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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Two more angry customers sue 23andMe alleging bogus marketing

Two more angry customers sue 23andMe alleging bogus marketing | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
Two more customers are suing California maker of health-related genetic tests 23andMe for making bogus marketing claims.
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This pointless wearable device tells you when you are drowsy (because this is a problem)

This pointless wearable device tells you when you are drowsy (because this is a problem) | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
This goofy looking wearable device headset tracks your eyes and motion to measure your energy patterns throughout the day, and alerts you when you are getting drowsy.
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CMS says recent HealthCare.gov security issues 'fixed'

CMS says recent HealthCare.gov security issues 'fixed' | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
A top CMS official told congressional staffers Tuesday that the federal insurance exchange website has had two high-level security vulnerabilities since it was launched in October, including one this week.
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New House Bill Would Define Telehealth, Provide Guidelines

New House Bill Would Define Telehealth, Provide Guidelines | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
Reps. Doris Matsui and Bill Johnson have introduced a bill that would create a federal definition of telehealth and offer guidance to states on how to regulate such technology.
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OCR officials: Electronic data the 'most vulnerable'

OCR officials: Electronic data the 'most vulnerable' | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
All providers updating software to comply with the Meaningful Use program's 2014 edition of certification, or upgrading for any other reason, should be conducting a security risk analysis to test for vulnerabilities that may compromise patients'...
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CMS set to launch fingerprinting effort aimed at Medicare fraud

CMS set to launch fingerprinting effort aimed at Medicare fraud | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
The CMS plans to award a contract early next year to a company that will conduct fingerprint-based background checks for thousands of Medicare providers and suppliers each year.
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The Truth About Obamacare

The Truth About Obamacare | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
The Truth About Obamacare is a new podcast series produced by WBUR (NPR) in Boston and hosted by Timothy Johnson, MD, the retired Medical Editor for ABC News. This is the second in the series.
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mHealth13: Patient-centered care will drive mobile adoption

mHealth13: Patient-centered care will drive mobile adoption | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
Mobile technology may be the future of patient-centric care, but better evidence is needed to take it to the next level, according to a panel of experts speaking Tuesday morning at the mHealth Summit in Washington, D.C., at FierceMobileHealthcare's...
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Healthcare analytics market growth to skyrocket

Healthcare analytics market growth to skyrocket | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
Federal mandates, technological advances, increased healthcare IT adoption and venture capital investments are among several drivers of the global healthcare analytics market, which is projected to be worth more than $21 billion by 2020 according...
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Health Innovators In Akron Bring Accountable Care To The Community

Health Innovators In Akron Bring Accountable Care To The Community | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
Across the country, dozens of healthcare systems are forming so-called accountable care organizations aimed at improving patient care and outcomes while lowering costs. Innovators in Akron, Ohio, are turning this concept in a whole new direction.
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Pharmaceutical Reps and Physicians: The Changes I've Seen

Pharmaceutical Reps and Physicians: The Changes I've Seen | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
As a recent announcement by GlaxoSmithKline highlighted – the pharma giant will stop paying doctors to promote its products – the relationship between physicians and pharma reps is a complex and
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Predictive modeling can flag potential candidates for clinical trials

Predictive modeling can flag potential candidates for clinical trials | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
Predictive modeling can be effective in assessing the eligibility of patients for clinical trials, according to research published at BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making. Translating...
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Former Microsoft exec to take over HealthCare.gov fixes

Former Microsoft exec to take over HealthCare.gov fixes | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
Former Microsoft executive Kurt DelBene will take over as the top official overseeing the rescue effort for the troubled HealthCare.gov online insurance marketplace.
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4 healthcare startups that deserve a spot on Shark Tank

4 healthcare startups that deserve a spot on Shark Tank | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
We need an all healthcare group of startups on Shark Tank. Here are our nominations for the best people to represent innovation in healthcare.
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mHealth Summit: Too many apps, not enough business models

mHealth Summit: Too many apps, not enough business models | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
I saw a lot of interest in our market research services from small companies who are hungry to learn more and eager to grow at the mHealth Summit.
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Can your practice survive if any IT is not ICD-10 ready?

Can your practice survive if any IT is not ICD-10 ready? | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
If you’re ignoring ICD-10, then you’re likely not alone. Just don’t take any comfort in the company of laggards.
As things stand today, like it or not, medical practices still have to get to ICD-10 and CMS maintains that the Oct.
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5 Medical Technologies Revolutionizing Healthcare

5 Medical Technologies Revolutionizing Healthcare | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
Robin Farmanfarmaian did not have an easy childhood. Misdiagnosed as a teenager with an autoimmune condition, she entered into what might best be described as medical nightmare: 41 hospitalizations and 6 major surgeries.
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Hospitals seek leaders with finance--not healthcare--experience

Hospitals seek leaders with finance--not healthcare--experience | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
With the healthcare landscape shifting quickly, hospitals have a new strategy for hiring leaders as well.
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Will Daniel Cane's Modernizing Medicine Revolutionize Healthcare?

Will Daniel Cane's Modernizing Medicine Revolutionize Healthcare? | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
A Series of Forbes Insights Profiles of Thought Leaders Changing the Business Landscape:  Daniel Cane, Founder and CEO, Modernizing Medicine... “I was at a doctor’s office and marveled at the lack of technology.
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Patient access to e-notes may become 'standard of care'

Patient access to e-notes may become 'standard of care' | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
Allowing patients access to physicians' electronic notes is becoming more popular, and is influencing the content of the notes themselves, according to a new op-ed article in the New England Journal of Medicine.
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Side Effects May Include Death

Side Effects May Include Death | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON -- In the summer of 2002, the pharmaceutical company Organon unveiled what it believed would be a game-changer in the multibillion-dollar birth control industry.
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4 challenges facing government healthcare programs

4 challenges facing government healthcare programs | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
The Office of Inspector General highlighted the top 10 management and performance challenges facing the U.S.
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Health IT Startup Offers EHRs to Developing Nations via Mobile Health

Health IT Startup Offers EHRs to Developing Nations via Mobile Health | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
E-Health Records International, a health IT startup based in Sebastopol, Calif., is offering developing countries a way to adopt an electronic health record system through cellular networks and cloud-based computer servers.
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Timeline: Key healthcare deadlines for 2014 and beyond

Timeline: Key healthcare deadlines for 2014 and beyond | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
As Affordable Care Act implementation kicks into full swing, healthcare organizations must stay on track with deadlines and schedules.
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Infused with $30M, ViewRay is speeding the rollout of its MRI radiotherapy device

Infused with $30M, ViewRay is speeding the rollout of its MRI radiotherapy device | Realms of Healthcare and Business | Scoop.it
ViewRay is winding up for a global launch of its MRI-guided radiotherapy delivery device, and now it has $30 million in new financing to help get the job done.
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