Customized Healthcare is Important for Employees

Many businesses are struggling with the complexities of how to provide their employees with quality healthcare without undermining their bottom line, and while it may be easy to simply settle on a single blanket plan for all of your employees, that’s a half measure that could cost you in the future. Healthy and happy staff…

The Future of Healthcare is Real-Time Analytics

After years of trying to build a market for themselves, wearable devices have started to find purchase in the larger marketplace. And while casual devices like the FitBit are gaining traction, the application of more specialized wearable medical devices hold a lot of potential. But the big picture application of these devices don’t come from…

Ending Physician Burnout

There’s a lot of talk about how there are too few medical professionals to serve the needs of a rapidly aging population, but less attention goes to the equally worrying concern of physician burnout. It’s a solution without any easy answers, but the Massachusetts General Physicians Organization (MGRO) is taking measures to understand the reasoning…

Digital Technologies and Healthcare

The largest employer in life sciences, Healthtech, the ABHI (Association of British Healthtech Industries) recently celebrated its 30th anniversary, and during its time the industry has gone through significant changes. The future lies in incorporating the fields of science, digital data, artificial intelligence, and robotics. ABHI represents 280 member companies whose devices, diagnostics and digital…

YouTube-Based Cancer Advice: Popular But Faulty

Research into the top 150 videos on YouTube regarding prostate cancer showed that 77 percent of them contained errors or a bias, either in their content or comments section. The most popular videos tended to be the worst offenders, tending to focus on just the benefits. Prostate cancer is represented in over 600,000 YouTube videos,…

Healthcare Information Technology’s Rapid Growth

There are few industries developing at the pace of the healthcare information technology industry, and it shows no signs of slowing anytime soon. America’s HIT industry could reach $104.3 billion by 2020, and while the growth of this market could help a lot of people, there are some challenges to be aware of as well….

3D Printing for the Medical Industry

3D printers are especially helpful in advancing treatment options in medicine. The printers are used to manufacture surgical tools less expensively than their traditional counterparts. 3D printing has also been used to create models to solve medical problems and to recreate body tissues. One day, the technology may be successfully implemented as an alternative to…

Amazon is Joining the Healthcare Industry

Amazon has managed to become a global giant by putting their resources in as many baskets as possible, but their newest venture is a bit unusual even by their standards. Amazon is moving into the healthcare industry. While their new business model could open up bold new opportunities for healthcare, it also opens a wealth…