overtreatment

Early elective deliveries illustrate the five biggest problems in healthcare today

Americans are losing patience with our nation’s healthcare system. But the reverse is also true — our healthcare system is literally losing “patients.” More than 1,000 Americans die every day from errors, accidents, and infections in hospitals. Many more suffer at the hands of procedures that never needed to be done in the first place. […]

XX in health: Entrepreneurs are making cancer screenings cheaper and more accurate

In honor of National Women’s Health Week, we are highlighting startups focused on women’s health. These companies and these new devices help women stay healthy without draining their wallets. To find more about women’s health and National Women’s Health Week, check out #NWHW and #maternalhealth on Twitter, in addition to the following stories. nVision Medical […]

Hospitals

Robocalling for mammograms and why I’m still not getting one

Yesterday my health insurance company caught me on my home phone (yes, I still have one). They had left a message a week ago, wanting to check with me about “health screenings.” After the computer verified it was really me, the mammogram push started. Have I had one lately? (They must have known that the […]

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Physician Targeting Using Real-time Data: How PurpleLab’s Alerts Can Help

By leveraging real-time data that offers unprecedented insights into physician behavior and patient outcomes, companies can gain a competitive advantage with prescribers. PurpleLab®, a healthcare analytics platform with one of the largest medical and pharmaceutical claims databases in the United States, recently announced the launch of Alerts which translates complex information into actionable insights, empowering companies to identify the right physicians to target, determine the most effective marketing strategies and ultimately improve patient care.