The Medical Scribe Dilemma

The Medical Scribe Dilemma »

8 Jun, 2015
The position of medical scribe has been largely created by the EHR industry, but it still carries with it many of the issues that EHRs cause, including questions of security and management. Photo via gpointstudio/Shutterstock. When Alex* graduated from college, he wasn't prepared to apply to medical school right away. He'd…
Looking Back and Moving Forward: 2014’s Health Care Disappointments Drive 2015’s Trends

Looking Back and Moving Forward: 2014’s Health Care Disappointments Drive 2015’s Trends »

It's been quite a year in the medtech and healthcare spaces. We've seen the medical world fall in love (and maybe out of love) with Google Glass and other wearables. EHRs have continually failed our system, causing frustration and efforts toward improved interoperability. Data concerns spurred conversations about privacy and patient-controlled care. Collaborations between academic medical…
#NowTrending: This Week’s MedTech News

#NowTrending: This Week’s MedTech News »

9 Oct, 2014
Boston startup PillPack brings in the big bucks. Photo via PillPack. We bring you this week's healthcare and medtech trends, in Boston and beyond: 1. PillPack Raised $8.75 Million in Funding You may have heard about the Somerville-based startup PillPack - we've written about them before. Their founder, TJ Parker, was a founding…
Sharing Patient Information & Cloud-Based Storage

Sharing Patient Information & Cloud-Based Storage »

12 Aug, 2014
If your phone automatically backs up, you may be leaking patient information. Photo via Creative Commons. "In May 2013, an Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine faculty member discovered residents [were] using Internet-based services to maintain a spreadsheet of patients. Their intent was to provide each other up-to-date information…

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