Category Archives: Heath Information Technology

We wish you a … tax repeal!

Right about this time last week, somewhere between the third slice of pumpkin pie and a turkey-induced coma, my mind drifted over some of the stories Medical Device Daily has covered in 2014 and all the things the med-tech industry…

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Electronic Health Records are crucial for aging population

When my father had a serious fall last month, I was tasked with playing a much larger role in his health. I had heard stories about people taking care of their parents – some were horror stories – but my…

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Twitter chats engage patients and experts

When I was first diagnosed with ulcerative colitis 15 years ago my instinct was to learn everything I could about the disease. Unfortunately, my doctor at that time discouraged me from educating myself. He handed me a pathetic little brochure…

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To sleep, perchance to analyze data?

OK, I admit it, I love to sleep! If I need any more reminders that I am getting old – thinning hairline, constant aches and pains, the imminent arrival of reading glasses – the fact that I really enjoy going…

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A refreshing take on the state of the med-tech industry

Here at Medical Device Daily we’ve become accustomed to the doom-and-gloom stories about our industry. The medical device tax provision in the Affordable Care Act and other emerging realities of healthcare reform along with worldwide economic sluggishness, regulatory and reimbursement challenges, consolidation…

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Persistence is futile: EHR interoperability

Trekkies and non-Trekkies alike will recognize the expression “resistance is futile” as a favored saying among the drones of the Borg collective of Star Trek fame. Obviously I’m paraphrasing with the title of this essay, but let’s ask ourselves a…

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You’re only as healthy as your options

Having grown up in a small rural town in South Carolina, I can attest to the fact that sometimes your choices for service are usually few and far between. Typically, there’s only one of anything, and if you want to…

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No excuses, get an EHR!

An acquaintance of mine who, like me, has inflammatory bowel disease, received a call recently from her local hospital informing her they had lost her MRI images. They found them, but she is concerned they will have to retake them…

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Consumers take their own tweet time using social media for health questions

OK, social media mavens – this one’s for you. This coming from someone who, whenever I see or hear a reference to a Tweet, automatically rack up the chorus to Bobby Day’s golden oldie “Rockin’ Robin” (yes, and the Jackson…

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FCC holds MBANs future in its hands

A patient lies tethered to a hospital bed with sensors and wires taking readings. Their mobility is severely limited and, on top of that, healthcare professionals have to be in a position where they can maneuver through these wires to…

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