Tracy Granzyk MS, Managing Editor, Educate the Young

Disney and Pixar Understand Patient-Centered Care

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November 19, 2014

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EDUCATION:

If there is any way to get John Lasseter and leadership from Disney or Pixar involved in developing healthcare of the future, I think we might want to consider recruiting their team.

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Mark Winter, CEO, CareSpan

CareSpan: Delivering Primary Care Everywhere

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November 18, 2014

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Global Health, Health 2.0 2014, Innovation/innovative companies, Salber:

CareSpan’s clinic in the cloud employs state-of-the art telemedicine technology to bring high quality health care to remote areas anywhere in the world.

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November 19 is World Toilet Day

November 19 is World Toilet Day

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November 18, 2014

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Activism, Global Health, Public Health, Salber:

You may not know it, but lack of toilets and open defecation not only contaminates water sources and spreads disease, but it also puts women and girls at risk for sexual assault

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Dov Michaeli, MD, PhD, author of The Doctor Weighs In on Everything

Brain-to-Brain Communication (Telepathy), Really?

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November 16, 2014

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Cognition & the brain, Faith and religion, Michaeli, Psychology & behavior:

Telepathy was in disrepute until the EEG and the Internet made brain-to-brain communication a reality.

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Sensors Offer New Power to Improve Health

Sensors Offer New Power to Improve Health

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November 15, 2014

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IT:

Enter the modern era of wearables and sensors. Sensor technology is going through a sort of Moore’s law type period, with personal health technologies experiencing exponential improvements.

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Dr. Mehmet Oz

The Best (and Worst) of #OzsInBox

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November 14, 2014

39 comments

Medical Ethics, Salber, Social Media:

Twitterverse has been going bonkers over the #OzsInBox tweet. It’s has been lot’s of fun for every one except, I expect, the good Doctor, his producers and his sponsers.

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Bradley Flansbaum, MD

Do Hospital-based Docs Get Sued More?

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November 13, 2014

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POLICY:

As I perused health related articles the last few weeks, I could not help but notice the number of stories with malpractice mentions. Introduce a new wrinkle in how we supply care, summarize a new regulation, or describe a new delivery intervention, and the specter of getting sued follows.

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Daniel Coleman, Medical Student Class of 2017, Georgetown Universit

Medical Education’s Superiority Complex

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November 12, 2014

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EDUCATION:

The current medical school rubric is a relic of the late 1800’s, requiring four years of med school, internship & residency. Every new, shiny improvement ends up being packaged in the same old box

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Infographic:  Recent Trends in Employer-Sponsored Insurance

Infographic: Recent Trends in Employer-Sponsored Insurance

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November 11, 2014

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Health care & health policy, Infographic, INSURANCE, Wellness:

This Visualizing Health Policy infographic takes a look at recent trends in employer-sponsored insurance, including average premium increases for workers with family coverage, the average yearly cost of premiums for single and family coverage and how those costs have increased in the past decade, along with the prevalence of health promotion programs (such as wellness programs) offered by large firms.

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Dead Heart Transplants

Dead Heart Transplants

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November 10, 2014

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RESEARCH:

Organ transplantation typically involves harvesting an organ and then quickly getting it back to the recipient and implanting it right away. These organs are harvested before the donor dies and are quickly packed in ice, transported and transplanted. Dr. Campbell shares promising new research into transplanting organs that have arrested and have not beaten for up to 20 minutes.

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Robert Koch

Germ Theory: What’s Koch Got to Do with It?

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November 9, 2014

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History of medical science, Michaeli:

Robert Koch and Louis Pasteur both established the “germ theory” as the basis for infectious diseases, but their accomplishments were marred by personal animosity, hubris, and scientific misconduct.

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Boston, Big Data & Healthcare Analytics Forum

Boston, Big Data & Healthcare Analytics Forum

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November 9, 2014

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Big data, Salber:

If you want to learn how healthcare organizations are using analytics to produce data-driven insights that reduce readmissions, cut hospital-contracted conditions, identify and eliminate waste, and improve clinician workflow, then attend the Forum.

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Bonnie Feldman, Digital Health Analyst & Bus Development Consultant

AARDA: Galvanizing the Autoimmune Disease Community

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November 8, 2014

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PROVIDERS:

Since its inception in 1991, the AARDA has worked to raise funding and awareness and improve the lives of patients. They were ahead of their time in a world that doesn’t yet understand how to interpret the common features that all autoimmune diseases share.

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Bob Messerschmidt, CEO of Nueon

Reimagining Blood Pressure Measurement – the Nueon Story

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November 7, 2014

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Entrepreneurs, HealthTech Conference 2014, Innovation/innovative companies, Salber:

Nueon, has come up with a better, probably more accurate and clinically relevant, way of obtaining a blood pressure measurement.

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Amer Haider, CEO, Doctella

Having Surgery? Check Out Doctella’s Checklists for Patients

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November 6, 2014

22 comments

Digital health, HealthTech Conference 2014, Innovation/innovative companies, Patient Safety, Salber:

Until recently, healthcare checklists were aimed at doctors or the care team. But now, a startup, named Doctella, has released an app that features checklists for patients preparing for surgery or some type of medical procedure.

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