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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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M*Modal, a provider of clinical documentation services and speech understanding solutions, debuted M*Modal Fluency Flex, a medical dictation app for iPhone that lets doctors record clinical notes during patient encounters and integrate them with electronic health record systems. Portsmouth Hospital … Continue reading

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UCLA partnered with Twitter, Instagram and Vine to share live images and videos of surgeons implanting a brain pacemaker to treat Parkinson’s disease in a patient last week. The exercise aimed to educate future patients about the benefits of this … Continue reading

Looking Back — Health:Refactored in 12 Tweets

Constraints create creativity. But they have to be the right constraints for the problem you’re trying to solve. @aza#hrefactored — Rachel Kalmar (@grapealope) May 13, 2013 Vice President of Jawbone Aza Raskin via Rachel Kalmar, a data scientist at Misfit Wearables, managed … Continue reading

Analysis of Millions of Tweets Used to Derive Physician Opinion on Health Issues

Kaiser Permanente held an event today in Washington, D.C. to discuss the alignment, and in many cases the nonalignment, of the kinds of health care-related information that different groups are posting to the web. At the event, American Voices  ― … Continue reading

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In a new report “Identifying Personal Genomes by Surname Inference” published in the journal Science, researchers described how online genetic data can be used to identify individuals. While it’s been well-known that this could possibly be done, this report describes … Continue reading

In Context: Patients as the Bottleneck

“The bottleneck is actually the patient,” Dough Hirsch, CEO of GoodRx, said on a panel at the Health 2.0 Conference last week. Hirsch, speaking really quickly, explained why it’s so difficult to get a health care startup off the ground. … Continue reading

Not How Twitter Can Change Health Care

Biz Stone started his HIMSS12 keynote by telling the audience that he was going to talk about a few personal stories and a few assumptions. Before anyone could silently groan at the thought of the co-founder of Twitter rattling off … Continue reading

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Joichi Ito has been named director of the MIT Media Lab. A vocal advocate of emergent democracy, privacy, and Internet freedom, Ito is board chair and former CEO of Creative Commons, sits on the board of directors of the Mozilla … Continue reading

The Next Generation of Communities Part 3: Everyday Life Platforms

Part 3 of The Next Generation of Communities session stayed on the topic of online communities, but instead of talking about traditional disease communities, the panelists talked about building health care applications on non health care platforms, like Twitter and … Continue reading