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Lancet article confirms need for behavior change agent

Chronic disease is a leading killer in the U.S., and its causes are largely avoidable. Now, a newly mature technology is giving physicians the tools they need to effect behavior change.

A Glimpse at Life with a Virtual Health Assistant

As design becomes more intuitive, machines are able to benefit us in new ways, and nowhere does the simplification of human/machine interaction hold more potential for improving lives than in the fiel

Intelligent Virtual Assistants, Behavioral Economics and the New Health Frontier

To date, physicians have lacked tools to give them real-time access to information that would allow them to better serve patients. They’ve also lacked a way to gather unbiased data on patients’ true a

Resource Guide to Patient Engagement Technologies in Healthcare

If you’re a healthcare professional who’s been looking for new ways to improve patient care, you may have questions about the kinds of technology that can make it happen. Find the guidance you’ve been

Three Things Health IT Can't Ignore

Healthcare is shifting to become a consumer-driven business. But if the industry expects to keep up with consumer demands and truly gain their trust, they need to provide three key advances: remarkabl

Delivering the Healthcare Service Boomers Want

Healthcare providers have only moments with one patient before hurrying to the next, and forecasts say the situation will only get worse. With the baby-boomers reaching retirement and an increasingly

Can a Virtual Agent help make you healthier?

People who take their medicines regularly and refill prescriptions on-time improve their long-term health. Research also shows that pharmacies emphasizing human-to-human interactions have more consist

Pharma: Making the Shift from Volume to Value

As the world of healthcare and pharma becomes more performance-based, companies will be required to prove improved outcomes of drug and therapy use; a difficult thing to do when patients aren’t taking

[VIDEO] Healthcare Impact: Natural Language Technology

Two things are certain when it comes to the future of healthcare: first that healthcare demands are on the rise with the Affordable Care Act and increasing age of baby-boomers, and secondly that there

Who Really Owns the Patient Experience?

Direct interaction between physicians and patients – traditionally thought of as the foundation of healthcare delivery – is now averaging just 19 minutes per visit. But now, sites like Web MD put info