Tag Archives: Medicare

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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A radiologist and clinical owner developed CannaScan, a real-time, cloud-based validation system that allows Massachusetts police departments to verify that people found with marijuana have been issued a valid prescription. CannaScan claims it allows the “Good Guys to Weed Out … Continue reading

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The ONC is inviting voting for ideas submitted in its Digital Privacy Notice Challenge, which include games, responsive templates, a Web widget, and an NPP generator. eCaring raised $3.5 million in a Series A round for its platform to support … Continue reading

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Xerox, best known for making copies, is now delivering health care business news via healthbizdecoded.com. The site publishes about one story per day on topics ranging from health policy to new technologies to regulatory issues. A bill introduced in Congress … Continue reading

Hospital Pricing Data? More Please!

Anyone operating in the health tech universe for the last few years knows that open health data has been and continues to be a major theme. Current White House Chief Technology Officer Todd Park started talking (NO, YELLING!) about “data … Continue reading

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Practice Fusion launched a free tool to help patients track health care spending. The platform is available through Practice Fusion’s recently launched Patient Fusion and includes insurance claims information. Gamgee, a stealthy mobile health care startup, raised $2 million in … Continue reading

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Bina Technologies, a genomic data company, raised $6.25M in Series B financing. The round was led by Sierra Ventures. Bina released a commercial product last month to collect and process DNA data for personalized diagnosis. ONC launched a website to … Continue reading

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mDhil, a health care information provider, received the Innovation Karnataka Award from Google. The award recognized companies using the Internet to make a positive difference in addressing a social, economic or community challenge in India. Electronic device maker Jawbone introduced … Continue reading

On the Brink of Widespread Adoption: Care
Transition Systems

In a simple world, success in digital health care business might be expressed like this: c = c (a,b). The amount of funding a startup has earned is a, b is the number of years it’s been open for business, … Continue reading

Reduce Elder Care Spending by Helping Seniors to Avoid Hospitals

The Obama Administration’s comprehensive health care reform law tackles the nation’s health care spending crisis in several ways. It also addresses spending on Medicare, one of the nation’s costliest programs, in several ways. One way that Affordable Care Act doesn’t … Continue reading

The Patient Wants Online Satisfaction

Throughout a night in the hospital, alarms sound, wheel carts clatter, telephones ring, doors bang, and sick people don’t sleep. A recent New York Times article pointed out that this isn’t just detrimental to patient health or just an inconvenience. … Continue reading

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