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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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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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Digital Cadavers Create Opportunities for Learning

A defining moment in many medical students’ academic career is their first experience handling a cadaver. For many doctors, the memory of feeling and touching human organs for the first…
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Is Telemedicine Making Healthcare Less Human?

Possibly yes, probably no, says the CEO of the American Telemedicine Association. Telemedicine –remote consultation with doctors via Skype or apps that send and receive test results – is often…
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3D Printed Casts Could Replace Plaster

It may look futuristic but the Cortex cast has been long-awaited Each year six million Americans will break a bone, according to the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons. That means…
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As FDA Eyes E-cigarettes, Opinions Abound

Marketing e-cigarettes in the U.S. has been a balancing act, and the biggest obstacles may still be ahead. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has a few questions to answer.…
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Making Electronic Records Better, Stronger, Faster

Professional EHR usability experts have been designing better electronic health records for years, but many vendors would be surprised to learn such experts even exist. You may not have heard…
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Health IT: Creating a Culture of Adoption

It’s one thing to install a new health IT application. The software vendor and healthcare informatics teams busily prepare for the big implementation event. At a precise moment, a switch…
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New Kids on the Block: Non-Profit CO-OP Insurance Plans Offer Low-Cost Alternative

When the state-based health insurance exchanges open on October 1, half of them will include consumer operated and oriented plans, or CO-OPs. These brand-new insurers, funded by the Affordable Care…
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Big Data, Burnt Toast and Healthcare Analytics: Q&A with Charles Fred

The goal-oriented precision required to achieve flight is also needed at the cutting edge of healthcare innovation. For the second time, HealthBiz Decoded looked to the skies for insight. Charles…
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3 Ways 3-D Printing Could Revolutionize Healthcare

Originally used to cheaply and quickly make prototypes, 3-D printing has lately gained momentum as a (cheap, quick) manufacturing endpoint in and of itself. The technology redefines the phrase “broadly…