Future of Health Care

Gauging Social Media Strategies in Hospital Marketing

A recent study provides insight into what makes hospitals’ social media posts successful — and what turns audiences off.

Tackling EHR-Related Burnout and Patient Safety Issues

Experts from the AMA and MedStar Health are highlighting risks to patients and providers of poor EHR usability.

Study Links Rising Burnout To EHR Expansion

Physician burnout is not new. The speed at which it is spreading may be.

Product Spotlight

Enhancing Blood Pressure Accuracy for Obese Patients

The Omron RS7 Intelli IT automatic wrist blood pressure monitor improves accuracy of blood pressure readings for obese patients, according to Japan-based Omron Healthcare.

The device has been clinically validated for that patient...

The Case for Body Contouring After Bariatric Surgery

Body contouring has proven benefits for patients who have undergone bariatric surgery, but few avail themselves of it.

Richer Data Strengthen Evidence of Lower Mortality Rates After Bariatric Surgery

The most common bariatric surgeries markedly increase obese patients’ chances of living longer, according to a recent study published in JAMA that builds on evidence of the procedures’ benefits.

The Bariatric Juggernaut

Few single procedures or treatments can boast bariatric surgery’s track record for improving or resolving multiple medical conditions. Overwhelming clinical data point to the effectiveness of weight-loss surgery in treating not only obesity but a host of comorbidities.

Medical Device Tax Linked to Lower R&D Funding

The ACA’s medical device tax reduced research and development (R&D) funding, according to a study conducted at Iowa State University.

Daeyong Lee, PhD, Assistant Professor of Human Development and Family Studies, found the 2.3 percent tax reduced manufacturers’ R&D expenditures...

Workplace Clinics May Reduce Costs, Hospitalization

School districts can reduce healthcare costs by roughly 15 percent if they provide teachers and their families access to on-site primary care health clinics, according to research in the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine.

The study, by the RAND Corporation, also...

Study: Innovation Tied to Drug Costs

Dementia kills 1.5 million people globally each year. So does tuberculosis. But about 300 treatments for Alzheimer’s and only 80 for TB were under development in 2017, notes a report by the Schaeffer Center for Health Policy & Economics at the University of Southern California highlighting the link between drug spending and innovation.