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How Millennials Are Changing Health Care

The Advisory Board reported millennials (those born between 1981 and 1997) are now the largest living generation in the United States. The Pew Research Center said the U.S. now includes 75.4 million millennials , compared to 74.9 million baby boomers. Young immigrants will cause the number to grow larger. Healthcare providers have focused on the older, less-healthy generations which tend […]

Healthcare in the Rain

It looks like tomorrow will be a rainy day in Ridgefield. When the forecast says 100%, it is usually correct. It will be a great day to be in the cozy Ridgefield Playhouse to talk about healthcare. The event begins at 5:30 PM. The focus will be the American healthcare system. I will discuss the problems: cost, […]

Net Attitude and Health Attitude On Deck

I am very pleased to be sharing my thoughts about the future of the Internet and healthcare (Net Attitude and Health Attitude) at two events in Connecticut in early May. The first event will be on Sunday, May 1, at 5:30 PM at the Ridgefield Playhouse. The focus will be healthcare. For tickets and information, visit here. If you […]

Blood Pressure Without the Arm Cuffs

When doctors or nurses measure our blood pressure, they normally place a cuff around our arm and inflate it. The measurement is for a point in time and sometimes representative. Scientists at Australia’s Monash University are developing a new approach. Their cuffless “blood pressure estimation system” can be worn for hours at a time and wirelessly transmit real-time readings. […]

Tomorrow’s Nurse

The American healthcare system continues to evolve to meet new needs. Nurses will play increasingly important and expanded roles. They will be vital for our aging population with chronic illnesses. Nurses will take on new duties as technological advances include genomics, genetics, informatics, and telehealth.  Nurses will develop new skills and competencies. The University of San Francisco developed an […]