Valerie Harper: An Energetic Will to Fight in the Face of Cancer

| August 7, 2013

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What would you do if you were told you had an incurable disease and possibly only months to live? Actress Valerie Harper recently had to ask herself that question.

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Rady Children's Hospital-San Diego

Located in San Diego, Rady Children’s is a 520-bed nonprofit facility dedicated solely to pediatric healthcare, and has the distinction of being the region’s only pediatric trauma center. As the largest children’s hospital in California based on patients seen, and the sixth largest in the country, we have been ranked in all ten pediatric specialties surveyed by U.S. News & World Report for the fourth consecutive year, and have been named one of the nation’s “Most Wired” hospitals three years in a row.

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4 Ways Virtual Reality Is Impacting Healthcare

Article | February 26, 2020

Virtual Reality (VR) has already made big waves in industries from entertainment to fashion and media, but how about an industry that directly affects everyone’s well being and quality of life? While we are only beginning to grasp the full potential of VR for healthcare, the potential applications and supporting data is growing every day. Here are some of the exciting areas of innovation:

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Developing a Coronavirus Digital Marketing Strategy for Healthcare

Article | April 2, 2020

Healthcare organizations are scrambling right now to stay on top of Coronavirus while also providing world-class care to other patients with various healthcare needs. This becomes a problem for marketing teams to not only stay consistent in their messaging and marketing priorities but also in shifting focus to this new uncertain reality we’re all facing. There is no blueprint for what’s happening right now, but there are steps we can take to help keep the momentum moving forward.To start, healthcare marketing teams should first focus on how they are communicating about Coronavirus to their community and patients, and how their digital marketing channels (such as SEO, paid media, content marketing, and social media) fit into that message. At Marcel Digital, we’re currently working with our healthcare clients to shift digital marketing strategies to fit this new mold. Here’s what we’re telling them.

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AI Trends: AI and Medicine

Article | April 21, 2020

Artificial Intelligence is here to improve our lives, by not just making things more efficient, but also increasing our lifespan. Companies across industries are experiencing the advantages that come with AI innovation, especially the healthcare space. Throughout human history, we’ve been able to understand the parameters that determine health better, and we’ve developed accompanying technology. With vaccines in the late 1700s, anesthesia and medical imaging in the 1800s, to organ transplant and immunology in the 1900s, healthcare innovation has been on an upward slope.

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Healthcare Data Infrastructure Security Cannot Be Ignored During A Pandemic

Article | April 2, 2020

The rapid advancement of technology has inspired hope in the healthcare industry, promising to employ artificial intelligence (AI) and cloud-based data platforms in life-altering ways. Surgery assisting robots and miraculously accurate AI-based cancer diagnosis methods are a few preliminary examples of what the industry can expect. With all these great technological strides being taken, however, compliance can easily be left in the dust. And with COVID-19 pushing the limits of healthcare systems worldwide, it’s too easy for cybersecurity to become a lesser priority.The situation is bleak, with nearly 17,000 patient records being breached every day, according to Entech. Healthcare democratization is essential to fully harnessing the power of AI and other tech advancements on the horizon, which require compliant data distribution and the application of insights gathered from it. Healthcare institutions are struggling to not only meet basic privacy and compliance laws but have difficulty leveraging the large amounts of data that they store in a meaningful way.

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Rady Children's Hospital-San Diego

Located in San Diego, Rady Children’s is a 520-bed nonprofit facility dedicated solely to pediatric healthcare, and has the distinction of being the region’s only pediatric trauma center. As the largest children’s hospital in California based on patients seen, and the sixth largest in the country, we have been ranked in all ten pediatric specialties surveyed by U.S. News & World Report for the fourth consecutive year, and have been named one of the nation’s “Most Wired” hospitals three years in a row.

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