Tag: healthcare

Clinical Research, Innovation

Protein dynamics: Molecular machines at work

October 5, 2018

Via: ScienceDaily Health

A biological cell can be thought of as a hive, in which proteins play the role of the worker bees. However, proteins are far more versatile and can interact with each other to form molecular machines. In order to understand […]

Innovation, Patient Experience

Can Bots Take the Patient Experience to the Next Level?

October 3, 2018

Via: HitConsultant

In today’s mobile-first environment, it’s somewhat surprising that nearly 30 percent of healthcare providers still use phone calls — and only phone calls — to ensure patients make it into their scheduled appointments. While fewer Americans tend to answer their […]


What Patients Really Want And Why Healthcare Companies Should Care

October 2, 2018

Via: Forbes

In celebration of CX Day, the day the CXPA (Customer Experience Professionals Association) has designated to shine a spotlight on customer experience, I am sharing new insights about a type of customer experience that is growing in importance – the […]


Is The Future of Healthcare Female?

August 22, 2018

Via: Natalie Dunn

Recent online and offline movements like #MeToo and #TimesUp have made women’s issues a big part of the public agenda once again. The obstacles that women face worldwide as part of their daily life captured the thoughts of millions around […]

Innovation, Patient Experience

New project develops ethical framework to help doctors make difficult decisions

July 31, 2018

Via: The Medical News

Medical professionals have a duty of care to relieve suffering and save lives. Although they will occasionally make mistakes, it is rare that someone deliberately participates in wrongdoing. But there are times when carrying out what is perceived as ‘good’ […]


Can New Technologies Diagnose Old Issues for the Healthcare Industry?

July 26, 2018

Via: James Hughes

The benefits of artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics in medicine can be divided into three groups: increased efficiency and productivity by optimizing clinical processes and allowing doctors to concentrate their full attention on the patients; improved patient experience by avoiding […]


Medical News Today: Eleven iron-rich foods for toddlers

July 26, 2018

Via: Medical News Today

Toddlers are notoriously picky eaters, but there are many iron-rich foods that even the fussiest toddlers will eat. Toddlers are known to reject foods for all kinds of reasons – maybe it’s too red, it’s too mushy, or it touched […]


Is Healthcare the Most Important Problem Facing US Today?

June 29, 2018

Via: Kelly Redmond

Americans say the most important problem facing US today is healthcare, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll. The survey analyzed data from January 2018 to June 2018 and showed an increase in public concern regarding the issue. High costs of health […]


Study finds growing support to allow pharmacists to write prescriptions

June 20, 2018

Via: The Medical News

Prescribing of medications has traditionally been restricted to physicians, but there is growing support to allow pharmacists to do so as well. A British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology review of a large number of studies in many countries reveals that […]


Will Robotics Prove to Be the Future in Surgery?

May 25, 2018

Via: William Palmer

Poor employee health may be the reason US companies waste more than half a trillion dollars per year as a result of low productivity. Some of these companies have decided to provide their employees with health insurance plans in order […]

Data Privacy, Data Security, Information Management

Can Mobile Health Apps Be Made More Secure?

May 2, 2018

Via: Aberdeen Essentials

Mobile health apps are growing in popularity among doctors and patients alike. In a world where people are often too busy or unable to go to an appointment,  telemedicine can give people a chance to connect with their health providers. […]


Riding The Disruption Wave In Healthcare

May 1, 2018

Via: Forbes

When it comes to innovation, healthcare presents a paradox. It is both a hare and a tortoise. While life-altering breakthroughs in medical treatments can come at a rapid pace, improvements to the way healthcare is actually delivered often happen very […]


Self-Management is the New Key Word in Healthcare

April 9, 2018

Via: Natalie Dunn

Chronic diseases and conditions are now the leading causes of death and disability in the United States. Health problems such as heart disease, stroke, cancer, type 2 diabetes, obesity, and arthritis are not only prevalent and costly, but also preventable. […]


Artificial Intelligence In Healthcare: Separating Reality From Hype

March 13, 2018

Via: Forbes

It’s impossible to read about the future of healthcare without encountering two pixilated vowels that, together, represent the hopes and fears of an industry seeking more intelligent solutions. Though the field of artificial intelligence (AI) has been around since 1956, […]

Data Security, Information Management

Most healthcare organizations have suffered data breaches, survey shows

March 12, 2018

Via: Modern Healthcare

While healthcare organizations spent more on information technology from 2016 to 2017, the number of cyberattacks also increased, according to a new survey from the Ponemon Institute. The healthcare organizations surveyed experienced an average of 16 cyberattacks each in 2017, […]