Philips’ CareSage Engine Improves Senior Care Management

Philips’ CareSage Engine Improves Senior Care Management »

For over forty years, Philips Lifeline has provided elderly patients with a medical alert service. Now, the company is taking this service one step further by rolling out CareSage, a new predictive analytics engine that allows health organizations to better monitor and care for elderly patients through a combination of wearable devices and monitoring. CareSage provides an analysis of both…
Flip the Clinic: Transforming the Clinical Experience

Flip the Clinic: Transforming the Clinical Experience »

20 Jan, 2015
CompaniesNewsPeople
Jonathan Brown of Counsyl explains flips at a workshop. Photo by Gabriel Branbury. A new initiative from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation aims to redesign visits to the doctor’s office. The project, called Flip the Clinic was inspired by Sal Khan, the founder of Khan Academy. Khan flipped the traditional classroom by…
New Payment Model Lowers Healthcare Spending

New Payment Model Lowers Healthcare Spending »

25 Nov, 2014
CompaniesNews
Price transparency photo via PiperReport. American healthcare is expensive. With patient costs skyrocketing and insurance companies collecting high premiums, many healthcare activists have taken up the payment reform cause, looking at different areas of the system for solutions. In a new study from Harvard Medical School (HMS), researchers looked at the attempt to…
Family Physicians Are Natural Health System Leaders

Family Physicians Are Natural Health System Leaders »

27 Aug, 2014
Opinion/Editorial
Photo via pixabay. The subtitle of a JAMA editorial on accountable care recently caught my attention: "The paradox of primary care physician leadership." The authors observed that although a typical family physician's or general internist's patient panel accounts for about $10 million in annual health care spending (of which only $500,000 is primary care…
Q&A: Code Black Director Ryan McGarry

Q&A: Code Black Director Ryan McGarry »

30 Jul, 2014
EventsPeople
Code Black follows doctors-in-training at Los Angeles County Hospital's ER. For the next ten days, you can get an inside look at America's busiest Emergency Department by checking out Code Black, a new documentary playing at Boston's Museum of Fine Arts. The film follows a team of doctors-in-training working in Los Angeles…
Dancing with the Deval

Dancing with the Deval »

3 May, 2014
Opinion/Editorial

Late last year the FDA approved a powerful painkiller called Zohydro—a pure hydrocodone drug. And immediately there was a swell of backlash.

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.

Healthcare’s Grand Hackfest Recap

Healthcare’s Grand Hackfest Recap »

26 Mar, 2014
Uncategorized

Healthcare’s Grand Hackfest, a joint production by MIT’s Hacking Medicine and the Kauffman Foundation, was held March 15-16 at the MIT Media Lab.

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.

Beyond the Acute Care Episode: Reimagining Patient Care at The Health Care Forum 2013

Beyond the Acute Care Episode: Reimagining Patient Care at The Health Care Forum 2013 »

24 Jan, 2014
MedTech Features
Panelists discuss patient care at The Economist Healthcare Forum. From left to right, panelists are Rishi Manchanda, Joan Saba and Clay Richards. As the U.S. healthcare system confronts the need for profound change, leaders in the field are innovating on many fronts to create more health at less cost. To provide a…

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