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Blockchain Technology: The Solution for Healthcare Interoperability

Blockchain Technology: The Solution for Healthcare Interoperability | Healthcare Marketing & PR | Scoop.it
Blockchain technology is going to revolutionize healthcare and the method in which every patient interacts. In order to answer the question, can blockchain technology be used to securely store
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The Rise Of Innovation In China's Life Science Sector - Forbes

The Rise Of Innovation In China's Life Science Sector - Forbes | Healthcare Marketing & PR | Scoop.it
Much has been made of China’s efforts to close the gap between western high technology sectors, and in the case of certain spaces, to actually bridge the gap and become a global leader.  In form, these efforts represent the potential – but not the inevitability – of similar outcomes in [...]
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Friday Feedback: Do Physicians Drag Their Feet in Taking New Research into Practice?

Friday Feedback: Do Physicians Drag Their Feet in Taking New Research into Practice? | Healthcare Marketing & PR | Scoop.it
Do Physicians Drag Their Feet in Taking New Research into Practice?
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The blend of 'wait and see' (real world evidence vs. trial) and personal bias creates a cocktail that slows down adoption
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The 'Uber' for birth control expands to HIV meds

The 'Uber' for birth control expands to HIV meds | Healthcare Marketing & PR | Scoop.it
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The New York Times’ new Slack 2016 election bot sends readers’ questions straight to the newsroom

The New York Times’ new Slack 2016 election bot sends readers’ questions straight to the newsroom | Healthcare Marketing & PR | Scoop.it
"Instead of asking you to come to us and be part of this massive room of people shouting over each other, you can bring us to you, and have us be, essentially, one more person in your conversation."
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Connecting the reader and the newsroom using Slack - could this be the future of crowdsourcing content beyond Twitter?

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Pager Expands Its On-Demand Doctor Service By Letting Users Chat With Nurses

Pager Expands Its On-Demand Doctor Service By Letting Users Chat With Nurses | Healthcare Marketing & PR | Scoop.it
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Advantage all? DTC ads boost prescription use and adherence, research finds

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Facebook Launches New 'Donate' Button to Become Charity Contender

Facebook Launches New 'Donate' Button to Become Charity Contender | Healthcare Marketing & PR | Scoop.it
'Donate' might take Facebook's platform for social activism to the next level
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Mental Health Startup Lantern Launches Tool To Manage Stress

Mental Health Startup Lantern Launches Tool To Manage Stress | Healthcare Marketing & PR | Scoop.it
Mental Health Startup Lantern Launches Tool To Manage Stress
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Mental-Health Apps Make Inroads With Consumers and Therapists

Mental-Health Apps Make Inroads With Consumers and Therapists | Healthcare Marketing & PR | Scoop.it
less than 1% of commercially available mental-health apps have been studied for their efficacy. That may be changing, though. There are currently 114 studies of mental-health apps registered in ClinicalTrials.gov’s database of behavior and mental-disorder clinical research studies.
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You Will See the Doctor’s Fallibility Now

You Will See the Doctor’s Fallibility Now | Healthcare Marketing & PR | Scoop.it
Physicians, too, can become confused in ways that lead to “never” events, as in they should never occur. How far should the system go to prevent them?
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Smart mirror monitors your face for telltale signs of disease - New Scientist

Smart mirror monitors your face for telltale signs of disease - New Scientist | Healthcare Marketing & PR | Scoop.it
The European Union is funding a mirror-like device containing 3D scanners, multispectral cameras and gas sensors to read facial clues to health
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Is It Time to Bring Consumer Data into Health Care? — Medium

Is It Time to Bring Consumer Data into Health Care? — Medium | Healthcare Marketing & PR | Scoop.it
Amazon and other vendors deliver just about everything but health care — yet probably know more about your habits and behaviors than your…
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Healthcare Needs To Embrace Experience Management Platforms

Healthcare Needs To Embrace Experience Management Platforms | Healthcare Marketing & PR | Scoop.it
Healthcare Needs To Embrace Experience Management Platforms - 04/15/2016
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Sober reality disrupts digital healthcare boom 

Sober reality disrupts digital healthcare boom  | Healthcare Marketing & PR | Scoop.it
It has not been a good few months for disruptive “unicorn” companies in the healthcare sector. First came questions over the accuracy of blood testing technology developed by Theranos, the much-hyped Silicon Valley start-up whose 32 year-old founder,
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Do unicorns not have the stamina to 'disrupt' the healthcare sector? The longterm view and patience to deliver beyond the initial hype is needed.
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Do you really need 10,000 steps a day?

Do you really need 10,000 steps a day? | Healthcare Marketing & PR | Scoop.it
Do you really need 10,000 steps a day?
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Shocker - it's not how many steps you take it's how you take them!

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Why Doctors Need More Technical Skills than Ever Before

Why Doctors Need More Technical Skills than Ever Before | Healthcare Marketing & PR | Scoop.it
Why Doctors Need More Technical Skills than Ever Before
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Do Mental Health Apps Help Anyone?

Do Mental Health Apps Help Anyone? | Healthcare Marketing & PR | Scoop.it
Look support is support. Even anti-AA folks can agree on the fact that bonding with other people struggling with the same issues can be life saving. But studies have already shown that mental health apps work best when there's a professional involved. And not to get Nietzschean but if there's a professional involved, then what's the point of the app?
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Only You, Your Doctor, and Many Others May Know - Technology Science

Only You, Your Doctor, and Many Others May Know - Technology Science | Healthcare Marketing & PR | Scoop.it
Washington State responds to a re-identification study of anonymized health records that it sells by removing fields sensitive to re-identification.
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When your data is bought and sold in the digital age it always risky that anonymised data can be tracked back to an individual. This research shows exactly how that can be done for one hospital selling data for $50.

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Amino Launches A Consumer Healthcare Search Platform, Backed By $19.4M From Accel, CRV, Others

Amino Launches A Consumer Healthcare Search Platform, Backed By $19.4M From Accel, CRV, Others | Healthcare Marketing & PR | Scoop.it
Stealthy San Francisco-based digital healthcare startup Amino has been quietly amassing a database of U.S. consumer healthcare data since late 2013 to..
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How Neurosurgeons Can Now Look at Your Brain Through Your Eyes

How Neurosurgeons Can Now Look at Your Brain Through Your Eyes | Healthcare Marketing & PR | Scoop.it
For many years scientists have been trying to find a way to measure the pressure in a patient’s brain without having to drill a hole in the person’s skull. Although this remains the most reliable way to measure pressure in the brain it is invasive, expensive and comes with the risk of infection and bleeding.
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Social Media Education for Leading Healthcare Professionals | by Mayo Clinic and Hootsuite

Social Media Education for Leading Healthcare Professionals | by Mayo Clinic and Hootsuite | Healthcare Marketing & PR | Scoop.it
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Yelp’s Hospital Reviews Are Getting Real Health Care Data

Yelp’s Hospital Reviews Are Getting Real Health Care Data | Healthcare Marketing & PR | Scoop.it
All listings for hospitals, nursing homes and dialysis clinics now include data such as average emergency room times, fines a facility may have paid, and serious deficiencies that have been reported.
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