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Reason for an e-visit? Average patient waits over 20 minutes at a doctor's office

Reason for an e-visit? Average patient waits over 20 minutes at a doctor's office | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
The average wait time for a patient at a doctor's office is more than 20 minutes, although it dropped from last year. Could health IT solutions be helping?
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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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Register for the Primary Care Challenge, co-sponsored by Medstro

Register for the Primary Care Challenge, co-sponsored by Medstro | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
The American College of Physicians and The American Resident Project are looking for five Innovators in Primary Care to share their ideas at our event in Boston on September 16.
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Code for America gives Long Beach ERs the big data treatment to keep frequent visitors away

Code for America gives Long Beach ERs the big data treatment to keep frequent visitors away | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
Code for America is using big data in healthcare to reduce 'frequent flyer' emergency room visits in the California city of Long Beach.
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Verizon telehealth program Virtual Visits debuted

Verizon telehealth program Virtual Visits debuted | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
Verizon is taking another step into healthcare with the introduction Wednesday of its Virtual Visits program. The goal is to facilitate connections via phone, tablet or laptop between healthcare providers who contract with Verizon and their patients for what Verizon terms routine, urgent care.
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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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Startups And The Un-Banking Of America

Startups And The Un-Banking Of America | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
Historically, when looking for opportunity in the financial industry where technology can have the greatest impact -- for investors and entrepreneurs -- the..
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Philips, Salesforce.com to create clinical, cloud-based platform

Philips, Salesforce.com to create clinical, cloud-based platform | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
Royal Philips and Salesforce.com are partnering to build a cloud-based platform to advance clinical information sharing and patient engagement.
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