The Point of Care: Beyond EHRs and Silver Bullets

The Point of Care: Beyond EHRs and Silver Bullets »

14 Apr, 2014
Opinion/Editorial
 In my early days as a medical student, the promise of electronic health records (EHRs) was all the rage. In some circles, it was all some researchers, IT leaders, and clinicians could talk about. These enthusiastic conversations touted EHRs as a way to improve clinical decision support, centralize patient information, reduce administrative costs, and share…
Blinded by technology: refocusing on high-value health care

Blinded by technology: refocusing on high-value health care »

9 Apr, 2014
Opinion/Editorial

During my time abroad, I watched several patients with heart attacks pass away because there was no thrombolytic (clot-busting) therapy. Thrombolytic medications are inexpensive and have been around for more than 50 years.

The Cost of Doing Business

The Cost of Doing Business »

3 Apr, 2014
Opinion/Editorial

The statistics tell you that the rising cost of health care is due to a number of factors including, the cost of drugs and devices and the cost of labour inputs to provide health care services.

The ‘One Thing’ when Starting a Healthcare Venture

The ‘One Thing’ when Starting a Healthcare Venture »

27 Mar, 2014
Opinion/Editorial

Can your idea become a successful business? – Do nothing else until you answer this question, as it will determine your success or failure. This is the “one thing” to channel your energy on first.

Google Glass – Using and Designing Apps

Google Glass – Using and Designing Apps »

14 Mar, 2014
Opinion/Editorial

Want to learn more about new applications of Google Glass? Stay tuned intoMedTech Boston’s eight-week series on Google Glass. We’re providing our readers with never before seen insights into this new technology from the country’s experts on Glass Tech.

The Price of Admission

The Price of Admission »

7 Mar, 2014
Opinion/Editorial

The thought process in this scenario is that there is no pre-existing relationship and that, therefore, the only deciding factor can be price. But there is a relationship. And that relationship is called the referral.

Google Glass – Barely Scratching the Surface

Google Glass – Barely Scratching the Surface »

7 Feb, 2014
Opinion/Editorial
MedTechBoston asks software developer Nathan Cowan to take a peek behind Google Glass. How do you actually use this newfangled device? And what are the implications for medicine, manufacturing and society as a whole?  In the first of several blog posts, we hear about this new device through the eyes of an experienced software developer.…
The Business of Caring

The Business of Caring »

23 Jan, 2014
Opinion/Editorial
“It’s been a pleasure working with you” is a phrase I hear people say all the time, but it is not something I myself say to colleagues or patients. As a boilerplate phrase, it can roll off the tongue in a paradoxically tongue-in-cheek manner. Despite its potential attempt to transmit cordial feelings, in my mind…

Giving thanks for my sister & the innovators that have kept her alive »

9 Dec, 2013
Opinion/Editorial
Hillary GinsburgWhether you corral big data or design hardware, as an innovator in health care perhaps sometimes you feel as though you work behind the scenes. May this story remind you that your contributions to health care and medicine are truly lifesaving and positively impact the way people live, both now…

The Point of Care: An Introduction »

4 Dec, 2013
Opinion/Editorial
For those of us in and around the medical community, innovation is upon us. Adoption of practices from other high-risk and service industries, along with the data being gathered under the ‘big data’ movement, is fundamentally changing the way we are delivering care to patients. Technological breakthroughs, and the ability to deliver data and functionality…

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