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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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Telehealth 'parity' continues to make inroads via state legislation

Telehealth 'parity' continues to make inroads via state legislation | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
Individual states continue to press forward with telehealth legislation, as evidenced by recent news out of Montana and a forthcoming effort in Florida.
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Health IT Growing Rapidly Through 2017

Health IT Growing Rapidly Through 2017 | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
Meaningful Use is only one driver; healthcare organizations will also have to focus on optimizing IT systems and preparing for value-based reimbursement
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Bill for expanded military telemedicine coverage passed

Bill for expanded military telemedicine coverage passed | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
A bill to expand telemedicine coverage for members of the military was passed as part of the 2014 National Defense Authorization Act, which President Obama signed last week. Under the Transitional...
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CES, sensors and the best health app ever

CES, sensors and the best health app ever | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
CES was all about TVs and CD players and things that our kids mostly wouldn’t recognize anymore.
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Cleveland Clinic researchers crunch cancer study data to build online risk calculators for docs & patients

Cleveland Clinic researchers crunch cancer study data to build online risk calculators for docs & patients | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
Cleveland Clinic researchers are developing personalized cancer risk calculators to guide cancer screenings and software to incorporate them into EHRs.
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The Best- And Worst-Performing Biotech Stocks Of 2013

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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Top Health Trend For 2014: Telehealth To Grow Over 50%. What Role For Regulation?

Top Health Trend For 2014: Telehealth To Grow Over 50%. What Role For Regulation? | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
The U.S. telehealth market will grow to $1.9 billion in 2018 from $240 million today, an annual growth rate of 56 percent. This is explosive, and it has led to increased political activity.
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Grading Pharma In 2013: 16 Drug Companies Ranked

Grading Pharma In 2013: 16 Drug Companies Ranked | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
How'd Big Pharma do this year? Very well. I decided to give every drug company with a market capitalization greater than $50 billion a letter grade, just like in school.
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Cybercrime in Healthcare: Can It Be Stopped?

Cybercrime in Healthcare: Can It Be Stopped? | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
Healthcare Informatics Magazine | Health IT | Information Technology,Health care information technology & IT strategy news for CIOs, CMIOs & clinical informaticists. Learn about EMR EHR, ARRA HITECH, wireless technologies & meaningful use policy.
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Ray Kurzweil: This is your future by early 2020s

Ray Kurzweil: This is your future by early 2020s | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
By the early 2020s, we will have the means to program our biology away from disease and aging.
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Why is patient engagement so tough? No one practices courtesy

Why is patient engagement so tough? No one practices courtesy | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
Problems with patient engagement in healthcare begin at the medical-resident level. Read about how few medical students study common courtesy with patients.
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Consumers get 24-hour extension to sign up for insurance

Consumers get 24-hour extension to sign up for insurance | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
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.
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Healthcare companies tap big data (but not the medical kind) for clinical trial recruitment

Healthcare companies tap big data (but not the medical kind) for clinical trial recruitment | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
Pharmaceutical companies are tapping big data and marketing companies for cheaper and quicker clinical trial recruitment through lifestyle based analytics.
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Tech entrepreneurs shake up insurance biz

Tech entrepreneurs shake up insurance biz | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
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.
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20% of hospitals in six states have above-average readmissions

20% of hospitals in six states have above-average readmissions | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
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).
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Hospital CIO embraces hosted cloud storage

Hospital CIO embraces hosted cloud storage | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
Many healthcare organizations are leery of cloud storage, but the solution can make sense as the data they're keeping proliferates. Virtua, a 1,178-bed provider organization, based in Marlton,...
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Google-backed DNAnexus gets $15M to be a hub for all that sequencing data

Google-backed DNAnexus gets $15M to be a hub for all that sequencing data | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
Google Ventures, TPG Biotech and other investors put $15M into a company developing software to manage and analyze DNA sequencing data.
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Atlantic closes deal for Chilton Hospital, looks for more targets

Atlantic closes deal for Chilton Hospital, looks for more targets | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
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.
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A new website, CrowdMed.com, lets patients post symptoms online to crowdsource a diagnosis

A new website, CrowdMed.com, lets patients post symptoms online to crowdsource a diagnosis | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
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

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Bottom up innovation meets its origin when as an example patients contribute to their own health status understanding, then expressing "need for" ... cure. 

Peter Szesztay's curator insight, January 5, 2:56 AM

Közösségi orvoslás. Feltöltöd a tüneteidet és "megmondják", hogy mi lehet a bajod. Okos ötlet. 

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Roughed Up by an Orca? There’s a Code for That

Roughed Up by an Orca? There’s a Code for That | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
A new catalog of medical billing codes will have 68,000 for diagnoses alone, beginning Oct. 1. The medical informatics business is bracing itself.
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I Had My DNA Picture Taken, With Varying Results

I Had My DNA Picture Taken, With Varying Results | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
A healthy 28-year-old with concerns about diseases in her family had three different companies check her genetic code. The discrepancies in their results were striking.
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"Hospital at home": 57% of poll respondents believe traditional secondary care has no future

"Hospital at home": 57% of poll respondents believe traditional secondary care has no future | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it

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) 


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Healthcare technology geeks: Prep for next year's IT buzzwords

Healthcare technology geeks: Prep for next year's IT buzzwords | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
Need to be a hip healthcare technology geek? Here's a list of go-to IT buzzwords for 2014.
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Lessons learned in digital health

Lessons learned in digital health | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
Sometimes a startup results from a technical innovation.
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Top Ten Healthcare Quotes For 2013

Top Ten Healthcare Quotes For 2013 | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
This list is by no means comprehensive – it's simply a list of ten quotes I heard (or saw) throughout the year that made me grab a keyboard.
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