Eric Wicklund

August 24, 2015
There aren't a lot of physicians living in Michigan's Upper Peninsula, and even fewer specialists. So when Richard Armstrong, MD, has a tough question, he jumps online, logs into his SERMO account, and connects with a network of physicians around the world in a manner of minutes. "It's like having direct specialty consultants with me 24 hours a day," the Newberry, Mich.-based general surgeon says...
August 21, 2015
mHealth experts have often wondered what would compel providers to take an interest in consumer-facing apps. How about an app that not only tells consumers what medications they're supposed to be taking, but how they affect one's health and wellness? That's what Medisafe, an Israeli mHealth company focused on the medication adherence market, is targeting in a partnership with Human API. It's...
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August 21, 2015
John Bojanowski is president of Honeywell Life Care Solutions. He has been in the healthcare industry for more than 20 year, holding leadership roles in privately funded startup businesses as well as multinational organizations. He has served as president of U.S. operations for NiTi Surgical, chief executive officer of Motus Medical and executive vice president for sales and marketing at Scandius...
August 20, 2015
Intensive care units across the country have seen a dramatic increase in business – but not the same increase in intensivist staffing or support. That makes the ICU an ideal target for telemedicine, if health system executives can figure out the right business plan. This infographic, from Eagle Telemedicine, takes a look at ICU issues and the potential for telemedicine to help them.  
August 20, 2015
An island-based lobsterman using telehealth to see his wellness coach? A group of seniors connecting via video with a physical therapist in one distant location and a tai chi trainer in another to improve their mobility and prevent falls? These situations might be unique to Maine, but drop in on a telehealth discussion in any state, and you're likely to hear the same challenges and potential –...
August 20, 2015
Large physician practices are starting to come around to the EHR, thanks to vendors' efforts to upgrade the platform with patient engagement, interoperability and population health tools, among other capabilities. According to Black Book, which has surveyed provider attitudes toward EHRs for the past six years, 71 percent of physicians employed in practices of 25 or more doctors say they're happy...
August 19, 2015
A telehealth program that engages patients before and after their hip and knee replacement procedures not only made those patients feel better about the experience and their providers, but reduced length of stay and improved post-discharge responses. VOX Telehealth, based in Princeton, N.J., reported those results from a study conducted at Bon Secours St. Mary's Hospital in Richmond, Va., where...
August 17, 2015
Want to get a child interested in seeing a doctor? Show him or her a kiosk. It's not as crazy as it sounds, says Andrew Hertz, MD, a pediatrician with Cleveland-based University Hospitals. The high-tech cubicles are comfy, they're packed with cool gadgetry, and the doctor is right there on a video screen, like something out of Star Wars. That makes kiosks much more inviting to children than the...
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August 17, 2015
Zombies aren't just on "The Walking Dead" any more. A growing number of digital health startups are also dead on their feet, according to a new report from Accenture. The global consulting company predicts that more than half of all start-ups funded between 2008 and 2013 will die within 20 months – and one Harvard lecturer says three out of every four venture-backed firms will fail. Accenture...
August 14, 2015
One of the leaders in the diabetes management market is turning to Google to make its blood glucose sensors smaller and more appealing to diabetics. And with some 10 percent of the American population dependent on those sensors to manage their chronic condition, that's a sizeable market to address. San Diego-based Dexcom's partnership with Google's Life Sciences division is designed to create "...