Future of Health Care

Pediatric Profile

Behaviors That affect pediatric health shift alongside changing mores and broader cultural trends. For example, cigarette smoking among youths fell in recent years as tobacco use became less acceptable, and pediatric obesity has risen in the wake of higher rates of adult obesity. The data below underscore the need for fresh clinical approaches and highlight enduring challenges for pediatricians.


Carving a New Medical Landscape

The combined magnitude of innovation’s impact on medicine sometimes hides behind the patchwork of advances in different areas of healthcare technology.


Letting Physicians Be ... Physicians

Somewhere, in theory, a physician went into the profession for the sheer joy of filling out EHRs.


Product Spotlight

Motion-Capturing Fabric

Athletes and physical therapy patients are among those who could benefit from a newly developed fabric that monitors joint rotation.

Computer scientists at Dartmouth College designed the motion-capturing fabric, which was the subject of a study published recently...


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.