Medicare: Why A Medicare Reformer Resigned? A Medicare reformer recently offered his resignation. Medicare pays up to 80% of what private insurance companies pay doctors in the United States.
Apr 23 2014, 8:22am CDT
Setting Healthcare Interop On Fire There’s a new software standard for sharing health data that’s gaining a lot of interest and support. Still in “prototype” format, it’s called Fast Health Interoperable Resources or FHIR (pronounced ‘fire’) and the...
Mar 31 2014, 12:46am CDT
Re-Engineering Healthcare To Eliminate Preventable Deaths Joe Kiani is a busy man. As the founder, Chairman, and CEO of Masimo Corporation, a global medical device manufacturer, Kiani has been a leader in patient safety and healthcare innovation for more than 20 years....
Mar 13 2014, 4:51am CDT
SANS Institute Report on Cyberthreat To Healthcare Industry In light of last weeks cyber-attack on Forbes (here), the release of new cyberthreat report yesterday specifically for healthcare was both timely – and sobering. Maliciously disrupting the business of a major media...
Feb 20 2014, 2:06am CST
U. S. Healthcare Innovation Demands A Paradigm Shift New opinions are always suspected, and usually opposed, without any other reason but because they are not already common.
- John Locke
We are just over two weeks into 2014, and the dominant conversation about healthcare...
Jan 15 2014, 3:21pm CST
Why 23andme Deserves A Second Chance When word came out that the FDA was shutting down the popular Silicon-valley based genetic testing service 23andme, public sentiment was on the side of the company. With that said, proponents of shutting down 23andme...
Jan 14 2014, 8:36am CST
Can 2014 Be The Year Of Real Healthcare Innovation? Our body is a machine for living. It is organized for that, it is its nature. Let life go on in it unhindered and let it defend itself, it will do more than if you paralyze it bey encumbering it with remedies. —...
Jan 8 2014, 4:11pm CST
Digital Health In 2014: The Imperative Of Connectivity Build it and they will come.
I sense that this may be a guiding principal to digital health. Build a sexy device or a cool app and the democratization of healthcare will magically appear. And while it might sometimes...
Jan 2 2014, 1:21pm CST
Obamacare Deadline Undergoes Extension Obamacare appears to be progressing slowly and steadily. While there are still some hurdles it has to overcome, its deadline has undergone extension. This comes as somewhat of a relief to the afflicted.
Dec 23 2013, 1:51am CST
Top Ten Healthcare Quotes For 2013 This list is by no means comprehensive – it’s simply a list of ten quotes I heard (or saw) throughout the year that made me grab a keyboard.
The 11th quote is a straggler that I missed from my list last year (here), but...
Dec 22 2013, 11:11pm CST
What Patients Don't Know About Obamacare I get the question every day: “Hey Doc, I hope I still can come see you after Obamacare.”
Why wouldn’t you still see me?
My state chose not to set up its own healthcare exchanges. Michiganders have to rely on the...
Dec 21 2013, 10:36am CST
Lie of the Year Goes to Obama President Obama in an off the cuff remark said that, “if you like your health care plan, you can keep it.” However, things turned out differently in real life. So the Lie of the Year award by PolitiFact went to him for such blatant hypocrisy.
Dec 14 2013, 4:10am CST
HealthCare.gov is a Fully Functional Service The service known as HealthCare.gov is fully functional. In fact, it just might give Obamacare the much needed booster shot in the arm it so desperately needs.
Dec 3 2013, 6:04am CST
ZigBee Health Care Profile Available for Download ZigBee is a wireless standard that is used in all sorts of products including home automation. The ZigBee Alliance has announced that the new health care profile is available for public download. The profile is designed...
Apr 6 2010, 11:00am CDT
Durabook RT10 Tablet PC for Healthcare Pros Launches GammaTech has announced a new tablet computer that is aimed at healthcare pros called the Durabook RT10. The tablet PC is fully rugged and features Intel health technology. The machine is capable of withstanding drops...
Mar 24 2009, 6:25am CDT
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