What does Verizon’s report on data breaches reveal about healthcare?

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What does Verizon’s report on data breaches reveal about healthcare?

April 22, 2014 6:57 am by | 1 Comments

One of the healthcare industry’s biggest issues is a lack of visibility and it seems to be an impediment to improving security. That was one of the findings of Suzanne…


Obamacare implementation in Seattle draws fire for excluding Seattle Children’s Hospital from network

Obamacare implementation in Seattle draws fire for excluding Seattle Children’s Hospital from network

April 24, 2014 6:00 am by | 0 Comments

Health insurers and hospitals, usually on opposite sides, lined up together Tuesday to give Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler an earful about his proposed new rule for insurance-provider networks . Kreidler…


Helping cancer patients make decisions in their care can reduce stress, study finds

Helping cancer patients make decisions in their care can reduce stress, study finds

April 23, 2014 2:40 pm by | 0 Comments

(Reuters Health) Regardless of whether cancer patients sought to be involved in decisions about their treatment, those who were ended up more satisfied with their care, according to a recent…



GE Healthcare is developing healthcare operations command centers to cut waste and boost efficiency

GE Healthcare is developing healthcare operations command centers to cut waste and boost efficiency

April 23, 2014 6:02 am by | 1 Comments

No matter how many times I see these numbers about waste and inefficiency in hospitals, they are still shocking. Mike Swinford of GE Healthcare shared these stats Tuesday at the…


Three ways to increase your startup’s chances of getting acquired by GE Healthcare

Three ways to increase your startup’s chances of getting acquired by GE Healthcare

April 23, 2014 6:00 am by | 0 Comments

Cultural fit, bundling potential and a focus on work force optimization. If your healthcare startup meets all or even two of these criteria, you’ll have a better than average chance…


Obamacare incentives spark unlikely healthcare partnership for after hours care

Obamacare incentives spark unlikely healthcare partnership for after hours care

April 22, 2014 4:00 pm by | 0 Comments

At Swedish Medical Center’s Cherry Hill hospital, the “EMERGENCY” sign glows bright in the dusk above the emergency-room entrance. Some 18,000 people sought help here last year. Right next to…


Antitrust ruling against Idaho hospital merger could slow consolidation nationally

Antitrust ruling against Idaho hospital merger could slow consolidation nationally

April 22, 2014 12:14 pm by | 0 Comments

NAMPA, Idaho – When Idaho’s largest hospital system bought the state’s largest doctor practice in 2012, the groups expressed hope that the deal would spark a revolution in delivering better-quality…


Could radar imaging technology to detect falls offer better alternative to cameras, wearables?

Could radar imaging technology to detect falls offer better alternative to cameras, wearables?

April 21, 2014 2:40 pm by | 0 Comments

An engineering professor wants to take a form of radar detection for the military and apply it to the aging-in-place population. The goal is to develop a better way to…



How are Michigan’s health systems responding to doctor shortage?

How are Michigan’s health systems responding to doctor shortage?

April 21, 2014 12:43 pm by | 1 Comments

Michigan’s medical schools, doctors offices and health care networks are tackling a shortage of primary care doctors that is expected to worsen under the Affordable Care Act. The state and…


Building a new product for doctors? An MD/VC has some advice for winning over early adopters

Building a new product for doctors? An MD/VC has some advice for winning over early adopters

April 21, 2014 12:02 pm by | 0 Comments

Dr. Akhil Saklecha has seen many a startup stumble over the process of getting physician adoption of new technology. If a company fails to get physicians on board early in…


Limited exam room time adds pressure to primary care doctor and patient relationship

Limited exam room time adds pressure to primary care doctor and patient relationship

April 21, 2014 7:04 am by | 0 Comments

Joan Eisenstodt didn’t have a stopwatch when she went to see an ear-nose-and-throat specialist recently, but she is certain the physician was not in the exam room with her for…


Biochip mimics how the body produces platelets so they could be made in a lab

Biochip mimics how the body produces platelets so they could be made in a lab

April 21, 2014 5:52 am by | 0 Comments

When you hear about blood shortages, that doesn’t just mean there’s a shortage of donated red blood cells. It could also mean platelets, a blood component that Sven Karlsson described…


Too many children’s emergency room visits result in codeine prescriptions

Too many children’s emergency room visits result in codeine prescriptions

April 21, 2014 12:38 am by | 0 Comments

CHICAGO (AP) — Despite recommended limits on codeine use in children, the potent painkiller is prescribed for children in at least half a million emergency room visits each year, a…


Why Posting Doctors Medicare Earnings is Misleading

Why Posting Doctors Medicare Earnings is Misleading

April 20, 2014 11:20 pm by | 0 Comments

It has been much debated and many people are welcoming the new transparency. I have heard people say that doctors are just too whiny and don’t want people to know…


Google hires UCSF geneticist who figured out how to stop aging in roundworms

Google hires UCSF geneticist who figured out how to stop aging in roundworms

April 20, 2014 5:22 am by | 0 Comments

Google’s mysterious health venture dedicated to extending human life has quietly lured a prominent scientist away from UCSF, The Chronicle has learned.
The university confirmed that Cynthia Kenyon, a biochemistry and biophysics professor acclaimed for …


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

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….