Healthcare

News, trends and technology insights for the healthcare and life sciences industries

Google Glass is back, and you might not even hate it this time around

Have the summer tech news doldrums hit early this year? How else to explain the excitement surrounding the reboot of Google Glass. You remember Google Glass, the laughingstock of 2013? Well, according to many headlines, Google Glass redux already is a success: Google Glass Gets It Right the Second Time Google Glass 2.0 Is a […]

Technology and the aging of medical practices

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I know I’ve dated myself when I mention “Marcus Welby” and get a blank stare back. For those in the millennial demographic reading this article, let’s just say that Welby was the epitome of the family doctor on television in the 1970s. To many of us, when Dr. Welby retired at the end of the series, it […]

The skepticism maturity model

Bleeding edge technology has always been analogous with a healthy degree of skepticism. In the late 1800s the popular cry, “Get a horse!” greeted almost every automobile that appeared on the roads. Many doubted that television could have ever killed the radio star, as was later popularized in the lyrics of the famous track by […]

Shadow influences drive considered decisions

The term “the usual suspects” is used widely in law enforcement and marketing vernacular. We are creatures of habit and we gravitate toward what we’ve grown accustomed to or at best toward what seems to work. I spend much of my professional life analyzing data related to the neuroscience of buying technology products. These purchases […]

Cyberattacks shut down more hospitals

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As enterprises infected with PetrWrap malware last week are still recovering, the impact of the malware hit some industries harder, and the only victims certainly weren’t virtual or data. This shows just how vulnerable the most vulnerable can be under such attacks. The attack resulted in hospital computers knocked offline, with some hospitals going fully […]

Transforming to a digital enterprise

Change is everywhere, it’s accelerating, and most companies today recognize that disruption has come to their industries, fueled by advances in digital technologies and more collaborative outside-in cultures. Indeed, many have already begun a digital transformation to ensure that their business is not left behind. Digital leaders understand, however, that simply implementing certain technologies isn’t […]

Introducing the born-digital hospital

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Digital technology is now profoundly changing the experiences of hospital patients and those who care for them. Like many other sectors, the healthcare industry has seen great leaps forward in the use of technology. We learn daily of new ways remote consultation and diagnosis, improved analytical tools and even 3D printing of body parts and prostheses are […]

Healthcare industry still concerned about medical device hacking

A Ponemon survey released last week, Medical Device Security: An Industry Under Attack and Unprepared to Defend, shows that many in the healthcare industry still believe medical devices are primed for, and defenseless to, attack. While the study’s title smacks of hyperbole – medical devices are not coming under significant attack in the wild today (yet) […]

In the 21st Century Medicine Will Be Different, and This Time It’s Personal

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A couple of years ago, I received this Tweet: Can Smartphones Become The New Stethoscopes? Expert Insights Into The Future Of #mHealth Since then, I’ve lost count of the number of times I’ve seen healthcare marketing people use the stethoscope as visual shorthand. Along with handsome people in medical uniforms, art directors clearly believe that […]

The connected healthcare ecosystem: Integrating medicine, data and IT

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Healthcare systems have undergone major changes in recent years with the aim of improving care delivery. Driving the changes are political, social and personal shifts, such as the capping of healthcare expenditures; the financing of innovative medicine; and growing awareness of health and wellbeing among the general population. Promising national initiatives have been launched in […]