Social Media Rules: the FDA Crackdown on Big Pharma Advertising

Social Media Rules: the FDA Crackdown on Big Pharma Advertising »

Photo via healthcareos.com. Studies have shown that 60% of Americans turn to the internet for medical advice. It's obvious how social media naturally seems like another method pharmaceutical companies can quickly and easily advertise to consumers. Are pharmaceutical companies alone in trying to tap into our unconscious? Would you be surprised…
OPENPediatrics: Digital Health Across the Globe

OPENPediatrics: Digital Health Across the Globe »

OPENPediatrics brings information to pediatric medical professionals all over the world. A child from the United States was vacationing with her family in Guatemala City when she fell critically ill, and Dr. Jeffrey Burns was asked to care for her from afar. As Chief of Critical Care Medicine at Boston Children’s Hospital and…
7 Wearables You’ll See At Health 2.0’s Fall Conference

7 Wearables You’ll See At Health 2.0’s Fall Conference »

On September 21, 2014, healthcare innovators from across the country will come together in Santa Clara for four days of demos, networking, presentations and inspiration at the Health 2.0 Fall Conference. Attendees will have access to 80 speakers, 30 panels, workshops, discussion sessions and 150 product demos. We'll be there, but we got a sneak peak…
New Report Predicts MedTech Sector Growth

New Report Predicts MedTech Sector Growth »

29 Aug, 2014
NewsUncategorized
Photo via Pixabay. While the Pharma sector struggled during the first half of 2014, the MedTech sector came out on top, according to new reports from the Evaluate Group. "The most important turnaround for the MedTech sector comes in the form of mega-mergers and acquisitions," Elizabeth Cairns, author of the MedTech…
Primary Care Prestige: Why EMRs Expand Possibilities

Primary Care Prestige: Why EMRs Expand Possibilities »

Electronic medical records provide new opportunities, says Dr. Anoop Raman. Ipad image via wiki. Prestige in medicine often follows research, which is why physician-scientists who do basic science research have often been considered among the giants of medicine. As the field of medicine advanced, the gap between what we knew from basic…
PatientsLikeMe: Carlos Rodarte’s Push for Connectivity

PatientsLikeMe: Carlos Rodarte’s Push for Connectivity »

28 Aug, 2014
PeopleUncategorized
When Carlos Rodarte left his life sciences consulting job, he wanted to help fix the American healthcare system by making use of mobile platforms and devices. Three years later, he's on his way. Rodarte joined PatientsLikeMe in late 2010, working to build an online patient community where patients share their health data, meet other patients like…
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…
Google Glass in Medical Education: Tristan Gorrindo’s Perspective

Google Glass in Medical Education: Tristan Gorrindo’s Perspective »

27 Aug, 2014
PeopleUncategorized
Google Glass photo via KevinMD. Tristan Gorrindo is a child and adolescent psychiatrist at Massachusetts General Hospital and an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. As with many medical professionals, he has big hopes for Google Glass - but says that those hopes may be a ways off when it comes…
NeuroLaunch: Sharpening the Mind through Digital Health

NeuroLaunch: Sharpening the Mind through Digital Health »

More than 5 million Americans currently live with Alzheimer’s disease and other neurological conditions. To combat this, there has been a recent surge in neuro-psychological testing, and consumer-focused neuro-gaming wearables, software and devices. NeuroLaunch hopes to tap into this excitement by launching the world’s first accelerator program focused solely on neuroscience. NeuroLaunch is currently accepting applications on…
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,…

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