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Hospitals Are Too Dull: Turn Up The Lights, Say Experts

Patients aren’t getting enough light during the day, says new research, which can affect their overall well-being. It’s pretty much a no-brainer that we feel better on a clear and…
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Reference Pricing: Another Tool That Saves Money, or a Limitation on Care?

Setting caps on medical costs may save us money… but not without sacrifice. In 2010, the California Public Employees’ Retirement System (Calpers) made a big move to rein in how…
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Can the Internet Prevent Cancer?

Older adults who use the Internet are more likely to participate in screening for colorectal cancer, be active, eat healthily, and smoke less, compared to their unplugged friends. So says…
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5 Technologies to Assist the Aging Population

Despite constant chatter on how technology is transforming millenials, the digital revolution does not discriminate based on age. Smartphones and tablets are marketed to the young and the old, and…
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The Doctors Are In, and They Own the Hospital

As we’ve noted before, doctors at a physician-owned hospital have an idea about how to improve care or create more efficient surgery schedules, and they don’t have to go through…
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Report: Hospital Payments Vary, but It’s Not Because of the Quality of Care

This article originally appeared in the Summer 2013 issue of Xerox HealthFocus magazine. The need for quality and the importance of fairness are often lost in the highly charged debate…
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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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New Database Measures the Value of Healthcare IT: Early Results Are In

Over the past four years, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has awarded millions of dollars in incentive money to hospitals and physician groups to install electronic health…
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The High Def ER: How Telemedicine Can Cut Costs and Boost Revenue for Hospitals

On a recent Saturday night, Dr. James Marcin, a pediatric critical care specialist, saw a 7-year-old girl with a bad case of pneumonia. Two and a half hours later, the…
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How Cancer Patients Are Impacted By Healthcare Reform

Healthcare reform in the U.S. may include a surprising speed bump for some cancer patients, depending on where they live. When health insurance exchanges go into effect, individuals (and at…
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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…
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