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What Healthcare Can Learn from the G20 Summit

As news on the recent G20 summit starts to fade away, Paul Tunnah explores analogies between this global gathering of the world's leaders and the challenges faced in bringing all healthcare stakeholders to the table in a social media world dominated by individual tribes.

1 Million Applied for Health Insurance in Federal Marketplace in First Week of Enrollment

The applications at the start of the three-month enrollment period showed that in contrast to initial problems last year, HealthCare.gov was working.

Mind the Gap: Healthcare Costs Are Unaffordable for People With Intellectual Disabilities

Health disparities, the gaps in health care that the US Centers for Disease Control define as "avoidable, unfair differences in health status seen within and between populations," have been getting some well-deserved attention recently. One of the most disturbing health disparities gets so little attention that it constitutes a hidden health crisis. Show More Summary

Avalanche Biotechnologies Inc (AAVL), Anacor Pharmaceuticals Inc (ANAC), DBV Technologies, Boulogne-Billancourt (DBVT): Among Venrock’s Top Succesful Biotech Plays

Venrock Healthcare Capital Partners is a fund that is focused entirely on the healthcare sector, mainly on the biotech sector. In the latest round of 13F filings, VHCP reported an equity portfolio worth $222.51 million held at the end of the third quarter, up from $187.11 million in the previous quarter. The fund has made some […]

Nearly half a million people signed up on Healthcare.gov in first week

23 hours agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

The administration is reporting that 462,125 people selected health insurance plans on the federal exchange, Healthcare.gov, in the first week of open enrollment. Nearly half—48 percent—were new customers, buying plans for the first time. Show More Summary

How Safe is Barbados’ New Centralized Healthcare Information System

Caribbean government deploys a health information system (HIS) with the goal of improving the quality and coordination of patient care in the public health system. For all intents and purposes, expert consultants from Europe and the USA are brought down to implement the system, and to ensure that best practices for securing and protecting sensitive […]

What’s gotten better — and what still needs improvement — on HealthCare.gov

The governmenton Wednesday provided its first update on Obamacare's second enrollment period, and for supporters, the news is pretty good. Just 10 days after HealthCare.gov re-opened, more than 462,000 people have picked a health plan through the federal enrollment portal, HHS reported on Wednesday morning. Nearly half of those people represent new customers this year, […]

A half million signups during HealthCare.gov’s first week

yesterdayHealth : The Checkup

Nearly a half-million people chose health plans through HealthCare.gov during the first week of the online insurance marketplace’s second open-enrollment period, federal health officials announced on Wednesday. Read full article >>

U.S. government says 462,125 health plans selected on Healthcare.gov

(Reuters) - During the first week of open enrollment for 2015 in the individual health plans created by the national healthcare reform law, 462,125 people selected plans from the federal healthcare website Healthcare.gov, the U.S. government said on Wednesday. Show More Summary

Should Gilead Sciences, Inc. Pay a Dividend?

Shares of Gilead Sciences have skyrocketed over the past two years, propelling the company into the upper echelons of the healthcare sector in terms of market cap. With all of its new peer group offering a dividend, should Gilead follow suit?

Patients at emergency departments regarded as 'symptoms,' researcher says

The healthcare work of providing care at Emergency departments is medicalized and result-driven. As a consequence of this, patients are regarded as “symptoms”, and are shunted around the department as “production units”, new research suggests.

Last season quarterbacking

Chuck Schumer  via TPM is trying to be a last season quarterback on healthcare reform. “Unfortunately, Democrats lost the opportunity the American people gave them. We took their mandate and put all of our focus on the wrong problem — health care reform,” the No. 3 Democratic senator, a leader on messaging and policy, told [Read more...] This space reserved for your ad.

VUSM Student Develops Guide on Health Needs of LGBT Patients

Vanderbilt University Medical School student Kristen Eckstrand, Ph.D., is making a national impact on the way healthcare is delivered to the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) communities. As chair of the Association of American...Show More Summary

Digital Payments Helping Change Healthcare Around the World

When aid goes to someone in need halfway around the world, how does one know if the payment truly got there? This is a concern to many not-for profit organizations providing aid worldwide. According to The Guardian, in the past public health schemes relied, “heavily on cash: to make payments for medical services, to pay […]

GE Healthcare Polymer Bottle Cuts Waste Disposal Costs

GE Healthcare says a study examining the environmental impact of its +PlusPak polymer bottle has superior environmental benefits compared to its glass counterparts. Healthcare clinicians traditionally use glass bottles for storage, handling, and disposal of contrast imaging agents for X-ray and MRI procedures. Show More Summary

Obamacare’s Auto-Renewal Mess, Ctd

A reader sighs: What is wrong with this administration when it comes to their healthcare overhaul? They cannot be this dumb: Under current rules, consumers who do not take action during the open enrollment window are re-enrolled in the same plan they were in the previous year, even if that plan experienced significant premium increases. […]

Auto-renewing without good options

Some problems have no good solutions as the rest of today’s blog-wall will illustrate.  But one of the minor problems in post-racial America (my ass) is how do health insurance policies on the federal Healthcare.Gov exchange get auto-renewed. Show More Summary

Danish get a pasting

Gary Schwitzer reports on the proliferation of robotic surgery in Denmark, in a publicly financed health care system. He quotes Frederik Joelving, a Danish journalist:“What’s interesting is that even though our healthcare system is publicly...Show More Summary

Online Health Startup Qikwell Raises Rs.18 Crore

Qikwell Technologies, which is a healthcare startup, has been successful in raising $3 million (Rs. 18 crore approx) in a Series A

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