Successful Docpreneurs Know These 6 Things

Successful Docpreneurs Know These 6 Things »

25 Feb, 2015
Opinion/Editorial
What does it take to become a physician entrepreneur? Photo via Ocskay Bence/ Shutterstock. The editors at The Direct Primary Care Journal asked some of the industry’s new and innovative leading physicians and medical practice business owners an important question: What are the necessary traits of a doc-preneur or direct-pay physician business owner?…
Ask the Experts: Developments in Genetic Testing

Ask the Experts: Developments in Genetic Testing »

There's some controversial discussion happening over on Medstro's NEJM Group Open Forum: Ask the Authors & Experts, and it's all about genetics - GINA, the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act, in particular. The authors of a recent NEJM article on GINA tell us that the act was designed “to fully protect the public from discrimination” and also to “allay…
Help the Doctor: When the System Fails Physicians

Help the Doctor: When the System Fails Physicians »

Read more from Dr. Kathryn Hughes on her blog, behindthemaskmd. Photo via Lucky Business/ Shutterstock. “Help, the doctor!” I’m sure most surgeons have heard this exasperated statement at some point in the operating room. It's said with that special mix of frustration, irritation and sarcasm, usually when things aren’t going smoothly.…
The Top 10 Healthcare Innovations of 2015

The Top 10 Healthcare Innovations of 2015 »

Our friends at the Brigham Innovation Hub recently developed a list of the Top 10 Healthcare Innovations of 2015, which we're excited to share! Their process began with gathering answers to this big question: What are the most promising upcoming healthcare innovations that are likely to have the biggest impact on improving patient care in…
Electronic Health Records, Part 2: Opportunities

Electronic Health Records, Part 2: Opportunities »

18 Feb, 2015
Opinion/Editorial
What are the opportunities presented by electronic medical records? Photo via Carlos Amarillo/ Shutterstock As discussed in the previous article in this series, the broad adoption of electronic health records (EHRs) has presented healthcare professionals with numerous challenges. It’s not surprising that many of us are left wondering: Will all of…
Electronic Health Records, Part 1: Challenges

Electronic Health Records, Part 1: Challenges »

17 Feb, 2015
Opinion/Editorial
What are the challenges presented by electronic medical records? Photo via Carlos Amarillo/ Shutterstock. In just a decade, medical documentation has transitioned from mostly paper records to mostly electronic records. According to the Department of Health and Human Services, 78% of office-based physicians and 59% of hospitals use a basic electronic…
Precision Medicine: Sounds Good, Right?

Precision Medicine: Sounds Good, Right? »

9 Feb, 2015
Opinion/Editorial
Will Obama's new precision medicine initiative really make a difference? Photo via Shutterstock. In his January 20, 2015 State of the Union Address, Barack Obama announced that he was “launching a new Precision Medicine Initiative….” In a more detailed conference on the 30th, he described precision medicine as “delivering the right…
Storytelling: The Physician as Writer

Storytelling: The Physician as Writer »

29 Jan, 2015
Opinion/Editorial
For more conversations about the daily life of a physician, follow Dr. Kathy Hughes' blog, Behind the Mask. Photo via Shutterstock.  I write every day, but have not really considered myself a writer. I'm a physician, a surgeon. I take care of patients. I operate, I admit patients to the hospital,…
Looking Back and Moving Forward: 2014’s Health Care Disappointments Drive 2015’s Trends

Looking Back and Moving Forward: 2014’s Health Care Disappointments Drive 2015’s Trends »

It's been quite a year in the medtech and healthcare spaces. We've seen the medical world fall in love (and maybe out of love) with Google Glass and other wearables. EHRs have continually failed our system, causing frustration and efforts toward improved interoperability. Data concerns spurred conversations about privacy and patient-controlled care. Collaborations between academic medical…
Real Talk: Is Wearable Tech Actually Useful in Medicine?

Real Talk: Is Wearable Tech Actually Useful in Medicine? »

24 Nov, 2014
Opinion/Editorial
Image via iwbag. Google Glass has had a rocky run this last year, and the medical field fell in love (or maybe infatuation), riding along with Glass through all of it. We started our company (Remedy) to make Google Glass fulfill a vision for medical professionals— what is Remedy’s take now…

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