Joy of Medicine Final Pitch-Off to be Held at MATTER Chicago on June 8

Joy of Medicine Final Pitch-Off to be Held at MATTER Chicago on June 8 »

26 Apr, 2015
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The Joy of Medicine Challenge, which calls for physicians and medical students to submit ideas on how to improve physician job satisfaction, lower cost and improve patient outcomes, will hold a live "final pitch-off" event on June 8 at MATTER Chicago, contest sponsor Geneia announced late last week. The three top-voted submissions to the online…
#NowTrending: This Week’s MedTech News

#NowTrending: This Week’s MedTech News »

24 Apr, 2015
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1. Tal Medical Secures $14 Million in Financing Round We wrote about Tal Medical, a local company developing new treatments for depression and other psychiatric disorders, a few months ago. But since then, the company has raised additional funding and added new industry veterans to their team. According to a release, the company will use…
HIMSS 2015 Highlights

HIMSS 2015 Highlights »

20 Apr, 2015
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Photo via @MedCityNews The predominant themes at last week’s annual HIMSS and HX360 conferences, which met in Chicago from April 12-16, 2015, involved care coordination, patient engagement and mobile health solutions. While it's difficult to select from among the many educational and innovative presentations and exhibits, five presenters (a regulator, a thought leader,…
#NowTrending: This Week’s MedTech News

#NowTrending: This Week’s MedTech News »

17 Apr, 2015
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Congress pass a new Medicare policy this week. Photo via Shutterstock/ zimmytws. 1. "Doc Fix" Gets the Nix Last Tuesday, a policy nicknamed the "doc fix" finally got the ax. The policy, which has served as an excuse for crisis-motivated legislation for many years, refers to a process by which Congress struggled…
#NowTrending: This Week’s MedTech News

#NowTrending: This Week’s MedTech News »

10 Apr, 2015
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1. Costs of Care Launches Story Contest Every year, the non-profit value-based care organization Costs of Care holds an essay contest inviting patients, clinicians and students to share real stories about the successes and failures of healthcare affordability. Why? "Ultimately, no amount of regulating, reorganizing or otherwise reforming the healthcare system will successfully contain costs unless…
#NowTrending: This Week’s MedTech News

#NowTrending: This Week’s MedTech News »

3 Apr, 2015
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We bring you this week's medtech news, from Boston and beyond: 1. Medisafe Integrates BioFeedback Medisafe, a global medication management program based out of Boston, will now allow patients to track and correlate their adherence directly with health outcomes. The company is hopeful that this will help users visualize how taking medication or missing a…
Connecting the Dots with Matter’s Steven Collens

Connecting the Dots with Matter’s Steven Collens »

17 Mar, 2015
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Register for HX360 to meet Steven Collens in person. Photo provided. Steven Collens' days are full of conversations with entrepreneurs who are dreaming big, hoping to take advantage of our healthcare system's current state up upheaval by presenting innovative solutions. As CEO of Matter, Chicago's new healthcare technology startup center and community…
iHT2 Focuses on What Really Works

iHT2 Focuses on What Really Works »

10 Mar, 2015
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  Conference attendees from Kaiser Permanente enjoy iHT2. Photo via @garettng. Complimentary approaches to achieving health technology’s potential to improve patient outcomes and care affordability were on display at the Institute for Healthcare Technology Transformation’s annual meeting in San Francisco last week (iHT2). Here's what you missed: Technology = Convenience Dr. Wesley…
Over Half of U.S. Doctors Have Considered Quitting Medicine, According to “Physician Misery Index”

Over Half of U.S. Doctors Have Considered Quitting Medicine, According to “Physician Misery Index” »

5 Mar, 2015
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What will it take to bring the joy back into medicine? Photo via andresr/ Shutterstock. The results of Geneia's Physician Misery Index study are in and the numbers paint a dismal portrait of the life of a physician today: An overwhelming number of the 400+ physicians who participated in the study…
5 Can’t Miss Insights from HealthIMPACT East

5 Can’t Miss Insights from HealthIMPACT East »

Shahid N. Shah, Charles Jaffe, Jacob Reider, MD, and David Whitlinger discuss system interoperability. Photo by Edward Egan. The Information Management Network (IMN) hosted it's 3rd annual HealthIMPACT East conference at the Union League Club in downtown NYC on Feb 27, 2015. The event featured a town-hall style forum that produced lively…

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