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Samsung launches SleepSense, a smart sleep-tracker that connects to your home appliances

Samsung has launched a new “Internet of Things” healthcare device designed to improve your sleep. At the IFA consumer technology event in Berlin, Samsung unveiled the cylindrical device that connects with your TV, air conditioning, music system, and other home appliances, all managed through a mobile app. “It’s connected to your life,” the company says. […]

Salesforce Embraces The Cloud and Healthcare

by Jelani Harper An article from PC World indicates that, “Sales and marketing have long been Salesforce's proverbial bread and butter, but on Wednesday the CRM giant branched out in a new direction with a cloud platform tailored specifically for healthcare providers and patient data. Show More Summary

Salesforce Launches Salesforce Health1 to Build Patient Relationships Beyond EHRs

Salesforce is making a big bet in healthcare with a solution built in the cloud that empowers caregivers to connect with patients via mobile, social and other channels. Today, the CRM platform provider is introducing Salesforce Health1,...Show More Summary

When healthcare is literally legislated

5 hours agoIndustries / Medical : GruntDoc

Hint: it’s not good. A terrific article from Weingart and Faust. … If the drafted CMS measure goes into effect, we are hosed. Because data will be collected retrospectively, hundreds of patients will be deemed severe sepsis who were never actually sick. Government organizations do not invent this stuff. Behind every measure there is, somewhere, […] No related posts.

Google’s Transition to Alphabet: A Strategic Step Towards Healthcare Reform

16 hours agoHealth : Vigyanix

Just recently, the Co-Founder of Google, Larry Page and Sergey Brin announced the formation of a new corporation named Alphabet. The Google’s Life Sciences team of 150 employees under this new name will now aim to expand its footprints into the healthcare industry. Show More Summary

Bringing Enthusiasm to the Consumer Health Tech Revolution

You can’t travel too far on the Internet without tripping over an article, report, survey, or commentary lamenting the state of engagement in the healthcare industry. A lot of this talk focuses on the poor quality of technology that healthcare … Read more ›

Ars is hiring! Can you handle healthcare?

We're looking for a reporter who can nimbly leap from stem cells to Fitbits.

The World In 2016: Health Care Edition

By MATTHEW HOLT We’re taking your predictions for what 2016 will hold in store for health care.  A President named Trump? The much-rumored Uber for Healthcare? The end of Meaningful Use? The beginning of the ACO era?  New incentive payments? New penalties?  Something else nobody has thought of yet? You’re invited to a special online

Provision of HIV treatment can be cost-saving for companies in high prevalence settings

In settings with a high prevalence of HIV, such as South Africa, provision of antiretroviral therapy programs in the workplace can be cost saving for companies due to reductions in healthcare costs, absenteeism, and staff turnover according to new research.

7 Videos About The Brave Future Of Medicine

When I receive questions about how healthcare and the practice of medicine will change due to the technological explosion we are living in, I like to be brave and assume that all stakeholders will move into the right directions if they are provided with guidance. As a proof, here are 7 videos about a brave […]

Doctor On Demand Named Preferred Telehealth Provider for Blue Cross Minnesota

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota has named Doctor on Demand the healthcare plan’s preferred telehealth service provider, starting in 2016. Beginning January 1, 2016, a Doctor On Demand video visit will be an affordable and convenient telehealth option for Blue Cross members, as an extension of the provider network. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota... Read More

ICD-10 Readiness Survey: Only 43% of Providers Currently On Track

Only 43 percent of healthcare organizations feel they are currently on track with their preparation, according to key findings from Navicure’s fourth ICD-10 readiness survey. Navicure and Porter Research deployed the survey in August...Show More Summary

Weed Out Unwanted Email

My email box looks like a garden overgrown with weeds. Despite vigilant efforts to throw the cyber-equivalent of Round-Up on those unwanted subscriptions to newsletters about construction equipment, healthcare quality assurance, and chain store retail news I never signed up for, the wily infiltrators keep on coming. Show More Summary

State government union reaches deal on retiree healthcare

State officials and union leaders have negotiated the first labor agreement to address the growing cost of retiree healthcare since Gov. Jerry Brown made that a goal this year. 

California assisted suicide bill advances in special healthcare session

yesterdayNews : The Raw Story

A controversial bill to allow physician-assisted suicide for terminally ill patients in California passed a key legislative committee on Tuesday, after failing in the legislature earlier this summer amid opposition from the Catholic Church. The measure, which passed 10-2, next goes to the assembly...

Mayor Murray Picks Up What's Left of His Spine, Trundles Forward With Housing Affordability "Grand Bargain"

This press conference was as glamorous as it looks. Michael Scott, a healthcare worker at Swedish hospital, said what many others are saying: he can't afford to live near where he works. Ansel Herz Midway through the summer, Mayor Ed Murray lost his spine and caved to NIMBY horde necromancer/Seattle Times columnist Danny Westneat. Show More Summary

Universal Patient Identifiers for the 21st Century

By ADRIAN GROPPER, MD Healthcare is abuzz with calls for Universal Patient Identifiers. Universal people identifiers have been around for decades and experience can help us understand what, if anything, makes patients different from people. This post argues that surveillance may be a desirable side-effect of access to a health service but the use of

Big differences in U.S. healthcare costs for fixing back pain

How much does spinal fusion surgery cost? The answer depends on what part of the country you live in, reports a study. The researchers analyzed 2012 Medicare data on the costs of two common types of spinal fusion surgery: anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) and posterior lumbar fusion (PLF). Show More Summary

Cedars-Sinai buys Marina Del Rey Hospital amid healthcare merger wave

Medical giant Cedars-Sinai Health System said Tuesday it has acquired nearby Marina Del Rey Hospital, adding to a flurry of similar healthcare deals.

The Next Big Digital Health Platform For Entrepreneurs To Build On: Your Car

The auto industry may be the biggest potential new partner for healthcare entrepreneurs. It's becoming a new platform to distribute digital health and wellness apps and a channel to reach millions.

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