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FDA OKs a blood sugar monitor that doesn't need fingerpricks

A fingerprick isn't <i>just a fingerprick</i> when you have to do it all the time to test your blood sugar levels. Thankfully, the Food and Drug Administration has approved the first continuous glucose monitoring system for adults that doesn't require you to draw blood several times a day. Abbott's …

Top 10 Healthcare Predictions For 2016

As 2015 comes to a close, Frost & Sullivan experts and thought leaders gather together to predict the top 10 trends to expect during the coming year.<p><b>Next generation wearables hit a $6 billion market</b><p>The new generation of “medical” or “clinical wearables” is going to be equipped with more …

Digital Health

IBM’s Watson Can Figure Out A Lot About You–Just By Looking At Your Social Media

IBM’s Watson team–and anyone using their API– can infer dozens of traits about your personality just from your social media posts.<p>IBM’s Watson computer has branched out into social media consulting.<p>IBM recently worked with NPR tech reporter Aarti Shahani to analyze Shahani’s personality based on …

2016 predictions for health IT

Meaningful UseCloud ComputingAnalyticsNo, Watson will not replace cliniciansJohn HalamkaAs the year ends and we archive the accomplishments and …

Get your electronic health record: It's your right

In May, Sue Kamm suffered a bad fall, and her injuries required her to spend about 10 days in two hospitals. Coupled with ongoing treatment from several doctors for diabetes, her medical records are scattered in various filing cabinets and computer systems around town.<p>"I've always been concerned …

Understanding the Growth, Value of Healthcare Big Data Analytics

July 30, 2015 - “Healthcare big data analytics,” just like “population health management,” is a term that means a hundred different things to a …

How Social Media has Impacted the Healthcare Industry: Statistics and Figures - Latest Updates on Medical Billing

Use of social media is rising in the US healthcare industry. Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter are playing an important role in enhancing patient and …

Let’s Get Personal: Customer Experience

There is no doubt that everyone in pharma wants to provide a positive customer experience (CX), but there is a gap between the industry’s vision and …

96% of Consumers Say Mobile Health Industry Improves Life

June 12, 2015 - The mobile health industry has been revolutionizing the way both doctors and patients approach medicine today. When it comes to …

47% of Doctors Use Digital Technologies, Smartphones at Work

June 11, 2015 - Meaningful use requirements under the Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs as well as a myriad of other healthcare policies …

Province set to double health data breach fines

Following several "high profile" healthcare data breaches, the health minister of one Canadian providence has promised to make patient privacy more …

New, potent cholesterol-lowering drug gets FDA advisory approval

<b>(CNN) —</b> A Food and Drug Administration advisory committee this week recommended approval of two experimental new cholesterol-fighting drugs that could be more potent and carry fewer side effects than statins, which are among the most prescribed drugs in the United States.<p>The agency will likely …

Understanding the Difference between Consumer and Patient

div class=field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hiddendiv class=field-itemsdiv class=field-item evenpFor pharma companies, a …

Pharma Missing Out on Pre-Treatment Services Opportunity

In the treatment of most chronic or acute diseases, the active engagement of patients in the management of their own disease is critical to achieving …

Telehealth, Wearable Devices Markets Set to Grow by Billions

May 20, 2015 - Telehealth and wearable devices are hot ticket items for health IT developers and investors as remote monitoring and mHealth become …

The Brilliant Software That's Turning Grandma's TV Into a Caregiving Tool

This story appears in the June 2015 issue of <i>Entrepreneur</i>. Subscribe »<p>Kian Saneii has worked in the technology sector for almost 30 years, so he looks at the world through a techie’s lens. When he began helping his parents take care of his elderly grandparents, he was shocked to find that the …

INFOGRAPHIC: Online Video Is Vital for Small, Midsized Businesses

How important is video in forming opinions on small and midsized businesses? Very, according to Animoto.<p>The online video-creation application …

Ali Health: A Revolution for China’s Healthcare Industry?

Private-sector actors in China, led by Alibaba, are taking significant steps to do what they believe will earn a handsome profit in the growing …

Health app developers face their biggest obstacle: Privacy regulations

Mobile apps for health care have broken new ground in monitoring, diagnosis, and treatment. Next week, some of the most advanced will be highlighted at the SXSW Accelerator competition.<p>These apps have the potential to advance health care, especially in parts of the world where quality care is …

How Big Data Is Changing Healthcare

If you want to find out how Big Data is helping to make the world a better place, there’s no better example than the uses being found for it in healthcare.<p>The last decade has seen huge advances in the amount of data we routinely generate and collect in pretty much everything we do, as well as our …

IBM's big bet on Watson is paying off with more apps and DNA analysis

IBM's cognitive computer Watson is on a roll. After spinning it out as a $1 billion division last year, IBM went on to give Watson a flashy new home in Manhattan, made it a more tool for doctors with Watson Health Cloud, and it even proved its culinary chops with a new cookbook. Today IBM showed …

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Pharmacy Startup PillPack Could Change The Way America Takes Its Medicine

<b>A tiny New Hampshire startup is revolutionizing the way millions of patients take their daily medicines–and threatening the business model of titans like CVS and Walgreens in the process.</b><p>Allen Pittinger-Dunham, 51, has been taking HIV medicines since 2003. A few years in, his viral counts started …

Drug companies using doctors, discount cards to skirt generic substitutions

Pssst! Want brand-name prescription drugs at generic prices?<p>It's a sales promotion that's happening right in the doctor's office. Increasingly, …

Washington Post: “How is the doctor-patient relationship changing? It’s going electronic.”

It appears the Washington <i>Post</i> is getting seriously interested in both the value of, and the consumer perspective on, health IT. This is a good thing, …

Four Use Cases for Healthcare Predictive Analytics, Big Data

April 21, 2015 - Predictive analytics in healthcare has long been the wave of the future: an ultimate goal to which everyone aspires but few can …

$117 Billion Market For Internet of Things In Healthcare By 2020

According to a new report from MarketResearch.com, the healthcare Internet of Things market segment is poised to hit $117 billion by 2020. Depending on the company talking about it, you will hear different terms: Internet of Things (abbreviated IoT by many companies), Internet of Everything …

Internet of Things

A Hospital Is Already Giving Apple Watch To Its Patients

The Apple Watch began arriving in homes and businesses across America on Friday.<p>And in New Orleans, one doctor immediately strapped it to his patient’s wrist.<p>“We need to fundamentally change behavior,” says that doctor — Richard Milani. “And the Apple Watch has the potential to [do] it.”<p>Milani is …

Apple Watch

Is the Internet of Things the ultimate source of health data?

While the Internet of Things may be the Holy Grail of data sources, it comes with questions attached, too.<p>April 23, 2015 AT 7:29 PM<p>Technology has a …

Teva Pharmaceutical Considering Bid for Mylan

Mylan separately has made $28.9 billion bid for Perrigo<p>Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. is considering a takeover bid for drug maker Mylan NV, according to people familiar with the matter, a sign of the jockeying for dominance among generic drug makers.<p>The Israeli generic drug maker hasn’t yet …

Generic Drugs