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The Need For Doctor-Friendly Tech Is More Important Than Ever

The Need For Doctor-Friendly Tech Is More Important Than Ever (0)

With the rollout of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA), technology companies are already in the process of developing new software tools to help physicians record and report quality measures required by the law.
These Are the 25 Best-Paying Jobs in America

These Are the 25 Best-Paying Jobs in America (0)

Looking to score the big bucks? A new report finds that the best paying jobs in America are concentrated in health care, technology, and law.
Entrepreneurs To Launch Technology Globally That May Revolutionize How We Care For Aging Parents

Entrepreneurs To Launch Technology Globally That May Revolutionize How We Care For Aging Parents (0)

“In the heart of every caregiver is a knowing that we are all connected. As I do for you, I do for me.” ― Tia Walker, The Inspired Caregiver: Finding Joy While Caring for Those You Love
Medical Tech Or Personal Touch? PeraHealth Has Cracked The Code

Medical Tech Or Personal Touch? PeraHealth Has Cracked The Code (0)

It just might be one of the biggest discussions in digital health—the role of technology as a replacement for that innate human connection.
A technology backed by Bill Gates may revolutionize diagnostics for Lyme disease

A technology backed by Bill Gates may revolutionize diagnostics for Lyme disease (0)

While the medical and health community is putting a spotlight on diseases like Zika, Ebola and tuberculosis, another disease, transmitted by ticks, is getting little notice: Lyme disease.
Why Leveraging Technology Is The Key To Improving Healthcare

Why Leveraging Technology Is The Key To Improving Healthcare (0)

You can’t open an industry publication without reading how technology is improving healthcare. The walls of paper records that used to dominate physician offices are giving way to cloud-based electronic health records (EHRs). The bring your own device (BYOD) movement has empowered caregivers to use medical apps on their phones and tablets in the workplace. 3D printers are creating models for surgical planning and even making custom implants. Robots are assisting surgeons and physical therapists. Gene mapping is opening new horizons for individualized care.
Why We Should Avoid The Hype And Invest In Healthcare Technology That Really Works

Why We Should Avoid The Hype And Invest In Healthcare Technology That Really Works (0)

Hype in healthcare technology abounds. Pursuit of the next Shiny New Thing is relentless, while powerful tools that already exist are relegated to the status of an afterthought. All too often, the technology that is promoted is based on whether an entrepreneur or established technology company can generate large profits, as opposed to leading to major improvements for patients. Maybe one day wearables, Watson, robotics and single-drop laboratory testing will fulfill their promise, but not so far.
Lab Corp Attempts to Reach Patients Directly

Lab Corp Attempts to Reach Patients Directly (0)

Laboratory Corp. of America, a diagnostic giant, is reaching past the doctors' offices directly to the public. The company is letting consumers order tests, like one to measure their cholesterol from their blood drawn at a LabCorp center, and view their results online without first going to a doctor.
4 Game Changes to Healthcare

4 Game Changes to Healthcare (0)

Imagine knowing years in advance whether or not you’ll get cancer and treating it now instead of when the disease appears. What if a doctor could call you hours before suffering a heart attack to tell you to get to the hospital? This may sound like something out of a science fiction novel today, but in the not-too-distant future doctors will be able to treat illnesses before they happen and more.
Guidance from AMA coming for Health Apps

Guidance from AMA coming for Health Apps (0)

As more and more Americans purchase smartphones, more and more Americans are using medical smartphone applications to track their health, remind themselves to take medications, or research medical conditions. That trend is clear. What is far less clear is whether those apps will actually improve health, and if so, which types of apps are most effective.