Realms of Healthcare and Business
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Realms of Healthcare and Business
Keeping the eye on ever changing dynamics of two apparently distinct but interconnected realms of healthcare and business.
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Patient-safety advocates want quality, care regulated in healthcare

Patient-safety advocates want quality, care regulated in healthcare | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
The late Wilbur Cohen, one of Medicare's chief architects, noted it wasn't a glitch that prevented the federal program from policing the practice of medicine, including its safety and quality. Rather, that was a design feature.
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Mobile medical app brings laboratory testing to the home

Mobile medical app brings laboratory testing to the home | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
As the number of mobile medical apps grows at a steady clip, companies are looking for innovative ways to streamline their products and reach consumers in their element. A new iOS device brings laboratory testing to the home, allowing individuals to test their vital levels with simple swabs of bodily fluids.
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WellPoint: Watson guarantees evidence-based care

WellPoint: Watson guarantees evidence-based care | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
When leaders from WellPoint saw Watson's Jeopardy performance, they knew that innovative technology could help them overcome barriers to evidenced-based care, according to participants in a panel discussion Wednesday at the AHIP Institute Data Analytics Forum in Seattle.
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The Future of Biosensing Wearables Report by Rock Health

The Future of Biosensing Wearables Report by Rock Health | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
The Future of Biosensing Wearables research report by Rock Health encompasses an in-depth review of the current landscape of wearables, how products evolve into narrower use cases (by improving functionality, reliability, and convenience), and business models for wearable companies in the face of technology giants Apple and Samsung moving aggressively into digital health.
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G-Tech Medical gets $350,000 to further develop wearable “EKG for the gut” sensor

G-Tech Medical gets $350,000 to further develop wearable “EKG for the gut” sensor | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
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Top 8 Specialties With Happiest Physicians

Top 8 Specialties With Happiest Physicians | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
Here are the top eight medical specialties with the happiest physicians at their jobs, according to Medscape's 2014 Physician Lifestyle Report.
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Tech expert Stack chosen as next AMA president-elect

Tech expert Stack chosen as next AMA president-elect | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
Talk about continuity of care. Dr. Ardis Dee Hoven, the outgoing president of the American Medical Association is from Lexington, Ky. The incoming president, Dr. Robert Wah, is a health information technology expert. In 2015, the AMA's president will be Dr. Steven Stack, a health information technology expert practicing in Lexington, Ky.
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BWH Research Scientists, it’s a new economy. Break out your best Neal Caffrey!

BWH Research Scientists, it’s a new economy. Break out your best Neal Caffrey! | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
Kevin O’Leary, Neal Caffrey, Ben Humphreys Traditionally the American stronghold of National Institute of Health (NIH) funding, the economy for life science and biomedical research is changing in response to more competition for fewer resources, mostly because of the NIH budget cuts. Over the last year, we’ve seen the big academic hospitals pivoting, energizing innovation, encouraging scientists to be better and smarter with the... #brighamandwomen'shospital #bwh #kevino'leary #sharktank
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Healthcare logistics service acts like uber for nurses, medical staff

Healthcare logistics service acts like uber for nurses, medical staff | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
Healthcare logistics service Paired Health, which delivers nurses and physician assistants to patients for follow up and acute care is raising $1.75 million.
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Robotic sperm is here, and it's not just for fertilization -- it might help treat cancer, too

Robotic sperm is here, and it's not just for fertilization -- it might help treat cancer, too | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
Magnetosperm are six times longer than a human sperm and could be used to deliver targeted chemotherapy or improve fertilization, researchers say.
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White House considering Cleveland Clinic's Cosgrove to lead VA

White House considering Cleveland Clinic's Cosgrove to lead VA | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
Cleveland Clinic President and CEO Dr. Delos
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How to enhance revenue with NPPs

How to enhance revenue with NPPs | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
Medical practices not only hire more nonphysician practitioners to help keep up with their workloads, but many also find that this strategy helps enhance revenue, according to a report from the Medical Group Management Association.
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Leap Motion's Gesture Control Finds Niche Uses in Medicine, Art and Augmented Reality

Leap Motion's Gesture Control Finds Niche Uses in Medicine, Art and Augmented Reality | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
We first became acquainted with Leap Motion back in 2012. The company makes a small device about the size and shape of a pack of gum that uses
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Where will the dominant digital health platform come from?

Where will the dominant digital health platform come from? | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
Payers have their own healthcare platforms, but who will build one that is more inclusive? Will a tech giant build one destination for healthcare data?
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As FBI opens criminal probe, Congress pushes bill to improve veterans' access to care

As FBI opens criminal probe, Congress pushes bill to improve veterans' access to care | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
As Congress moves ahead with bills to help thousands of veterans receive timely medical care, the FBI said Wednesday that it will conduct a criminal investigation into allegations that staff at Veteran Affairs facilities used secret waitlists to cover up the fact that patients had to wait months for care.
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Apple to FDA: There's a 'moral obligation' to do more with health sensors

Apple to FDA: There's a 'moral obligation' to do more with health sensors | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
Apple officials expressed that the IT industry may have a "moral obligation" to "do more" with health sensors and other similar devices in a conversation held in December with U.S. Food and Drug Administration officials.
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Joslin Diabetes Center adds digital health division, partners with Dexcom

Joslin Diabetes Center adds digital health division, partners with Dexcom | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
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FDA’s Apple memo points to company’s aim to stay unregulated by the agency

FDA’s Apple memo points to company’s aim to stay unregulated by the agency | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
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When it comes to clinical-decision software, what does autonomy mean?

When it comes to clinical-decision software, what does autonomy mean? | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
The National Nurses United organization has launched a campaign against a perceived invader: algorithms and clinical-decision-support software. The union charges that the software is costing nurses' jobs, and, just as importantly, their autonomy. Deborah Burger, one of the co-presidents of the union and a nurse with Kaiser Permanente, said in an interview that the software feels “presumptuous” and that, in her experience, it mandates care that doctors and nurses don't often feel comfortable countermanding.
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Rumor: iWatch will launch in October, add Cleveland Clinic as partner

Rumor: iWatch will launch in October, add Cleveland Clinic as partner | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
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This map reveals exactly where Silicon Valley gets its talent

This map reveals exactly where Silicon Valley gets its talent | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
Where does Silicon Valley's talent come from? This incredibly detailed map tells all. The visualization, made by Bloomberg Businessweek, shows the top 100 sources of "imported talent," from both U....
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Senseonics takes $20 million to advance its connected glucometer implant

Senseonics takes $20 million to advance its connected glucometer implant | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
In the wake of Apple's bombshell announcement of its HealthKit health information platform, Maryland-based glucometer implant company Senseonics says it's taken another $20 million in funding. The ...
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Hospitals offer patients no-interest payment plans for medical debt

Hospitals offer patients no-interest payment plans for medical debt | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
A growing number of hospitals and physician groups are working with a handful of vendors to offer no-interest credit lines, which establish a formal agreement for patients to pay over time but carry no interest or penalties.
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Securing Mobile Healthcare Devices: Best Practices

Securing Mobile Healthcare Devices: Best Practices | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
By combining technology, best practices, and education, IT departments can safeguard even the most mobile healthcare departments.
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Miniature artificial lung could revolutionize cancer research

Miniature artificial lung could revolutionize cancer research | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Interfacial Engineering and Biotechnology in Germany have created a miniature artificial lung that has the poten...
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