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“Tricorders Are Not Sci-Fi Anymore:” Tech Tips for Today’s Clinicians

By Contributing Writer - Vol. 15, No. 2. Summer, 2014

"In the near future, we won't just be prescribing drugs, we'll be prescribing apps," says physician-futurist Daniel Kraft, MD.

Mymee App Reveals Disease Clues Hidden in Daily Life

By Erik Goldman | Editor in Chief - Vol. 15, No. 2. Summer, 2014

Anyone involved in healthcare knows that patient self-reporting is the least reliable form of data collection. Yet in many cases, that—and a few lab measures—is all a clinician has to guide medical decisions.

HPC Readers on ObamaCare: So Far, So So

By August West | Contributing Writer - Vol. 15, No. 2. Summer, 2014

How is the rollout of the Affordable Care Act affecting holistically-minded primary care clinicians?

“Tricorders Are Not Sci-Fi Anymore:” Ten Tech Tips for Today’s Clinicians

By Erik Goldman

In the near future, we wont just be prescribing drugs, well be prescribing apps, said physician-futurist Daniel Kraft, MD, at the recent NEXT Innovation Summit. Dr. Kraft said that a Star Trek-esque world of tricorder-enabled Dr. McCoys tailoring treatments and tweaking human biology based on real-time physiologic data is already here. Its just not evenly distributed.” Dr. Kraft also reviewed 10 essential tech advances that should be part of any practitioner's digital tool bag.

How One Physician Changed Aetna’s Attitudes on Holistic Medicine

By Erik Goldman - Vol. 15, No. 1. Spring, 2014

A few years ago, it would have been a pipe dream to suggest that a naturopathic physician might have a hand in shifting attitudes—and policies--of one of the nation's largest health insurers.

Restoring the Therapeutic Alliance

By Amber Vitse, LMT, CN - Vol. 15, No. 1. Spring, 2014

LONG BEACH, CA -- A wealth of new practice models are erupting in the field of integrative medicine, as more physicians and other practitioners seek ways of practicing that are more holistic and embracing of all aspects of their patients' lives.

How to Craft Effective Patient Ed Videos

By Erik Goldman

Good go-to video resources for patient education can help you make much better use of their limited face-to-face time with patients, says practice development consultant James Maskell.

For Integrative Doctors, a New Turn On the Road to Specialty Recognition

By Gabrielle Zastrocky, Contributing Writer

The long and winding road toward creation of a widely recognized medical specialty in holistic medicine has taken a new turn, one that leaders of the effort believe can take physicians a lot farther toward that goal.

Holistic Marketing Mentors: Creating Systems to Beat the System!

By Erik Goldman

Clinicians think a lot about organ systems, but far fewer think systematically about their own practices. That's unfortunate, because well-designed practice systems can greatly improve clinical outcomes and fiscal health, say consultants Gail Sophia Edgell & Traci Brosman.

Bringing the Genomics Revolution Into Patient Care

By Erik Goldman - Vol. 14, No. 3. Fall, 2013
As companies like 23andMe take sophisticated genomic testing directly to the consumer market, a growing number of people are seeking guidance on how to respond to the test results. According to Dr. Deanna Minich, that spells major opportunity for holistically-minded clinicians.

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