I Tried to Revolutionize Health Care. Here’s Why It’s So Hard to Crack

When my company, Iodine, launched in 2013, we were part of an epidemic of startups seeking to change health care. There was great enthusiasm on the part of entrepreneurs and investors ...

Sending Medicaid to the Cloud

The Wyoming state government already has considerable experience with cloud-based services. It uses Google Apps for Government, NEOGOV for human resources and is looking at Salesforce.com ...

Could Remote Health Monitoring Cut Healthcare Costs?

Remote health monitoring continues to be an important method of care among physicians and other healthcare professionals who have included the practice among their heart disease patient ...

Hackers Could Cost Healthcare $305 Billion

According to an Accenture report, providers could be out over $300 billion cumulative lifetime revenue over the next five years due solely to damage from cyber-attacks. Fierce Health ...

Big Data Can Fix Healthcare Quality, Costs – Blue Cross CIO

Two of the most frustrating aspects about being a consumer of the US healthcare system involve trying to find out about how much a particular medical procedure really costs, and how ...

How Engineering Principles Can Improve Healthcare

Here’s a typical day at many hospitals: In the boardroom, the executive team considers how to bring in more patients because the insurers are squeezing prices and competitors are ramping ...

Six cases where big data can reduce healthcare costs

A new study led by Brigham and Women’s Hospital outlines opportunities to reduce costs through the use of big data As the use of electronic health record becomes widespread ...

Hospitals, drug costs and technology will increase healthcare costs in 2015

Despite the focus on making healthcare more affordable, a new study suggests that the cost to treat patients could escalate starting in 2015. An estimated 6.8% rise in costs is due ...

The Hospital Steve Jobs Would Have Built

If the Apple Store opened a hospital it would look like the Walnut Hill Medical Center in Dallas. On Thursday the ribbon will be cut and the doors will open on the new $100 million, ...

The Costly Paradox of Health-Care Technology

As an economist who studies health care, I find it hard to know whether to welcome or fear new technology. Surgeons can replace a heart valve with a plastic and metal one that unfolds ...
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