Why Digital Health Literacy Matters

Why Digital Health Literacy Matters

As doctors work with patients to try to better outcomes and ensure that they are able to stick to treatment plans, professionals in the medtech industry strive to improve patient literacy. For doctors, better patient literacy means fewer visits and better...
How To Excel At Senior Patient Care

How To Excel At Senior Patient Care

Patient engagement, particularly through technologies such as patient portals and wearables, has become a hot-button issue. Every savvy healthcare organization has rushed to incorporate these new tactics into their care plans, giving patients more control over their...
The Race For Viable Gene Therapy

The Race For Viable Gene Therapy

In the wake of the 2017 American Society of Hematology Meeting and Exposition, many medical professionals are keeping a sharp eye on two companies looking to change how diseases such as hemophilia are treated. During the meeting, Spark Therapeutics released data on...
We Need Standards For Patient Advocacy

We Need Standards For Patient Advocacy

Given the expense associated with healthcare in the United States, it is not surprising that many patients are becoming more active than ever when it comes to their health. Price shopping for plans has become commonplace, as has the use of technology to better monitor...
Rare Diseases—Challenges With Advocacy

Rare Diseases—Challenges With Advocacy

It’s no secret that attaining good patient engagement is a challenge even among mainstream healthcare professionals. However, patient advocacy becomes even more difficult and more important for individuals suffering from rare diseases. 30 million Americans live with...
Don’t Freeze: VR in Medical Training

Don’t Freeze: VR in Medical Training

The newest doctor on the ward freezes as he stands over a patient whose struggles to breathe are painfully evident. Beside him, nurses shout for him to do something; that he’s running out of time. Heart racing, he realizes that he needs to free the airway by carefully...