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How about this obnoxious germ alarm as a reminder for workers to wash their hands?

April 19, 2014 6:00 am by | 0 Comments

Safeguard, Procter & Gamble’s largest global personal care brand, has created a seriously loud handwashing reminder in a bid to keep people using public bathrooms from spreading so many germs….


Wikipedia seen as useful tool to predict flu outbreaks, researchers find

Wikipedia seen as useful tool to predict flu outbreaks, researchers find

April 18, 2014 3:29 pm by | 0 Comments

The tradition of predicting flu and tracking disease outbreaks has tended to fall exclusively on the shoulders of the Centers for Disease Control. Healthcare entrepreneurs have sought to supplement that…


Half of jailed NYC youths have brain injury

Half of jailed NYC youths have brain injury

April 18, 2014 3:12 pm by | 0 Comments

NEW YORK (AP) — About half of all 16- to 18-year-olds coming into New York City’s jails say they had a traumatic brain injury before being incarcerated, most caused by…



Looking to physicians as champions for change and innovation

Looking to physicians as champions for change and innovation

April 18, 2014 2:42 pm by | 0 Comments

Physicians are scientists at heart. They are continuously seeking to learn new techniques and ways to practice medicine. They are drawn to discovery and exploring new frontiers. Physicians are champions…


Physician ratings edge closer to the mainstream

Physician ratings edge closer to the mainstream

April 18, 2014 1:26 pm by | 0 Comments

Doctor ratings and reviews have gotten a bad name, especially from doctors. There are concerns about their validity and usefulness. And while I share these worries I also believe ratings and…


Digital health startup pivots from wellness app to chronic condition care plans

Digital health startup pivots from wellness app to chronic condition care plans

April 18, 2014 6:00 am by | 0 Comments

Everyone knows how to stay healthy – eat less, move more. It’s actually making those changes to daily life that is the hard part. The same is not true for…


Entrepreneur combines design + coding skills to help stroke patients communicate with nurses

Entrepreneur combines design + coding skills to help stroke patients communicate with nurses

April 18, 2014 5:39 am by | 0 Comments

Imagine your loved one, lying in a hospital bed, unable to signal a nurse that she can’t breathe or is in pain. In healthcare facilities today, nurses are overworked and…


Healthbox expands with $7M, 3 new services for startups & innovation-hungry providers

Healthbox expands with $7M, 3 new services for startups & innovation-hungry providers

April 17, 2014 4:32 pm by | 1 Comments

Healthbox is combining $7 million in new funding with learning from the seven startup accelerator programs it’s run over the last two years to expand its offerings for entrepreneurs and…



Salmonella decline seen in food poisoning report

Salmonella decline seen in food poisoning report

April 17, 2014 2:31 pm by | 0 Comments

NEW YORK (AP) — The government’s latest report card on food poisoning shows a dip in salmonella cases but an increase in illnesses from bacteria in raw shellfish. The report…


One Medical scoops up another $40M fresh off addition of telehealth, corporate programs

One Medical scoops up another $40M fresh off addition of telehealth, corporate programs

April 17, 2014 10:14 am by | 1 Comments

Concierge primary care practice One Medical Group has raised more than $117 million in capital with the addition of a new $40 million round announced today. That’s a lot of…


One Medical Group nabs $40M to expand its chain of high-end doctors offices

One Medical Group nabs $40M to expand its chain of high-end doctors offices

April 17, 2014 10:08 am by | 0 Comments

One Medical Group has closed a fresh $40 million round of funding, the startup announced today. One Medical operates a chain of high-end doctors offices that allow patients to book…


Startup creates effective breast cancer diagnostic test which saves time, lives

Startup creates effective breast cancer diagnostic test which saves time, lives

April 17, 2014 9:40 am by | 0 Comments

GROTON — A stone’s throw away from the newly designated biotech incubator on Pfizer Inc.’s campus, about 50 scientists gathered Wednesday to hear the story of a startup company from…


ZoomCare working to change Oregon laws to support its neighborhood clinic network

ZoomCare working to change Oregon laws to support its neighborhood clinic network

April 17, 2014 6:19 am by | 0 Comments

In addition to designing a good customer experience, ZoomCare is lobbying the Oregon legislature to improve the odds of success for its neighborhood clinic business model. Founded in 2006 by…


Virginia, California panels urge costly Hepatitis C drugs for sickest Patients

Virginia, California panels urge costly Hepatitis C drugs for sickest Patients

April 17, 2014 5:01 am by | 0 Comments

Doctors should consider expensive new hepatitis C drugs for patients with advanced liver disease, including those awaiting transplants, but ask most others to wait for drugs in development, the Department…


Zogenix prevails in initial challenge to Massachusetts emergency order banning ZOHYDRO ER

Zogenix prevails in initial challenge to Massachusetts emergency order banning ZOHYDRO ER

April 17, 2014 12:59 am by | 0 Comments

 By Kurt R. Karst –   When we first heard about the Complaint and Motion for Preliminary Injunction Zogenix, Inc. filed against Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick, among others, alleging that…


One reason to embrace shift away from healthcare’s fee-for-service model: Better drugs

One reason to embrace shift away from healthcare’s fee-for-service model: Better drugs

April 16, 2014 10:09 pm by | 1 Comments

As much as people have been talking about the upcoming shift away from the fee-for-service model of healthcare, in most cases it’s an abstract concept as it’s still years away…