Medical Wearables: Can they improve cardio health and prevent diseases

Cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) are quickly becoming one of the biggest health challenges of the developed world due to a big extent to the global obesity and diabetes epidemics. Diabetes mellitus is expected to affect 300 million people five years from now and 90% of all diagnosed diabetes cases among adults are associated with obesity. With CVDs being the leading cause of mortality among patients with type 2 diabetes and accounting…

Get Ready for RSNA 2019: What everyone in MedTech is talking about

With RSNA 2019 around the corner, it is time to peak into the recent developments in healthcare and the medical technology industry in particular. Pressed by increasing investor expectations and struggling to commercialize AI solutions, these are some of the main strategic directions that MedTech executives have taken to drive business growth. Expansion to an Entire Clinical Area A number of MedTech M&A deals from 2019 indicate that companies are…

4 ways healthcare providers can advance their Patient Experience program

Today, healthcare depends more than ever on patient experience (PX) and feedback. Hospital reimbursements are often tied to patient satisfaction scores measured on a nation-wide scale. But simply accumulating feedback is not enough to compete successfully. By combining existing patient experience data with advanced analytics, organizations can reveal insights that can help them assess performance, effectively identify existing gaps in their service provision from a 360-degree perspective, and ultimately prioritize…

Physicians talk: Insights to Increase Engagement and Prevent Burnout

Burnout is possibly the biggest plague putting the health and career of modern professionals at risk. And while corporate employees may have various exit or relief strategies, professionals in the medical field are prone to underestimating the most stressful aspects of their jobs, moved by their bigger purpose and even bigger responsibilities. It’s no surprise then that 72% of interventional radiologists experience symptoms of burnout. Is there any way to…

Is the Personal Imaging Device the New Thermometer and Stethoscope?

The times when imaging devices were a heavy equipment available only to hospitals, medical centers and physician’s offices are over. Technology advancements are now making it possible for everyone to have access to affordable healthcare that is not hundreds of kilometers away. Startup pioneers and even some of the established OEMs like GE Healthcare have successfully launched some variation of a pocket-sized personal imaging device. How far down the road…

Warning, patient experience! Is dissatisfaction driving hospital revenue to the ground?

Today’s patients are better informed than ever when it comes to selecting where they receive medical care. Customers have all the available tools to compare patient experience at different care providers or even switch to an alternative if they are not satisfied. How a patient and their family experience care is a key deciding factor when choosing a healthcare provider. Therefore, to stay ahead of the competition, modern organisations need…