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Three important med tech developments in January 2013

The new year is underway and a few things of interest to med tech firms have already cropped up. Here are three of the more interesting developments in the world of medical devices (and it’s only for the month of…

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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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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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Proton beams and the media

As a member of the media, I’m not exactly unaware of the pitfalls of my profession but it might be time to take a look at some of the coverage of proton beam therapy in recent months. Frankly, most of…

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An obvious solution to an aggravating problem

An Army wife friend of mine is diabetic and has been taking insulin for eight years. Last fall she and her husband were moved to a new duty station where she was assigned a new primary care manager at a…

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When technology fails – and trust me, it will

Nearly every day at MDD we report on the latest advances in health IT, one of the fastest growing sectors in the industry.  It seems like new HIT and systems-related companies are cropping up every week, promising to enhance communication…

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Military Healthcare: The Good, The Bad, & and The Ugly

As the wife of an active duty service member, I really hate to complain about the military healthcare system. There are a lot of benefits to being covered under Tricare, the military’s healthcare plan. But in the five years that…

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Bring patient awareness to forefront with medical records

About three months into my wife’s pregnancy with my daughter, something strange happened at the doctor’s office.  Not to my wife or the baby per se, but rather to the way her doctors kept records. Everything went electronic. No more…

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Lack of awareness, education biggest obstacles to innovation

For nearly eight years my mother has been on anticoagulants. Because of this, she has to drive down to her local hospital every two weeks or so and clinicians test her blood to see if she is in danger of…

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