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mHealth Summit: Where the Healthcare World Comes to Engage and Collaborate

More than 4,000 providers, leaders, influencers and visionaries in mobile and connected health will converge at the 6th Annual mHealth Summit from December 7 through December 11 at the Gaylord National Resort in Washington, DC. The Summit connects passionate visionaries by blending peer sessions, research and case studies with cross-audience dialogue to inspire ideas and excellence. Since mobile is seeping ...

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The Gamification of Healthcare – Wellness@Work with MSLGROUP

Summer’s here, and it’s a great time to get outdoors and be active. I, for one, am a big believer in the benefits of physical activity. It’s fantastic for one’s mental and physical well-being. There is a big movement now to use social gaming to help people modify behavioral patterns, start a health plan and stick with it. But wellness is more than diet and exercise. It is also about socialization and findin ...

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Thought leader or company logo: Whom would you rather engage with on Twitter?

Sifting through Twitter, it’s easy to get lost in the sea of marketing materials. Webinar promotions, press releases and employee recruitment campaigns can easily clog a Twitter feed. Vendor logos and links clog the Twitter stream, but who are the people behind this self-promotional chatter?   While many of us in healthcare strive to increase engagement among patients and their providers, some forget the im ...

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Grandma Got a Smartphone: How Telehealth is Benefiting the Senior Care Market

60 Minutes recently aired a compelling story titled, “Living to 90 and Beyond.” In it, 60 Minutes Anchor Lesley Stahl asked 99-year-old Jane if she owns a computer. “I had a computer for 10 years and enjoyed it, but it died,” At almost 100, Jane’s triumph in outliving technology does not mean she lives outside of it. Folks above the age of 90 comprise the fastest-growing part of the U.S. population. Predict ...

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A Doctor’s Prescription for Better Healthcare: Speaking with Victoria McEvoy, MD

MSLGROUP spoke with Victoria McEvoy, MD, a practicing pediatrician in the greater Boston area for more than 30 years. Dr. McEvoy is assistant professor of pediatrics at Harvard Medical School and is a senior pediatrician on the staff of Massachusetts General Hospital. She is the medical director and chief of pediatrics of Mass General West Medical Group. Dr. McEvoy is the author of The 24/7 Baby Doctor: A H ...

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Big Data Takes Big Steps into Healthcare – Part I

There is a coming explosion in healthcare big data. Why? The big data analytics market swelled to $18.6 billion in 2013 - a whopping 58 percent growth from the previous year.[i] And this data behemoth isn’t standing still. Its economic foot print will grow to $50 billion by 2017.[ii] Dollar signs that big means there is an unfathomable amount of data to be analyzed. And tons of it is being generated by the ...

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The Wearable Wheel: Visualizing Wearable Tech

The Wearable Wheel is a visual map of the wearable technology landscape. Innovation and investment in wearable technology is exploding. At CES 2014 and SxSW, wearables were one of the hottest topics for discussion. At MSLGROUP we have the pleasure of working with some of the most innovative wearable companies. We firmly believe wearable technology represents a significant, disruptive shift that will fundame ...

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HR 4302 Causes ICD-10 Delay

Do you recognize the name H.R. 4302? If you work in any part of the healthcare industry, you should. It is arguably this year’s biggest piece of healthcare legislation to date. Sailing through the Senate on March 31, 2014 with a 64-35 vote, the Protecting Access to Medicare Act (or H.R. 4302) postpones several regulations that would have turned the industry on its head. Passed late in the evening, H.R. 4302 ...

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Four Questions for Tweetchat Participants to Answer Before Jumping In

As Twitter continues to grow in popularity and our feeds become more cluttered, users are constantly looking for new ways to connect directly to the influencers on the topics that they care about. There is often no better way to connect one-on-one with thought leaders than through industry Tweetchats. For those who are not familiar, Tweetchats are virtual gatherings on Twitter which use a single hashtag to ...

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SXSW: Healthcare and the Connected, Mobile, Private Future

What do physicians, Melbourne and the CFPB have in common? More than you might think. They're at the intersection of healthcare, technology and privacy rights. Today I had the pleasure of attending three very different panels at SXSW 2014, but when you look at them in aggregate, they paint a very interesting picture for the future of healthcare, real-time interaction and the way we look at society. As commu ...

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HIMSS: A Look Back and Look Ahead

It is now the “week after” HIMSS14 where nearly 38,000 healthcare IT professionals spent time talking, tweeting, sharing and learning. People hopefully had a restful weekend and are now reviewing the business cards they collected and moving on to post-show plans and next steps. There was no shortage of conversation on interoperability, population health, patient engagement, care coordination, security, BYOD ...

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The Stats Are In: Twitter Drives Trade Show Discussion

You may have noticed the flurry of tweets from @MSLGROUPNA’s healthcare practice last week. The stats are in: Twitter, as anticipated, was a main vehicle for driving discussion and sharing news at #HIMSS14. Even before the show started, 60 percent of healthcare IT influencers said they used social media more at trade shows this year than in previous years according to an MSLGROUP survey. Since 2010, HIMSS h ...

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