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The Differences Between Good and Bad Health IT

April 23, 2014 by Frankie Rendon

Good / bad health IT

This infographic takes a look at six different instances where examples of good and bad Health IT exist. These areas include finding patients, evaluating test results, entering case information, ordering prescriptions, dealing with dosing, and discharging patients.[read more]


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

April 21, 2014 by Matthew Garms

Confused medical staff? / shutterstock

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]


Is Digital Health Helping or Failing Patients? A Conversation Between a Futurist and ePatient

April 15, 2014 by Marie Ennis-O'Connor

Digital health / shutterstock

Fard Johnmar, a digital health futurist, and I came up with an interesting idea: why not hold a public conversation focused around the following, provocative question: Is digital health helping or failing patients? It would be interesting to see the differences and similarities between how an ePatient (me) and health futurist (Fard) respond this question.[read more]


Beyond the Buzz: A Three-Stage Approach to Handling a Healthcare Social Media Crisis

April 11, 2014 by Marie Ennis-O'Connor

Would you know what to do if your reputation was damaged online? Knowing how to maintain your online reputation is an essential component of healthcare marketing. This installment of Beyond the Buzz takes you through the steps needed to help your healthcare organization handle a social media crisis.[read more]


5 Ways Big Data Is Improving Patient Outcomes

April 9, 2014 by Doug Bennett

Big Data in healthcare

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]


LinkedIn Influencers: Good or Bad for Pharma?

April 3, 2014 by Paul Tunnah

PharmaPhorum with Paul Tunnah

My cynical side feels that the LinkedIn Influencer program was initially skewed by the desire to get more C-level exec profiles created and give a podium to those who, ultimately, are the decision-makers at LinkedIn’s biggest corporate clients. But there is a happy(ish) ending to this story.[read more]


Healthcare CEOs Want Mobility Training

April 3, 2014 by Suzie Mitchell

health IT training / shutterstock

Healthcare CEOs recognize that they need to build a bigger and better IT workforce this year. In fact, 53 percent of the CEOs surveyed want to hire more people immediately. But 63 percent say they are concerned about finding people with the right skills.[read more]


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]


How Patients Can Receive Financial Assistance For Medication

April 1, 2014 by Joan Justice

cost of drugs / shutterstock

Patients are struggling. Costs are exorbitant for some cancer drugs. Many patients bankrupt themselves trying to pay, and many just go without. Some insurance companies pay for these medications, but many only pay for a percentage of the total. For some patients, the co-pays and deductibles are extremely high. However, there is help.[read more]


Improve Document Security in the Face of ICD-10: A HIPAA Checklist

March 29, 2014 by John Lane

Security and ICD-10 / shutterstock

Although Health and Human Services has delayed compliance with the International Classification of Diseases 10 (ICD-10) codes until October 1, 2014, medical practices and hospitals are gearing up to incorporate and manage the expanded new ICD-10 codes in order to comply with HIPAA, Medicare and Medicaid.[read more]


Beyond the Buzz: An Essential Guide to Becoming a Healthcare Influencer on LinkedIn

March 28, 2014 by Marie Ennis-O'Connor

Are you on LinkedIn? Would you like to take your LinkedIn marketing to another level? If you answered yes, then today’s article is for you. I am going to show you how to build your healthcare brand on LinkedIn and become an influencer through content publishing.[read more]


Why Are Hospitals Still Using Pagers?

March 28, 2014 by Cliff McClintick

Pagers? In 2014?

Health care has been slow to adopt certain technologies. The field is 10 to 15 years behind other industries in establishing electronic record-keeping. It also lags in the move to cloud computing. In some respects, health care is out of date on mobile communications, too. How else to explain why pagers are still so common?[read more]


Telemedicine Robots Let Doctors "Beam" into Hospitals

March 27, 2014 by Natalie Yeadon

telemedicine (photo: InTouch Health, RP-7i ROBOT)

Remote presence robots are allowing physicians to “beam” themselves into hospitals to diagnose patients and offer medical advice during emergencies. These telepresence robots are expanding access to medical specialists, which has been a real advantage in rural areas where there is often a shortage of doctors.[read more]


Diagnosing Cash Flow Problems in a Medical Practice

March 27, 2014 by Marco Terry

diagnosing cash flow issues / shutterstock

Most small and mid-sized medical practices operate in a difficult environment. Under these conditions, it’s easy for medical practices to experience financial problems. Fortunately, cash flow problems themselves are not hard to diagnose. Here are five common problems that can affect cash flow.[read more]


Eliminating Shades of Gray in Anatomy: 7 Personalized Healthcare Tests

March 26, 2014 by Phil Cohen

personalized healthcare

Personalized healthcare changes the healthcare industry for the better because patients receive care tailored to their unique genetic makeup. There's still a lot of research that needs to be done, but take a look at these seven personalized healthcare tests that are currently being researched and developed.[read more]


Patient Survey Shows How Patients Use Online Information

March 25, 2014 by Joan Justice

patient survey

A recent survey of cancer patients by Patient Power yielded amazingly powerful results. Almost 1300 patients responded to the survey, 72% from the US and the rest from Europe, Australia, New Zealand and South America. Patients surveyed noted that they checked for online updates surprisingly often.[read more]


Passing Hope in the Form of a Baton

March 24, 2014 by Carianne King

The Baton Pass

March 19th marked the national kick-off of The Baton Pass, a grassroots fundraising campaign launched jointly by Siemens and Stand Up To Cancer to support its innovative cancer research. At all events, what the campaign organizers emphasized repeatedly was the importance of community in the fight against cancer.[read more]


5 of the Coolest Healthcare Tech Initiatives of the Past Five Years

March 21, 2014 by Phil Cohen

healthcare tech initiatives

Rapidly advancing technology in the healthcare industry is changing the way patients approach everything. From a bionic suit that eases the workload of physical therapists, to needle-free glucose monitors that transmit data wirelessly, these cool technologies are helping patients and doctors alike to approach healthcare in a whole new way.[read more]


Clinical Trial Patient Accrual: Good, Bad, and Ugly

March 18, 2014 by Joan Justice

clinical trial recruitment

Clinical trials for cancer patients can be a life-saving opportunity. But most clinical trials do not even finish due to lack of patient participation. Why is this? I asked Andrew Schorr, two-time cancer patient and founder of, why he thought that more patients don’t know about clinical trials when they are first diagnosed with cancer.[read more]


Beyond the Buzz: The Healthcare Guide to Getty Images

March 14, 2014 by Marie Ennis-O'Connor

Getty Images, a premier supplier of stock images, has announced a new embed feature which makes it easy, legal, and free to add its images to websites, blogs, and social media platforms. This move is a welcome one for those who own a healthcare blog but have a limited budget to commission or buy photographs.[read more]