Posts Tagged Big Data

WSJ – Anthem, Cigna Privately Bicker as They Seek Merger Approval

WSJ – Anthem, Cigna Privately Bicker as They Seek Merger Approval On May 22, Liz Hoffman and Anna Wilde Mathews, journalists with the Wall Street Journal reported a major development with the pending merger between Anthem and Cigna.  Specifically, squabbling

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WSJ – Trinity Health Will Centralize Control of its Medical Supply Chain

WSJ – Trinity Health Will Centralize Control of its Medical Supply Chain Trinity Health a Catholic health care provider is centralizing its supply chain to curtail costs, reports journalist Loretta Chao with the Wall Street Journal. Doing so will ultimately

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NY Times – Roche Leads a $175 Million Investment in Flatiron Health

NY Times - Roche Leads a $175 Million Investment in Flatiron Health

NY Times – Roche Leads a $175 Million Investment in Flatiron Health Per the New York Times, Flatiron Health, a privately held health technology company received $175 million led by Roche Pharmaceutical. Flatiron is a start-up that amalgamates data on

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WSJ – A Cancer ‘Moonshot’ Needs Big Data

WSJ - A Cancer ‘Moonshot’ Needs Big Data

Former Senator and MD, Tom Coburn, writes a refreshing article on how Big Data could help answer President Obama’s call in his State of the Union Speech to end cancer  akin to how President Kennedy used one of his speeches

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NY Times – Your New Medical Team – Algorithms and Physicians

NY Times - Your New Medical Team - Algorithms and Physicians

NY Times – Your New Medical Team – Algorithms and Physicians “Can machines outperform doctors? Not yet. But in some areas of medicine, they can make the care doctors deliver better”, writes David Leonhardt, a journalist with the New York

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WSJ – The Future of Medicine Is in Your Smartphone

WSJ - The Future of Medicine Is in Your Smartphone

Very interesting WSJ article – ‘The Future of Medicine Is in Your Smartphone’ highlights how technology is changing the relationship between Doctors and patients. Eric Topol, Journalist, highlights smartphones, with “an increasingly powerful new set of tools—from attachments that can

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WSJ – Google’s Newest Search – Cancer Cells

WSJ - Google’s Newest Search - Cancer Cells

WSJ – Google’s Newest Search – Cancer Cells Fascinating WSJ Article – ‘Google’s Newest Search: Cancer Cells’ by journalists Alistair Barr and Ron Winslow. “Google’s nanoparticles, less than one-thousandth the width of a red blood cell, would seek out and

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Washington Post – What Obamacare Means for Your Investments

The Washington Post featured a fascinating article ‘What Obamacare Means for Your Investment Portfolio’ that is well worth reading. As a leading Medical Billing Company, I am often asked by medical practices from Boston MA, to Orlando FL and Baltimore MD, what the implications of Affordable Care

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WSJ – The Efforts to Get Patients to Help Themselves

In an outstanding article in today’s WSJ, journalist Laura Landro writes about ‘The Efforts to Get Patients to Help themselves’.  She notes that “It’s the last mile in the race to fix health care—getting patients more involved.” As a leading Medical

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