Hail a Doctor: Consumer Health-On-Demand Apps

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Our COO, Daniel Kivatinos, was part of a Health 2.0 last week called “Fixing the Clinical User Experience”. His presentation was focused on a recent integration. While much of our work at drchrono focuses on providing doctors with a seamless EHR experience, we also recognize that patients are in charge of their health in ways… Continue Reading

New Macbook for your Medical Practice

  At their Spring Forward event on March 9, Apple unveiled a newly redesigned laptop, the Macbook. The new Macbook offers a glimpse into the future of personal and professional computing. The new Macbook has been completely redesigned to create a notebook that weighs only two pounds and measures 13.1mm thick, lighter and thinner than… Continue Reading

The Top 10 Health Apps that Can Change Your Patients’ Lives

Technology is rapidly changing the way we manage healthcare. Mobile technologies like smartphones and tablets put tools that can have a positive impact on patients’ health management right at their fingertips. We’re all spending a lot more time on these technologies, after all, so it makes good sense to find ways to use them to… Continue Reading

The Second Mover Advantage: Europe ‘s Lead in First Gene Therapy Drug

Think that the US is falling behind? Or is it just an intelligent waiting move? Sometimes being patient pays off. Being first mover with an uncertain technology has often disadvantages. Recently, the European Medicines Agency recommended the approval of a gene therapy drug, called Glybera, for the treatment of lipoprotein lipase (LPL) deficiency. Lipoprotein lipase (LPL) deficiency is… Continue Reading

Healthcare is Product Design at its Best

Designing a winning product is difficult. From the definition of Product Design, a successful product entails more than the product and its customers, but also its market analysis, concept definition, and effective implementation. With social media on the rise, personality and storytelling is becoming more integrated in the life of a product. However, there is… Continue Reading

Heart Stop Beating: The Heartless Man Documentary


Can you live without a heart? Literally. The answer is Yes. Take a look at this documentray that will shake your beliefs of human physiology forever. When Drs. Billy Cohn and Bud Frazier from the Texas Heart Institute diagnosed Craig Lewis’ amyloidosis condition, they knew he will die within hours. The only option for them was to cut out his… Continue Reading

An Artificial Kidney Using Nanotechnology


In our previous post, we showed you an external device to help diabetics automatically control their insulin levels, however this next technology could replace a failing organ forever. In the U.S. alone, each year 570,000 people suffer from chronic kidney failure. However, in 2011 there were only 16,812 kidneys available, leaving 92,000 patients on the… Continue Reading

Back to the Future: Predicting the Future of Healthcare (Part II)

From our previous post, now let’s go back to the future. This time to 2011. At the 2011 TEDxMaastricht, Daniel Kraft gave a great speech in which he shows us an overview of the emerging trends and technologies which are going to play a great role in how medicine develops in the coming decades. In fact,… Continue Reading

Back to the Future: Predicting the Future of Healthcare (Part I)

We have written about the emerging medical technology trends, in which we tried to predict where the next Steve Jobs will come from. But instead of telling you about it, we will show you this time. Let’s use a time machine and go back to 2009, where Eric Topol, a leading cardiologist and director of the Scripps… Continue Reading

The Next Steve Jobs Would Come from Consumer Healthcare Products

Today I got my Fibit from drchrono. I requested it not only with the goal of learning about emerging medical technologies, but also to fulfill a personal interest: hacking it to see how it works. Healthcare is a 4.5 trillion dollar market with huge room for improvement. There is one specific market that still remains relatively untapped: healthcare… Continue Reading