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Where Will Healthcare's Data Scientists Find The Rich Phenotypic Data They Need?

Where Will Healthcare's Data Scientists Find The Rich Phenotypic Data They Need? | Healthcare | Scoop.it
The big hairy audacious goal of most every data scientist I know in healthcare is what you might call the Integrated Medical Record, or IMR, a dataset that combines detailed genetic data and rich phenotypic information, including both clinical and “real-world” (or, perhaps, “dynamic”) phenotypic data. The question is, where will the dense phenotypic data come from?
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IUDs and Implants Are the New Pill

IUDs and Implants Are the New Pill | Healthcare | Scoop.it
Long-term devices are now the first-line recommendation for women of all ages.
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Can I Pay For That With My HSA? - HealthMarkets

Can I Pay For That With My HSA? - HealthMarkets | Healthcare | Scoop.it
HSAs, or health savings accounts, are tax-deductible bank accounts that you can use to pay for health care costs. As long as you use the money in your HSA account on qualified purchases, you never have to pay taxes on it. The IRS gives a detailed account of what you can and can’t spend your HSA money on. Much of it is predictable, but there are a few surprises.
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Finding a Doctor with Rating and Review Sites - HealthMarkets

Finding a Doctor with Rating and Review Sites - HealthMarkets | Healthcare | Scoop.it
Doctor review websites can be a helpful tool in determining whether or not a doctor is someone you want to work with. Remember, your health is largely in his or her hands.
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Little-Known Health Insurance Perks - HealthMarkets

Little-Known Health Insurance Perks - HealthMarkets | Healthcare | Scoop.it
Health insurance companies are realizing that the healthier you are, the fewer medical expenses you are likely to have so many have begun to offer services and programs that will help you maintain or improve your health.
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Egg Freezing: Is It for You?

Egg Freezing: Is It for You? | Healthcare | Scoop.it
You think you want to have a baby -- someday. What can you do today to make sure your eggs are ready when you are? One option is to have your eggs harvested and fertilized, but instead of having them implanted, resulting embryos are frozen and stored.
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Six Services Your Health Insurance May Not Cover - HealthMarkets

Six Services Your Health Insurance May Not Cover - HealthMarkets | Healthcare | Scoop.it
If you’ve changed insurance plans recently, or are considering a change, keep an eye out for how your insurance handles the following procedures and health issues.
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Which Level of Health Insurance Coverage is Right for You? - HealthMarkets

Which Level of Health Insurance Coverage is Right for You? - HealthMarkets | Healthcare | Scoop.it
Different plans offer different levels of coverages. From Bronze to platinum, find out which level of coverage is right for you.
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The blonde minority: Sexism is alive in medicine

The blonde minority: Sexism is alive in medicine | Healthcare | Scoop.it
Sexism is alive and well in medicine and despite efforts to the contrary, gender bias exists in subtle and not so subtle ways.
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Lessons From the Low-Tech Defeat of the Guinea Worm

Lessons From the Low-Tech Defeat of the Guinea Worm | Healthcare | Scoop.it
Sometimes medical advances are accomplished not through scientific breakthroughs, but through education and persuasion.
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West African healthcare systems reel as Ebola toll hits 932

West African healthcare systems reel as Ebola toll hits 932 | Healthcare | Scoop.it
MONROVIA/DAKAR (Reuters) - Health workers in West Africa appealed on Wednesday for urgent help in controlling the world's worst Ebola outbreak as the death toll climbed to 932 and Liberia declared a state
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Top Rated Electronic Health Record Software Is Free

Top Rated Electronic Health Record Software Is Free | Healthcare | Scoop.it
Earlier this month, Medscape published the results of their recent survey (here) which asked 18,575 physicians across 25 specialties to rate their Electronic Health Record (EHR) system. For overall satisfaction, the #1 ranked EHR solution was the VA's Computerized Patient Record System ‒ also known as VistA. It was built using open‒source [...]
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What is the Difference Between Copayment and Coinsurance? - HealthMarkets

What is the Difference Between Copayment and Coinsurance? - HealthMarkets | Healthcare | Scoop.it
Copayment and coinsurance are both forms of cost sharing. When you need services, you and your health insurance provider each pay for a part of the cost of your care. The difference between a copayment and coinsurance is how the costs are split up.
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What You Need to Know About Obamacare Auto-Renewals - HealthMarkets

What You Need to Know About Obamacare Auto-Renewals - HealthMarkets | Healthcare | Scoop.it
In early November, millions of Americans will receive two notices. One letter will be from your insurance company informing you of your monthly premium for 2015. Another notice, sent by the federal government, will declare the most recent amount of any subsidy paid in 2014 and indicate whether or not you will be re-enrolled in your current plan.
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What is an HSA (Health Savings Account)? - HealthMarkets

What is an HSA (Health Savings Account)? - HealthMarkets | Healthcare | Scoop.it
High deductible health plans (HDHPs) have become popular in recent years, especially for those looking to lower their health insurance premium costs. While deductibles may be high with an HDHP, they are typically offered in conjunction with a health savings plan, or HSA.
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Why You Should Review Your Health Insurance Policy Every Year - HealthMarkets

Why You Should Review Your Health Insurance Policy Every Year - HealthMarkets | Healthcare | Scoop.it
Because the policies and your needs are always changing, you should review your health insurance policy annually. Performing an annual review can give you comfort knowing that staying with the same plan is right for you.
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You Went to the Hospital For What?! [INFOGRAPHIC] - HealthMarkets

You Went to the Hospital For What?! [INFOGRAPHIC] - HealthMarkets | Healthcare | Scoop.it
Take a look at some of the crazy ways people end up in the ER
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Is U.S. ready for a pandemic? Investigation says we're 'ill-prepared'

Is U.S. ready for a pandemic? Investigation says we're 'ill-prepared' | Healthcare | Scoop.it
The Department of Homeland Security is "ill-prepared" for a pandemic, federal investigation finds. Stockpiles of medicine and equipment is expired.
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Can I still get health insurance if I missed open enrollment?! - HealthMarkets

Can I still get health insurance if I missed open enrollment?! - HealthMarkets | Healthcare | Scoop.it
As of March 31, open enrollment for 2014 is closed. If you didn't sign up for healthcare coverage, you may have to wait until the 2015 open enrollment period begins on November 15th. There are a few situations, however, where you may still be able to sign up for coverage this year.
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This One’s for the Ladies: 5 Natural, Ayurvedic Tips for Pain-Free Periods.

This One’s for the Ladies: 5 Natural, Ayurvedic Tips for Pain-Free Periods. | Healthcare | Scoop.it
What sets Ayurveda apart from the modern medical system of healthcare is that it actually addresses the root causes of why people manifest certain health
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The Cost of Not Having Insurance [INFOGRAPHIC] - HealthMarkets

The Cost of Not Having Insurance [INFOGRAPHIC] - HealthMarkets | Healthcare | Scoop.it
If you or your dependents don't have minimum coverage, you may pay one of two penalties (whichever is higher). Take a look at the two examples in this infographic to see where you might fall.
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Medicare vs. Medicaid [INFOGRAPHIC] - HealthMarkets

Medicare vs. Medicaid [INFOGRAPHIC] - HealthMarkets | Healthcare | Scoop.it
Often confused, Medicare and Medicaid are actually quite different. Both are means for helping to pay medical bills, but that is where the similarities end. Check out this infographic to see how Medicare and Medicaid compare and contrast.
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New Medicaid enrollments top 7 million under Obamacare

New Medicaid enrollments top 7 million under Obamacare | Healthcare | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - More than seven million Americans have gained health coverage through government programs including Medicaid since enrollment in Obamacare health insurance was launched October 1,
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Uber-inspired apps bring a doctor right to your door

Uber-inspired apps bring a doctor right to your door | Healthcare | Scoop.it
Sick and don't want to go to the doctor? The doctor will come to you with these Uber-inspired apps where doctors make house calls.
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