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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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Which states will offer multi-state plans on exchanges?

Which states will offer multi-state plans on exchanges? | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
The Office of Personnel Management, which will administer these plans, says 31 states will have national plans available, but it won't release the names of the insurers or states under consideration, reported the Washington Post/Kaiser Health News.
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UnitedHealth withdraws from California's individual market

UnitedHealth withdraws from California's individual market | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
UnitedHealth has announced that it will exit the individual market in California by the end of the year, leaving about 8,000 individual members to find new coverage, according to the Los Angeles Times.
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These are the most active VCs in healthcare since 2012

These are the most active VCs in healthcare since 2012 | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
The most active VC investors in healthcare since 2012 are OrbiMed Advisers, New Enterprise Associates and Versant Ventures, according to a new PitchBook report.
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Could price transparency boost bill collection by physician practices?

Could price transparency boost bill collection by physician practices? | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
Medlio, a member of DreamIt Health's accelerator, wants to help physician practices with bill collection by creating more price transparency with virtual insurance cards.
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Could a 3-D printed cast become a disruptive medical device?

Could a 3-D printed cast become a disruptive medical device? | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
An industrial designer has developed a prototype for an exoskeletal brace with a 3D printer to heal fractures producing a design alternative that could disrupt orthopedic medicine.
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Or let me put it another way, Could a 3-D printed medical devices or parts of medical devices can be used clinically in near future ? Seems to me that manufactoring would take a whole new meaning !

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The British Healthcare System Is Asking Patients To Flee From Zombie Hordes To Get Fit

The British Healthcare System Is Asking Patients To Flee From Zombie Hordes To Get Fit | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
Unless you’re someone who actually enjoys running, you probably search for distraction as pain begins to build in your thighs. There’s music, of course.
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Cerner Supports Blue Button +

Cerner Supports Blue Button + | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
Cerner has announced plans to support and participate in the Blue Button + initiative, marking a small step towards freer sharing of patient health information by its clients. Blue Button +, launch...
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Is this the end of health insurers?

Is this the end of health insurers? | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
Hospitals have long seen insurers as middlemen. Now this start-up offers the tools to squeeze them out.
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22% of psoriasis patients sought treatment from PCPs vs. specialists

22% of psoriasis patients sought treatment from PCPs vs. specialists | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
Dermatology | Almost one-fourth of patients with psoriasis sought treatment from primary care physicians, with more than 20% citing cost as the reason for not consulting a specialist, according to study results.
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Engage! Transforming Healthcare Through Digital Patient Engagement

Engage! Transforming Healthcare Through Digital Patient Engagement | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
Patient Engagement has been referred to as the "Blockbuster Drug of the Century" for its tremendous impact on health outcomes.
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Joel Selanikio: The surprising seeds of a big-data revolution in healthcare | Video on TED

Collecting global health data was an imperfect science: Workers tramped through villages to knock on doors and ask questions, wrote the answers on paper forms, then input the data -- and from this gappy information, countries would make huge...
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Why PaaS is the Future of Healthcare

Why PaaS is the Future of Healthcare | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
The following is a guest post by Anil Kottoor, president and CEO of MedHOK. The need for improved data management and quality reporting is increasing exponentially as various healthcare reform meas...
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AirStrip thinks Microsoft's tablet & Windows 8 could bring mHealth to the desktop

AirStrip thinks Microsoft's tablet & Windows 8 could bring mHealth to the desktop | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
AirStrip Technologies says Microsoft's Surface tablet and Windows 8.1 will help bring user-friendly mobile technology to the desktop.
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Molecular diagnostics company GeneCentric collects $2.5 million for cancer tests

Molecular diagnostics company GeneCentric collects $2.5 million for cancer tests | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
A diagnostics company examining the genetic makeup of tumors to stratify lung cancer has raised $2.5 million.
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Shorter Wait in the ER Just a Click Away with Startup’s Virtual Waiting Service

Shorter Wait in the ER Just a Click Away with Startup’s Virtual Waiting Service | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
If OpenTable can save people the time and hassle of waiting at a busy restaurant, why can’t an online check-in system do the same for patients visiting an overcrowded emergency department?
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Celesio is a target of both Cardinal Health and McKesson

Celesio is a target of both Cardinal Health and McKesson | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
Cardinal Health and another of the country's big three drug distributors are vying for a stake in a German peer, according to reports.Germany's Celesio is a target of both Dublin-based Cardinal and rival McKesson Corp., according to two analysts...
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UK’s NHS will “shine a light” on healthcare quality, costs with doctor ratings system

UK’s NHS will “shine a light” on healthcare quality, costs with doctor ratings system | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
The U.K. government introduced a new scheme for a more transparent National Health Service, requiring doctors and consultants to hand over performance data.
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So much for NHS being a socialized healthcare model !

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Seven habits of a powerful public speaker

Seven habits of a powerful public speaker | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
Why is public speaking so hard? Why do our voices tire, our nerves get the best of us and we lose our narrative? Have you ever looked at how a young child sits and stands? They have perfect ...
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The Future of Healthcare is Human-Machine Interaction

The Future of Healthcare is Human-Machine Interaction | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
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How to solve America’s childbirth cost crisis

How to solve America’s childbirth cost crisis | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
A middle ground between hospital and home birth could save Americans lots of money.
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Is Alternative Medicine Really 'Medicine'?

Is Alternative Medicine Really 'Medicine'? | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
In his new book, Paul Offit writes that many alternative treatments are unproven, or worse, harmful. (Is Alternative Medicine Really 'Medicine'?
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11 Food Ingredients Banned Outside the U.S. That We Eat

11 Food Ingredients Banned Outside the U.S. That We Eat | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
11 Food Ingredients That We Eat and Banned Outsid the U.S.
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33 Startups That Died Reveal Why They Failed

33 Startups That Died Reveal Why They Failed | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
Founders reveal the mistakes they made and why their startups didn't survive.
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Social Media Improves Chronic Disease Care

Social Media Improves Chronic Disease Care | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
Online health communities that include providers as well as patients can improve patient engagement and offer other benefits to both groups, says study.
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Reactions to employer mandate delay: What's the implication for health insurance exchanges?

Reactions to employer mandate delay: What's the implication for health insurance exchanges? | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
Obama Administration's move to delay the start of the employer mandate component of the Affordable Care Act raised all sorts of questions about the implications.
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