The Friday Five – Healthcare and the 2016 Election

The Friday Five – Healthcare and the 2016 Election
There is quite a lot to discuss this election season and the direction in which healthcare should go is one of the hot topics. This week’s Friday Five includes a Healthcare De Jure one hour special that focuses on the impact the 2016 election will have …
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Healthcare Metro Monitor Supplement
Our Healthcare Metro Monitor Supplement tracks the role of healthcare in economic recession and recovery in the nation’s 100 largest metropolitan areas. The implementation of the Affordable Care Act and pressures to contain costs, expand access to care …
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Axxess Healthcare Pilots Program to ‘Uberize’ Home Healthcare
Axxess, a home health technology company focusing on cloud-based software and services, is piloting an app that will connect home health agencies with qualified clinicians to provide care to patients 24/7. Named AxxessCARE, this “uberization” of …
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Latest Healthcare News

The 5 Best Healthcare ETFs
With nearly 50 healthcare ETFs on the market, there isn’t a shortage of choices for fund investors. The best healthcare ETFs have managed to attract a lion’s share of the assets, and thus a disproportionate amount of daily trading volume. From Vanguard to …
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8 Examples of Brilliant Healthcare Marketing
Every now and then, a healthcare organization creates a stellar piece of content, launches a particularly clever social media campaign, or proves that they just get their target audience in a way that makes us fans of healthcare marketing just want to …
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Healthcare Blockchain Moves to Center Stage
Last year, we asserted that the groundwork for healthcare on the blockchain had already begun. In fact, we stated that blockchain would move from theory to practice in 2017. If the number of blockchain related conferences is any indicator, our prediction …
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The Healthcare MBA: One Fast Track in a Slow Economy

trendThe Healthcare MBA: One Fast Track in a Slow Economy
The healthcare track for MBAs has never been a hot one — until now. Believe it or not, healthcare companies can’t find enough MBAs to fill open positions in this $ 2.26 trillion industry, says Marjorie Baldwin, head of Arizona State University’s School of …
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Health study: Patients with a primary care physician have lower healthcare costs
The National Institute of Health has proved that patients with a primary care physician have lower healthcare costs, better management of chronic diseases and high levels of satisfaction with their care. Establishing a relationship with a primary care …
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Ebola Healthcare Workers Are Dying Faster Than Their Patients
The bulk of healthcare workers are locals who don’t have enough resources or training to treat not only their patients, but also each other When Dr. Olivet Buck became the fourth Sierra Leone doctor to die from Ebola after she was denied evacuation, the …
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Middlefield Healthcare & Wellness Dividend Fund – IPO Raises $115 Million

trendMiddlefield Healthcare & Wellness Dividend Fund – IPO Raises 5 Million
CALGARY, Oct. 20, 2016 /CNW/ – Middlefield Group, on behalf of Middlefield Healthcare & Wellness Dividend Fund (the “Fund”), is pleased to announce that the Fund has completed its initial public offering of 11,500,000 units at a price of $ 10.00 per unit …
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A First Person Account of How The Healthcare Industry is Failing the Disabled and Those Who Cannot Speak for Themselves
Since my sister’s brain injury eleven years ago I have spent more time in hospitals and emergency rooms than I care to remember. During that time I have noticed a frightening decline in the level of care my sister and other patients who are unable to speak …
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Fair hosted to help seniors explore healthcare and living options
TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) – Senior citizens got out of their houses Thursday morning to learn about their healthcare options. The Topeka Area Continuity of Care and Jayhawk Area Agency on Aging hosted a Senior Resource Fair Thursday. The fair was to help seniors …
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Universal Healthcare on the rise in Latin America

trendUniversal Healthcare on the rise in Latin America
Nine countries from across Latin America and Caribbean highlighted for their healthcare successes. Ensuring coverage for the region’s poorest and most excluded populations a shared focus across the region. Case studies to help inform other countries …
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Why Healthcare IT Spending Needs to Shift Its Focus
Large healthcare organizations spend millions annually on IT. Most of it pays for technology that moves or stores data. That’s been especially true in the last five years, as meaningful use has triggered significant investment in electronic health record …
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Dr. Drew Loses Show After Questioning Hillary Clinton’s Healthcare
CNN has canceled the television show of Dr. Drew Pinsky, a week after the celebrity doctor questioned Hillary Clinton’s healthcare. The network said Thursday that Pinsky’s “Dr. Drew On Call” HLN show will air its last episode on Sept. 22. CNN Vice …
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Election Cloud Could Soon Lift for Healthcare ETFs

trendElection Cloud Could Soon Lift for Healthcare ETFs
Another quarter and another superb performance from pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ). For the most part, healthcare ETFs have been performing in-line with the markets. Investors looking to avoid volatility tend to gravitate toward the big …
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Column: Don’t forget healthcare’s human element
Humans are not items on a conveyor belt; therefore we should not be treated as though we are. One of the industries that seems to be most guilty of labeling people as numbers rather than people is the world of healthcare. Personally, I have had the …
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Global Virtual Reality in Healthcare Sector Market 2016: Expert Review, Study, Augmentation, Research and Forecast to 2016-2021
The global Virtual Reality in Healthcare Sector market is witnessing significant developments owing to the implementation of favorable industrial policies. The Virtual Reality in Healthcare Sector market worldwide has been impacted by a number of economic …
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Cuts to elderly and primary healthcare only the start for the Canterbury District Health Board

trendCuts to elderly and primary healthcare only the start for the Canterbury District Health Board
Looming cuts to elderly and primary healthcare to subsidise mental health funding may only be the start of what’s to come for Canterbury. The Canterbury District Health Board (CDHB) have indicated a $ 23 million shortfall in Canterbury’s mental health …
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Northern Michigan Candidate For State House Accused of Healthcare Fraud
A Northern Michigan Physical Therapy Provider running for state representative, now accused of healthcare fraud. Doctor Vijay Kumar faces several counts of health care fraud and intentionally placing false information on a chart by a healthcare provider.
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Ebola Healthcare Workers Are Dying Faster Than Their Patients
When Dr. Olivet Buck became the fourth Sierra Leone doctor to die from Ebola after she was denied evacuation, the third American healthcare worker to contract Ebola in West Africa was well on the way to recovery back in Omaha, Nebraska. WHO spokesman Tarik …
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Key Networking Challenges Facing Healthcare Today

trendKey Networking Challenges Facing Healthcare Today
Technology is evolving at breakneck speeds and, as a result, transforming almost every aspect of healthcare today from the way that doctors interact with patients to the way that medical records are being stored. In many ways we are on the verge of a …
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Children’s Research Institute Receives Million In Gifts
Children’s Health System of Texas’ research arm announced that it has received $ 30 million worth of grants by a few of the city’s philanthropic foundations. The Hamon Charitable Foundation gave $ 15 million, the Pogue Family Foundation put in $ 10 …
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Healthcare deals may boost cancer costs, while state laws stymie telehealth
The studies do show that the health care delivery in this country doesn’t always make sense. While the use of nurse practitioners and telehealth have been proven to improve patients’ access to care and reduce costs, state laws often reduce their use …
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Latest Healthcare News

trendDoctors must take up critical healthcare issues: Governor
The Governor called upon the delegates to also find time to discuss the various problems relating to the provision of adequate healthcare to the over billion and a quarter population of India. In this context, he drew attention to timely initiatives …
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Virtual Reality In Healthcare: Where’s The Innovation?
Virtual reality is no longer just about video gaming; it holds promise as nothing short of revolutionary for just about every other industry, as well. Since 2012, there has been an incredible explosion of interest and hype around mass market virtual …
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Californians will come around on healthcare for immigrants
To the editor: While your article highlights the divide among Californians on providing healthcare benefits to people in the country illegally, it leaves out some important points that give us promise. (“California voters sharply disagree on low-cost …
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Healthcare needs more IT security pros – stat

trendHealthcare needs more IT security pros – stat
Technology is bringing amazing changes to the healthcare industry, but it’s also bringing the need for more IT security professionals. What’s causing this lack of talent and if you’re a security pro, how can you land a job in this growing field?
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Two Doctors and Four Others Arrested in Million Health Care Fraud
HOUSTON—Six Houstonians have been arrested on wide-ranging charges involving a $ 12 million conspiracy to commit health care fraud and to pay kickbacks, announced U.S. Attorney Kenneth Magidson. The arrests were made in conjunction with a search …
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Health Care Mergers Will Mean Higher Premiums
The number of health insurers competing for your business almost certainly will decrease in coming months as the big for-profit firms merge or acquire each other. The companies insist that the results will enable them to operate more efficiently …
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