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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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Doctors Urged to Talk About Costs of Treatment

Doctors Urged to Talk About Costs of Treatment | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
Physicians need to broach discussions about out-of-pocket costs with patients the same way they discuss a treatment's side effects, public policy professors wrote.
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IBM, Cleveland Clinic collaborate to develop Watson technology for patient care

IBM, Cleveland Clinic collaborate to develop Watson technology for patient care | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
The supercomputer technology that defeated the world's best
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One Young Man's Search For A Cure

Josh Sommer, Executive Director of the Chordoma Foundation, speaks at the 2013 Forbes Healthcare Summit.
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Pediatric patient engagement, touchless medtech and 12 other new StartUp Health members

Pediatric patient engagement, touchless medtech and 12 other new StartUp Health members | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
StartUp Health has added 14 more companies.The group includes more mature entrepreneurs, patient engagement for physical therapy and chronic asthma in children
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What keeps the CEOs of Cleveland Clinic and WellPoint up at night?

What keeps the CEOs of Cleveland Clinic and WellPoint up at night? | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
Innovation isn't too slow in healthcare; it's the regulatory and reimbursement environments that aren't keeping up with it, according to healthcare CEOs.
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SaaS company giving patients direct access to lab results raises $1M

SaaS company giving patients direct access to lab results raises $1M | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
In response to the push by patients for direct access to lab results and legal requirements taking effect soon, Luminate Health raised seed money for its SAAS platform
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New orphan drugs for rare diseases carry hefty price tags

New orphan drugs for rare diseases carry hefty price tags | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
New orphan drugs for rare diseases carry hefty price tags |
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Harvard alumnus James E. Rothman shares Nobel Prize in medicine

Yale cell biologist, two others, are recognized for work on vesicles and cellular transport. (Congratulations James E. Rothman PhD’76, 2013 #NobelPrize winner in Medicine!
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Outgoing ONC chief Mostashari to join Engelberg Center

Outgoing ONC chief Mostashari to join Engelberg Center | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
Dr. Farzad Mostashari, the outgoing head of the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT, will join the Engelberg Center for Health Care Reform at the Brookings Institution.
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New app, developer challenge launched at Health 2.0 Conference

New app, developer challenge launched at Health 2.0 Conference | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
The annual Health 2.0 Conference is wrapping up in Santa Clara, Calif., today, and with it come several launches worth noting.
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Early reports on the Obamacare exchanges: Busy and glitchy

Early reports on the Obamacare exchanges: Busy and glitchy | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
There is nothing official yet, but a few early comments on the health insurance exchanges show both good and bad news: lots of people are trying to sign up, but the system -- at least the federal one - is not working well (as many predicted).
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Captain "Sully" Sullenberger and Johns Hopkins Tackle Patient Safety

Captain "Sully" Sullenberger and Johns Hopkins Tackle Patient Safety | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
What can the healthcare industry learn from “Miracle on the Hudson” pilot “Sully” Sullenberger?
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Study: Patients, Doctors Should Remain Wary of Dermatology Apps

Study: Patients, Doctors Should Remain Wary of Dermatology Apps | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
A study published in JAMA Dermatology finds that more than 200 mobile dermatology applications are available on the mobile app market.
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Researchers Identify Liver Cancer Progenitor Cells Before Tumors Become Visible

Researchers Identify Liver Cancer Progenitor Cells Before Tumors Become Visible | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
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Adults More Likely to Return to Healthcare Sites if Info is Easy to Find

Adults More Likely to Return to Healthcare Sites if Info is Easy to Find | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
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Not in the stars: Probably no medical device excise tax repeal this time around

Not in the stars: Probably no medical device excise tax repeal this time around | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
If a Bloomberg reporter's anonymous aide is correct, no medical device excise tax repeal is included in the debt ceiling deal.
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Smart thermometer is the favorite at Cleveland Clinic & StartUp Health's venture challenge

Smart thermometer is the favorite at Cleveland Clinic & StartUp Health's venture challenge | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
Mobile health startup Kinsa makes a smartphone-enabled thermometer and wants to create real-time maps of public health.
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Study: Nonprofit hospital CEOs earn $600,000 a year

Study: Nonprofit hospital CEOs earn $600,000 a year | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
Hospitals with higher paid CEOs had happier patients but not necessarily better care quality, mortality or readmission rates
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CA to expand Medicaid rolls while cutting payments

CA to expand Medicaid rolls while cutting payments | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
Having restored its fiscal health while planning to dramatically expand its Medicaid program, California is in the curious position of cutting provider payments while continuing to add enrollees, Bloomberg News reported.
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Nobel Prize Winners In Medicine Announced

Nobel Prize Winners In Medicine Announced | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
The three U.S.-based researchers sharing this year's Nobel Prize in Physiology Or Medicine were announced this morning. Happy Nobel Prize week.
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Want to sell to docs and hospitals? Make your web site mobile friendly and video rich

Want to sell to docs and hospitals? Make your web site mobile friendly and video rich | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
A report from Google's health industry analyst shows that medical device web sites must be mobile friendly and feature lots of short videos to win buyers.
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Shutdown will reverse progress on VA claims backlog

Shutdown will reverse progress on VA claims backlog | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
The Department of Veterans affairs warned yesterday that the government shutdown will reverse its long-sought progress on reducing the backlog of disability claims.
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Shutdown Shows No Signs Of Ending

Shutdown Shows No Signs Of Ending | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
By ANDREW TAYLOR, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — The political stare-down on Capitol Hill shows no signs of easing, leaving federal government functions — from informational websites, to national parks, to processing veterans' claims — in limbo...
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Athenahealth + Epocrates’ first app helps docs prescribe antibiotics using local infection data

Athenahealth + Epocrates’ first app helps docs prescribe antibiotics using local infection data | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
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Social Media Makes Inroads as a Health Care Delivery Tool

Social Media Makes Inroads as a Health Care Delivery Tool | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
Humayun Chaudhry of the Federation of State Medical Boards; Jason Cunningham of the Sebastopol Community Health Center in California; Ramona Nelson, a professor of nursing at Slippery Rock University in Pennsylvania; Bruce Springer, CEO of...
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