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Trump Wants To Return Power To Patients, And Consumer-Ordered Lab Tests May Be Perfect Place To Start

If you want a simple blood test, like a basic metabolic panel, and live in New York, Rhode Island or many other states, it may cost you dearly–not only for the cost of the test itself (whatever that eventually turns out to be), but also for the cost of visiting your doctor, who must order the test. …

Rhode Island

Trump’s executive order on Obamacare, explained by two health policy experts

Shortly after the end of his inaugural parade, President Donald Trump issued his first executive order: instructions for the federal government to dismantle the Affordable Care Act “to the maximum extent permitted by law.”<p>The executive order is a powerful political statement about the health care …

Health Care

Gene therapy is here, and it could radically change modern medicine

So what is gene therapy, anyway? The US Food and Drug Administration says it's any treatment in which a replacement gene is added to a person's body or a disease-causing one is inactivated. That's usually done by adding­­­­­­ new instructions to cells via billions of viruses stuffed with correct …

Complexity Reduction Through Collaboration

Accelerated globalization in the healthcare industry<p>With an increasing need to distribute their products around the world in new markets, healthcare …

This Startup Will Sequence Your DNA, So You Can Contribute To Medical Research

Will the opportunity to contribute to disease-ending medical research convince more people to get their DNA sequenced?<p>The price to sequence the human genome has dropped from $100 million in 2001 to just a few thousand dollars today. It’s now cheap enough that some people are starting to get …

Genetics

Coming Soon

What Trumpcare Might Actually Look Like

As President-elect Trump waits to take over the helm at the White House, repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act (ACA)—commonly referred to …

The end of doctor knows best as medics are told to let patients make their own decision about treatment

Doctors should no longer tell patients which medical treatments they need to have and must instead set out the options and let people decide for themselves, according to guidelines published today.<p>In an attempt to avoid hospitals being sued, doctors are being told to stop treating patients with a …

Genomics startup halts next-generation gene sequencing

Genomic startup 23andMe has scrapped plans to create cutting-edge next-generation gene-sequencing technology, saying its consumer base just isn't ready.<p>CEO Anne Wojcicki said Wednesday during the Wall Street Journal's WSJ.D Live global technology conference in Laguna Beach, California, that while …

Molecular Biology

How Google Plans to Reinvent Healthcare

Image source: Flickr/Creative Commons.<p>Glucose-monitoring contact lenses for diabetics, wrist computers that read diagnostic nanoparticles injected in the blood stream, implantable devices that modify electrical signals that pass along nerves, medication robots, human augmentation, human brain …

What's Next

Video Component<p>Close<p>Text<p>What's next?<p>The consumer is becoming way more aware of what their options are, what the cost is, what accessibility should be …

Consumer-Centric Care

The health care model is changing, and for consumers, that’s good news. If the old model of care was “doctor knows best,” the new model is “consumers …

23andMe’s Consumer DNA Data Gold Mine Is Starting To Pay Off

The consumer genetic testing company says it can barely keep up with demand from researchers, while patient advocates wonder if customers deserve a cut of the profits.<p>After decades of inconclusive results, researchers backed by Pfizer and Massachusetts General Hospital revealed that they had …

Molecular Biology

AI beats doctors at visual diagnosis, observes many times more lung cancer signals - ExtremeTech

By on August 18, 2016 at 1:00 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>A new study from Stanford …

Machine Learning

Jabra's headphones can be prescribed by a doctor to monitor fitness

Doctors can now prescribe fitness-tracking headphones as part of of a patient's health management regime. Jabra announced today that ts newly announced Sport Pulse wireless headphones are now part of TrainerMD's HIPPA-compliant 360 Health Program. This means that the audio accessory can be …

Why Is Health Care Design So Terrible?

Health care consumers pay a lot of money for bad design. It’s time for the device and drug companies to stop.<p>A regular glass ketchup bottle is a poorly designed experience. To serve the ketchup you have to hold it at a 45-degree angle, tap it in a special place, insert a knife, and then it …

drugcompanies

The ‘best-kept secret in healthcare’ just raised a $70 million round

"We're the best-kept secret in healthcare right now," Accolade CEO Raj Singh told Business Insider.<p>Now, the little-known company based in Seattle is making a big splash with a $70 million series E funding round led by Andreessen Horowitz. Madrona Venture Group and others also joined in on the …

Obama's health secretary wants to make patients healthier by transforming how doctors and hospitals get paid

As President Obama closes in on his final months in office, few parts of his legacy loom larger than the Affordable Care Act, the landmark healthcare overhaul he signed in 2010 that helped extend health coverage to more than 20 million previously uninsured Americans.<p>But largely out of the …

Health Care

Elation Health receives $15M to take another crack at electronic health records

Kyna and Conan Fong were at dinner trying to convince their father, who ran a medical practice, to try something different than just keeping paper records.<p>There’s a good reason for that — they’re slow, they’re hard to transfer and share (often requiring paper delivery or faxes), and there’s a lot …

This Startup Is Leading A Digital Health Revolution, Cutting Premiums And Improving Results

Witnessing the rapid advancements in modern medicine, paired with the emergence of wearable technology, mobile apps to monitor personal health and the rise of digital programs to replace traditional health plans — healthcare remains one of the most progressive industries in the global economy.<p>Over …

Precision medicine growth hinges on electronic health records

Advancements in genomic research have given medical professionals the ability to create highly detailed physiological profiles of individuals as well …

Obama's next move: Precision medicine and genomics venture capitalist?

President Barack Obama is due to end his time at the White House on January 20, 2017. What’s next for him after that? Healthcare and technology could …

The Doctor Will See You … Anywhere

We are in the midst of a new dawn of health care that puts human beings – their schedules and their communication preferences – at the center of how we deliver care.<p>Image Credit: Optum<p>A profound shift toward coordinated, responsive care is underway in American medicine.<p>This shift has the power to …

Why I got my DNA tested

One day this spring, I sent a tube of my saliva to Utah.<p>I had spit into the plastic tube until it reached a wavy line, and then screwed on a cap that released a blue solution that stabilized the DNA inside my cells. I shook it up, so everything mixed. I sealed it in a pouch, stuck the pouch in a …

Tour The Black Swan, the World’s Most Elegant Superyacht

With over 23,000 horsepower, this superyacht includes a swimming pool that funnels toward the stern and seems to disappear into the ocean<p>As the name suggests, superyachts are meant to garner attention. From Zaha Hadid’s stunningly crafted ships to vessels featuring waterfalls, these massive …

Lab Results

By combining the hard data of medicine with the soft skills of presentation and public speaking, the Booth Healthcare Analytics Laboratory is giving …

Chicago Booth