Would you stay in e-mail contact with patients if they paid you for it? Should they have to pay you for it, given the productivity gains simple e-mail offers any office?
Covering all areas of medical technology, and the public policies under which they're paid for. From networked systems and electronic medical records to gadgets, breakthroughs, and research.
Market segmentation may mean little to patients. They matter a lot to investors, to venture capitalists, and to market participants. As nanotechnology seeks its market, these distinctions are going to get blurrier still.
The immense size of the U.S. market has made it a magnet for new technologies from around the world, but costs and benefits are not often considered. To what extent is this responsible for our industry's "robust" growth, and is that really a good thing?
How much basic health care should be moved to pharmacies? And what happens the first time one of these clinics gets sued for malpractice?
Much of what passes for innovation in health care is expensive. Frightfully so. But it doesn't have to be that way, as winners of the recent Index design awards make clear.
Innovations are created by those who don't need assistance, and new assistive technologies are then needed by the blind. It's a constant game of catch-up, and those who need help seem to keep falling further behind.
If everyone agrees that networked computing is the key to health care reform, could there indeed be something wrong with it? Or is computing merely a rhetorical "free lunch" everyone claims they are for, until it comes time to actually do something?
Distance. Value. Mobility. These are the three factors hospitals are looking at in deciding where to replace bar codes with RFID
Drug therapies, in our time, have replaced surgical miracles. They help people live longer. But that longevity has a price, a financial price, a rising price. What can be done about it?
What the Medical Banking Project, and its many members, seem most focused on is the creation of Personal Health Records, aimed at cutting paperwork and errors. Everyone wants to do that. Hillary Clinton wants to do that.