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VC Experts | SEC Official To Angel Community: Go Ahead, Develop Your Own Verification Methods!

VC Experts | SEC Official To Angel Community: Go Ahead, Develop Your Own Verification Methods! | Medical Devices Healthcare Nutrition Pharma | Scoop.it
VC Experts provides data on private company valuations, share prices, deal terms of financings, as well as industry leading information and documentation for participants in the Private Equity & Venture Capital industries.
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#AngelCapital #Investors were told by #SEC that #VentureCapital for#startup companies and #HighNetWorth #angel #investment were essentially free to develop their own verification methods under Rule 506(c)

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Healthcare groups go head-to-head over SGR bill's ICD-10 delay | Modern Healthcare

Healthcare groups go head-to-head over SGR bill's ICD-10 delay | Modern Healthcare | Medical Devices Healthcare Nutrition Pharma | Scoop.it
The ICD-10 delay slipped into a bill passed last week by the House to temporarily patch Medicare physician payment could either prevent a huge financial debacle or waste hundreds of millions of dollars providers already have invested in preparations, depending on who you listen to.
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The #AHA #MGMA #BCBS  #EHR #EMR vendors and providers are not ready for #ICD-10.  This is a potential disaster for all involved and should be pushed back a year at least.

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CDC: 1 in 25 patients will acquire infection in the hospital | Modern Healthcare

CDC: 1 in 25 patients will acquire infection in the hospital | Modern Healthcare | Medical Devices Healthcare Nutrition Pharma | Scoop.it
An estimated 1 out of every 25 patients will get an infection on any given day while being treated in a U.S. hospital, and 1 out of 9 of those infected will die, according to new data released today from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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#CDC report confirms #hospital s are dangerous for #patient #health #Infection are at a high level.  States have significant variability in#healthcare infection rates.  Numbers  are people...  So is Soylent Green....   Fix the problem!

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Many Healthcare CIOs Have No Mobile Strategy

Many Healthcare CIOs Have No Mobile Strategy | Medical Devices Healthcare Nutrition Pharma | Scoop.it
A survey of chief information officers from across different industries found that the healthcare services sector had the greatest percentage of respondents (36 percent) reporting that their organization has no mobile technology strategy, compared to an average of about one in four companies (28 percent).
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Healthcare CIOs are critical to any #mhealth, #emr, #ehr and must have CIO approval. No #Medicaldevices or apps or will succeed. CIOs have significant input on $$$ spent. #FDA approval in healthcare apps and devices in the US is paramount.

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9 Key Drivers of Physician Dissatisfaction with EHRs

9 Key Drivers of Physician Dissatisfaction with EHRs | Medical Devices Healthcare Nutrition Pharma | Scoop.it
Recent RAND study provides the key drivers of physician dissatisfaction with EHRs and its affect on physician professional satisfaction.
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#EMR and #EHR #physician dissatisfaction is is high in areas ranging from #patientengagement through core #prescribing and#patientcare functions.  Physicians believe documentation of#patientcare  is below their level of training.

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Gadgets Like Fitbit Are Remaking How Doctors Treat You | Wired Enterprise | Wired.com

Gadgets Like Fitbit Are Remaking How Doctors Treat You | Wired Enterprise | Wired.com | Medical Devices Healthcare Nutrition Pharma | Scoop.it
Photo: Jon Snyder/WIRED Dr. Eric Topol, a cardiologist at the Scripps Clinic in San Diego, knows when his patients' hearts are racing or their blood pressu
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#Healthcare delivery will change dramatically as #FDA approved medical devices including non invasive #glucose #monitors for #diabetes and other #sensor technology hits the market.

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High-protein diets: Bad for the middle-aged, good for the elderly

High-protein diets: Bad for the middle-aged, good for the elderly | Medical Devices Healthcare Nutrition Pharma | Scoop.it
Consuming high levels of protein — particularly animal protein — is a bad strategy if you’re at midlife and aiming to live into old age, new research finds. But a study out Tuesday reveals that in older age, fortifying one’s diet with more protein-rich foods appears to be a formula for extending life.
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Animal based High protein #diet linked to 4x increase in #cancer for middle aged people. Plant based #nutrients helpful.   #Vegetarian or#vegan diet could be helpful for people aged 50-65.

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One Third of Skilled Nursing Patients Harmed in Treatment

One Third of Skilled Nursing Patients Harmed in Treatment | Medical Devices Healthcare Nutrition Pharma | Scoop.it
A study by Medicare’s inspector general of skilled nursing facilities says nearly 22,000 patients were injured and more than 1,500 died in a single month — a higher rate of medical errors than hospitals.
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22,000 #patients injured 1500 dead in #nursing homes due to treatment.  59% of #medical errors were preventable.  Cost $208 million in one month. #Medication error and treatment error were cited by #Medicare and #CMS 

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3 Hot Startup Opportunities in Health Care

3 Hot Startup Opportunities in Health Care | Medical Devices Healthcare Nutrition Pharma | Scoop.it
The health-tech landscape is evolving at a breakneck pace. Here's where digital entrepreneurs should invest time, talent, and money.
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There is significant interest from #venturecapital #pharma and #healthinsurance companies in personal health monitors and sensors.  Google, Apple, Samsung, Microsoft and others are changing the #MedicalDevice industry along with hundreds of startups.

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Child Obesity Rates Drop 43 Percent

Child Obesity Rates Drop 43 Percent | Medical Devices Healthcare Nutrition Pharma | Scoop.it

sity in the US has dropped 43% according to a A recent study shows that the obesity rates for U.S. children in the United States has drastically dropped among those between the ages of two and five.

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Childhood obesity in the US has dropped 43% for children ages 2-5 according to a CDC study.  This is certainly good news for children and the potential for future health conditions.

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Cooking meat 'may be dementia risk'

Cooking meat 'may be dementia risk' | Medical Devices Healthcare Nutrition Pharma | Scoop.it
Browning meat in the oven, grill or frying pan produces chemicals which may increase the risk of developing dementia, US researchers suggest.
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A link between cooking meat and alzheimers is found.  The natural reaction between meat and sugar in cooking leads to the production of defective beta amyloid proteins which is the hallmark of Alzheimers.

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How Software Will Kill—or Save—Medical Devices | Qmed

How Software Will Kill—or Save—Medical Devices | Qmed | Medical Devices Healthcare Nutrition Pharma | Scoop.it
Qmed (formerly Medical Device Link) is the world's first completely prequalified supplier directory and news source for medical device OEMs. Find medical device suppliers and IVD suppliers who are FDA-registered, ISO 13485- and ISO 9001-certified. Qmed is also the home of Medical Product Manufacturing News and the most relevant breaking news for the medical device industry.
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The Medical Device industry is facing tectonic shifts in its market with the adoption, in the near future, of FDA approved monitors and sensors.   Just like The Blackberry, the new rules and innovation will change an industry.

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Apple exploring cars, medical devices to reignite growth

Apple exploring cars, medical devices to reignite growth | Medical Devices Healthcare Nutrition Pharma | Scoop.it
Over the past 18 months, the mergers and acquisitions chief at Apple has been scouring the globe looking for deals, snatching up everything from search engines and data analytics to mapping software and motion tracking chips. [...] a buying spree has ignited fierce speculation in tech circles and on Wall Street about Apple's future ambitions, especially as smartphone and tablet sales start to slow. Led by Tomlinson Holman, a renowned audio engineer who invented THX and 10.2 surround sound, Apple is exploring ways to predict heart attacks by studying the sound blood makes at it flows through arteries. Taken together, Apple's potential forays into automobiles and medical devices, two industries worlds away from consumer electronics, underscore the company's deep desire to move away from iPhones and iPads and take big risks. [...] Apple's moves of late suggest a bit more urgency. Since the company hired Perica from Goldman Sachs in 2009, Apple has quickened its pace of acquisitions. At home and overseas, Apple faces strong competition from Android-based mobile devices. [...] most of Wall Street's attention has focused on Apple's long rumored iWatch device. In October 2013, German investment banking analyst Adnaan Ahmad created a media stir when he wrote an "open letter" to Apple CEO Tim Cook and board director Al Gore, urging the company to acquire Tesla. According to one document filed with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, the company is developing technology that could possibly unlock a device like an iPhone by identifying the owner's unique electrical signals from the heart.
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Linkedin Profiles show that Google Apple and Facebook M&A people are looking at medical devices and other options beyond traditional markets. 

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Senate Approves ICD-10 Delay, 'Doc Fix'

Senate Approves ICD-10 Delay, 'Doc Fix' | Medical Devices Healthcare Nutrition Pharma | Scoop.it
By a vote of 64 to 35, the U.S. Senate on March 31 approved legislation that includes a provision to delay the ICD-10 implementation deadline by one year to Oct. 1, 2015. The bill will be sent to President Obama for his expected signature.
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Preventing a disaster in #healthcareit #ICD-10 delay for 1 year it will need  at least 3yrs for #emr #ehr and billing vendors #hospital#healthcare #AHA #MGMA systems to get it right.  Testing for at least 1 yr.

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Brain Study Suggests Autism Starts Before Birth - NBC News

Brain Study Suggests Autism Starts Before Birth - NBC News | Medical Devices Healthcare Nutrition Pharma | Scoop.it
A detailed study of brain samples of children with autism who died young shows remarkably clear changes in their brains, researchers reported on Wednesday.Th...
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Brain cells were shown to be present, but not developed properly.  This is a significant study which deserves further research.  Unfortunately, no cures... just better understanding.  

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Facebook CEO sees telemedicine opportunity with $2B Oculus acquisition | mobihealthnews

Facebook CEO sees telemedicine opportunity with $2B Oculus acquisition | mobihealthnews | Medical Devices Healthcare Nutrition Pharma | Scoop.it
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Inventing new tools to suit the needs of elders and caregivers

Inventing new tools to suit the needs of elders and caregivers | Medical Devices Healthcare Nutrition Pharma | Scoop.it
A new wave of tech startups have begun developing smart products for seniors and their caregivers.
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#Medicaldevices for the elderly are a new focus market.  New sensors and monitors for older patients will improve health, mobility, and well being.

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'Love hormone' may treat anorexia

'Love hormone' may treat anorexia | Medical Devices Healthcare Nutrition Pharma | Scoop.it
A hormone released during childbirth and sex could be used as a treatment for the eating disorder anorexia nervosa, scientists suggest.
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A little study from #kingsCollege may have significant consequences for young women with #anorexia

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High-Protein Diet Study Flawed, Risk Overblown

High-Protein Diet Study Flawed, Risk Overblown | Medical Devices Healthcare Nutrition Pharma | Scoop.it
A newly released study on the effects of a high-protein diet on people from ages 50 to 65 has established a link between high protein consumption and mortality. However, the risks may be overblown ...
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#Foodie s will be pleased that #animal #protein #dietedconclusion of #cancer death not proven although nominal link with#diabetes Study may have serious flaws flaws

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Mississippians Most Obese, Montanans Least Obese

Mississippians Most Obese, Montanans Least Obese | Medical Devices Healthcare Nutrition Pharma | Scoop.it
Mississippi had the highest rate of obesity in the U.S. in 2013, while Montana had the lowest. Those living in the 10 most obese states are more likely to report chronic diseases, while those living in the 10 least obese states are more likely to report healthy eating and regular exercise.
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#Obesity statistics in US. #CDC reports 35.7% of adults are obese and 17% of children. #Health costs for obese people average $1300 higher than non-obese people.  #Montana replaces #Colorado as least obese state 

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Study: Half of Large Hospitals Looking to Make New EHR Purchase

Study: Half of Large Hospitals Looking to Make New EHR Purchase | Medical Devices Healthcare Nutrition Pharma | Scoop.it
By 2016, nearly half of U.S. large hospitals (200 or more beds) will be making a new EHR purchase, finds a new report from Orem, Utah-based KLAS.
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Significant contracts for new #EMR s are in the near future for large#EMR vendors including #Epic #Meditech #Allscripts  Large hospitals have changed their initial criteria on the new systems to be purchased

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Can You Trust What's In Your Electronic Medical Record?

Can You Trust What's In Your Electronic Medical Record? | Medical Devices Healthcare Nutrition Pharma | Scoop.it
Government-mandated electronic medical records are hampering doctors' ability to practice and resulting in medical errors. Learn 4 ways you can protect yourself.
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#EMR  information is becoming suspect due to compliance issues and lack of physician time for #patientengagement .  Prescribing errors and documentation errors are occurring as well.  Doctors averaging only 8 minutes per patient.  

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Tax on sugary soda is proposed in Illinois : Lifestyles

Tax on sugary soda is proposed in Illinois : Lifestyles | Medical Devices Healthcare Nutrition Pharma | Scoop.it
Tax would add $1.44 for a 12-pack and 68 cents to a 2-liter bottle. Diet sodas would not be taxed.
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Sin Tax on soda with high sugar content proposes in Illinois.  Diet soda would be excluded.  We saw this coming a mile away.  Finally, a Government is taking a public policy stand that makes sense.

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Vegetarian diets may lower blood pressure

Vegetarian diets may lower blood pressure | Medical Devices Healthcare Nutrition Pharma | Scoop.it
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - People who eat a vegetarian diet tend to have lower blood pressure than non-vegetarians, according to a new review of past studies.Researchers said for some people, eating
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A new review published in JAMA Internal Medicine show conclusive evidence for the blood pressure lowering effects of a #Vegetarian #diet.  The review also states that the diet could replace #pharma drugs that are used to reduce blood pressure in certain instances. 

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Feeling lonely? It may increase risk of early death

Feeling lonely? It may increase risk of early death | Medical Devices Healthcare Nutrition Pharma | Scoop.it
Feeling lonely and isolated can disrupt sleep, raise blood pressure and cause other health problems.
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#stress #depression  This study made a direct link between cortisol levels and loneliness in the elderly.  Death rates are increased in people that are not engaged in meaningful relationships.  I personally believe that this is true after watching my grandmother die less than 2 years after my grandfather passed away.  The fact that stress hormones such as cortisol are elevated demonstrates quantitative proof of the reality of a "broken heart."

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