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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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How your company can bypass the health insurance companies

How your company can bypass the health insurance companies | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
When it comes to providing health benefits to your employees, sometimes it pays to call the doctor instead of an insurance company.
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NYC digital health accelerator adds patient engagement, big data analysis to targets

NYC digital health accelerator adds patient engagement, big data analysis to targets | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
The second New York digital health accelerator is looking for startups with patient engagement and predictive analytics tools.
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Gore on mHealth and the Reinvention of Life and Death

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CVS picks Epic to provide EHR system

CVS picks Epic to provide EHR system | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
Epic Systems Corp. has been selected by drugstore chain CVS Caremark Corp. as the provider of an electronic health-record system for its MinuteClinic division, a deal that will extend Epic's ambulatory-care footprint across 800 healthcare clinics in 28 states and as many as 1,500 locations in the not too distant future.
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This Silicon Valley Accelerator Is The Model Of The Future

This Silicon Valley Accelerator Is The Model Of The Future | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
It’s invariably the unseen stories, the hidden, off the beaten track, unprepared accounts that evade our attention, but seem to be an indication of the bigger matters. Like how an Iranian businessman didn’t hesitate a second to invest in an Israeli startup founded by former Israeli defense military personnel. It’s [...]
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Two Gamers Aim To Transform Hospital Performance Evaluation

Two Gamers Aim To Transform Hospital Performance Evaluation | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
Key evidence suggests that as hospital systems in the US reach a crisis point – involving the transition to value-based purchasing and tying Medicare and Medicaid dollars to performance – quality of care must improve. In many ways hospital employees have become the most important piece of the puzzle to improve efficiency, lower costs and improve outcomes. Disengaged employees in the US who turnover, for example, are estimated to cost as much as $11 billion annually due to lost productivity and poor results. As hospital leadership faces a new domain of uncertainty and demands, and must use innovative technologies to better understand and improve engagement and performance of employees, two gamers think they have the answer: real-time evaluation, fun gaming interaction and a culture of positive reinforcement. The team at AMPT Health is gambling that their new SaaS solution will revolutionize performance evaluation.

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malek's curator insight, March 4, 2014 9:20 AM

Time will tell whether services that focus on positive psychology and game mechanics – are compatible with industries that rely heavily on compliance through protocol.

Sandra Davidson's curator insight, March 5, 2014 12:36 PM

Gamification to boost workplace efficiency and productivity? Interesting concept, but I think the right culture  has to be in place for this to be successful. Fascinating. 

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Basis Goes To Intel For Around $100M

Basis Goes To Intel For Around $100M | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
Intel has won the Basis auction, we're hearing, at a price of around $100 million, according to one source. A second source pegs the deal at closer to $150..
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NantHealth launches Clinical Operating System - biggest of big data startups - with $1B

NantHealth launches Clinical Operating System - biggest of big data startups - with $1B | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
NantHealth will need all of Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong's $1 billion investment to power the cOS platform to crunch data from EHRs, HIEs, claims data and genomic profiles.
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Steve Jobs Rejected The First Medical App In 1977

Steve Jobs Rejected The First Medical App In 1977 | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
There's been a lot of speculation that future Apple products will include health-related apps and biometric sensors. Here's the story of what might have been the first Apple medical app, except for the fact that in 1977 Steve Jobs had absolutely no interest in going in that direction. George Diamond is now [...]
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Can clinical & personal health data get along? Datu is working on it, starting at St. Joseph Health

Can clinical & personal health data get along? Datu is working on it, starting at St. Joseph Health | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
A health IT startup born from a data company is building an open platform to connect health data from medical records, digital health devices and apps.
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Researchers achieve human genome analysis at supercomputer speed

Researchers achieve human genome analysis at supercomputer speed | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
While sequencing the human genome in the past has taken many months, researchers recently found a way to analyze 240 full genomes in two days through the use of a supercomputer.
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In Practice: Doctors, patients, and computer screens

In Practice: Doctors, patients, and computer screens | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
A woman in her sixties comes in for her annual physical. She feels fine. Still, there are things she’s eager to discuss with me. She’s terrified she’ll again come down with the illness that put her in the hospital a couple of years ago. Her kids are an ongoing source of stress. I turn my chair away from the large computer monitor on my desk. I direct my full attention toward my patient. This is why I became a doctor. Suddenly, I’m aware of the time. Twenty minutes into a thirty minute visit and I’ve entered nothing into the computer! If I don’t start typing I’ll fall hopelessly behind and keep other patients waiting. As I tap my way through screen after screen, straining to maintain contact with my patient out of the corner of one eye, I think: This is not why I became a doctor.
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#HIMSS14 Twitter Roundup

#HIMSS14 Twitter Roundup | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
I think that Jim Hollis captured part of my experience at HIMSS14 really well:
#HIMSS14 has been so busy I haven't even had time to tweet! #HIMSSanity
— Jim Hollis (@jhollis316) February 25, 2014

Indeed! I’m so busy at HIMSS with meeting and talking with people that I have little time to tweet. I just do a little in the evening when I catch up and might send out a few tweets here or there. With that said, the #HIMSS14 hashtag has been hopping. Here are a few of the interesting tweets I found during day 1 of HIMSS.
Sadly, in my opinion, there is still an ocean separating #himss14 #hit and real-world, low-procedural medicine.
— Jen Dyer MD, MPH (@EndoGoddess) February 25, 2014

I had another doctor tell me almost exactly the same thing today. It was her first time at HIMSS and it was interesting to have her describe the different in what she saw and heard at HIMSS and the realities she faced back at work.
How hot is analytics for patient outcomes at #himss14 ? Standing room only pic.twitter.com/UkPPrVZCxZ
— Sherry Reynolds (@Cascadia) February 24, 2014

Definitely interesting to see the packed room at HIMSS. I think that everyone is trying to figure out how analytics will ...Read more
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HIMSS Intelligent Hospital tracks patients, pills and clinicians in completely connected loop

HIMSS Intelligent Hospital tracks patients, pills and clinicians in completely connected loop | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
An intelligent hospital IT system can make sure patients get right meds, nurses round on time and all the patient monitors are working correctly.
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Hospital to test Google Glass for real-time ER care

Hospital to test Google Glass for real-time ER care | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
Rhode Island Hospital in Providence appears poised to become the first hospital in the nation to test Google Glass for real-time emergency room care.
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Brooklyn Hospital Troubles, SUNY Downstate should be closed: Berger

Brooklyn Hospital Troubles, SUNY Downstate should be closed: Berger | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
Hospital stakeholders sparred over solutions to revive Brooklyn's troubled hospitals at a Crain's conference on Thursday.
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Cloud Computing Is no Longer Your Practice's Future, It's Here Now

Cloud Computing Is no Longer Your Practice's Future, It's Here Now | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
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Healthcare providers oppose Medicare cuts in Obama's 2015 budget

Healthcare providers oppose Medicare cuts in Obama's 2015 budget | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
President Barack Obama is proposing more than $400 billion in cuts to Medicare over the next decade in his fiscal 2015 budget, an almost identical amount to what he recommended last year. But those cuts are heavily weighted toward future years, with only $3.5 billion occurring in 2015.
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Boards Of Directors Still Need More Diversity And Youth

Boards Of Directors Still Need More Diversity And Youth | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
The responsibilities facing boards of directors today are very different from what they were years ago, and rightly so. Mostly gone, but not entirely, are the "old boy" networks of good friends of the company chairman. The short meeting and long lunch brigade where business was concluded on a nod [...]
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Moov Vs. Fitbit: Fitness Faceoff

Moov Vs. Fitbit: Fitness Faceoff | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
Wearable fitness devices take on personal trainers to track your workouts and improve them. Here's how Moov compares to early leader Fitbit.
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Healthcare automation meets the e-visit in a physician's new digital health venture

Healthcare automation meets the e-visit in a physician's new digital health venture | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
Digital health startup Bright.md is raising a seed round for a software service that would let primary care physicians handle routine cases with an e-visit.
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Regeneron Chief Leonard Schleifer Becomes A Billionaire After 25 Year Search For New Drugs

Regeneron Chief Leonard Schleifer Becomes A Billionaire After 25 Year Search For New Drugs | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
Leonard Schleifer, the founder and chief executive of the biotechnology company Regeneron, is now a billionaire according to Forbes' estimates. He joins only a small number of pharmaceutical industry executives to reach that level of wealth. Regeneron, based in Tarrytown, N.Y., has seen its share price increase 220% over the past [...]
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Colorado's elusive goal: A complete, useful healthcare price list

Colorado's elusive goal: A complete, useful healthcare price list | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
In order to keep on making basic healthcare price information accessible to the public for free, they want to sell more complicated, custom data reports to businesses within the health industry.
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Pfizer Vaccine Study Could Change Medicine (And Boost Stock)

Pfizer Vaccine Study Could Change Medicine (And Boost Stock) | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
Pfizer just announced in a press release that an 85,000-patient study conducted in the Netherlands shows that its Prevnar 13 vaccine prevents pneumonia and invasive bacterial infection in adults aged 65 and older. The news has the potential to dramatically increase the number of adults who are vaccinated against the pneumococcus [...]
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