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Latest Happenings in Healthcare

Healthcare IT to help you Monitor your Body

October 7th, 2012 | Latest Happenings in Healthcare

There are a growing number of health-conscious and tech-friendly people who are beginning to believe that healthcare IT applications can help them take charge of tracking their own health. Time and money constraints limit the amount of time that an average individual can spend interacting with a physician. This is where innovative medical IT solutions can make an important difference.

In addition to the benefits that an annual health check-up can provide with regard to maintaining a track of one’s own body, new healthcare information technologies can help improve that knowledge and achieve a better control over one’s own health. … Read More

Healthcare IT: Mobile Health Apps are the Next Big Thing

October 4th, 2012 | Latest Happenings in Healthcare

An increasing number of people are opting for home-based health systems for regular health monitoring. This has led to a rapid rise in the number of mobile health apps that people are downloading on their smartphones. A recent survey conducted by Research2Guidance says that the market for mobile phone health apps is expected to double this year at $1.3 billion, and this is just the beginning.

The global healthcare market is estimated to be a staggering $6 trillion a year according to Research2Guidance. Therefore, the healthcare IT mobile apps market has not even scratched the surface as yet. The latest … Read More

Medical IT Entrepreneurs and Innovators – Part 3

October 3rd, 2012 | Latest Happenings in Healthcare

CarePlanners

CarePlanners was founded by Alan Blaustein and Nancy Snyderman in 2012 to provide caregiver and patient coordination, navigation and organization solutions through a countrywide team of medical experts, including social workers, registered nurses, Medicare specialists, insurance and billing experts, and other medical advocates, in addition to an advanced set of online medical decision-making tools.

Dr. Nancy Snyderman holds the position of Chief Medical Editor at NBC. She is also a surgeon and a caregiver. Alan was among the earliest Internet entrepreneurs, and held top positions at OpenSky, Flexplay and About.com. CarePlanners has its head office in New York City, … Read More

Medical IT Entrepreneurs and Innovators – Part 2

September 28th, 2012 | Latest Happenings in Healthcare

CakeHealth

Rebecca Woodcock founded CakeHealth, a company that aims to help people receive more affordable healthcare by making the medical expense process transparent. CakeHealth is a web-based free medical IT service that enables patients to understand and manage their medical costs.

The prestigious Inc. Magazine recently included Rebecca in its list of “15 Women in Tech to Watch in 2012.” Rebecca’s venture has received seed financing from premier investors such as Kirill Sheynkman, George Zachary and 500 Startups.

CareLinx

Sherwin Sheik is a healthcare entrepreneur who is leveraging information technology to disrupt and enhance the in-home caregiving industry. Sherwin’s company … Read More

Medical IT Entrepreneurs and Innovators – Part 1

September 28th, 2012 | Latest Happenings in Healthcare

Here is a short series that highlights how some very imaginative healthcare entrepreneurs and innovators are working towards transforming the medical industry for the better.

Avado  

Dave Chase and Bassam Saliba are medical entrepreneurs with a goal to make communication between healthcare providers and patients more effective and convenient. Dave and Bassam are co-founders of Avado, which is a cutting-edge Patient Relationship Management (PRM) system. They call this system “GPS for Healthcare.” It is a next-generation patient portal developed to address new requirements of the healthcare industry such as Accountable Care Organizations and medical homes.

Dave, who apart from being … Read More

Thought Leadership in Marketing Medical Practices

September 24th, 2012 | Latest Happenings in Healthcare

One of the constraints for most patients while trying to choose the most competent doctor or dentist for treatment is that they have no way to authoritatively determine the best choice in their local area. In almost every case, the patient must depend on sources such as referrals, testimonials from past and present patients, doctor ratings and reviews, the doctor’s website and other easily accessible information about the doctor or dentist on the Internet to make a decision.

Therefore, when a doctor or a dentist becomes a thought leader in his or her area of specialization, it can facilitate the … Read More

Is Your Doctor Burned Out?

September 18th, 2012 | Latest Happenings in Healthcare

Recent research has shown that the risk of job burnout is significantly higher in the medical profession compared to most other professions. The work-life balance usually comes under severe pressure in a highly demanding profession of a doctor. The latest study in this field shows that almost one in two doctors in the United States report at least one symptom of burnout.

The doctors and dentists who deal directly with patients are more at risk, and their rate of vulnerability is considerably higher compared to the rest of the general working population. Overburdened doctors are more likely to get caught … Read More

Smartphone Apps as Medical Devices

September 18th, 2012 | Latest Happenings in Healthcare

The popularity of smartphones has led to a countless number of apps to make life easier for the users. The day seems to be quite near when smartphone apps may also perform the role of medical devices. Expect apps that can help you manage your blood sugar levels or monitor your heart rate right from your smartphone itself.

Many healthcare entrepreneurs and medical professionals are already welcoming the idea of medically prescribed apps. They view them as a launch pad for advanced applications that will make healthcare more accessible and available in real time. Some very basic apps are already … Read More

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