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Two Apple medical trials shed light on how HealthKit will work
By Reuters | September 15, 2014
Two prominent U.S. hospitals are preparing to launch trials with diabetics and chronic disease patients using Apple's HealthKit, offering a glimpse of how the iPhone maker's ambitious take on healthcare will work in practice.
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Can big data and patient-informed consent coexist?
By Politico.com | September 05, 2014
A research network funded with millions by the Affordable Care Act will begin conducting vast studies next year to compare standard medical treatments. But what about the 100 million patients in the network — do they have a choice in the matter?
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White House appoints new CTO, deputy
By Darius Tahir | September 04, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
The White House named former Google executive Megan Smith as its new chief technology officer to succeed Athenahealth co-founder and HHS veteran Todd Park, who is credited with helping rescue HealthCare.gov.
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Curious correlations populate law student's website
By Modern Healthcare | August 30, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
There is a freakish correlation between deaths from anticoagulants and the number of U.S. graduates to earn sociology doctorates each year.
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Can the biosensor market deliver on its potential?
By By Dr. Prakash Patel | August 30, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Implantable and wearable biosensor communications and the data they generate have the potential to significantly change the multitrillion-dollar healthcare industry.
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Bump tracker: Nine months of big data
By The Atlantic | August 13, 2014
An expectant mother's data is worth 15 times that of the average person's. Merchants know that a new baby means serious purchasing. To take advantage of this, data brokers are inventing new computational techniques to zero in on this lucrative group.
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U.S. bots flagged Ebola before outbreak announced
By Associated Press | August 11, 2014
The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is focusing a spotlight on an online tool run by experts in Boston that flagged a "mystery hemorrhagic fever" in forested areas of southeastern Guinea nine days before the World Health Organization formally announced the epidemic.
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Vital Signs
Predictive analytics do more than dodge readmission penalties
By Joseph Conn | August 08, 2014
Predictive analytics systems predate the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010. But there's always been a shortage of cash to incentivize the data exchange needed to allow such systems to grow and increase their capabilities in healthcare.
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Reform Update: Exchanges need better tech or better info on narrow networks, experts say
By Darius Tahir | August 07, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Experts and consumer advocates have faulted the Obamacare insurance exchanges for not providing clear, accurate and up-to-date information to consumers about which providers are in the health plans offered on the exchanges. Experts say in the future, exchanges will have better technological tools...
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Vital Signs
VA puts the 'big' in big data predictive analytics
By Joseph Conn | August 05, 2014
In looking for examples of real-time predictive analytics using big data, I was forewarned by physician informaticist Dr. William Bria that I shouldn't expect too much.
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