A survey by HealthMine of sponsored wellness plan participants revealed that 46 percent of the people who discovered they had a previously undiagnosed chronic condition received the diagnosis through their employer wellness program….. read more here.
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Many kids spend excessive amounts of time in front of electronic screens – whether it be cell phones, computers, tablets or TVs. But when does it become actually dangerous? READ HERE
Physicians worldwide can upload anonymous photos to Figure 1 that show important and confounding medical cases in an effort to reach the rest of the medical community for advice and information…… read more here.
After a one-hour workout session, people may have a tendency to reach for a protein bar or go grab a salad so they don’t blow all of the calories they just burned. This habit, according to a study conducted by the Journal of Marketing Research, may lead to increased weight gain…shocked? Well read more here….
Donna Miles didn’t feel like getting dressed and driving to her physician’s office or to a retailer’s health clinic near her Cincinnati home.
For several days, she had thought she had thrush, a mouth infection that made her tongue sore and discolored with raised white spots. When Miles, 68, awoke on a wintry February morning and the pain had not subsided, she decided to see a doctor. So she turned on her computer and logged on to www.livehealth.com, a service offered by her Medicare Advantage plan, Anthem BlueCross BlueShield of Ohio. She spoke to a physician, who used her computer’s camera to peer into her mouth and who then sent a prescription to her pharmacy…. read more here.
In a recent phone interview, New Enterprise Associates Partner Mohammad Makhzoumi, who heads the healthcare services and healthcare information technology investment practice, talked with MedCity News about concierge care investment trends. He noted that in addition to venture investors supporting these startups, health systems are also investing because they are seen as an excellent feeder for referrals to hospitals…. read more….
With the transformation of healthcare, progressive health systems are modeling their future after
successful retail strategies. With Pharmacy clinics, acute care centers, and the advent of telemedicine, we as consumers have more choice than ever. As cost transparency tools and measured outcomes become more mainstay, health systems must get creative and transform their patient acquisition strategies to grow foot traffic in ways similar to retailers….. read more here: Attention All Shoppers, Health Systems Getting in the Game.
More than 100,000 people are currently waiting for a kidney transplant in the United States. It can be a long and challenging process waiting for a donor, but improvements can be made to make the process quicker, and they could involve economics.. read more here .
A new health technology accelerator is looking for applicants for its five month program.It is the latest in a steady growth of organizations helping entrepreneurs navigate the long sales cycle and other unique challenges healthcare industry startups face….. read more here.
Walgreens has expanded its relationship with telehealth service provider MDLive, bringing remote physician access to customers in three new states and, for the first time, to PCs as well as mobile devices….read more here.