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Study of Clinical Orthopaedic Information Sources Reveals ...

Study of Clinical Orthopaedic Information Sources Reveals ... | Digital Health | Scoop.it
According to a recent JBJS readership study among 1000+ orthopaedic surgeons and residents, sources used for obtaining clinical orthopaedic information vary depending on one's resident or surgeon status.
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Where (in the Human Body) Venture Capital Is Going

Where (in the Human Body) Venture Capital Is Going | Digital Health | Scoop.it
A look at the organs and maladies that are attracting the most interest of startups and venture-capital investors. Hint: Think aging baby boomers.
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How to Determine If an Accelerator Really Will Boost Your Startup - Entrepreneur (blog)

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How to Determine If an Accelerator Really Will Boost Your Startup
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Startups have more funding options than ever before with the myriad of crowdfunding platforms, accelerators, angel investors and micro-VC funds.
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Accenture Doctors Survey - The Digital Doctor is “In”: Healthcare IT Maturity Index - Infographic

Accenture Doctors Survey - The Digital Doctor is “In”: Healthcare IT Maturity Index - Infographic | Digital Health | Scoop.it
View Accenture’s chart that shows healthcare IT and health information exchange (HIE) are taking hold globally. (How does #Australia's #healthIT maturity compare to other countries?
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If You Own A Fitness Tracker, Do You Actually Use It?

If You Own A Fitness Tracker, Do You Actually Use It? | Digital Health | Scoop.it
By Rachael Rettner, Senior Writer
Published: 08/21/2014 11:11 AM EDT on LiveScience

If you own a fitness tracker that sits in your desk drawer instead of on your wrist, you're not alone. About one-third (34 percent) of people who buy a smart w...

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Cancer Research: Not a One-Size-Fits-All Approach - Wired

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Wired Cancer Research: Not a One-Size-Fits-All Approach Wired And second, it requires a collective approach among researchers specializing in everything from bioinformatics and basic science to clinical medicine — not only to amass the genomes for...
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Exclusive: Aetna to shut down CarePass by the end of the year | mobihealthnews

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Wal-Mart moves into primary care

Wal-Mart moves into primary care | Digital Health | Scoop.it
Photo courtesy of Wal-Mart.Wal-Mart has entered the primary care arena, opening six clinics since April with six more planned by year’s end.

With 4,200 stores across the U.S., the retail gi
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Richard Branson backs Dr Phil's virtual doctor venture - Telegraph

Richard Branson backs Dr Phil's virtual doctor venture - Telegraph | Digital Health | Scoop.it
App allows patients to hold instant video consultations with family doctors
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GE Healthcare Introduces the Next Generation Pocket-Sized Ultrasound - Vscan ... - MarketWatch

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American Heart Association launches new custom solution for EMS ...

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Each year, more than 400,000 children and adults experience a cardiac arrest outside the hospital. Only 10 percent survive. Oftentimes, the Emergency Medical Service (EMS) professionals arriving at the scene are the first to ...
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Pharma’s first-to-market advantage | McKinsey & Company

Pharma’s first-to-market advantage | McKinsey & Company | Digital Health | Scoop.it
What’s the value of bringing a drug to market first? In some cases, it may be less than you think. A McKinsey & Company article.
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Trade talks 'should include health'

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Major trade talks between the US and EU must include healthcare, a UK health minister says amid claims doing so could threaten the NHS. (A little bit of News, keeping you in the loop. It's what we do!
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Telehealth in command >> Health Management Technology

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Health Management Technology An overview of clinical decision support considerations relative to the utilization of a telehealth command center.
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Telehealth Companies See Investor Funding Jump in 2014 – The Doctor is Always In

Telehealth Companies See Investor Funding Jump in 2014 – The Doctor is Always In | Digital Health | Scoop.it
2014 YTD has set a record for investment to web and mobile-based telehealth (telemedicine) companies.
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A Tale of Two Africas - Wall Street Journal

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Basic medical training, everyday vigilance and sustained political will go a long way.
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'We Are Going For Change': A Conversation With 23andMe CEO Anne Wojcicki

'We Are Going For Change': A Conversation With 23andMe CEO Anne Wojcicki | Digital Health | Scoop.it
23andMe CEO and cofounder Anne Wojcicki explains how she intends to get FDA approval for health-related genetic tests and move ahead on what she says is a 10-year goal of revolutionizing healthcare.
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The New Face Of Healthcare Innovation: 7 Ways Telemedicine Changes The Healthcare Landscape -- And What It Means For You

The New Face Of Healthcare Innovation: 7 Ways Telemedicine Changes The Healthcare Landscape -- And What It Means For You | Digital Health | Scoop.it

It’s no secret that the healthcare space is broken. A 2013 study conducted by the Journal of Patient Safety estimates that between 210,000 and 440,000 patients die in the US each year from accidental practice. To put this into perspective, an estimated 600,000 Americans die from heart disease each year and another 565,000 from cancer (source: www.cdc.gov), which puts healthcare incompetence as the third leading cause of death in the United States.

The pool of entrepreneurs in the race to offer mobile health consulting is growing larger by the day. With telemedicine, users have the power of accessibility in their hands with apps such as TouchCare and iBluebutton (see below). While the concept of telemedicine isn’t anything new, having the accessibility to one’s doctor is. Here are seven ways telemedicine changes the healthcare landscape—for the better:

1. Stronger relationships. Relationships are everything. If there was ever a person not to make angry, it’s your doctor. More important, your relationship with your doctor is everything, which is why mobile healthcare is so ideal. It offers the luxuries of personalization and convenience without exposing yourself or your child to the 15 other sickly patients normally waiting in your doctor’s office.

2. Convenience. TouchCare takes mobile healthcare to the next level as it creates an entirely new user experience for the customer. Rather than having to trek into the doctor’s office for a consult, you can now do so from the comfort of your own smartphone for follow up visits, after hours calls, or while traveling. Additionally, parents gain a stronger piece of mind because they can immediately reach their doctor for relatively benign symptoms such as a cough or runny nose.

3. Reduced complexity. Complexity is defined by the speed at which industries change and the interdependence of relationships therein. Telemedicine reduces both.

 

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4. Greater awareness. iBlueButton is perhaps the most comprehensive app for telemedicine as it allows users (currently only for active duty military and veterans) to carry their own medical records  with them in their smartphone. For physicians, pop-up windows alert the provider of possible medication side effects for greater drug reconciliation.

5. Shared purpose. The focus of healthcare today appears to be more towards earning a profit rather than serving its purpose of patient care. The purpose of an organization is (ideally) to serve as a value differentiator to its customers because of what they (the company) stand for. Whatever a company’s flavor, its purpose is defined by a certifiable element that distinguishes it from all else, and that element is what attains and retains customers and fulfills a societal need. Bettina Experton, MD, MPH, and President & CEO of Humetrix, which is the company behind iBluebutton, believes that “collaborating for a higher purpose is a key corporate value… We work to empower patients and make them more informed healthcare consumers, and we think about ways to make life easier for parents, caregivers and families in an increasingly complex healthcare environment.” (source: http://www.ibluebutton.com/post-be-16/).

6. Improved efficiency. Smaller practices get bought out by larger organizations, which means new regulations and more bureaucracy are added into their daily routine. Nancy Zimmerman, head of Marketing for TouchCare, cited one practice in North Carolina who was recently bought out by a larger company who needed to scale back from seeing their normal 60 patients per day to 20 due to the added bureaucracy. Telemedicine eliminates phone consults and the addiction to answering emails.

7. Enhanced flexibility for physician. The immediacy of telemedicine provides direct access to the customer. iBlueButton users can directly share critical parts of their medical record with their doctor via secure messaging.

The changing landscape of healthcare offered through smartphone apps allows doctors to build stronger relationships with their patients rather than be just another MD—critical to the “patient” component of “patient care.”

 

 


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The 2014 Inc. 5000 List | Inc.com

Inc. 5000 Companies include Fuhu, Quest Nutrition, Reliant Asset Management, Superfish, Acacia Communications, Provider Power and Crescendo Bioscience.
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Health: How The Inevitable Telemedicine Trend Will Change Healthcare Forever - Huffington Post (blog)

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Medicare already allows people outside of metropolitan areas to access medical care from specialists via telemedicine.
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Illumina Partners With Big Pharma To Create New Genetic Tests For Cancer - Forbes

Illumina Partners With Big Pharma To Create New Genetic Tests For Cancer Forbes Illumina, the leading maker of DNA sequencing equipment, is partnering with Sanofi, AstraZeneca, and Johnson & Johnson to create a test for more mutations in dozens of...
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Integrating telemedicine into your practice

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Many primary care physicians worry that the rapidly-growing field of telemedicine is just too complicated and time-consuming to implement in their already busy practices.
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