Duane Boise

The Opportunities And Challenges Of Medical Robots

Duane Boise

The medical field has long been defined by advances that make it easier to save lives every day. Medical robots are one such major advancement in modern medicine. They revolutionize the way that medical procedures are performed by executing tasks with efficiency and without human error.

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Remote Monitoring Devices Are The Future

Duane Boise

Technology is steadily involving and to think that it won’t affect the healthcare industry is an understatement. While many are looking to utilize phone apps to better reach patients, they should also be looking at how to use remote monitoring devices effectively as well.

IoT is Reinvigorating the Engineering Medical Device Market

Duane Boise

The advancements in technology enable consumers to have mobile and wearable devices, which can also monitor and improve health. Smartwatches, pendants and other wearables monitor vital signs, sleeping patterns and activity habits.

How Med Tech CMOs Are Recruiting Influencers And Helping Patients Through Online Groups

Duane Boise

Working as a med tech CMO has rapidly changed in the past decade alone due to the advent of smartphones, mobile browsing, and social media. Today, medical tech CMOs are now recruiting influencers to help patients in new and innovative ways using the internet.

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New Battery Technology and Medical Innovations

Duane Boise

Battery technology is always advancing, constantly on the brink of a revolutionary development. In a recent publication of Medical Design and Outsourcing, “ three experts from Integer, a global leader in medical device outsourcing ,” weighed in on these advancements.

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Using Artificial Intelligence to Invent New Medical Tests

Duane Boise

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is the breakthrough medicine has been waiting for. Using machines to invent new medical tests and provide diagnosis for patients will forever change the future of healthcare.

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How Virtual Reality Can Improve the Patient Experience in Healthcare

Duane Boise

When learning that the first heart rate monitor was invented in 1977, it is surprising to look at how far medical technologies have advanced– and those advances are just the beginning.

MedTech’s Role in Fighting the Opioid Epidemic

Duane Boise

The current state of America’s opioid crisis is one of uncertainty and peril if we are to not make a change sooner than later. More than 90 Americans die every day from an opioid overdose, which includes the mishandling of such prescriptions as fentanyl, codeine, hydrocodone, oxycodone, and more.

How Emergency Medical Services Are Advancing And Why That’s Important

Duane Boise

As technology continues to advance past one’s wildest dreams, it should come as no surprise that many fields are adapting and developing at a rapid pace as well – mostly for the sake of keeping up with the times.

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The Fight For A More Mobile-Centric Patient Experience

Duane Boise

Since a very young age, no one looks forward to going to the doctor’s office. Whether it’s for a routine check up, a scheduled visit due to an illness, or a quick procedure, we have always dreaded walking into that waiting room.

Why Wearable Technology Is Great For Patient Involvement

Duane Boise

We love being in control. There is something so satisfying in taking a situation into your own hands and attempting to bring about desired results. Not only is the process itself more rewarding, but you form more of an attachment to a situation if you are held responsible for it.

How Apps Are Making Healthcare Accessible For Low-Income Individuals

Duane Boise

Health care’s quality has leapt so far, so quickly; advances in medical technology unthinkable only decades past have rendered the diagnosis and treatment of many illnesses an exercise in simplicity.

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The Future Of Digital Healthcare Is Being Shaped By These Trends

Duane Boise

For some, the future of technology is a thrilling glimpse into endless possibilities that were once thought to be impossible. For others, the future of technology can be alarming, filled with unpredictability and immeasurable side effects.

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The Link Between Healthcare And Technology In Florida

Duane Boise

Gradually, we are seeing more physicians and more patients advocate for change in the healthcare industry. Our society recognizes that our current healthcare system is flawed, so we must look towards innovations in tech to compensate for what our healthcare system is so drastically lacking.

Medical Technology: Going Beyond The Pill

Duane Boise

We are in the midst of an exciting transitional period. The face of healthcare is morphing once again into something new. This new shift will take how we currently care for patients to the next level.

Welcome!

Duane Boise

This is Duane Boise’s first post on his site devoted to tech in healthcare.

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What is DeepMind’s AI?

Duane Boise

With every day that passes, more technology enters the market. This helps medical professionals in various ways to get patients the care they deserve. DeepMind’s AI is a new technology that is promising to transform the way that eye professionals assist people who feel they might need treatment as far as their eyesight is concerned. The AI that was created is a technology that can use statistical analysis to look into the eye at the retinal level.

Industry Voices—Sizing up 4 opportunities for digital transformation in healthcare

FierceHealthIT

According to ISACA’s recently released 2018 Digital Transformation Barometer, some of the most hyped technology also is perceived to hold the highest risk and the highest potential benefit.

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Will robots replace doctors?

KevinMD

Among the many recurring topics, this year has been the impact of machine learning in our lives, especially the implications for our future work life.

Looking across international borders for digital health tools

Mobi Health News

Panelists at the Connected Health Conference in Boston spoke about the importance of digital health alliances and learning from countries sometimes ignored in the space.

Managing Digital Health Regulatory Uncertainty

Medical Connectivity

Uncertainty abounds when managing digital health regulatory uncertainty regarding the FDA and other international regulatory bodies.

The Smartphone Is the Consumer’s Personal Health Platform – Implications from Deloitte’s 2018 Survey

Health Populi

American consumers are now viewing their phones an average of 52 times daily, with 39 percent of consumers believing they use their smartphones too much. In fact, 60 percent of 18 to 34-year-olds admit to smartphone overuse, the highest level of any age group.

Broadband As Social Determinant of Health – Microsoft’s Plan to Bolster Rural Access

Health Populi

In the U.S., the highest levels of unemployment are in places that often have the lowest access to broadband connectivity.

Physicians Don’t Talk Enough with Patients About Non-Medical Needs

Health Populi

Most patients wish their doctors would have a conversation with them about non-medical issues. The Doctor-Patient Conversation , a survey conducted for the Samueli Foundation by the Harris Poll, examined how patients feel about their health, healthcare, and relationships with physicians.

Slow thinking and machine learning in medicine

KevinMD

Recently, several high-profile institutions have called attention to the issue of inclusion and equity when artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms are applied in medicine.

I Want a New Drug, Part 2 –Digital Therapeutics on the Rise

Digital Health

In the last month I have spoken at an event about digital therapeutics and been invited to speak at 5 more unrelated events on the same topic (note: I am not doing them all).

More People Using Meditation and Yoga as Medicine, Especially Women

Health Populi

While overall adoption of meditation and yoga in the U.S. substantially grew between 2012 and 2017, many more women than men use these holistic medicine approaches. In 2017, 14.3% of American adults 18 and over did yoga, 14.2% meditated, and 10.3% saw a chiropractor.

Is your smartphone leading to burnout?

KevinMD

Burnout and dealing with its symptoms has become a hot topic in the last decade. It’s a problem that has multiple contributing factors. Some of those factors are thrust upon us and are beyond our control, such as government regulations.

Millennials want convenient care

KevinMD

The Kaiser Health News article, " Spurred By Convenience, Millennials Often Spurn The ‘Family Doctor’ Model ," caught my eye.

Physicians sacrifice a lot to deliver care. Technology shouldn’t ask for more.

KevinMD

I had a great case the other night. Around midnight on a Friday, the hospitalist physician called me to evaluate an incarcerated femoral hernia. I thought this elderly and medically ill patient would likely die no matter what I did.

The Ultimate Health Outcome, Mortality, Is Rising in America

Health Populi

How long can people living in the U.S. expect to live? years of age, if you were born in 2017. That’s a decline of 0.1 year from 2016. This decline especially impacted baby boys: their life expectancy fell to 76.1 years, while baby girls’ life expectancy stayed even at 81.1 years.

Retail Health Ends 2018 With Big Plans for 2019

Health Populi

As the CVS + Aetna merger crosses its last regulatory hurdle at the close of 2018, we enter 2019 facing a fast-growing and -morphing retail health landscape.

The Growing State of Diabetes in America on World Diabetes Day 2018

Health Populi

Diabetes is a family issue, and its prevalence is growing in America. November 14, 2018, is World Diabetes Day , and the International Diabetes Federation reminds us that this condition impacts the whole household — not just the person diagnosed with diabetes. Why the family?

I didn’t become a physician to do data entry

KevinMD

The trouble began when I needed to open the electronic health record (EHR) system for the tenth time that day. EHRs have significantly changed the way we practice medicine.

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Slow Food, Slow Medicine: What Italy Can Teach America About Health

Health Populi

Obesity, diabesity, food deserts and food swamps co-exist across America, factors that cost the U.S. economy over $327 billion a year just in the costs of diagnosed diabetes.

JWT’s Future 100 Tells Us Tomorrow Is All About Health

Health Populi

From culture to travel, food and drink to retail and beauty, health will be baked into consumer goods and experiences in 2019. Welcome to The Future 100: 2019 from The Innovation Group at JWT.

Americans End 2018 Worried About Healthcare Costs

Health Populi

Nearly one-half of Americans are quite concerned they won’t have enough money to pay for medical care, according to the latest Gallup poll. Health insurance in-security is mainstream as of November 2018, when Gallup polled U.S. adults about views on healthcare costs.

New Tech Tonics Podcast: Ari Caroline: Broad Intellect Meets Deep Humanity

Digital Health

The Single Market for Healthcare in Europe: Learnings for the U.S.

Health Populi

When I asked my longtime colleague and friend Robert Mittman, with whom I collaborated at Institute for the Future for a decade, how he managed international travel and jet lag, he said simply, “The time zone you’re in is the time zone you’re in.”

Most Americans Want the Federal Government to Ensure Healthcare for All

Health Populi

Most people in the U.S. believe that the Federal government should ensure that their fellow Americans, a new Gallup Poll found. This sentiment has been relatively stable since 2000 except for two big outlying years: a spike of 69% in 2006, and a low-point in 2003 of 42%.

Loneliness, Public Policy and AI – Lessons From the UK For the US

Health Populi

There’s a shortage of medical providers in the United Kingdom, a nation where healthcare is guaranteed to all Britons via the most beloved institution in the nation : The National Health Service. The NHS celebrated its 70th anniversary in July this year.

Vote As If Your Health Depended Upon It; Learning from Governor Kasich on Voting Day 2018

Health Populi

…because it does. Citizens scare politicians,” I heard Governor John Kasich say to Nicole Wallace on her show Deadline: White House yesterday, just hours from today’s U.S. 2018 midterm elections.

Money First, Then Kids: The State of the American Family in 2018

Health Populi

Most American families with children at home are concerned about paying bills on a monthly basis.

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