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Keeping the eye on ever changing dynamics of two apparently distinct but interconnected realms of healthcare and business.
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Wireless Brain Implant Aims To Give Paralyzed Power Over Their Limbs

Wireless Brain Implant Aims To Give Paralyzed Power Over Their Limbs | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
BrainGate, a program that pools research from several universities, is moving ever closer to giving paralyzed patients use of their limbs by using technology developed to drive computerized prosthetics to drive the paralyzed limbs.
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Open-sourced in Seattle: A fated collision of software talent and life science researchers

Open-sourced in Seattle: A fated collision of software talent and life science researchers | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
LabKey Software continues to draw in software talent steeped in experience at local software giants and scientific research institutes.
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Nurse practitioners a growing specialty

Nurse practitioners a growing specialty | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
McCoy, is a nurse practitioner, a registered nurse who has advanced education and clinical training in a health-care specialty.
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Pay doctors like you do Netflix. The rise of doctor by subscription

Pay doctors like you do Netflix. The rise of doctor by subscription | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
The trend is especially strong in Florida, where nine out of 10 doctors are considering moving into concierge care and medicine.
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Glow’s fertility app lands on Android, and now targets all women

Glow’s fertility app lands on Android, and now targets all women | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
Glow, the latest startup from PayPal co-founder Max Levchin and Mike Huang, is expanding its reach within the healthcare space. With its updated app, the company hopes to give women ...

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Henry Ford to create digital health incubator with William Davidson Foundation grant

Henry Ford to create digital health incubator with William Davidson Foundation grant | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
The Henry Ford Health System has been awarded a $3 million, three-year grant from the William Davidson Foundation to establish the William Davidson Center for Entrepreneurs in Digital Health.
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Lean Intrapreneurship

Lean Intrapreneurship | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
Lean startup guru Steve Blank recently noted that several trends have fueled the growth of local innovation ecosystems: The cloud, open-source development tools and web 2.0 as a distribution channel have vastly reduced the amount of capital a...
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Obamacare customers need quality data to go with narrow networks

Obamacare customers need quality data to go with narrow networks | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
As Obamacare increases the use of narrow networks by health insurance companies, this makes the need for widely available quality data even more important.
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NQF committee member paid $11.6M by CareFusion to influence panel's choices, prosecutors say

NQF committee member paid $11.6M by CareFusion to influence panel's choices, prosecutors say | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
Federal officials say medical supplier CareFusion paid a former co-chair of the National Quality Forum's Safe Practices Committee $11.6 million to promote the company's ChloraPrep line of skin-preparation products.
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Wisconsin hospitals reduce readmissions by 22 percent, save $34M

Wisconsin hospitals reduce readmissions by 22 percent, save $34M | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
Wisconsin hospitals cut healthcare costs by more than $45 million through a special project aimed at reducing readmissions and controlling surgery-related infections, according to a new report from the Wisconsin Hospital Association (WHA).
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Deloitte: 4 dimensions of effective mobile health

Deloitte: 4 dimensions of effective mobile health | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
People, places, payment and purpose are the four dimensions of effective mobile health, according to a Deloitte Center for Health Solutions blog. "As organizations face new business models and...
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Former health care CEO argues America's medical system rewards bad outcomes

Former health care CEO argues America's medical system rewards bad outcomes | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
Judy Woodruff talks to George Halvorson, former CEO of Kaiser Permanente and author of "Don't Let Health Care Bankrupt America," who argues we spend too much money on care that doesn't deliver optimal benefits.
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Implant measures medication levels in bloodstream, in real time

Implant measures medication levels in bloodstream, in real time | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
Figuring out how much medication a patient should be taking can be a tricky business. With that in mind, scientists have developed an implantable device tha...
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Practice Fusion, Where Keeping Fit And Healthy Is Part Of The Job

Practice Fusion, Where Keeping Fit And Healthy Is Part Of The Job | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
Welcome back to a brand new episode of TechCrunch Cribs, the show that takes you inside the doors of the tech industry's hottest companies to get a look at..
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Are You A Super-Spreader of Disease? | MIT Technology Review

Are You A Super-Spreader of Disease? | MIT Technology Review | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
A small group of special individuals could act as an early warning system for the next epidemic. Their special power? Super-spreading disease
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How to turn a struggling hospital around

How to turn a struggling hospital around | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
Leaders of financially struggling hospitals have tough decisions to make.But the best strategy may be to strengthen a few key areas to stabilize the hospital's finances, according to Becker's Hospital Review.
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Healthcare borrowings dropped steeply in 2013

Healthcare borrowings dropped steeply in 2013 | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
Healthcare players seeking debt stayed away from the market in 2013--those hospitals that did take on debt risked a downgrade and higher credit expenses.
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Using Open Innovation to Deliver High-End Healthcare Disruption

Using Open Innovation to Deliver High-End Healthcare Disruption | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
Role of Partnerships in Delivering New Ideas The lifeblood of any successful company stems from a sustained stream of commercially viable innovations, both incremental and breakthrough. As any seasoned executive...
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Specialist physician incomes, costs keep on rising

Specialist physician incomes, costs keep on rising | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
The compensation of specialist physicians have soared in recent years due to their increasing concentration on minor but often lucrative procedures that drive up healthcare costs, the New York Times reported.
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This resourceful pharmacist built a software startup to help people shop for prescription meds

This resourceful pharmacist built a software startup to help people shop for prescription meds | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
Realizing many people pay high out-of-pocket costs for prescriptions, a pharmacist built a SaaS startup to help them save money on prescription medications.
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Apple hires medical tech experts, fueling iWatch rumours

Apple hires medical tech experts, fueling iWatch rumours | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
A smartwatch with next-generation health skills could help Apple beat rivals in the wearable technology sector

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Doctors face new requirements to keep their knowledge up-to-date to stay certified

Doctors face new requirements to keep their knowledge up-to-date to stay certified | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
Doctors are facing new requirements to keep up-to-date in their knowledge and care for patients in order to stay certified by medical boards.
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The Patient Will See You Now: The Future of Technology in Healthcare Insights

The Patient Will See You Now: The Future of Technology in Healthcare Insights | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
Image: jfcherry/Flickr Imagine a face-to-face interaction with your doctor without haggling over the time of your appointment, avoiding the waiting room an
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Nationwide 'roadshow' to educate mHealth app developers about FDA regulations

Nationwide 'roadshow' to educate mHealth app developers about FDA regulations | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
The Consumer Electronics Association announced its sponsorship of an educational program series, being held at universities across the U.S. aiming to demystify the FDA requirements for app developers...
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