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Editor’s Note: HealthBiz Decoded is Moving to A New Address

HealthBiz Decoded has become a go-to industry resource for in-depth and exclusive insight on the business of healthcare. Our daily reporting has examined issues from the EHR backlash to the…
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A Bright Future for Digital Health Startups in 2014

Other sectors of health care innovation may be falling behind digital health. Underwhelming numbers showing health care’s share of venture capital funds have many people painting a grim picture of…
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$21.5 Million Big Data Project Aims to Improve Medical Care

Three Major Cleveland Healthcare Institutions are Teaming Up to Share Data Every patient and every visit to the doctor’s office adds, in some small way, to a doctor’s medical knowledge.…
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Why Are EHR Adoption Rates so Low for Dentists?

Despite all the efforts to move health IT forward across all health care spectrums, a large gap still exists: the dental industry. Adoption of interoperable electronic health record (EHR) systems…
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Between an ER and Urgent Care: Urgency Centers

For many Minnesotans, the decision is easy: go to the hospital emergency room and wait for hours, or take their acute health problem to an urgency center. A new health…
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Insights on the ACA: Missing Out on Medicaid Money

Note: ACA Watch is an ongoing, bi-weekly series with aggregated stories and insights on the latest developments regarding the Affordable Care Act. Look out for it every other Thursday. States…
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3 Things States Can Do to Pay for Their ACA Exchanges

When federal “venture capital” runs out, how will states keep exchanges going? Right now, many states are still focused on improving the consumer experience of their health insurance exchanges. But…
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Marketing a State Insurance Exchange: Q&A With the Agency Behind Access Health CT

Before the Affordable Care Act, Connecticut had 337,000 uninsured residents. Reaching those people has involved broadcast advertising in English and Spanish, major and culturally-niche newspapers, billboards, and posters in convenience…
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Is Your EHR Stressing You Out?

When Mark Friedberg, MD, and his team at RAND Corporation surveyed physicians about their job satisfaction in 2013, they were surprised that one area of discontent kept coming up: electronic…
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5 Ways Doctors Should Text

The media noted a trend of doctors connecting with patients through social media and texting as early as 2012. Doctors can respond to simple questions their patients send via email…
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Need to Save a Life? There’s an App for That.

Three years ago, San Ramon Valley Fire Chief Richard Price was eating dinner when he heard ambulance sirens. Someone next door had suffered a cardiac arrest and was unconscious. “That…
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GPS Sensors Help Increase Understanding of Breathing Disorders

Many asthmatic patients are able to keep their conditions under control by using an inhaler. But thanks to a new technology, an inhaler has the ability to not only deliver…