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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Weighing the cost of technology advances in medical devices

Weighing the cost of technology advances in medical devices | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
Innovations in technologies will be harder to sell unless they show real patient morbidity or mortality benefit.
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Retail Clinics' Convenience Draws Parents

Retail Clinics' Convenience Draws Parents | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
Convenience often leads parents to retail clinics for a child's care, even when their pediatrician's office is open, a survey of almost 1,500 parents showed.
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Time To Get Out Of The High-Risk Health Insurance Pool?

Time To Get Out Of The High-Risk Health Insurance Pool? | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
Some states plan to close their high-risk insurance pools in 2014. But new options under the Affordable Care Act are likely to offer lower premiums and lower deductibles, insurance specialists say.
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Download free eBooks at bookboon.com

Download free eBooks at bookboon.com | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
Bookboon.com provides 1000+ free eBooks. You can download textbooks and business books in PDF format without registration. The books are financed by a few in-book ads. Bookboon.com is the biggest eBook publisher in the world.
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Who Should Take Advantage of the Home-Office Tax Deduction

Who Should Take Advantage of the Home-Office Tax Deduction | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
If you run your business entirely out of your home, chances are good you can use the federal tax break. Before you do, understand the fine print
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Could Detroit's tragedy have a silver lining?

Could Detroit's tragedy have a silver lining? | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
Detroit's bankruptcy could be the wake-up call Congress needs to deal with the residual problems from insufficient growth five years after the financial crisis.
By Mohamed A. El-Erian

FORTUNE -- The strong and impressive recovery of the U.S.
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Congress May Finally Fix Medicare Payment Flaw, Avert Doctor Exodus

Congress May Finally Fix Medicare Payment Flaw, Avert Doctor Exodus | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
A bipartisan bill in the U.S. House of Representatives may finally fix a flaw in how Medicare pays physicians by basing more of their reimbursement on performance and quality measures. .
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Workplace May Be Unsafe for Healthcare Professionals

Workplace May Be Unsafe for Healthcare Professionals | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
Healthcare workers -- particularly nurses, nurses' aides, orderlies, and attendants -- suffer more musculoskeletal injuries than those working in any other field, a Public Citizen report found.
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No clear leader in BI technology market

No clear leader in BI technology market | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
Though analytics are considered key in efforts to improve care and cut costs, healthcare providers say big-name vendors' offerings fail to adequately meet their needs, according to a new KLAS...
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Lessons from Detroit

Lessons from Detroit | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
Yesterday Detroit filed for Chapter 9 federal bankruptcy protection. At over $18 billion in liabilities, it is the country's largest-ever municipal bankruptcy case. Although there have been rampant
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Healthcare is Local

Healthcare is Local | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
The great newsman Walter Cronkite famously said, “America's health care system is neither healthy, caring, nor a system.” He was half-kidding, at best. Still, he probably wouldn’t
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Why Medicare Patients May Be Asked to Pay in Full for Services

Why Medicare Patients May Be Asked to Pay in Full for Services | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
Most Medicare patients believe that Medicare pays for everything they need or want at their physician's office, but there are services that either:

Are only covered by Medicare for a specific
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Docs Point to Others to Cut Health Costs

Docs Point to Others to Cut Health Costs | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
Physicians feel that other major players in healthcare -- lawyers, insurance companies, hospitals, drug companies, and patients -- bear greater responsibility for reducing healthcare costs than doctor...
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China's Top Pharmaceutical Companies In 2012 (List)

China's Top Pharmaceutical Companies In 2012 (List) | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
Unlike Chinese Internet companies that generally get good press, the country's pharmaceutical makers often seem to be in the news only when something bad happens.  Yet the industry is one of the world’s largest.  The China National Pharmaceutical ...
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Internet now rivals doctors as clinical-research info source

Internet now rivals doctors as clinical-research info source | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
RT @PharmaTimes: Internet now rivals doctors as clinical-research info source http://t.co/k3ohG4xgKb #pharmaceuticals
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First successful transplant of retinas made from embryonic stem cells

First successful transplant of retinas made from embryonic stem cells | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
For the first time, scientists have successfully transplanted light-detecting cells in the retina, grown from embryonic stem cells, into mice--a feat that could advance similar therapies using the artificial cells to treat degenerative eye diseases...
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Italian Court Rules MMR Vaccine Caused Autism: US Media Blacks Out Story

Italian Court Rules MMR Vaccine Caused Autism: US Media Blacks Out Story | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
The debate over vaccines continues as an Italian court ruled in favor of the Bocca family whose nine-year-old son became autistic after receiving the MMR (Measles/Mumps & Rubella) vaccine.
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How To Self-Publish A Bestseller

How To Self-Publish A Bestseller | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
Every entrepreneur should self-publish a book, because self-publishing is the new business card. If you want to stand out in a world of content, you need to underline your expertise. Publishing a book is not just putting your thoughts on a blog post.
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'Star Rating' for Hospital Quality Draws Mixed Reviews

'Star Rating' for Hospital Quality Draws Mixed Reviews | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
Star wars may be coming to a hospital near you, if Medicare gets its way.
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Is medical liability reason enough to continue a low value practice?

Is medical liability reason enough to continue a low value practice? | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
Are the benefits of routine pre-discharge stress testing in patients with resolved chest pain worth the harms?
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Federal Scientists Make Public Largest Cancer Gene Registry

Federal Scientists Make Public Largest Cancer Gene Registry | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
National Cancer Institute scientists have released what is being touted as the largest-ever registry of cancer-related genetic variations.
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Video: The future of health care

Video: The future of health care | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
Twenty-two percent of the world's population will be at least 60 years old by 2050, double the percentage in 2000. This growing population is living longer
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Dell $24.4 Billion Buyout Plan Is a Nail-Biter as Vote Looms

Dell $24.4 Billion Buyout Plan Is a Nail-Biter as Vote Looms | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
When Michael Dell announced a plan in February to take Dell Inc. private, today was supposed to be anticlimactic -- the day when shareholders would easily bless the buyout of the computer maker he founded 29 years ago.
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Don't Give Away Your Board Seats

Don't Give Away Your Board Seats | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
I had a group of ex-students out to the ranch who were puzzling over a dilemma – they’ve been working hard on their startup, were close to finding product/market fit and had been
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