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Clayton Christensen: Some healthcare industry problems call for a take-charge CEO

Clayton Christensen: Some healthcare industry problems call for a take-charge CEO | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
The American healthcare system is "sick and getting sicker," and executives must take decisive action to fix it--even if that means making some people angry, management guru Clayton Christensen tells Forbes.
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Boston to represent at SXSW V2V: Hacking Academic Medical Center Silos (#HackMed)

Boston to represent at SXSW V2V: Hacking Academic Medical Center Silos (#HackMed) | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
#HackMed Because MedTech Boston believes that Boston is truly the center of the universe for medical technology and innovation, we are happy to report that Boston will be fully represented at this week's South by Southwest Las Vegas (SXSW V2V). Don't miss an exciting conversation about "Hacking Academic Medical Center Silos" on Wednesday, July 16 at 11:15am at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas Belmont 1! SXSW Interactive Austin 2014; Jennifer Joe, MD With LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook, the millennials are ushering us into the Age of Connectivity, whether that's knowing where your old roommate is vacationing this weekend or what your little brother in Houston ate for lunch. Why does it still take an average of 10 years for new standards of care to go from bench to bedside? With 23&Me, FitBit, Jawbone, and others, the direct to consumer healthcare sector is bringing a new level of medical technology to the population outside of mainstream academic medicine. How do we bring these
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The Baby That Was 'Cured' Of HIV Wasn't

The Baby That Was 'Cured' Of HIV Wasn't | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
Bad news today from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease: the so-called "Mississippi Baby," which newspaper headlines in the New York Times and Wall Street Journal declared "cured" last March, now has detectable HIV. “Certainly, this is a disappointing turn of events for this young child, the medical staff [...]
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How Big Is It Really? 2 Minutes to Find Out Why

How Big Is It Really?  2 Minutes to Find Out Why | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
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FDA approves first ever personal exoskeleton

FDA approves first ever personal exoskeleton | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
The ReWalk could help millions of people around the world walk again after being wheelchair-bound following spinal injuries. The $70,000 device has just been approved for sale in the US by the FDA.
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Mark Zuckerberg: Connecting everyone is one of the fundamental challenges of our generation.

Mark Zuckerberg: Connecting everyone is one of the fundamental challenges of our generation. | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
The Facebook chief writes that connecting everyone on the planet to the Web is one of the fundamental challenges of our generation, with the potential to create opportunity and reduce poverty.
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Organ-on-a-chip maker Nortis gearing up for 2015 product launch

Organ-on-a-chip maker Nortis gearing up for 2015 product launch | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
Seattle organ-on-a-chip maker Nortis is gearing up to launch a product to help pharma researchers reduce the error, cost and suffering that can come with animal testing.
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The FDA wants drug companies to tweet about side effects

The FDA wants drug companies to tweet about side effects | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
According to new social media guidelines set out by the Food and Drug Administration in the U.S., any promotion of a drug on Twitter must be accompanied by information about its side effects.
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FDA clearance for augmented reality device lets surgeons see each critical step before they make it

FDA clearance for augmented reality device lets surgeons see each critical step before they make it | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
Medical device startup Surgical Theater has received FDA clearance for its augmented reality device that helps surgeon's get a better view in complex surgical procedures.
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Google Co-Founders To Healthcare: We're Just Not That Into You

Google Co-Founders To Healthcare: We're Just Not That Into You | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
“Generally, health is just so heavily regulated. It's just a painful business to be in. It's just not necessarily how I want to spend my time. Even though we do have some health projects, and we'll be doing that to a certain extent. But I think the regulatory burden in the U.S. is so high that think it would dissuade a lot of entrepreneurs.”
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The Revolutionary Health App Has Not Yet Arrived

The Revolutionary Health App Has Not Yet Arrived | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
Eventually, apps that do only one thing will be seen more as toys than as the transformative health technology some people seem to think they are.
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Move over consumer mobile health, here comes clinical mhealth

Move over consumer mobile health, here comes clinical mhealth | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
Right now, consumer purchases are driving explosive growth in the mobile-health-device market but that will change in the next decade as consumer buying slackens and clinical purchases and usage grows, according to Boston-based emerging technology market watcher Lux Research.
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Venture capital is pouring into digital health

Venture capital is pouring into digital health | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
A midyear report from prominent healthcare startup accelerator Rock Health provides numbers to confirm the anecdotal impression: Digital health is the perhaps the hottest category to fund for venture capitalists. So far, the sector has raised $2.3 billion this year—which already exceeds the $1.5 billion raised in all of 2013. And this isn't a matter of digital health simply being pulled along by the tide pouring into all startups: While first-quarter funding is up 57% year-over-year for all sectors, it's up 85% for digital health. (More traditional healthcare categories are not benefitting from the boom with only 22% year-over-year gain for biotech, and 5% for medical devices.)
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How Cleveland Clinic's CEO sees the industry—and his lessons for building a career

How Cleveland Clinic's CEO sees the industry—and his lessons for building a career | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
He barely got into med school. Now he runs the Cleveland Clinic. How CEO Toby Cosgrove sees the industry, and his secrets of success.
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10 Technologies Changing Diabetes Care

10 Technologies Changing Diabetes Care | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
Healthcare organizations turn to technology to reduce the far-reaching, costly impact of diabetes.
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Want to see disruptive innovation in action?

Want to see disruptive innovation in action? | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
It's not often that we can identify disruptive innovation ahead of time and watch it happen. I think Theranos is such an opportunity. See why here.
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Blue Cross' $65 Billion Move Away From Fee-For-Service Medicine

Blue Cross' $65 Billion Move Away From Fee-For-Service Medicine | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
In the latest blow to fee-for-service medicine, the nation’s Blue Cross and Blue Shield plans say they are spending more than $65 billion annually -- about 20 percent of the medical claim dollars they pay -- on “value-based” care that rewards better outcomes and keeps patients healthy. The moves by the [...]
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DARPA wants to develop electronic memory-restoring implants

DARPA wants to develop electronic memory-restoring implants | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
Earlier this year, we heard about how DARPA was setting up its new Biological Technologies Office. This week, the agency released details of one of the offi...
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Narcissism, manipulativeness and other dark traits can help people rise through the ranks

Narcissism, manipulativeness and other dark traits can help people rise through the ranks | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
Those co-workers with an inexplicable ability to rise in the ranks may possess 'dark' personality traits, such as manipulativeness or narcissism.
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A quick checklist to get first-time angel investors up to speed

A quick checklist to get first-time angel investors up to speed | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
Angel investing is the quintessential definition of risk versus reward. The reward is you might own part of the next Google; the risk is you have a statistical probability of...
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IBM is chewing up health & retail sales data to help solve food poisoning outbreaks

IBM is chewing up health & retail sales data to help solve food poisoning outbreaks | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
Can IBMs computing power identify the source of food poisoning outbreaks? It's created a data analytics program to try to track down food contamination.
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Here are 6 trends that will increase healthcare M&A deals in 2014

Here are 6 trends that will increase healthcare M&A deals in 2014 | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
A report by Mergermarket and Bass Berry & Sims predicts healthcare M&A deals in 2014 will overtake last year, influenced by the Affordable Care Act.
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FSMB Plan Offers Pathway to Multistate License

FSMB Plan Offers Pathway to Multistate License | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
The Federation of State Medical Boards is now mulling a new framework for expediting licenses allowing board-certified physicians to practice in multiple states through an interstate compact, opening
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Big cyber hack of health records is 'only a matter of time'

Big cyber hack of health records is 'only a matter of time' | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
The health world is flirting with disaster, say the experts who monitor crime in cyberspace. A hack that exposes the medical and financial records of tens of thousands of patients is coming, they say — it’s only a matter of when. As health data become increasingly digital and the use of electronic health records booms, thieves see patient...
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2014 Midyear Digital Health Funding Update: Obliterating Records

2014 Midyear Digital Health Funding Update: Obliterating Records | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
At the end of the first quarter, we were optimistic that 2014 would be another record year for digital health funding. What we didn’t expect was that in just six months, 143 companies would have successfully raised $2.3B. Not only are there more companies receiving funding, but the average deal sizes are also up to $15.6M …
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