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Next IT hosts Forrester-led roundtable of mobile health app leaders

In a recent roundtable of mobile health app leaders, Next IT engaged in an important discussion regarding healthcare professionals and companies developing technologies to serve them. Whether you have

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

Making sense of the healthcare exchanges

With the launch of the Affordable Care Act, health insurance exchanges are going to be a nightmare for the average person. People are going to need personalized help to find the right plan, and virtua

The Impact of Virtual Health Assistants on Global Health Literacy

Smartphones hold the promise to be the vehicle that will help to scale philanthropic and education efforts in remote locations of developing countries where health literacy is nearly non-existent. As

Payers, Get Ready....

The Affordable Care Act is a mixed bag for healthcare payers. On the one hand, millions of potential customers bringing good business. On the other, it will take considerable effort and superior custo

[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

Making Purchasing Insurance Easy for Everyday People

Why is buying health insurance so difficult? There are so many questions, so many options, and you have to give personal information you may not be comfortable sharing with a random call-center rep. N

Virtual Health Assistants and Smartphones Ready to Transform Patient Engagement

Patients hardly ever take their meds as prescribed, and physicians wish they could be there 24/7 to coach and encourage them. Virtual health assistants give them a way to do just that – and patient ou