Industry

July 2018 Healthcare Hot Takes: Amazon-JP Morgan-Berkshire Hathaway healthcare initiative takes off with Atul Gawande as CEO

Healthcare Hot Takes is Luma Health’s monthly rundown of healthcare innovations happening right now. Check out what the industry is thinking, reading, doing.

Industry

Tackling the Social Determinants of Health

Many factors influence whether people are healthy or sick. Genetics play an important role in many diseases but sometimes a health issue is just bad luck--a reckless driver causing an accident or a bite by a disease carrying insect can turn a perfectly healthy person into a chronic patient in a matter of seconds.

Industry, Technology

3D Printing and the Future of Care

Ever since the world’s first 3D printer was built in 1983 by Chuck Hall, this technology has steadily progressed into one of the biggest game changers in the medical field. In just the year 2014, the 3D-printing industry grew by 35.2%. The impact of this technology will be seen across the medical board, from increased cost efficiency, faster prototyping, and innovative problem solving--all coming together to better patient health outcomes.

Industry

June 2018 Healthcare Hot Takes: athenahealth for $7 billion--going once, going twice, sold?

Healthcare Hot Takes is Luma Health’s monthly rundown of healthcare innovations happening right now. Check out what the industry is thinking, reading, doing.

Industry

How to Step Up Your Social Media Game

There is an important distinction between having social media and using social media. Although 70% of health providers have accounts on social media platforms, many are not using the space as effectively as they should. Over 50% of patients want to see a strong social media presence from their health providers, and that presence can influence where patients choose to get care.

Industry

Transparency in the Evolution of the Doctor-Patient Relationship

The doctor-patient relationship has long since been one of “benevolent paternalism,” where lack of access to information has forced patients to put blind trust in the authority of doctors. Now, in the days of the internet, patients are taking healthcare into their own hands.