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Healthcare Technology

From Pain Points to Point-of-Need Health Care

Nancy Brown | Posted 10.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Nancy Brown

It's fascinating, really, what can be done. With the right attachment and/or app, your phone can already track your heart rate, blood pressure, blood sugar and more. Between what exists and what's coming, the virtual checkup may be closer than you think.

Technology in Health Care: Thriving in a Patient-Centric Era

Bobby Grajewski | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology
Bobby Grajewski

The present is a great time for health care innovation. Instead of looking at the shutdown in Washington, D.C., or the battle over the Patient Protect...

The Low-Tech Revolution to Health Care Reform

Leana Wen, M.D. | Posted 09.21.2013 | Healthy Living
Leana Wen, M.D.

It took me a decade -- first as a caregiver to my mother, and then as a practicing physician and patient advocate -- to figure out that the story is absolutely fundamental to medical practice. Indeed, it can save your life.

Validating Mrs. X

Ali Ansary | Posted 07.10.2013 | Healthy Living
Ali Ansary

Reinventing health care begins with allowing patients to be part of the decision making process, as lab results become more meaningful than a set of numbers that can either fall below, above or in between the normal range.

Do Cells Have an IP Address Yet?

Ali Ansary | Posted 06.12.2013 | Healthy Living
Ali Ansary

Growth in this field, like anything else in medicine in the 21st century, will need to be not only through adoption by the e-patient, but also via tech-savvy health care providers.

The Voice of Reason: (Maybe Not) for Emergency Use Only

Susan Weissman | Posted 03.25.2013 | Healthy Living
Susan Weissman

Imagine if that tiny print on prescription bottles could be heard instead of squinted at. Voice-guided instructions may indeed be helpful to patients in every age population, with a variety of medical needs.

High Tech, High Touch: Why Technology Enhances Patient-Centered Care

Lawrence Rosen, M.D. | Posted 02.12.2013 | Healthy Living
Lawrence Rosen, M.D.

We live and practice in an increasingly technology-driven society. Email and texting are default methods of communication, and our patients request that we friend them on Facebook and follow health advice delivered in brief 140-character bursts on Twitter.

Health Care Waste: Is Technology the Answer or Part of the Problem?

Janet Dillione | Posted 12.30.2012 | Healthy Living
Janet Dillione

Mobile technology, telehealth, automation and data analytics -- what do they all have in common? Each helps solve specific problems associated with the increasing cost and inefficiency of health care. Additionally, they each tie back (some more indirectly) to improved patient care.

Joe Van Brussel

Healthcare Startup Finds Success Despite Public Sector Obstacles

HuffingtonPost.com | Joe Van Brussel | Posted 10.02.2012 | Small Business

In an industry where roughly half of $2.8 trillion total spending comes from the U.S. government, Joanne Rohde had trouble attracting government inter...

INSPIRING: Father Invents App To Talk To Son, Helps People All Over The World (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Samreen Hooda | Posted 09.23.2012 | Latino Voices

According to a Kaiser Family Foundation research on Medicaid (PDF), the reasons immigrant families have poor access to technological advancements in h...

Can Digital Medicine Exert a Placebo Effect?

Dike Drummond, M.D. | Posted 10.20.2012 | Healthy Living
Dike Drummond, M.D.

Is the placebo effect something that demands the presence of a living human -- or can we program it into a cell phone app? What happens to health care...

Please Have a Seat, Your Smartphone Will Be Right With You

Karthika Muthukumaraswamy | Posted 05.31.2012 | Healthy Living
Karthika Muthukumaraswamy

Doctors are nowhere close to being wiped out of hospitals by their robotic counterparts, but they could certainly use help in some areas, and swarms of little bots are more than eager to do their bidding.

Putting All Our Eggs in the Digital Basket: Health Service Resilience in the Digital Age

Dr Layla McCay | Posted 05.29.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr Layla McCay

Is our increasing reliance on technology and efficiency crowding out our capacity for resilience in health service delivery?

Dispatches From the Largest Healthcare IT Conference of the Year

Janet Dillione | Posted 04.29.2012 | Technology
Janet Dillione

We did it. Another year of HIMSS, the largest, annual health care IT conference, has gone by and as one of my colleagues let me know, it's just 370 s...

Smarter Healthcare: Let's Pay Doctors to Keep People Healthy

Dr. Paul Grundy | Posted 04.22.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Paul Grundy

As a medical doctor, I'm concerned about many aspects of the changes taking place in heath care.

How Technology Can Help Fight Our Most Expensive Health Care Burden

Hilary Kramer | Posted 06.02.2011 | Home
Hilary Kramer

What is most exciting is that we are finally seeing the wireless generation being applied to help advance the care of chronic diseases and conditions.