Consumer Healthcare: Growing Importance of Patient Education and Communications Solutions


As the healthcare industry shifts to value-based care models, patient education and communication solutions increasingly have become an investment priority for care providers and payers. Consumers have many means, whether digital or analog, to acquire medical knowledge and personal health information, and they tend to reach out to their doctor when sick, or when they have complex health questions. Traditionally, doctors do not proactively reach out to their patients — especially when their patients aren’t sick. This model is changing, however.

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LA Children's Hospital fighting disease with tiny robots, big data

From IVEY the assistive robot to an AI-enhanced intensive care unit, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles is betting big on technology.

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iPhone 8 vs. Galaxy S8: battle of the screens

Will consumers care if their smartphone has a curved display? Smartphones with curved displays are trying to be the next big thing. But it’s not clear if consumers care.

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Quest Diagnostics data breach puts health care security in the spotlight

Quest Diagnostics joined the list of health care companies targeted by hackers this week when it announced a data breach that exposed the health information of about 34,000 people.

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Samsung will cripple your Galaxy Note 7 to force you to return it

You’d think that smartphone users would care more about their safety than a phone, but some Galaxy Note 7 users out there don’t want to return their devices.

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5 ways to lock down your Facebook account for maximum security

You probably spend more time than you care to admit on Facebook, but I’ll bet you spend hardly any of it nosing around Facebook’s settings.

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5 smart home gadgets to create your home of the future

Any homeowner knows that a lot of free time goes into taking care of your house. But what if your house could take care of you? That’s the dream of the “smart home” – and while there’s no true sci-fi intelligent home that can do everything you need, we’re getting closer

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Virtual doctors treat real patients at remote digital clinics

Telemedicine is improving the quality of health care coverage at remote medical clinics throughout the U.S., like the one at Jones Wheat Elementary in Bainbridge, Ga.

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Meet Robear, Japan’s robot nurse with the face of a bear

Japan has long been looking at how it might use robots to provide care for the elderly, and with a rapidly aging population, and a birth rate that continues to fall, the issue has taken on growing importance in recent years.

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First look: ADAM iOS-connected asthma monitor

The Automated Device for Asthma Management, or ADAM, by Health Care Originals is a unique iOS-connected medical device that aims to provide users with a complete solution for managing their asthma.



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IBM’s Watson helps Mayo Clinic match cancer patients with clinical trials

From “Jeopardy” to health care, IBM’s Watson computer will soon be used by Mayo Clinic to match cancer patients with clinical trials in an attempt to find help for their illness. 

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Comcast: Friendlier Attitudes Aren't Enough


Comcast has been trying to improve customer care. It has made some headway, but reliability of its services still is a big issue. I like Comcast people. During the last couple of years, their performance has gotten better. However, the quality of Comcast’s service is still unreliable, at best, and problems just don’t go away. Think of Comcast as a family-owned company that happens to be the largest cable television company in the industry. It wants to merge with Time Warner Cable, making it even larger and more powerful.

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DoD and VA Chart Course for Electronic Health Records


In the wake of the problem-plagued rollout of the Affordable Care Act, similar government health IT efforts are being closely scrutinized within the administration and by Congress. That’s why the DoD recently released the third version of a multibillion dollar proposal for a much-improved military health records information system. The objective of the program is to modernize DoD’s electronic health records system, while making those records accessible later to the VA as well as to private medical providers.

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