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Hospital hackers create social network for inpatients to reduce isolation

March 18, 2014 6:50 am by | 0 Comments

As hospitals wrangle with the question of how to improve consumer satisfaction as a trend in healthcare, New York Presbyterian Hospital got some ideas by hosting a weekend hackathon. The…


Can Pfizer build a better psoriasis treatment with rheumatoid arthritis drug?

Can Pfizer build a better psoriasis treatment with rheumatoid arthritis drug?

April 23, 2014 8:00 am by | 0 Comments

Pfizer Inc. announced Tuesday that a drug discovered and developed at its Groton laboratories has proven effective enough against plaque psoriasis that it plans to formally request regulatory approval for…


Nielsen: Smartphones used by more than half of Americans aged 55+

Nielsen: Smartphones used by more than half of Americans aged 55+

April 22, 2014 3:42 pm by | 0 Comments

Don’t look now, but the transition to a mobile-centric computing culture in the U.S. is now certified. Let’s check some new data points that represent several crossed Rubicons in the…



What will it take for wearable technology to reach a tipping point?

What will it take for wearable technology to reach a tipping point?

April 21, 2014 7:25 pm by | 0 Comments

Alex Le is the co-founder and vice president of product of Heyday, an automatic journaling app. Take a quick survey of the wearable industry today and the only thing that’s…


Limited exam room time adds pressure to primary care doctor and patient relationship

Limited exam room time adds pressure to primary care doctor and patient relationship

April 21, 2014 7:04 am by | 0 Comments

Joan Eisenstodt didn’t have a stopwatch when she went to see an ear-nose-and-throat specialist recently, but she is certain the physician was not in the exam room with her for…


Mobile health apps from EHR to diabetes picked as Webby award honorees

Mobile health apps from EHR to diabetes picked as Webby award honorees

April 18, 2014 5:54 pm by | 0 Comments

As part of the annual Webby Awards this year,  11 mobile health apps were chosen as honorees. They include behavioral health apps from the Veteran’s Administration, a diabetes app from…


Half of jailed NYC youths have brain injury

Half of jailed NYC youths have brain injury

April 18, 2014 3:12 pm by | 0 Comments

NEW YORK (AP) — About half of all 16- to 18-year-olds coming into New York City’s jails say they had a traumatic brain injury before being incarcerated, most caused by…


Sensors aren’t just for healthcare, it’s the latest perk of your New York luxury condo

Sensors aren’t just for healthcare, it’s the latest perk of your New York luxury condo

April 14, 2014 11:55 am by | 0 Comments

It’s one thing to install connected devices in your house. But things can get more interesting when such devices sit all around your neighborhood. Hudson Yards, a major mixed-use real estate…



Online role playing tool helps pediatricians navigate the “Your child is overweight” talk

Online role playing tool helps pediatricians navigate the “Your child is overweight” talk

April 7, 2014 6:13 pm by | 0 Comments

Health IT company Kognito has developed a simulation platform to help physicians initiate challenging conversations around child obesity. It’s the product of a two year collaboration it and the American Academy of Pediatrics’ Institute for Healthy Childhood Weight.


Tactonic Technologies wants to bring gait analysis technology to consumer space

Tactonic Technologies wants to bring gait analysis technology to consumer space

April 5, 2014 8:10 pm by | 2 Comments

The retirement-aged baby boomer population coupled with the push to reduce healthcare costs is driving technology to support the aging-in-place trend. It’s seen as a cheaper alternative to nursing homes…


How can entrepreneurs fix “broken” clinical trials? ProofPilot offers one approach

How can entrepreneurs fix “broken” clinical trials? ProofPilot offers one approach

April 4, 2014 7:35 am by | 1 Comments

“Clinical trials are expensive, slow and complex… We have an innovation desert.” Not exactly what you’d expect someone from big pharma to say. Craig Lipset is the head of clinical…


Which healthcare CIOs are the most active on Twitter? Here are 10 you should follow

Which healthcare CIOs are the most active on Twitter? Here are 10 you should follow

April 2, 2014 8:40 pm by | 0 Comments

In Huffington Post’s second edition of the most active chief information officers on Twitter, healthcare raised its profile. IT folks across healthcare nonprofits and health systems accounted for 8 percent…


Drug Manufacturer AMRI buys smaller rival pharmaceutical company

Drug Manufacturer AMRI buys smaller rival pharmaceutical company

March 25, 2014 10:14 am by | 0 Comments

ALBANY — Albany drug manufacturer Albany Molecular Research announced Monday it was buying a smaller Wisconsin-based rival called Cedarburg Pharmaceuticals in a $41 million deal. The acquisition could be the…


These 10 states are critical to reaching Obamacare enrollment goals by March 31

These 10 states are critical to reaching Obamacare enrollment goals by March 31

March 19, 2014 5:01 am by | 1 Comments

Ten states — seven of them controlled by Republicans —hold the key to whether the Obama administration succeeds at signing up 6 million people by the deadline of March 31….


AbilTo’s behavior-change programs to cut medical costs growing healthcare investing trend

AbilTo’s behavior-change programs to cut medical costs growing healthcare investing trend

March 18, 2014 4:45 pm by | 1 Comments

Health IT company AbilTo has raised fresh capital for a program aimed at changing behavior for the costliest patient population — people with chronic conditions or multiple chronic conditions. The…


Exchange opens individual insurance market to competition in New York

Exchange opens individual insurance market to competition in New York

March 18, 2014 6:10 am by | 0 Comments

The state insurance exchange established as part of the Affordable Care Act opened New York’s insurance market for individuals to more competition, the Kaiser Family Foundation reported Monday. The foundation…