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An Apple a Day Keeps the Doctor Away: The Brand New Apple Watch

The highly anticipated Apple Watch is finally here. The Apple Watch is able to connect certain health and exercise data and send it providers that the owner of the devices chooses to send to. Some of the data that it can collect is pulse rate, intensity of workout, and distance covered. All of this data …more

Full D.C. Appeals Court to Uphold ACA Subsidies

There is still controversy over the Obama Affordable Healthcare Act. Back in late July, a three-judge panel ruled that the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act forbade citizens with lower incomes from receiving tax subsidies from federally run insurance marketplaces. This made those subsidies illegal in 36 states. However, yesterday, the full 11-member District of …more

Lost In Translation and Regulations

There are many issues that can arise in a medical environment. Language barriers is one that is becoming more evident and costly. Although there are services to provide translations, they are often limited and/or time consuming. Many times, children of parents and other family members are used to translate medical situations. This is obviously an …more

Mobile Games to Help Patients Take Their Meds

There are many ways that the U.S. Health system loses money in a given year. One of them is patients failing to take their medications as prescribed. How big is this problem exactly? A study done by Annals of Internal Medicine found that patients lack of following prescription orders is costing the health system between …more

Roche to Acquire U.S. Biotech firm for $8.3B

Roche, a Swiss pharmaceutical company, will acquire U.S. biotech firm InterMune for $8.3B. InterMune is a California based company that develops treatments for lung diseases. InterMune will be paid in all cash and at a premium of 38%, at $74 per share. Roche will now have an expanded respiratory portfolio and InterMune will hopefully be …more

Hackers Take Data on 4.5M Patients

Community Health Systems’ computer network was targeted and successfully hacked. The group was identified to be from China, using a complex malware and technology to breach the system. It is believed to have breached their system back in April and June and the malware has been removed from the system. The Franklin, a Tennessee based …more

Schemers Trying to Profit from Ebola Outbreak

You shouldn’t believe everything you see on the internet, especially if it is selling you a product that can prevent or cure the Ebola virus. The FDA and CDC have both sternly stated that there are currently no supplements of any kind that can cure or prevent the virus. But that clearly hasn’t stopped schemers …more

Walmart Squeezing Itself Into the Healthcare Industry

Whatever it is that you’re looking to purchases, chances are it can be found in Walmart. Apparently that’s not good enough. Walmart is attempting to enter the world of primary health services. Normally, we’ll see a clinic operated by a hospital leased inside a Walmart. Now, they’ve started their campaign to become a primary healthcare …more

Non-Profit Hospital CEO’s See Another Salary Rise

2012 is the most current calendar year with a full set of data for healthcare organizations pay rates. According to that data, CEO’s salaries for non-profit hospitals spiked at a much higher rate than the average worker. Modern Healthcare’s analysis consisted of 147 chief executives and their average pay increased by a whopping 24.2% from …more

Ebola: The Worst and Most Complex Outbreak Ever Recorded

Ebola has swept West Africa off of its feet with a terrible outbreak of the Ebola virus, which none of the countries hit were ready for. With 930 deaths within 1,700 suspected cases, Ebola has a 55% death rate. The countries hit hardest by this are Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone, all of which already …more

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