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Will Employers Stop Offering Health Insurance?

Will Employers Stop Offering Health Insurance? | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
A panel discusses whether some employers will stop offering insurance because the penalties will be less expensive, and the impact of the act on hiring and workers' hours.
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Attention Shoppers: Fruit and Vegetable Prices Are Rising

Attention Shoppers: Fruit and Vegetable Prices Are Rising | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
Shoppers may soon need more green in their wallets to afford their next salad.
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What Happens When Bad Companies Turn Good

What Happens When Bad Companies Turn Good | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
When we talk about bad companies, we don’t mean bad in the sense that they did bad things. We mean bad in the sense that the company wasn’t fulfilling what it was meant to be doing. Either they were letting their employees down or missing the mark product and service wise as far as its…
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Another record-setting quarter for VC investment in HIT

Another record-setting quarter for VC investment in HIT | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
Venture capital funding for health IT continued at "an astonishing pace" during first quarter of 2014, with the sector raising its highest infusion of cash in a single quarter to date,...
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Jack Young of Qualcomm Ventures shares his biggest pitch pet peeves

Jack Young of Qualcomm Ventures shares his biggest pitch pet peeves | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
Jack Young, director of Qualcomm Life Fund, shares tips for entrepreneurs in runup to the MidAmerica Healthcare Venture Forum from April 22-23 in Chicago,
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What should be a healthcare startup's prize for good work? [Hint: It's not necessarily money]

What should be a healthcare startup's prize for good work? [Hint: It's not necessarily money] | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
It could be an introduction or free space, but there's plenty of rewards of value for healthcare startups beyond funding demonstrated by angel and venture investors.
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HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius resigns

HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius resigns | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius has resigned her post barely a week after the close of the tumultuous initial open-enrollment period for the healthcare reform law's insurance exchanges.
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'Heartbleed' Bug Endangers Medical Data, Internet as a Whole

'Heartbleed' Bug Endangers Medical Data, Internet as a Whole | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
A bug has been discovered by security solutions provider Codenomicon Defensics and Google Security that would allow hackers to access a variety of personal information without being detected. It's been dubbed “Heartbleed” and its medical-sounding name isn't the only reason that device makers and healthcare IT should be concerned.
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CIO: Outsourcing 'allows me to focus'

CIO: Outsourcing 'allows me to focus' | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
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60% of GPs now using eHealth tools, says EU

60% of GPs now using eHealth tools, says EU | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
60% of GPs now using eHealth tools, says EU PharmaTimes Two new Commission surveys of GP services and acute-care hospitals across the EU find that there are still many barriers to the adoption of eHealth, ranging from interoperability issues to a...

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Bra to detect early signs of breast cancer vs. smart sock to detect diabetes complications earlier

Bra to detect early signs of breast cancer vs. smart sock to detect diabetes complications earlier | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
Two health IT companies with textile embedded senors face off one to detect early stages of breast cancer and another to detect diabetes complications.
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CROs as early-stage life science investors? 'It's the model of the future,' one says

CROs as early-stage life science investors? 'It's the model of the future,' one says | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
Contract research organizations have launched venture funds, accelerators and internal efforts to invest in startups they work with in exchange for equity.
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Congress Could Override FDA on Mobile Medical Apps Guidance

Congress Could Override FDA on Mobile Medical Apps Guidance | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
  In a letter to FDA commissioner Margaret Hamburg, a bipartisan group of senators asks what impact congressional legislation might have on FDA regulation of mobile medical apps and medical software. The March 18 letter urges FDA to be more clear and transparent in its guidance on mobile medical apps.
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Stanford surgeon shows us the future of medicine with augmented reality & Google Glass

Stanford surgeon shows us the future of medicine with augmented reality & Google Glass | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
Dr. Rivas met Droiders chief executive Julian Beltran at a recent event and realized they shared a mutual interest in wearable tech.
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A Lucky Drug Made Pharmacyclics' Robert Duggan A Billionaire. Will Long-Term Success Follow?

A Lucky Drug Made Pharmacyclics' Robert Duggan A Billionaire. Will Long-Term Success Follow? | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
A combination of management smarts, providence and a breakthrough treatment
made Robert Duggan a biotech billionaire. Long-term success? That's another story.
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Privacy could 'crash' big data if not done right

Privacy could 'crash' big data if not done right | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
Privacy has the potential to crash big data before there's a chance to get it right, and finding the right balance is key to future success, experts argued at a Princeton University event earlier this month.
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New Lessons Learned from Berkeley & Stanford Lean LaunchPad Classes

New Lessons Learned from Berkeley & Stanford Lean LaunchPad Classes | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
Our Stanford and Berkeley Lean LaunchPad classes are over for this year, and as usual we learned as much from teaching the teams as the teams did from us. Here are a few of the Lessons Learned from...
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A healthcare analytics expert's advice to entrepreneurs: Know how to operationalize

A healthcare analytics expert's advice to entrepreneurs: Know how to operationalize | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
MidAmerica Healthcare Venture Forum to take place April 22-23 in Chicago, unites active healthcare investors with corporate business development executives.
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Friend or foe? Healthcare's new entrants stand to capture $64B worth of the market, PwC says

Friend or foe? Healthcare's new entrants stand to capture $64B worth of the market, PwC says | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
Consumer-oriented companies like Samsung, Walgreens and Apple are moving fast to capitalize on opportunities in the new, consumer-driven healthcare market.
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What Health Care Can Learn from Whole Foods and Apple

What Health Care Can Learn from Whole Foods and Apple | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
A few weeks back, I shared my thoughts on why the incentive system in health care is broken, and ranted about the ridiculous amount of profit being created by some health systems (yes, including non
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Setting Healthcare Interop On Fire

Setting Healthcare Interop On Fire | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
There's a new software standard for sharing health data that's gaining a lot of interest and support. Still in "prototype" format, it's called Fast Health Interoperable Resources or FHIR (pronounced 'fire') and the early interest is more than just curiosity. Several high profile projects ‒ including the new CommonWell Health Alliance ‒ are [...]
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My Single Best Tip for Big Company Innovators

My Single Best Tip for Big Company Innovators | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
I know a lot of innovators in big organizations who are very frustrated because there is no support for their breakthrough initiatives at all. It makes them angry and sad at the same time.Innovation
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Facebook, Oculus, Virtual Reality and Medicine?

Facebook, Oculus, Virtual Reality and Medicine? | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
Facebook's $2 billion acquisition of Oculus VR is one sign of the growing business thirst for using virtual reality technology to change ways of working and improve customer experiences.

While the acquisition potentially brings Facebook a brand new way to enable people to communicate and share experiences, experts note that it also demonstrates the increased potential in other industries, ranging from medicine right through to retail, for vastly different business.

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Wearables Sweet Sixteen: A device to evaluate gait vs. seizure alert and tracker

Wearables Sweet Sixteen: A device to evaluate gait vs. seizure alert and tracker | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
This wearables sweet sixteen matchup pairs Biosensics tool to evaluate gait for diabetics to Parkinson's disease patients with a seizure alert and analysis device.
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CU Anschutz Medical Center Innovation Grand Rounds

CU Anschutz Medical Center Innovation Grand Rounds | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
We offer monthly Innovation Grand Rounds at the CU Anschutz Medical Center for those interested in learning about biomedical and health innovation and entrepreneurship. Speakers are leaders in the loc
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$1 million mistake: Becoming a doctor

$1 million mistake: Becoming a doctor | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
New survey shows that more than half of physicians wouldn't pursue career in medicine if given another chance
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