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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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HHS Seeking Innovative Entrepreneurs for HHSentrepreneurs Program

HHS Seeking Innovative Entrepreneurs for HHSentrepreneurs Program | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
HHS is seeking innovative entrepreneurs to apply for the HHSentrepreneurs Program starting this fall to address some of the biggest challenges in healthcare
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Digital Health Records’ Risks Emerge as Deaths Blamed on Systems

Digital Health Records’ Risks Emerge as Deaths Blamed on Systems | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
When Scot Silverstein’s 84-year-old mother, Betty, starting mixing up her words, he worried she was having a stroke. So he rushed her to Abington Memorial Hospital in Pennsylvania.
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Device Offers Cluster Headache Relief

Device Offers Cluster Headache Relief | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
BOSTON -- A small, implanted electrostimulator helped about 25% of patients with frequent cluster headaches obtain virtually immediate and complete relief from acute attacks, researchers said here.
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Fewer complications, shorter recovery are benefits of robotic surgery, but price is an issue

Fewer complications, shorter recovery are benefits of robotic surgery, but price is an issue | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
For almost two years, Rosi Pazos suffered heavy menstrual bleeding and an assortment of aches and pains that left her spent by the end of her period.
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How Confident Are U.S. Adults in the Privacy of Their Data When Using Online Health Services?

How Confident Are U.S. Adults in the Privacy of Their Data When Using Online Health Services? | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
A Harris Interactive/HealthDay survey finds that only 13% of U.S.
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Obama Administration Not Budging On Medicare Competitive Bidding

Obama Administration Not Budging On Medicare Competitive Bidding | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
The Obama administration isn't backing down from implementing the second phase of a competitive bidding program that will save Medicare billions of dollars on purchases of medical equipment like wheelchairs and diabetes testing devices.
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First-Ever Medical Centers Concierge Alliance Conference Targets Hospital Physicians, Administrators & Medical Center Executives

First-Ever Medical Centers Concierge Alliance Conference Targets Hospital Physicians, Administrators & Medical Center Executives | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
First-Ever Medical Centers Concierge Alliance Conference Targets Hospital Physicians, Administrators and Medical Center Executives FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT INFORMATION: Contact john.kirkpatric...
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4 Lessons From a $200,000 Start-Up Pitch

4 Lessons From a $200,000 Start-Up Pitch | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
Here's the story of one founder who tried to get his start-up funded.
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Fed Gov't, Private Groups Step Up Efforts To Boost Online Health Care Cost Transparency

Fed Gov't, Private Groups Step Up Efforts To Boost Online Health Care Cost Transparency | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
Victoria Bogatyrenko of United HealthCare, Niall Brennan of CMS, Robin Gelburd of FAIR Health, Jerry Kominski of the University of California-Los Angeles' Center for Health Policy Research and Jeffrey Rice of the Healthcare Blue Book spoke with...
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Physicians preparing to adopt digital pill technologies

Physicians preparing to adopt digital pill technologies | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it

Next year, some family physicians likely will be using ingestible digital pills to keep track of patient's health, the New York Times' "Bits" reports (Bilton, "Bits", New York Times, 6/23).

 

Such pills feature an embedded microchip to transmit patient data to health care providers.

 

Last month, FDA said that it is easing federal oversight of the pills.

FDA said it is amending the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act -- which gives the agency regulatory authority -- to categorize digital pill technology as a class 2 medical device. Traditionally, new devices are automatically labeled as class 3 devices, which is more restrictive than class 2.

 

In July 2012, FDA approved Proteus Digital Health's microchip, a silicon wafer that is embedded in an ingestible pill.

 

The device generates electricity when it makes contact with the stomach's digestive fluids and sends a signal to a patch on the patient's skin.

 

The disposable patch then can transmit information to a health care provider's mobile phone application, including data on:

Time the pill is taken;Heart rate;Body position; andTemperature

In addition to Proteus' digital pill technology, HQ -- a Florida company -- has developed a pill that has a built-in battery and sends real-time body temperature updates as it moves through a patient's body.

 

Meanwhile, Regina Dugan -- senior vice president for Motorola Mobility's advanced technology and projects group -- at a digital technology conference last month showed an example of a digital pill that can wirelessly communicate with a smartphone application ("Bits", New York Times, 6/23).


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Brilliant way to increase adherence on drugs

eMedToday's curator insight, June 25, 2013 8:21 PM

This could be part of an e detailing program. WOW

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How Vegas entrepreneurs are disrupting education and health care

How Vegas entrepreneurs are disrupting education and health care | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
How Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh and a small team of entrepreneurs are attempting to fix health care and education in one of the most undeserved parts of the country.
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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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Brainstorm Tech Spotlight: Cyrus Massoumi, Founder and CEO of ZocDoc

Brainstorm Tech Spotlight: Cyrus Massoumi, Founder and CEO of ZocDoc | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
How past failures helped make ZocDoc into a roaring success.



FORTUNE -- Fortune’s Brainstorm Tech Conference (July 22-24 in Aspen, Colo.) regularly brings together the best and brightest minds in tech innovation.
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Eliquis Effective for Preventing Recurrent VTE

Eliquis Effective for Preventing Recurrent VTE | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
An oral fixed-dose therapy to treat venous thromboembolism (VTE) demonstrated noninferiority to treatment with a combination of subcutaneous and oral drugs, investigators in a large multinational tria...
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Health data apostle + forward-thinking pharma leader = healthcare industry trends redefined

Health data apostle + forward-thinking pharma leader = healthcare industry trends redefined | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
Get a preview of Brian Sivak and Adrian Rawcliffe, the Keynote speakers for Medcity CONVERGE
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Health-Centric Homes, for a Price

Health-Centric Homes, for a Price | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
Delos, a Manhattan developer, is betting its WELL certification will become as commonplace as the one accorded by LEED.
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Several Pioneer ACOs may exit program

Several Pioneer ACOs may exit program | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
Medicare's most ambitious test of accountable care could lose a substantial number of its participants after the first year.
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Easing the end of life: Startups that are helping people make the ultimate decision

Easing the end of life: Startups that are helping people make the ultimate decision | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
End-of-life care may not be the most uplifting topic, but a group of startups see their tools as a way to help people take control of their circumstances and make sure their voices are heard.
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The Intelligent Investor: Saving Investors From Themselves

The Intelligent Investor: Saving Investors From Themselves | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
I was once asked, at a journalism conference, how I defined my job. I said: My job is to write the exact same thing between 50 and 100 times a year in such a way that neither my editors nor my readers will ever think I am repeating myself.
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California-Based Group Serves as 'Match.com for Unused Medicine'

California-Based Group Serves as 'Match.com for Unused Medicine' | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
California-based SIRUM -- or Supporting Initiatives to Redistribute Unused Medicine -- is leveraging technology to collect unused prescription drugs from nursing homes and match them to low-cost and no-cost clinics that need the medication.
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Site Aims To Help Users With Chronic Illnesses Locate Clinical Trials

Site Aims To Help Users With Chronic Illnesses Locate Clinical Trials | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
A no-cost website, CureLauncher.com, seeks to connect patients who are diagnosed with chronic illnesses to appropriate clinical trials.
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Poll Finds Caregivers Seek Information Online, but Few Use Apps, Tools

Poll Finds Caregivers Seek Information Online, but Few Use Apps, Tools | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
A poll released by the Pew Research Center and the California HealthCare Foundation finds that although most U.S. caregivers search the Internet for health information, few use online tools and applications to track patient care.
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How doctors-turned-entrepreneurs can achieve business success

How doctors-turned-entrepreneurs can achieve business success | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
How doctors-turned-entrepreneurs can achieve business success
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