Importance in empathy education

January 13, 2019 By Gary VandenBergh Learning how to manage diabetes is a challenge that most people would find difficult. When presented to people who do not have to do it the response is often, “I could never do that”. Whenever I hear that I respond by saying, “You’d be surprised at what you can do if you have to.” I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in 1983 when I was 30 and the only way to manage it was with finger stick blood tests and injections of insulin. I was on Multiple Daily Injections (MDI) and when I was first diagnosed I was petrified of needles. You’d be surprised at what you can do if you have to! How does one do it? How do you go from being so afraid of needles that just getting a flu shot generated a full scale panic attack to injecting yourself…

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How technology can influence diabetes education and lifestyle change

January 13, 2019 By Gary VandenBergh The integration of technology into diabetes care is probably one of the most important advances since Fredrick Banting and Charles Best discovered insulin in the early 1920s. From the science behind insulin’s discovery to glucometers, insulin pumps, continuous glucose monitors and A1c meters, technology is simply just a part of successful diabetes management. The integration is so complete that we tend to take it for granted as far as the management of diabetes goes. It is, however, at diagnosis where technology can have the greatest impact and long term influence. Make no mistake that when technology is introduced at diagnosis it provides a comprehensive understanding of the disease. Patients fare much better in the long run and diabetes is a long game. A diabetes diagnosis is a traumatic event. Patients receiving this news are often overwhelmed with the impact that a diabetes diagnosis has…

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MediSolutions at DigiPharma Connect 2019

February 19, 2019 The DigiPharma Connect 2019 Conference will be underway in New Orleans, Feb 25-27. This year’s keynote speaker, Erez Lapsker, CEO of MediSolutions, will be presenting on Embracing the Revolution of Health Education. DigiPharma Connect 2019 is a digital marketing event, that brings together 75 of North America’s most influential andinnovative executives in the pharmaceutical and healthcare industries. It connects senior-level digital marketers to benchmark, innovate, and build relationships. Given the theme - Embracing the Revolution of Health Education - it is easy to understand why Erez Lapsker, was invited as keynote speaker.  As CEO of MediSolutions, Erez Lapsker brings a consistent history of design and innovation experience specific to the healthcare and pharmaceutical industries. Lapsker previously served as the President of MediSolutions, for over a decade, before founding OffWorld Laboratories - a multi-tech, virtual reality company committed to transforming the enterprise and individual experience through storytelling and connected technology.  Lapsker returned to the MediSolutions team as CEO to build VR experiences…

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Chairman receives new PM360 Vanguard Award, Announce New CEO

HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, N.J. SEPTEMBER 17, 2018 PM360, a publication for marketing decision makers in the pharmaceutical, biotech, and medical device industries, held its 2018 Trailblazer Awards Gala in New York City. Joshua Lapsker, Chairman of MediSolutions, was awarded the first-ever Vanguard Award. New this year, the award recognized an industry pioneer who developed a new service, strategy, product, or technology that greatly impacted the industry Joshua Lapsker, who invented the concept of advertising inside the prescription pad 35 years ago, was selected due to his sustained originality and his positive effect on the healthcare marketing business. The PM360 Trailblazer Awards have accredited outstanding achievement and innovation in healthcare marketing for almost a decade. The award finalists are selected by the PM360 Editorial Advisory Board, which is comprised of some of the most forward-thinking leaders in their respective fields. "To be honored with such a prestigious distinction from other leaders in the field is an…

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Better patient outcomes with VR & AR in healthcare

President Brian Peet was recently interviewed for a podcast by Relentless Health Value. He discusses improved patient outcomes with new technologies such as VR & AR, how they are being used in multi-disciplinary forms and what the industry can expect going forward. Host Stacy Richter touched on patient retention levels after a bad diagnosis, provider engagement levels and how that impacts patients.  Tune in to find how MediSolutions is helping to change medical education using its MediVRx virtual reality platform with realtime data that verifies understanding. Click here to listen.

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Virtual Reality at the Propelify Festival

If VR hasn’t hacked its way into your healthcare products, don’t worry - it’s about to!Here at MediSolutions, we are fully immersed in all things VR and healthcare. Staying on the cutting edge of new technology and how it helps to better manage health is a daily mission that we revel in. Our team recently took a trip to the Propelify Innovation Festival on Hoboken’s waterfront to check out what’s new in the industry.Volodymyr Marchylo, our team’s Software Engineer, was particularly impressed with the ingenuity at Maschinenmensch, a company that develops collaborative robotic systems that extend human awareness and understanding.Agile Lens Immersive Design showcased impressive VR projects that engaged passersby. If someone didn’t know how VR worked, they didn’t just leave them to figure it out but rather help guide them through the experience.“It was great to see the New York / New Jersey startup community out in full force at Propelify. …

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Virtual Reality at the NY Auto Show

By Brian Peet We in the healthcare industry have lots of concepts and ideas, and no one knows the science better than us.  But, when it comes to technology we tend to lag behind the innovators. This is primarily because the patients we treat require a level of scientific rigor not needed in the fast pace of consumer technology.  Despite the challenges with delivery and proof of concept to utilization, we do have the great benefit of learning from other industries using innovative technology. This past weekend I took such an opportunity and attended the New York International Auto Show https://www.autoshowny.com/.  It was really with an eye on what I could learn in VR that I decided to attend.  Here a few thoughts and insights. First of all, nearly 25% of all vendors had some level of Virtual Reality(VR) available in their display.  What is most interesting about that fact is…

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How A Virtual Reality App Is Helping Scientists Diagnose Dementia

For dementia patients and their families, the crippling disease can take quite the toll. Sufferers can experience many different cognitive, behavioral, psychological and muscular changes that often come without warning. Proper diagnosis is so important but testing for any of the dementia diseases can be very grueling and very boring. There are tons of online and in office exams available but one virtual reality game is doing their part to make the process easier, and FUN. Sea Hero Quest VR is the first of its kind – a virtual reality gaming application designed to help scientists fight dementia diseases. The trailer alone speaks volumes with its message, “Join a Virtual Quest To Make a Real Difference. Find Creatures. Help Science.” The app follows the captain of a ship who is experiencing loss of his keen knowledge of the sea. To try to regain his ailing memory, his determined son takes…

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Are You Ready to Go Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month? We Are!

Happy October! Can you believe how fast this year as flown by? Before you know it, the holidays will be here and we’ll be stuffing our faces full of delicious food – but before we are all hurrying to make our weight loss New Year’s resolutions, there’s another big health concern we should all be thinking of: BREAST CANCER. Recently, former Saturday Night Live and Seinfeld actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus revealed that she had been diagnosed with the disease and she took to social media to share her news with the world. As devastating as a breast cancer diagnosis can be, there is hope. Death rates from breast cancer have decreased greatly since 1989 (breastcancer.org) and continue to drop. With research and awareness, we look forward to a day where breast cancer is NO MORE! Here’s some facts you should know (on behalf of breastcancer.org): In 2017, an estimated 252,710 new…

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Welcome

MediSolutions Chairman Joshua Lapsker has always been an innovator and entrepreneur. As a 12-year-old boy in his native Israel, he would take swims in the bay and collect logs that fell off cargo boats. He would then push the logs to shore to be sold to willing customers. Josh’s ambition only intensified as he grew older. In 1981, he took those same selling skills to the next level. Josh found a void in the healthcare industry that he was passionate on filling.  With the creation of secured prescription pads, which he deemed MediScripts - he was able to do just that. His innovation changed healthcare for the better, and essentially, forever. As we fast forward 35+ years, MediSolutions continues to create quality healthcare products with our valued consumers in mind. Pharma, physicians and patients alike are looking for solutions that work best for them in the current market, and we…

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