Ajay Major: Finding Your “Medicine Plus”

Ajay Major: Finding Your “Medicine Plus” »

21 Jan, 2015
PeopleUncategorized
Medical student Ajay Major, another member of our activist generation series. Photo provided. When he’s not on the wards as a third-year medical student, Ajay Major manages an online global magazine for medical students, advocates for single-payer healthcare, helps edit major journals like Virtual Mentor and The Bellevue Literary Review, and consults for Medstro…
Sameer Sood: Un-Becoming the Mediocre Clinical Robot

Sameer Sood: Un-Becoming the Mediocre Clinical Robot »

6 Jan, 2015
People
He may not be as famous as Doogie Howser (yet), but Sameer Sood, a millennial medical student, has built an impressive resume in his career so far. Sood is pursuing a D.O. degree at Rowan University, but that’s not all. He's also already presented a TEDx talk and he launched Synapse, an ideation organization. And somehow…
The $300 Billion Problem: Medication Adherence

The $300 Billion Problem: Medication Adherence »

20 Nov, 2014
EventsNews
Photo by Abram Guerra More than forty professionals from the healthcare and startup communities met on November 11, 2014 at the Pegasystems headquarters in Cambridge, Mass. The event, organized by Health Innovators, focused on the $300 billion problem of medication adherence. The audience was made up primarily of technology vendors and service…
What a Community-Based Asthma Care Program Teaches Us About Payment Reform

What a Community-Based Asthma Care Program Teaches Us About Payment Reform »

A Boston Children's Hospital asthma initiative serves as a case study for payment reform. Photo via higherperspective.com It’s clear as day that the American method of paying for healthcare is broken. But things get murky when it comes to finding appropriate solutions. Debates about the "ideal" payment model, a model that offers…
Hooked on HealthTap

Hooked on HealthTap »

HealthTap brings medical expertise into your pocket - or onto your tablet - with the click of a button. In the world of constantly changing online medicine, HealthTap has doctors and patients hooked. It's Reddit, Ask Jeeves, Yelp and the Mayo Clinic all rolled into one platform, giving patients direct access to doctors…
Primary Care Via Telemedicine: A New Form of Ongoing Delivery

Primary Care Via Telemedicine: A New Form of Ongoing Delivery »

5 Sep, 2014
Opinion/Editorial
A doctor completes a tele-consult. Image via telemedicine wiki. Telemedical treatment has been a tantalizing possibility for many years, for reasons including a failure of health plans to pay for it and too little bandwidth to support it, but those reasons are quickly being trumped by the need for quick, cheap,…
RP-VITA Robot Extends Specialized Medical Care

RP-VITA Robot Extends Specialized Medical Care »

RP-VITA provides specialized service from afar. Photos and videos provided. Imagine that your three-year-old daughter has a temperature of 101 and is experiencing a rash and dizziness. You’d want to know ASAP whether she was having an allergic reaction to sulfa or was suffering from meningitis. After halting her sulfa intake,…
Comprehensive Primary Care Includes Mental Health

Comprehensive Primary Care Includes Mental Health »

25 Aug, 2014
Opinion/Editorial
Photo via wiki. Imagine this scenario. You go to see your longtime primary care provider. What you have to say you could only say to the person who has taken care of you and your family for years, has seen births and deaths. It’s still hard to say. In fact, you…
ID-Cap: Medication Adherence Gets a New Spin

ID-Cap: Medication Adherence Gets a New Spin »

ID-Cap, an eTect product. Photo provided. Medication adherence can be a huge issue for doctors and patients. Once a doctor prescribes a medication, how does he or she know if the patient has actually taken it? Or even if the right patient has taken it? Right now, it's impossible to access this kind of…
Healthcare Social Media (#HCSM) Series: Listen Up Medical Providers

Healthcare Social Media (#HCSM) Series: Listen Up Medical Providers »

28 Apr, 2014
MedTech Features
Austin Chiang, MD, Finalist of the Google Glass Challenge! This article originally appeared on the blog of Austin Chiang, MD, internal medicine resident at New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center in New York City. We're so excited he'll be moving to Boston this summer to start his Gastroenterology training at Brigham and Women's…

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