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by Admin 05.05.2017

Kevin, M.D. Can Robots Take the Place of Surgeons? And if they can, asks Skeptical Scalpel, should they? In a recent post, I wrote about some unresolved issues with driverless cars and ended by saying, “So are you ready to have an autonomous robot perform your gallbladder surgery? I’m not.” But the robots are coming. […]

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Health 2.0 Wearable Tech Runway

by Admin 09.23.2014

I’m sitting in Health2Con watching all the information that medical devices like glucose monitors, blood pressure monitors, and scales can transmit to mobile devices and then to platforms that providers can monitor asynchronously. I predict there will be a new position created in providers’ offices, and perhaps insurers as well, called “Data Monitor,” who will […]

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Health 2.0 and the Disruption of Healthcare by Consumers

by Admin 09.22.2014

There’s an old Buddhist maxim, “what you look upon grows.” In the past eight years, everyone in the tech industry has looked upon digital health, and boy, has it grown. Indeed, it has actually begun to disrupt the last industry to be disrupted by digitization — health care. The Health 2.0 Conference, which I’ve attended […]

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How Obamacare Should Have Rolled Out

by Admin 11.10.2013

Our government knows how to pay for things. But it doesn’t often know how to do them correctly. That’s why three young San Francisco coders were able to create a site in a very short period of time that solves many of Healthcare.gov’s problems. The site, HealthSherpa.com is what’s known as a”front-end” for Obamacare. A good […]

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