The American healthcare system is "sick and getting sicker," and executives must take decisive action to fix it--even if that means making some people angry, management guru Clayton Christensen tells Forbes.
#HackMed Because MedTech Boston believes that Boston is truly the center of the universe for medical technology and innovation, we are happy to report that Boston will be fully represented at this week's South by Southwest Las Vegas (SXSW V2V). Don't miss an exciting conversation about "Hacking Academic Medical Center Silos" on Wednesday, July 16 at 11:15am at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas Belmont 1! SXSW Interactive Austin 2014; Jennifer Joe, MD With LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook, the millennials are ushering us into the Age of Connectivity, whether that's knowing where your old roommate is vacationing this weekend or what your little brother in Houston ate for lunch. Why does it still take an average of 10 years for new standards of care to go from bench to bedside? With 23&Me, FitBit, Jawbone, and others, the direct to consumer healthcare sector is bringing a new level of medical technology to the population outside of mainstream academic medicine. How do we bring these
Bad news today from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease: the so-called "Mississippi Baby," which newspaper headlines in the New York Times and Wall Street Journal declared "cured" last March, now has detectable HIV. “Certainly, this is a disappointing turn of events for this young child, the medical staff [...]
In the latest blow to fee-for-service medicine, the nation’s Blue Cross and Blue Shield plans say they are spending more than $65 billion annually -- about 20 percent of the medical claim dollars they pay -- on “value-based” care that rewards better outcomes and keeps patients healthy. The moves by the [...]