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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Health system turns to RFID to slash infection rates

Health system turns to RFID to slash infection rates | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
Infection control via improved handwashing efforts is the impetus for a recently announced pilot project involving big data and wireless sensors at Columbus, Ohio-based OhioHealth.
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Healthcare employment drops for first time in decade

Healthcare employment drops for first time in decade | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
Healthcare, an engine of employment through the recession, shed 6,000 jobs in December with payroll declines in ambulatory care and hospitals.
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Proposed Obamacare insurance bill, GAO report demand privacy accountability from government

Proposed Obamacare insurance bill, GAO report demand privacy accountability from government | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
An Obamacare insurance exchange bill by Rep Joe Pitts (R-PA) requires HHS to report data breaches on Healthcare.gov and state exchanges within 48 hours, demanding greater accountability on privacy.
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Trends in healthcare: 5 consumer health trends impacting digital health

Trends in healthcare: 5 consumer health trends impacting digital health | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
A report by Vitals highlights five trends in healthcare in 2014 poised to impact digital health companies.
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Lean launchpad and life science entrepreneurs: Lessons learned in therapeutics

Lean launchpad and life science entrepreneurs: Lessons learned in therapeutics | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
We, as life science entrepreneurs, are redefining how translational medicine is practiced .
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Startup insurer Oscar Inc. hopes high-tech, service will trump incumbents

Startup insurer Oscar Inc. hopes high-tech, service will trump incumbents | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
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Congress to mull HealthCare.gov security measures, healthcare reform

Congress to mull HealthCare.gov security measures, healthcare reform | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
Congress returns from its holiday break today with plans to tackle new legislation to make HealthCare.gov more secure, healthcare reform and yet another deadline to keep the government running or face another government shutdown.
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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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Thomas2c's curator insight, January 2, 2014 5:55 AM

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, 2014 5:56 AM

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

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I’ve Seen The Future Of Health Tech And It’s Going To Improve Your Life In 2014

I’ve Seen The Future Of Health Tech And It’s Going To Improve Your Life In 2014 | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
I just returned from the most exciting Consumer Electronics Show I've ever covered. Thanks to extraordinary demand for gadgets that make us healthier,..
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Comparing the electronic capabilities of consumers and doctors

Comparing the electronic capabilities of consumers and doctors | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
Comparing the electronic capabilities of consumers and doctors

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rob halkes's curator insight, January 10, 2014 12:57 PM

There are crucial differences... yet we still are at the beginning of digital health things,.. (sic) Will see it evolve. Most of all the interactive capabilities of protagonists!

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How Will the ACO Model Impact The Role of the CMO/CMIO?

How Will the ACO Model Impact The Role of the CMO/CMIO? | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
Joel J. Reich, MD, Chief Medical Officer at Eastern Connecticut Health Network discusses how the ACO model is impacting the role of the CMO/CMIO.
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Three cool robot toys that children's hospitals should know about

Three cool robot toys that children's hospitals should know about | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
These robot toys can bring algebra into the hospital and make it a visual learning experience.
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Doctors sharing medical images via mobile app

Doctors sharing medical images via mobile app | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
Instagram may be a popular medium for consumers to share photos with friends and family, but an app for mobile devices is now enabling physicians to share medical images in a very similar way. The...
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Tomosynthesis adoption outpaces reimbursement policy changes

Tomosynthesis adoption outpaces reimbursement policy changes | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
Radiologists with the University of Washington School of Medicine warn that the pace of adoption of digital breast tomosynthesis is outrunning the collection of clinical effectiveness data and the evolution of reimbursement policies, leaving...
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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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