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Veg 'lowers genetic heart risk'

Veg 'lowers genetic heart risk' | Innovating Healthcare | Scoop.it
People who are genetically susceptible to heart disease can lower their risk by eating lots of fruit and raw vegetables, study findings reveal.
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What Every Employer Should Be Doing To Lower Health Care Costs | Fast Company

What Every Employer Should Be Doing To Lower Health Care Costs | Fast Company | Innovating Healthcare | Scoop.it
Last week, the Kaiser Family Foundation announced the results of its 13th annual survey of small and large employers, revealing that the costs of employer-sponsored group health plans increased to $15,073 this year, up a shocking 9% over 2010.
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How One Hospital Reduced Its Readmission Rate

How One Hospital Reduced Its Readmission Rate | Innovating Healthcare | Scoop.it
Northwestern Memorial Hospital saw its medical readmission rate fall to 16.7% from 19.9%.
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Venter Institute breaking ground on $35 million center

Venter Institute breaking ground on $35 million center | Innovating Healthcare | Scoop.it
The genomics research facility, located on in the southwestern corner of the University of California San Diego, will allow the institute to double the size of its staff.
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Healthy sleeping habit could cut obese teens' diabetes risk - Telegraph

Healthy sleeping habit could cut obese teens' diabetes risk - Telegraph | Innovating Healthcare | Scoop.it
Eight-and-a-half hours sleep could reduce the risk of type two diabetes in
obese teenagers, researchers have found.
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FDA Wants Mobile App Guidance To Connect With Device-Reg-Naïve Developers

"Pending FDA guidance on mobile medical applications will be of most value in reaching out to those software developers who have not yet worked within the medical device industry, CDRH policy advisor Bakul Patel emphasized last week."

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Visualizing Antibiotic Resistance With a New Online Tool

Visualizing Antibiotic Resistance With a New Online Tool | Innovating Healthcare | Scoop.it
The tool shows that about 51% of staph samples in the U.S. are resistant to methicillin and similar drugs.
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AETNA JOINS CONSORTIUM ON MOBILE HEALTH DIABETES PREVENTION...

"Aetna, a leading global diversified health care benefits company, announced that it is participating in a diabetes prevention program in India led by non-profit Arogya World that strives to reach one million consumers via mobile text messages. This mobile health (mHealth) initiative, which is being supported by a consortium of organisations, aims to raise awareness about diabetes and its prevention through text messages in 12 languages over two years."

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Most nations 'miss health goals'

Most nations 'miss health goals' | Innovating Healthcare | Scoop.it
Researchers say just nine of 137 developing countries will achieve ambitious targets to improve the health of women and children.
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A Family Learns the Secrets of Its Genomes - Technology Review

A Family Learns the Secrets of Its Genomes - Technology Review | Innovating Healthcare | Scoop.it
The findings demonstrate how genome analysis could guide health-care decisions for healthy people.
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Kevin Nalty Once Again Working Inside Pharma - Pharma Marketing Blog

Kevin Nalty Once Again Working Inside Pharma - Pharma Marketing Blog | Innovating Healthcare | Scoop.it

John Mack chronicls the return of Kevin Nalty to Janssen, and postulates his YouTube success may be a part of his overall marketing campaign.

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WHO outlines steps to reduce leading causes of death - CNN.com

WHO outlines steps to reduce leading causes of death - CNN.com | Innovating Healthcare | Scoop.it
World Health Organization recommends steps to reduce heart disease, cancer, lung disease and diabetes.
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Diabetes Prevention Starts With Your Doctor - Healthcare Headaches (usnews.com)

Diabetes Prevention Starts With Your Doctor - Healthcare Headaches (usnews.com) | Innovating Healthcare | Scoop.it
Don't let your physician skip over important lifestyle counseling...
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Walgreens lets customers order refills via SMS | mobihealthnews

Walgreens lets customers order refills via SMS | mobihealthnews | Innovating Healthcare | Scoop.it

"Walgreens recently announced the launch of an SMS reminder system for prescription refills. The free service reminds patients about medications due for a refill and makes it easy for them to replenish their meds: Patients need only reply “refill” to the reminder text."

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Complete Genomics, Scripps To Sequence 1,000 Old Folks’ Genomes to Find Secret to Long Life - Xconomy

"Nobody a year ago could have realistically imagined sequencing 1,000 genomes of old, healthy people just to see what might be their secret to long and healthy life. But Mountain View, CA-based Complete Genomics and the Scripps Health system in San Diego are looking to take advantage of the advances in super-fast, super-cheap sequencing to run exactly that kind of audacious experiment."

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Many Physicians Feel They’re Delivering Too Much Care

Many Physicians Feel They’re Delivering Too Much Care | Innovating Healthcare | Scoop.it
Some 28% of the doctors thought they themselves were practicing more aggressively than they would prefer to.
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Genome.gov | Teaching Old Drugs New Tricks

Genome.gov | Teaching Old Drugs New Tricks | Innovating Healthcare | Scoop.it

"At some point in our lives, most of us rely on prescription drugs to treat a symptom or cure a condition. Few of us realize, however, what's involved in developing those drugs."

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FDA Outlines Path For Guidance On Clinical Decision Support Tools - The Grey Sheet

"CDRH officials are looking for ways to better define when and how clinical decision support tools included in mobile health applications or medical software should face FDA regulation."

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5 technologies every hospital should be using | Healthcare IT News

5 technologies every hospital should be using | Healthcare IT News | Innovating Healthcare | Scoop.it

"Shahid Shah, enterprise software analyst and owner of the blog The Healthcare IT Guy, breaks it down to the five technologies every hospital should be using."

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Rite Aids pushes for telemedicine with video consults - FierceMobileHealthcare

Hospital executives and physicians beware: you soon may be splitting business with your friendly neighborhood drug store. National pharmacy chain Rite Aid is testing out telehealth services at its Read more...
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Patients want better informed consent, doc communication - FierceHealthcare

To avoid medical negligence claims and patient complaints, hospitals must improve the consent process and ensure all possible complications are mentioned or explained prior to treatment. According to Read more...
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Ten Questions To Ask Your Doctor : NPR

Ten Questions To Ask Your Doctor : NPR | Innovating Healthcare | Scoop.it
Some doctors wince when patients show up with sheafs of Internet printouts. But a good conversation between doctor and patient can make a big difference in the quality of medical care provided. Here are some tips on what to ask.
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Health-Care reform rules would restrict public reporting | MassDevice - Medical Device Industry News

Health-Care reform rules would restrict public reporting | MassDevice - Medical Device Industry News | Innovating Healthcare | Scoop.it
Consumer groups argue that rules under the Patient Protection & Affordable Care Act would restrict public reporting and make independent medical accountability impossible.
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New Software Helps Docs Identify, Contact At-Risk Patients - InformationWeek

"Phytel's suite of care management tools uses e-medical record data to identify gaps in patient care."

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How EHRs Feed The Clinical Research Pipeline - InformationWeek

"Natural language processing programs can now data mine e-records to help locate the best candidates for clinical trials. Several major healthcare organizations have taken notice."

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