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Behind the complex decision to opt out of Medicare

Behind the complex decision to opt out of Medicare | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
It seems both ironic and inevitable: I won’t be getting any more “meaningful use” checks.
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Microsoft Just Took Android’s Future Out of Google’s Hands

Microsoft Just Took Android’s Future Out of Google’s Hands | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
Microsoft partnership with open-source, Android-based Cyanogen OS makes one thing very clear: Android’s not just for Google anymore.
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Drug Information Startup Diagnosia Sued By Big Pharma

Drug Information Startup Diagnosia Sued By Big Pharma | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
In a classic case of David vs. Goliath, the Austrian startup Diagnosia, which provides apps for doctors and hospitals to help them quickly access drug..
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MIT's acoustic tumor cell sorting method is now up to 20 times faster

MIT's acoustic tumor cell sorting method is now up to 20 times faster | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
A team of researchers from MIT, Pennsylvania State University and Carnegie Mellon University has announced key improvements to its acoustic wave-harnessing cell sorting method. The device is now a...
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PointNurse Partners with Swarm to Create first Global Distributed Telemedicine and Telehealth Collaborative Organization

PointNurse Partners with Swarm to Create first Global Distributed Telemedicine and Telehealth Collaborative Organization | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
PointNurse , a new telehealth and telemedicine startup company, has announced a partnership with Palo Alto based Swarm Fund to help create the first Global Telemedicine and Telehealth Distributive Collaborative Organization. PointNurse will be joining four other companies selected by the Swarm Fund community in February in their incubator and crowdfunding program., , , , Unlike other telemedicine and telehealth companies such as Teledoc, DrOnDemand, and MDLIVE, in which providers are paid fees.
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The 'Star Trek'-Like Gadget to Diagnose Your Health

April 2 -- The "Star Trek"-inspired Scanadu Scout is the health tricorder of the 21st century. With touch to the forehead the hockey puck-sized gizmo measure...
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Pocket camera helps the visually impaired navigate the world

Pocket camera helps the visually impaired navigate the world | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
This might be one of the least invasive sight aids for the visually impaired that we've spotted: it's a camera that sits in the shirt pocket, Her-style,
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Here's One Way to Double the World's $80 Trillion Economy: Scrap Migration Restrictions

Here's One Way to Double the World's $80 Trillion Economy: Scrap Migration Restrictions | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
Eliminating cross-border barriers could lift global GDP by as much as 147 percent
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Transcriptic’s Robotic Biotech Testing Facility

Transcriptic’s Robotic Biotech Testing Facility | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
Sarah Buhr visits Transcriptic's Bio Lab in their Menlo Park offices. on the TCTV Newsshow from TechCrunch TV
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Currency war: Who will be the casualties?

Currency war: Who will be the casualties? | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
Central banks are in combat mode. On the front lines: Europe, Denmark, Canada, Switzerland, Peru and India.
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Cyber Security: Who’s Behind the Spy Software Found on Hard Drives?

#Feb. 17 -- Bloomberg’s Cory Johnson reports on Kaspersky Lab finding concealed software on drives made by Western Digital, Seagate, Toshiba and others. Johns...

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The ‘Human Factor’ and Healthcare Privacy and Security

The ‘Human Factor’ and Healthcare Privacy and Security | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
Dell's Marty Edwards discussed with HealthITSecurity.com how "the human factor" affects healthcare privacy and security issues.
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Accuracy of Devices to Track Physical Activity Data

Accuracy of Devices to Track Physical Activity Data | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
Despite the potential of pedometers to increase physical activity and improve health,1 there is little evidence of broad adoption by the general population. In contrast, nearly two-thirds of adults in the United States own a smartphone2 and technology advancements have enabled these devices to track...
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Apple Watch app will track glucose levels for diabetics

Apple Watch app will track glucose levels for diabetics | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
Already approved by the FDA, the app is slated to debut in April to help diabetics make sure their blood sugar levels don't go too high or too low.
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What Happened When IBMers Shot a Laser at Leftover Turkey

April 16 -- As a young boy playing with a magnifying glass, Dr. James Wynne was fascinated with harnessing the power of light. It was this curiosity that led...
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IBM Watson makes major move into #healthIT

IBM Watson makes major move into #healthIT | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
IBM upped its entry in the health information technology sweepstakes Monday by unveiling three major partnerships and making two acquisitions designed to bolster its supercomputer Watson platform.
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A CEO's View On Cancer, Virus-Based 'Cures,' And '60 Minutes' Vs. Reality

A CEO's View On Cancer, Virus-Based 'Cures,' And '60 Minutes' Vs. Reality | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
Brad Thompson, CEO of Oncolytics Biotech, was excited to see '60 Minutes' highlight the field of virus-based cancer drugs, but he knows first-hand how difficult it will be to get them to market.
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An Ex-Googler Launches An In-Home Care Startup Called Honor And Raises $20 Million

An Ex-Googler Launches An In-Home Care Startup Called Honor And Raises $20 Million | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
Seth Sternberg, who sold a messaging service to Google for around $100 million, is launching a new startup centered around in-home care — and has raised a..
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Polio to treat cancer? Scott Pelley reports on Duke clinical trial

Polio to treat cancer? Scott Pelley reports on Duke clinical trial | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
60 Minutes follows brain cancer patients in a Duke University clinical trial of a therapy that uses a re-engineered polio virus to kill cancer cells
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NSA Doesn't Need to Spy on Your Calls to Learn Your Secrets

NSA Doesn't Need to Spy on Your Calls to Learn Your Secrets | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
When you're surveilling one person, the contents of conversations can be more important than metadata. But when you're surveilling an entire population, metadata is far more useful.
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#PersonalizedMedicine: What's the Hold Up?

#PersonalizedMedicine: What's the Hold Up? | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
There’s a lot of talk these days about personalized medicine. This emerging medical science promises medical diagnoses and treatments that are
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FDA Finally Approves The Ativan Diffuser for all Hospital Units

FDA Finally Approves The Ativan Diffuser for all Hospital Units | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
New FDA approved Ativan Diffuser looks promising for chilling out patients and hospital staff
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Google Ventures and the Search for Immortality

Google Ventures and the Search for Immortality | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
Bill Maris has $425 million to invest this year, and the freedom to invest it however he wants. He's looking for companies that will slow aging, reverse disease, and extend life.
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Apple insiders call the Watch a 'black hole'

Apple insiders call the Watch a 'black hole' | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
The company is reportedly ditching some of its health-related functions after failing to prove data reliability in tests. Apple's move may signal challenges for the broader smartwatch category in the months ahead.
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Precision Medicine: Sounds Good, Right?

Precision Medicine: Sounds Good, Right? | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
Andrew Zimolzak and Louis Fiore consider the true opportunities in precision medicine.
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Rise of self-diagnostics: Your smartphone can be as smart as your doctor

Rise of self-diagnostics: Your smartphone can be as smart as your doctor | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
More than 30 per cent of Indians lack access to basic healthcare services. Rural India has less than one doctor for every 5,000 citizens. This number is 80
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