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Smartphones, Paving the Way for Healthcare’s Future (Part 2 of 2): A Generational Shift

May 20, 2013

A TEDMED conference recently held in Washington D.C. was attended by roughly 300 healthcare professionals and policy wonks, Lauran Neergaard, a medical writer for the Associated Press, reports. During the conference, attendees were given a “smartphone physical” that employed 10 medical devices newly released by the tech industry. Many of these were approved for sale […]

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Smartphones, Paving the Way for Healthcare’s Future (Part 1 of 2): The Plug-In Physical

May 20, 2013

With Star Trek Into Darkness blowing up the box office this past weekend, it seems only appropriate that we delve into some Trek-inspired technology–the smartphone–and its impact on healthcare. Lauran Neergaard, a medical writer for the Associated Press, reports, “…By hooking a variety of gadgets onto a smartphone you could almost get a complete physical […]

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Harnessing the Hospitalist Movement (Part 3 of 4): Reduction and Coordination

May 8, 2013

Continuing our look at how you can effectively implement a hospitalist program at your organization, we move on to the second strategy outlined in Joe Cantlupe’s article for HealthLeaders Media: using hospitalists to coordinate care and reduce readmissions. Cantlupe writes, “To improve care coordination and reduce readmissions, particularly among patients discharged to skilled-nursing or rehab […]

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