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Wednesday 12th December 2018

These Are The UK's Top University Breakthroughs

UK Universities have and are making big differences to the world, here are the biggest innovations to date.

'Mind Over Matter' May Actually Work When It Comes To Health, Study Finds

Just telling people what genes they have can change how their bodies function—even if it’s a lie.

Texas' Uninsured Rate Hits 19% As GOP Snubs Medicaid Expansion

Nearly 20% of Texans under 65 don’t have health insurance and most of them are working, research by the Urban Institute.

11 Questions To Ask Yourself Before Creating An App For Your Business

Just because you can make an app doesn't always mean you should.

As ACOs Face Change, Group Touts $2.7B Medicare Savings

Accountable care organizations (ACOs) have saved Medicare nearly $2.7 billion from 2013 through 2016, an analysis released by the National Association of ACOs says.

Before He Died, Paul Allen Gifted $125 Million To A New Institute To Study The Immune System

The new institute will study the immune systems of healthy people, those with cancer, and those with autoimmune diseases.

Time to Choose Your Health Insurance: Don't Make A $9,000 Mistake

Don't make a $9,000 mistake choosing health insurance. Try these easy six steps instead.

Tuesday 11th December 2018

The Crystal Ball: 10 Healthcare Industry Predictions for 2019

As the year draws to a close, I’ve been thinking about what’s in store for healthcare in 2019. I offer ten predictions below: sincere ones, hopeful ones and a few final thoughts submitted with my tongue planted firmly in my cheek.

Apple's New Revenue Streams Are Everything About Timing - & Risk

Apple needs additional revenue streams, and it needs them now. Ideal revenue streams live in the Apple ecosystem. Products and services qualify but Apple needs to reduce risk by creating new product categories and new products and services instead of fast-following others into existing markets.

Is The Fax Machine A Symptom Or The Problem In Healthcare?

As the UK's NHS is revealed to be the world's largest purchaser of fax machines, is the goal to remove them by 2020 as simple as it first sounds?

UnitedHealth Renews Contract With ER Doctors After Months Of Hardball

UnitedHealth Group said it has renewed a contract with Envision Healthcare after months of hardball tactics and threats to terminate a relationship.

14 Predictions About The Future Of AI And VR

Artificial intelligence and virtual reality technologies have the potential to fundamentally alter both daily living and business operations. Members of Forbes Technology Council speculate on where AI and VR may be going in the near future.

Lessons From The Biggest Pharma Drug Launches Of All Time

But given the medical breakthroughs being made, it is likely that in the coming years there will be new entries in this list – and high priced ones at that.

Monday 10th December 2018

Who Is Middle Class Anyway?

Politicians of both parties say they want to cut taxes for the middle-class. But who are they talking about?

Shame, Scandal Plague Healthcare Providers In 2018

Another year, another set of scandals making headlines in American medicine. Dr. Robert Pearl shares his cure for conflicts of interest.

UnitedHealth Expands Army Of Concierge Service Navigators

UnitedHealth Group is expanding its army of navigators to more than 800 for enrollees in Medicare Advantage plans who will use its Navigate4Me service.

UnitedHealth Group Expands Army Of Navigators

UnitedHealth Group is expanding its army of navigators to more than 800 for enrollees in Medicare Advantage plans who will use its Navigate4Me service.

Five Warning Signs Your Doctor Was Too Quick To Diagnose You With High Blood Pressure

High blood pressure is the silent killer. But it is also harmful to be told you have high blood pressure when you don't, and to be treated for high blood pressure when that treatment won't benefit you. Here are several questions to ask your doctor, so you get the treatment that is best for you.

Is It Rational For Employers And Payers To Be Hooked On Prescription Drug Rebates?

The fact that plan sponsors may like rebates, as reflected in their supposed preference for rebates over alternatives does not necessarily mean rebating is rational for the plan sponsor, or for society as a whole. It could mean that they're simply accustomed to them.

Buzzy Startup 10x Genomics Buys Spatial Transcriptomics In Bet On Genetic Tools

10x Genomics, a buzzy, closely held genetics startup based in Pleasanton, Calif., is purchasing Stockholm-based Spatial Transcriptomics for an undisclosed sum in a bid to add another type of genetic imaging tool to its fast-growing line of products.

After Midterms, Democrats Inch Toward Government-Run Health Care

Democrats seem to believe that the cure for every healthcare problem is a bigger dose of government. But the American people have rejected that approach before -- and they may do so again.

How This Entrepreneur's Sleep Struggle Inspired A Game-Changing Product

Kathrin Hamm, founder of weighted bedding company Bearaby, shares how her quest to solve her own sleep struggles led to a game-changing product that's helping people all over the world sleep better.

Seven Strategies For Building Tech Team Morale

Team engagement is important. Here are a few methods you can try.

Russian Homeopathy, Hiding In Plain Sight

A Russian company has published dozens of studies promoting the use of "release-active drugs," or RADs, for an incredibly wide range of diseases. A new report reveals that RADs don't actually contain a single molecule of their supposed active ingredients.

Sunday 9th December 2018

Resilience In The Face of Disruption: The Health Services Perspective

A turbulent market demands that companies innovate in order to survive – this is true across industries. What does it mean for health services?

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