#NowTrending: This Week’s MedTech News

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17 Apr, 2015
News
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

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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

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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…
#NowTrending: This Week’s MedTech News

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27 Mar, 2015
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We bring you this week's medtech news, from Boston and beyond: 1. Phoenix Children's Hospital Brings in the Tablets Phoenix Children's Hospital is known to be innovative both in design and practice. Photo via archdaily. According to mobihealthnews, the Arizona-based children's hospital plans to install 200 tablets in patient rooms, each equipped with…
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…
#NowTrending: This Week’s MedTech News

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27 Feb, 2015
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We bring you this week's healthcare and medtech trends, from Boston and beyond: Real-time mobile healthcare is now available from Doctor on Demand. Photo via thenextweb.com. 1. Telehealth + Seamless Reimbursement = Doctor on Demand Doctor on Demand, the Uber of telehealth, has announced an alliance with PokitDok, streamlining reimbursements for…
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20 Feb, 2015
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We bring you this week's healthcare and medtech trends, from Boston and beyond: 1. UnitedHealth Upgrades Health4Me App UnitedHealth announced this week that they'll be adding mobile payments and integration with wearables to their Health4Me app. The app is famous for its foray into the healthcare pricing landscape, but the new additions will take the teaching tool…
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…
#NowTrending: This Week’s MedTech News

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13 Feb, 2015
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We bring you this week's healthcare and medtech trends, from Boston and beyond: 1. Mobile Health Barrels Forward, Unregulated Despite conversations about regulations in the healthIT space, mobile health giants like Apple and Intel keep marching on. Wearable health is predicted to explode into a $11.6 billion industry by 2020, according to Politico. And these…

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