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Ideas for Sustainable Health Bloom in the Arizona Desert

April 23, 2014 by Bill Crounse

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The past two days, I’ve been in Tempe, Arizona, to participate in an invitation-only conference to launch Project Honeybee. The mission is to expand and accelerate efforts to sustain health through the prevention and early detection of disease. The focus in on clinical application of wearable biosensors.[read more]

Where Will Medicine Be 20 Years from Now?

April 22, 2014 by Patrick Driscoll

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I can answer this question, at least speculatively, from the perspective of clinical practice and medical technology, where there will be enormous changes to healthcare. Here are examples of what I see from tracking trends in clinical practice and medical technology development.[read more]

Applications, Global Markets in Tissue Engineering and Cell Therapy

April 21, 2014 by Patrick Driscoll

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The market for tissue engineering and cell therapy products is set to grow from a respectable $8.3 billion in 2010 to nearly $32 billion by 2018. The largest segment in the overall market for regenerative medicine technologies and products comprises orthopedic applications.[read more]

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4 Tips for Getting Medical Staff Buy-In on New Office Technology

April 21, 2014 by Matthew Garms

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New medical devices and programs are introduced to the market every day, and upgrading your systems can save time and money and change the way your entire office functions. But, for some, technology is an obstacle. So how do you get your office on board with new technology?[read more]

Healthcare: Get Ready to Shake, Rattle and Roll

April 17, 2014 by Bill Crounse

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Many other industries have already been transformed by the explosive intersection of consumerism and technology. So, like it or not, these changes are overdue in healthcare and they are coming at us faster than most of my medical colleagues who work in the industry can see.[read more]

It Takes More Than Technology to Change Health Behaviors

April 14, 2014 by Stephanie Kreml
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Changing how people take care of themselves (e.g., taking prescriptions, diet, adequate exercise) has been very difficult, and it will take more than technology. That having been said, here are four technological innovations that might have a fighting chance of changing behaviors.[read more]

Growth in Sales of Products in Cell Therapy and Tissue Engineering

April 12, 2014 by Patrick Driscoll

Source: MedMarket Diligence, LLC

Tissue engineering and cell therapy comprise a market for regenerative products that has been growing and will continue to grow at over 20% annually through 2018. This market spans many specialties, the biggest of which is therapies for degenerative and traumatic orthopedic and spine applications.[read more]

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5 Ways Big Data Is Improving Patient Outcomes

April 9, 2014 by Doug Bennett

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Today, as digitized healthcare brings Big Data analytics platforms into the equation, the goal of healthcare is being more fully realized through improved patient outcomes. Though many of the benefits of big data analytics in healthcare are yet to be realized, here’s a look at 5 ways big data is improving patient outcomes now.[read more]

Fundings in Medtech 2009-2014: A Contrarian View

April 5, 2014 by Patrick Driscoll

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Medtech excels at crafting plain and simple solutions to disease, suffering, high healthcare costs and clinical need. Not every solution is a blockbuster — but medtech has proven its ability to keep pushing the treatment envelope by innovating a little further to gain a bit more edge on outcome or cost or both.[read more]

Hooray for High-Priced Hepatitis Treatment Sovaldi

April 4, 2014 by David E Williams

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Congratulations to Gilead Sciences for producing Sovaldi (sofosbuvir), which cures hepatitis C about 90 percent of the time. This is the American healthcare system at its best: providing rich rewards to those who bring truly innovative solutions to market first and not letting cost concerns lead to rationing.[read more]

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BioPharma Beat: 7 Drivers of Disruptive Innovation in Healthcare

April 2, 2014 by David Davidovic

There are many things companies can do to facilitate disruptive discovery, design, development and marketing of new products and services; however, not much is said about market readiness as a success factor for these disruptions. Here are 7 ways to make it very attractive to introduce change and innovation.[read more]

Customer Service Portal for Medical Equipment Saves Time and Work

March 31, 2014 by Siemens Healthcare

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If you are wondering how to manage the performance and maintenance of various medical scanners, biomedical engineer Tobias Schröer from St. Johannes Hospital in Dortmund, Germany, can offer helpful insights. His greatest challenge at the moment is to network 35 different scanners into a common imaging repository.[read more]