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. […]
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 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
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.
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
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 ›
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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
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.
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 […]
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
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
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 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.
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...
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
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
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
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 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.