Category Archives: E-Media
By Ben Comer | Published: September 12, 2012
Industry executives and government officials convened in Washington DC yesterday to examine the present state of health information technology (HIT), and to identify the bugs, challenges and hiccups that continue to plague EHR platforms, and the policies that regulate them.
By Ben Comer | Published: September 6, 2012
Big Pharma’s tin ear for social, user-generated content online is softening despite regulatory anxiety. In the quest to better understand what patients and doctors need, pharma – thanks in part to a bevy of third-party service providers – is beginning to recognize and incorporate insights from social media into their development and commercialization programs, according [...]
By Ben Comer | Published: August 31, 2012
It’s something of an enigma that most physicians are keen to learn about and use cutting edge medicines and devices for their patients, but are often apathetic or worse when it comes to new communication technologies and digital information exchange. Where else can you spot a fax machine being actively used these days, outside of [...]
By Ben Comer | Published: August 21, 2012
Over the counter drug advertising is less regulated than prescription drug marketing, and selling directly to consumers comes with the benefit of bypassing an expert middleman: your doctor. But companies should still promote with caution.
By Ben Comer | Published: May 1, 2012
If you really want to know what’s on a patient’s mind, it’s best to skip the small talk and go straight to the brain waves, as demonstrated by Neuro Insight CEO Pranav Yadav in the lead-off presentation yesterday at Chandler Chicco’s Pioneers in Digital Health conference.