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Hospital systems getting into insurance market to stay competitive

Hospital systems getting into insurance market to stay competitive | changing healthcare | Scoop.it

"...as healthcare providers have been challenged to work around new payment models, many are finding that being truly “integrated” means more than just adding wellness centers and post-acute-care services. 

Providers are realizing that to stay competitive, they need to have a hand not only in healthcare delivery, but also healthcare financing. And many systems are finding that the best way to do so is through launching their own insurance plans."

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What Does 'Livable' Mean to Older Americans?

What Does 'Livable' Mean to Older Americans? | changing healthcare | Scoop.it
Turns out, we're not good at anticipating the kind of community we'll need as we age.
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Dodge the Long-Term Care Insurance Mess

Dodge the Long-Term Care Insurance Mess | changing healthcare | Scoop.it
Three ways to lose on nursing home insurance.
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Facts and Figures of Senior Living and Assisted Living Industry

 

 

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Bookstore : American Seniors Housing Association

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Grappling with the long-term care market

Grappling with the long-term care market | changing healthcare | Scoop.it
The geriatric-dominated LTC market is growing, but has unique constraints
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Fighting for market share in the LTC business

Fighting for market share in the LTC business | changing healthcare | Scoop.it
A handful of publicly held life insurers dominate the market for traditional long-term-care insurance, but mutual life insurers are beginning to make inroads with agents and financial advisers.
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10 healthcare startups that want to bring digital health and medtech to seniors

10 healthcare startups that want to bring digital health and medtech to seniors | changing healthcare | Scoop.it
A group of 10 healthcare startups will pitch to angel and venture investors with digital health tools for AARP members.
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Caregiver.com - For caregivers, about caregivers, by caregivers

Caregiver.com - For caregivers, about caregivers, by caregivers | changing healthcare | Scoop.it
Caregiver.com is a leading provider of information and resources for family and professional caregivers to help provide the best caregiving experiance for the patient and lead a normal life
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Post-acute sector 'hungry' for help

Torrance Medical center brings competitive SNFs together to improve care coordination and reduce readmissions.

 

Hospital:

"The post-acute sector is so hungry for hospitals to tell them how to address this issue that there's a frenzy when you start talking about readmission prevention and best practices,"

 

SNF:

"It's in every hospital's best interest to work closely with their post-acute partners because, essentially, we are completing the care that they are providing."

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Steth IO, 3D Printed iPhone Case Stethoscope

Steth IO, 3D Printed iPhone Case Stethoscope | changing healthcare | Scoop.it

This was actually 3D printed by a 15 year old boy named Suman Mulumudi, from Snohomish, Wa. It is a 3d printed iphone case which can be used as a stethoscope. The way the case is made, it sends the heart beat sound up to the microphone of the phone and records the sound waves in an app.

“People have tried to put the microphone over the chest, but that doesn’t work,” said Mulumudi “Interestingly enough, that’s how the first stethoscope was invented.” Before 1816, he explained, doctors used


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Infographic: Healthcare Bundles

Infographic: Healthcare Bundles | changing healthcare | Scoop.it
Bundled care (a care delivery and payment mechanism which offers a single price for all services associated with a procedure) has revealed itself to be an essential component of any future care delivery model that intends to deliver better care and outcomes at a reduced cost. Our annual bundles survey results share the attitudes and perceptions of key stakeholders toward bundled care.
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Almost 1M families used video consultations with physicians last year

Almost 1M families used video consultations with physicians last year | changing healthcare | Scoop.it
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Fifty-Six-Year-Olds Are the Worst

Fifty-Six-Year-Olds Are the Worst | changing healthcare | Scoop.it
Certain people don’t always totally get that when you’re fifty-nine, you expect things to go a certain way.
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When the Criticisms Never End - NYTimes.com

When the Criticisms Never End - NYTimes.com | changing healthcare | Scoop.it
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Life and Death in Assisted Living – FRONTLINE

Life and Death in Assisted Living – FRONTLINE | changing healthcare | Scoop.it
FRONTLINE and ProPublica investigate assisted living in America.
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Study: Assisted Living Communities Remain Cost-Effective Leader

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8 trends shaping today’s senior housing

8 trends shaping today’s senior housing | changing healthcare | Scoop.it
With more than 10,000 baby boomers turning 65 every day, the demographics are smiling on the senior housing market segment.
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Long-Term-Care Insurance Gap Hits Seniors

Long-Term-Care Insurance Gap Hits Seniors | changing healthcare | Scoop.it
The long-term-insurance industry now is shrinking, premiums are soaring and there is no fix in sight. At the same time, government safety-net programs, already under cost-cutting pressure, are bracing for demand from more of the 77 million aging baby boomers.
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This Artist Is Teaching Tech Execs How To Make Devices More Lovable

This Artist Is Teaching Tech Execs How To Make Devices More Lovable | changing healthcare | Scoop.it
Apple might make a Siri-like assistant its mediator for the Internet of things. One of the uses imagined for IBMs Watson is as a supercomputer...
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The Diminishing Returns of Modern Medicine

The Diminishing Returns of Modern Medicine | changing healthcare | Scoop.it
In-hospital mortality after an acute heart attack has dropped 10-fold, from 30 percent to 3 percent, since the invention of the modern cardiac care unit in the 1960s. Can shaving a few more minutes off the time it takes to get hospital treatment possibly yield any additional benefit?
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The Overprotected Kid (freedom vs safety analog)

The Overprotected Kid (freedom vs safety analog) | changing healthcare | Scoop.it
A preoccupation with safety has stripped childhood of independence, risk taking, and discovery—without making it safer. A new kind of playground points to a better solution.
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Coming Next: Doctors Prescribing Apps to Patients

Coming Next: Doctors Prescribing Apps to Patients | changing healthcare | Scoop.it

Apps that can assess data like blood glucose levels, diet and drug regimen — and can be reimbursed by insurance — will soon be prescribed by doctors to help treat patients.


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5 Hot Healthcare Ideas from SXSW

The SXSW conference demonstrates that technology and innovation are leading the way in healthcare while regulators struggle to keep up. Everyone is tr
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How much will it cost to die?

How much will it cost to die? | changing healthcare | Scoop.it
It was probably the most awkward question I had been asked before, and I did not have an answer.
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We Need To Fix The Economy Before This Chart Becomes Our Reality

We Need To Fix The Economy Before This Chart Becomes Our Reality | changing healthcare | Scoop.it
One of the saddest truths about the so-called economic recovery is that the middle-class jobs lost in the recession are being replaced by low-paying ones. But the even sadder truth is that the situation isn't going to improve for a while.

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