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Digital doctors: how mobile apps are changing healthcare - Telegraph

Digital doctors: how mobile apps are changing healthcare - Telegraph | Healthcare & Social Business Solutions | Scoop.it
Mobile apps that enable doctors to quickly reference medical research are paving the way for a digital revolution in healthcare

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Senator Elizabeth Warren Has Big Pharma In Her Crosshairs -- But Her Aim Is Off

Senator Elizabeth Warren Has Big Pharma In Her Crosshairs -- But Her Aim Is Off | Healthcare & Social Business Solutions | Scoop.it
Sen. Warren’s position is based on common political rhetoric and not a hoped-for enlightened discussion.

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The article suggest that Senator Warren (D. Mass) has several great ideas and a few that miss the mark entirely. The author suggest that Senator Warren is like other politicians seeking to increase their political stock by taking on Big Pharma.


Were Big Pharma not responsible for such egregious tactics as increasing the price of drugs so much that most people are simply priced out of survivability, has earned Big Pharma the attention of lawmakers.  Big Pharma is ripe for change as the system does not equitably serve the people it sells product to.

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Skyrocketing cancer drug prices are Express Scripts’ target

Skyrocketing cancer drug prices are Express Scripts’ target | Healthcare & Social Business Solutions | Scoop.it
The company hopes to reshape $37 billion in U.S. spending.

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Because it's good for their business and the customers they serve, they are doing the hard work of pushing back on drug price structure. 

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Why medical conferences feel like funerals | Pamela Wible MD

Why medical conferences feel like funerals | Pamela Wible MD | Healthcare & Social Business Solutions | Scoop.it
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"Our medical training doesn’t teach us the business skills we need to thrive as physicians today. Maybe doctors should attend fewer medical conferences and more entrepreneurial and marketing events. Hang out with happy people who love their careers and see what we can glean from them."

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3 Healthcare Executives Discuss Changes in Their Hospitals

3 Healthcare Executives Discuss Changes in Their Hospitals | Healthcare & Social Business Solutions | Scoop.it
Jump Technologies spoke with three healthcare executives about what they see changing in their hospital organizations as they plan for 2015 and beyond.
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The mantra shared by these three executives is to collaborate with internal and external stakeholders to assure the the best care.

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Breaking Down the Ivory Tower of Medicine - The Medical Futurist - YouTube

Breaking Down the Ivory Tower of Medicine - The Medical Futurist - YouTube | Healthcare & Social Business Solutions | Scoop.it
For thousands of years, medical information has been collected into books to understand diseases, treatments options or diagnostics even more. For thousands ...
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BrainGate Develops a Wireless Brain-Computer Interface | MIT Technology Review

BrainGate Develops a Wireless Brain-Computer Interface | MIT Technology Review | Healthcare & Social Business Solutions | Scoop.it
A wireless transmitter could give paralyzed people a practical way to control TVs, computers, or wheelchairs with their thoughts.
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The #BrainGgate device transmits data out of the brain at a rate of 48 megabits per second, about as fast as your personal internet connection. 

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18 Influencers Shaping Digital Health in 2015 #digitalhealth

18 Influencers Shaping Digital Health in 2015 #digitalhealth | Healthcare & Social Business Solutions | Scoop.it
Digital Health is going from strength to strength and 2015 is set to be another year of innovation and investment. Here are the people making that happen.

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A Rub-On Tattoo for Diabetics Could Mean the End of Finger Pricking 

A Rub-On Tattoo for Diabetics Could Mean the End of Finger Pricking  | Healthcare & Social Business Solutions | Scoop.it
Pricking your finger for a blood glucose test will never, ever be fun. Thankfully, scientists have been hard at work on a bloodless and needleless alternative: a rub-on temporary tattoo that, as weird as it sounds, gently sucks glucose through the surface of the skin.
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It is thin, flexible and another amazing wearable wellness technology innovation.

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"The Patient Will See You Now": How mobile technology empowers change in medicine

"The Patient Will See You Now": How mobile technology empowers change in medicine | Healthcare & Social Business Solutions | Scoop.it
Could the future of doctor visits be in your smartphone? Leading cardiologist Dr. Eric Topol joins "CBS This Morning" to talk about how you could soon take control of your own health care and data.
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HealthPatch MD alerts your doctor about heart problems in real time

HealthPatch MD alerts your doctor about heart problems in real time | Healthcare & Social Business Solutions | Scoop.it

What's more important than your health? Not much, we think you'll agree. The team behind HealthPatch MD certainly knows our well-being is top of most of our lists -- so it made the aforementioned product to help monitor it.


HealthPatch isn't a fitness-tracking wristband or a home health accessory; it's aimed at hospitals, doctors and medical services. What is it? It's a small patch with a module that monitors heart activity (ECG), heart rate (and variability), respiratory rate, skin temperature, activity posture and even fall detection.


What makes it interesting is that it's also a connected device, so you no longer need to go to a medical facility to be monitored. You can just go about your normal life.


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A small device with all the capabilities of an ECG plus more and it's connected so your state of wellness can be monitored remotely. #TheFutureofHealthcare

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It's a small patch with a module that monitors heart activity (ECG), heart rate (and variability), respiratory rate, skin temperature, activity posture and even fall detection. What makes it interesting is that it's also a connected device, so you no longer need to go to a medical facility to be monitored. You can just go about your normal life.

Allen Taylor's curator insight, January 11, 5:35 PM

Heart monitoring is becoming less intrusive all the time.

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Staying HIPAA Compliant with Social Media -

Staying HIPAA Compliant with Social Media  - | Healthcare & Social Business Solutions | Scoop.it
Chatter Buzz Media examines how to stay HIPAA-compliant with social media and why you need a social media policy in your healthcare marketing strategy.

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Meet the guru of cellphone medicine

Meet the guru of cellphone medicine | Healthcare & Social Business Solutions | Scoop.it

#mHealthEric Topol promotes a new paradigm in, "The Patient Will See You Now."

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Digital Health Funding Tops $4.1B: 2014 Year in Review -

Digital Health Funding Tops $4.1B: 2014 Year in Review - | Healthcare & Social Business Solutions | Scoop.it
2014 was an incredible year for the digital health ecosystem, particularly for the 258 companies that had their coffers filled by investors. The year was a record-breaker from the start and by its close venture funding for digital health companies surpassed $4.1B, nearly the total of all three prior years combined. This represents a 125% …
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If digital health funding in 2014 is viewed as a barometer for what funding activity might be this year, 2015 will be spectacular.


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Doctors moonlight as nurses to stay competitive

Doctors moonlight as nurses to stay competitive | Healthcare & Social Business Solutions | Scoop.it
"Having an RN degree and being able to moonlight as a nurse really put me above the pack," Dr. Fritz told reporters.
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A fascinating article the practitioner is Dr. Fritz by day and Nurse Charlie by night.


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Importance of Google Reviews for Doctors & Dentists

Importance of Google Reviews for Doctors & Dentists | Healthcare & Social Business Solutions | Scoop.it

If you’re like most searchers, you probably use reviews to help you find a new restaurant, electrician, or even a child care center. The same happens when patients are looking for a new dentist or healthcare provider. These reviews help patients learn more about your practice – and increase your search engine rankings.

But why are Google reviews connected to your local SEO? Let us explain!

 

Google uses a multi-faceted algorithm to rank dental and healthcare search results. This algorithm includes a variety of ranking factors including the physical address of the practice, consistency of citations across the web, and the domain authority of the website. It also includes Google reviews.

Because Google’s main goal is to give users the best search results possible, reviews help Google show that one practice is better than another. This enables consumers to make better healthcare decisions.

 

Reviews are not only important on Google, but on other popular reviews sites as well, including Yelp.com, Yellowpages.com, and Healthgrades.com. Google will pull reviews from these other sites and include them in their ranking factors. The more quality reviews you have, the better your local SEO.

Tips to Encourage Patients to Write Reviews

Getting patients to write reviews can be tricky. It’s important to follow specific guidelines so your reviews don’t get penalized or removed. Here are a few tips to help patients write reviews:

Ask Patients Via Email Newsletter - If you use an email newsletter to communicate with patients, work in verbiage that asks readers to review you on your Google, Yelp or Healthgrades profile. Send out the direct link to the page, along with some instructions (if necessary) to make the process quick and easy for them.Ask Patients After Their Appointment - As you’re wrapping up an appointment, politely ask your patient if they wouldn’t mind leaving you a review. You can also give them a handout with instructions on leaving reviews and where.Don’t Offer Incentives - Offering gifts or discounts in exchange for a review may help motivate people to write a review, however it goes against many review site guidelines. This can get your reviews permanently removed, or worse, your profile removed.Respond to Reviews, Especially Negative Ones - Getting negative feedback is tough, however it allows you understand how patients view your practice. By responding to the reviewer, you’re showing patients that you value their input – and will make the necessary adjustments to keep them happy. It can also prevent a patient from leaving your practice for a competitor.

Google reviews play an important role in Google search visibility, your overall healthcare internet marketing strategy, and new patient acquisition. Reviews from happy, satisfied patients allow consumers to learn more about your practice – and increase your position in the search results.

 


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5 costly health care megatrends for 2015

5 costly health care megatrends for 2015 | Healthcare & Social Business Solutions | Scoop.it
Let’s take a look at five health care megatrends from 2014 and consider their implications for 2015 and beyond.
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A look at promising medical advances forecasted for 2015 along with the downside that may come with each advance as by the author Dr. Pearl

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Nine exceptional leaders in digital health -

Nine exceptional leaders in digital health - | Healthcare & Social Business Solutions | Scoop.it
On January 11th, we co-hosted the third annual Top 50 in Digital Health dinner along with Fenwick & West and Goldman Sachs. This year we honored nine leaders and organizations making exceptional impacts in digital health: Angel of the Year: Sami Inkinen Few angel investors so wholly embody their investment theses like Sami Inkinen. This world-class triathlete and …
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FDA clarifies the line between wellness and regulated medical devices | mobihealthnews

FDA clarifies the line between wellness and regulated medical devices | mobihealthnews | Healthcare & Social Business Solutions | Scoop.it
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“A general wellness product, for the purposes of this guidance, has (1) an intended use that relates to a maintaining or encouraging a general state of health or a healthy activity, or (2) an intended use claim that associates the role of healthy lifestyle with helping to reduce the risk or impact of certain chronic diseases or conditions and where it is well understood and accepted that healthy lifestyle choices may play an important role in health outcomes for the disease or condition,” the guidance explains.

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Primary Care Doctors And Digital Health

Primary Care Doctors And Digital Health | Healthcare & Social Business Solutions | Scoop.it
Infographic highlighting the use of digital, mobile, apps, and clinical resources online by US Primary Care Physicians  (source: Digital Insights Group).

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still in the US, but maybe a trend in Europe also...

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Georgia boy receives 3D-printed Star Wars prosthetic arm

Georgia boy receives 3D-printed Star Wars prosthetic arm | Healthcare & Social Business Solutions | Scoop.it
A 7-year-old joins the ranks of the Imperial Stormtroopers with a nifty new plastic limb made from the latest technology
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A prosthetic arm made by a 3D printing geek who volunteered his time, knowledge and technology to product the prostheses. 

#Kudos to the Makers

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Smart Home Devices Will Need Smarter Security | MIT Technology Review

Smart Home Devices Will Need Smarter Security | MIT Technology Review | Healthcare & Social Business Solutions | Scoop.it
A zombie network of home routers highlights the importance of prioritizing smart appliance security.
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This article talks about home devices becoming targets for bad guys. When they write about home devices they mean the connected toaster, thermostat, washing machine, laptop and smartphone.  


Samsung forecasted at this weeks CES that by 2020, a mere five years from now, all of the devices they make will be connected and that will include wearable wellness, quantified self and healthcare devices.


This article sounds the clarion call to being aware of the risk so we can plan for a secure future.


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Vivek Wadhwa: How Technology Will Eat Medicine

Vivek Wadhwa: How Technology Will Eat Medicine | Healthcare & Social Business Solutions | Scoop.it
VIVEK WADHWA: My prediction is that 2015 will be the year in which tech takes baby steps in transforming medicine. The technologies that make this possible are advancing at exponential rates; their power and performance are increasing dramatically, even as their prices fall and footprints shrink. The big leaps will start to happen at around the end of this decade. With health data from millions of patients, technology companies will be able to take on and transform the pharmaceutical industry --
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#Innovation plus #Disruption equals #TheFutureofHealthcare

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Surprise! With $60 Million Genentech Deal, 23andMe Has A Business Plan

Surprise! With $60 Million Genentech Deal, 23andMe Has A Business Plan | Healthcare & Social Business Solutions | Scoop.it
This is more like it. A deal being announced today with Genentech points the way for 23andMe, the personal genetics company backed by Facebook billionaire Yuri Milner and Google Ventures to become a sustainable business – even if the company’s discussions with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration stretch on for [...]
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The Pharma industry covets the very large 23andMe repository of DNA data collected from 800,000 individual customers. Pharma will mine that data to find patterns that present the best avenues for new drug development.


This should be good news for everyone.  Time will tell.    


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Nike is trying its hand at wearable tech again

Nike is trying its hand at wearable tech again | Healthcare & Social Business Solutions | Scoop.it
We recently found proof that Nike could be working to incorporate their Nike+ sensor into sleeveless shirts for the purpose of tracking activity.
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Are We Witnessing the Death of the Modern-Day Physician?

Are We Witnessing the Death of the Modern-Day Physician? | Healthcare & Social Business Solutions | Scoop.it
I perform an autopsy on the psyche of the modern-day physician.
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Respect in the community is waning. The Institute of Medicine’s study, “To err is human,” portrayed physicians and health care as sloppy and un-careful. As the press ran with the story, a new narrative regarding medicine grew among the population. This narrative, further buoyed by political wrangling over health care reform, has painted physicians as both greedy and dangerous. The morale of a profession is faltering.

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