research.[read more]

TalkItt: An App That Gives Voice to the Speech Impaired

September 2, 2014 by Diogo Costa

TalkItt is much more than a simple speech recognition software, as it can pick up specific patterns and syllables (like if someone says "sho-ko-la", the app will now that the person means "chocolate"), even creating something like a dictionary based on the user's type of speech.[read more]

The Role of Ultrasound Guidance in Heart Valve Procedures

August 19, 2014 by Jeffrey Bundy

heart surgery / shutterstock

Diseases of the aortic and mitral valves are the most common heart valve disease, affecting more than five percent of the population. One way to get a complete view of the structure and function of the heart valves is with transesophageal echocardiography (TEE).[read more]

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Open-Source EHR: Benefits and Drawbacks

August 14, 2014 by Charles Settles

As is the case in any "boom" industry, EHR software has had some well-publicized issues, including low user satisfaction, claims of fraud due to copy-and-paste or "upcoding," and poor interoperability between EHR programs. Open-source EHR software, while not a cure-all, can help solve many of these problems.[read more]

Fast-Forward Scanning

August 11, 2014 by Siemens Healthcare

Aarthi Scans

In this video, Dr. P. Vignesh and V. Govindarajan from Aarthi Scans in Chennai, India, share how they managed to reduce MRI scan time by 20 percent. Now they are able to scan more patients per day and provide them quickly with a diagnosis of the health problems they are facing.[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]