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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3 reasons for the demise of patient privacy

3 reasons for the demise of patient privacy | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
Several factors have contributed to the demise of patient privacy in recent years, according to software analyst and healthcare blogger Shahid Shah (a.k.a., The Health IT Guy).
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J&J to allow access to clinical research through "Yale open-data project"

J&J to allow access to clinical research through "Yale open-data project" | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
Johnson & Johnson entered an agreement to share clinical trial data through the Yale School of Medicine's Open Data Access (YODA) Project, which will serve as an independent body to review requests from investigators and physicians seeking access.
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EHR adoption jumps, with big practices leading pack, study finds

EHR adoption jumps, with big practices leading pack, study finds | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
Adoption of electronic health-record systems by primary-care physicians soared between 2009 and 2012, but larger practices soared higher than smaller ones and interoperability between providers' systems and patients lagged, according to a study report by the Commonwealth Fund.EHR adoption by primary-care physicians jumped from 46% to 69% during the period, as did their use of certain health IT functions such as electronic prescription transmissions to pharmacies, 34% to 66%; and electronic lab ordering, 38% to 54%.
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5 Core Challenges in the Adoption of Senior Care Technology, Revealed by GeriJoy Research

5 Core Challenges in the Adoption of Senior Care Technology, Revealed by GeriJoy Research | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
Customizable technology and ease of use are keys to senior care technology adoption, according to the latest research report commissioned by GeriJoy.
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Healthcare needs a 'Henry Ford' moment for big data

Healthcare needs a 'Henry Ford' moment for big data | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
In the quest to transform unconnected and unwieldy masses of health data into smart data, researchers from the Health Care Cost Institute call for a "Henry Ford" moment to achieve economies...
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Vision care insurer VSP to cover Google Glass

Vision care insurer VSP to cover Google Glass | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
The nation's largest optical health insurance provider will offer frames and prescription lenses for Google Glass, reports the New York Times. The deal between VSP, which insures one-fifth of...
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Hospital CMIO: Providers are 'scared' of innovation

Hospital CMIO: Providers are 'scared' of innovation | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
With patient engagement tools like Fitbit and personal health records growing more and more abundant, a primary goal of providers in today's society must be to avoid obstructing the flow of information from patients and their tools to medical professionals,...
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Healthcare software innovation: Why in-house accelerators are better

Healthcare software innovation: Why in-house accelerators are better | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
Because we can provide dedicated healthcare software development resources, our staff’s ideas are bearing fruit and helping us to enhance the delivery of pediatric care.
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U.K. researchers unveil an artificial pancreas they've been developing for 20 years

U.K. researchers unveil an artificial pancreas they've been developing for 20 years | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
Twenty years after setting out to create an implantable artificial pancreas to treat diabetes, a pharmacy professor at De Montfort University in Leicester, England, says she'll be ready to begin human trials of the device in 2016, according to a...
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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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Delayed breach response prompts lawsuit against Kaiser

Delayed breach response prompts lawsuit against Kaiser | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
California Attorney General Kamala Harris sued Kaiser Foundation Health Plan Inc. in state court on Jan. 23, alleging the company was too slow to notify more than 20,000 current and former employees that their personal information was compromised in a 2011 security breach.
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Hospital prices more correlated to reputation, market share than quality, study finds

Hospital prices more correlated to reputation, market share than quality, study finds | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
Hospitals that charge higher prices for inpatient care do not necessarily rank higher than their lower-priced peers on objective measures of quality, a Health Affairs study found. But what they do have is market clout.The wide variation in hospital prices was highlighted last year when the CMS released billing data for common inpatient and outpatient procedures. Hospitals responded at the time that the data only represented chargemaster prices and were not a reflection of what they actually receive for their services.
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Bioscape Digital buys PictureRx to add medication history to tablet-based patient engagement system

Bioscape Digital buys PictureRx to add medication history to tablet-based patient engagement system | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
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5 Reasons Why Your Digital Health Startup Needs a CMIO

5 Reasons Why Your Digital Health Startup Needs a CMIO | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
Dr. Saif Abed describes five reasons why digital health startups should consider adding a Chief Medical Informatics Officer (CMIO) to their company's team.
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Four healthcare trends to watch in 2014

Four healthcare trends to watch in 2014 | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
2014 will continue to be a year of transformation as the implementation of the Affordable Care Act and its changes ripple through the healthcare industry.
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New device could make tracheotomies quicker and easier

New device could make tracheotomies quicker and easier | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
When a patient can't breathe through their mouth or nose, often the only way of getting air to their lungs is to perform a tracheotomy. This involves making...
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Medical device investing in the Midwest soared in 2013 as biotech plummeted

Medical device investing in the Midwest soared in 2013 as biotech plummeted | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
Healthcare venture capital investing in the Midwest fell in 2013, with biotech investments taking the biggest hit. But medical device investing had a good year.
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Guarantee the privacy the patient data while also giving researchers access to data

Guarantee the privacy the patient data while also giving researchers access to data | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
The government legally protects personal health information, and legislators and the news media pounce on every real or potential data breach. There is a good reason.
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Free The Data: APIs Boost Health Information Exchange

Free The Data: APIs Boost Health Information Exchange | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
New models promise to make sharing health information almost as simple as shopping on Amazon.
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Payers stop launching apps, start partnering with biometric device companies

Payers stop launching apps, start partnering with biometric device companies | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
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