What a year! The American Stock Exchange's Biotechnology Index rose 50.6%, the average stock on this list rose 55.7%, and the median stock rose 36%. Of the 330 companies included in this screen, 257, or 78%, had positive returns.
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Amid a last-minute deluge of consumers trying to get covered Jan. 1, the CMS pushed back the deadline to select insurance through HealthCare.gov to Dec. 24, giving shoppers an extra 24 hours to enroll.
Young technology entrepreneurs are trying to compete with big-name insurance companies, hoping consumers will want their health plans to look "more like Facebook than Blue Cross Blue Shield," NPR reported.
At least 20 percent of hospitals in Maryland, New York, Illinois, Massachusetts, New Jersey and Rhode Island have higher readmission rates than the national average, according to new data from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).
Atlantic Health System, Morristown, N.J., has completed its previously announced acquisition of Chilton Hospital, Pompton Plains, N.J., but the deal hasn't quenched Atlantic Health's thirst for growth.
Health advances make it easier for patients to learn causes of illness, test results and cost of care (Interesting WSJ article on high-tech trends in #health, interested to see if crowdsourcing diagnosis can take off
70% of people globally are receptive to toilet sensors, prescription bottle sensors or swallowed monitors. 66% of people say they would prefer a personalized healthcare regimen designed specifically for them based on their genetic profile or biology. 53% of people say they would trust a test they personally administered as much or more than if performed by a doctor.30% of people would trust themselves to perform their own ultrasoundHalf of those surveyed would trust a diagnosis delivered via video conference from their doctor. 72% were receptive to communication technologies that allow them to remotely connect to their doctor. (N=12,000. Countries included in poll: Brazil, China, France, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, USA)