Author Archives: Connie Chen

Shopping for Insurance? We’ve Got You Covered

Is my prescription covered? What’s my copay? Choosing a health insurance plan that gets you the most bang for your buck is daunting. For many, medication price and coverage is a crucial decision factor. Meanwhile, drug prices vary under different … Continue reading

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Medisana, a German firm out of Düsseldorf, released a new heat sensing dock for iPhones and iPads that can measure body temperature by pointing the infrared sensor to a given body part. The device is similar to another vital signs … Continue reading

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Jeff Margolis has joined WellTok, developer of the social health hub network, CafeWell as Executive Chairman. Margolis was previously founder of healthcare payer software firm The TriZetto Group, which he led to a $1.4 billion return to shareholders in just … Continue reading

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Fidelity Investments launched a new Health & Insurance mobile application. The company’s 1.2 million health and welfare clients can now navigate health benefits on the go. The company recently debuted its NetBenefits participant portal which offers improved trading and research … Continue reading

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iSonea will design and market a home and mobile asthma monitoring platform in partnership with Qualcomm. The new technology will combine iSonea’s Acoustic Respiratory Monitoring technology and wireless asthma management systems with Qualcomm’s 2net platform. The integration will securely link … Continue reading

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The Cellnovo wireless diabetes management system launched this week in the United Kingdom in tandem with a usability trial in 100 patients who have type 1 diabetes. The Cellnovo system includes an insulin pump that wirelessly connects to a touchscreen, … Continue reading

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The PositiveID Corporation announced that its FDA-cleared iglucose system has been certified by AT&T as being reliable across its nationwide wireless network. The iglucose system connects to glucometers, transmitting blood glucose readings to the cloud. MediSwipe, provider of merchant payment … Continue reading

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GE announced that it intends to discontinue its SaaS-based Centricity Advanced EHR system. The company will instead offer existing users the opportunity to transition to GE’s Centricity Practice Solution, a combined EHR and practice management system. (Correction: An earlier post … Continue reading

Basic science, clinical data, and the personal desires of the patient

Despite spending $150B a year on cancer diagnosis and treatment in the United States, the statistics are bleak: 85% of lung cancer patients die within a year and 15% of new cancer diagnoses are incorrect. In trying to learn where … Continue reading

Case Studies in Primary Care Innovation

Dr. Lonny Reisman, Chief Medical Officer, for Aetna described how Aetna is leveraging HIT solutions to facilitate improved care delivery. Their acquisition of Medicity has allowed them to create an health information exchange to power functionality needed to create ACOs, … Continue reading

“Transformation driven by a tide of grassroots innovation mojo has already begun”

Rick Gilfillan Director of CMS Innovation Center opened his speech with the declaration, “its a wonderful time to be in health care and to be a health care innovator.” He defined innovators broadly, calling on all business people, investors, entrepreneurs, … Continue reading

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