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An open letter to Jeff Bezos–you are needed to disrupt the health care sector

Dear Mr. Bezos,<p>Leave rationalizing the market for organic foods to one of your sidekicks, and tinkering with driverless cars to a crowded field of tech companies. You are needed to disrupt the health care sector. Only you have the vision, ambition, capital, and computing power this mission …

Company Uses Patients' Own Cells To Put An End To Baldness, Aging Skin And Tendon Degeneration

Hollywood has made movies about it. Industries have made billions from it. And if the volume of scripture is any indication, the Almighty God must have placed great value on his creation of the head of human hair. After all, He gave Samson—the strongest man of whom the Bible tells—his immense …

The Next Billion-Dollar Startups 2017

Every year for the past three, Forbes has gone looking for 25 young U.S. companies with a strong shot at reaching a valuation of $1 billion or more. Last year’s list included hot companies like the crowdfunding site GoFundMe, online retailer Boxed and innovative home seller OpenDoor. This year, …

Investing

The latest in telemedicine comes in the form of MedicSpot, a doctor in a kiosk

Telemedicine may have reached a new peak with the latest development from the U.K. Meet MedicSpot, the self-proclaimed “most affordable, easiest and, …

Digital Health

What David Rockefeller Taught Me about Life and Leadership

Shortly after graduate school I landed a job at Chase Manhattan Bank’s corporate headquarters in New York City. I was part of a management program …

Clinical Trials Transformation Initiative releases guidelines on mobile-derived novel endpoints

The Clinical Trials Transformation Initiative (CTTI), a public-private partnership of pharma companies, academics, and regulators, including FDA, …

The continuum of care | 4 ways clinicians can empower patients (and caregivers)

June 26, 2017 | Print | Email<p>The evolving transition towards a value-based approach to healthcare will largely involve what happens with patients …

Mobile health apps – do they have a future?

<i>Liz Ashall-Payne, CEO at Orcha, asks whether mobile health is the digital solution the healthcare industry has been waiting for…</i><p>There are currently …

5 Investment Firms Reveal What They Look for in Startups

There's more competition than ever before to get startup funding. Here's how to break through the pack.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Running a startup is expensive. If you’re an entrepreneur, you already know this, and likely have “find money” high on your priority …

The reality of real-world evidence

<b>There is a lot of talk about real-world evidence (RWE) and its growing importance, but as this commonly-used term has no official definition, what's</b> …

How Being Selfish in the Morning Leads to a More Productive Workday

In order to be successful, it is essential to make progress against your top priorities before responding to other people’s requests.<p>This means …

Top 10 Hot Artificial Intelligence (AI) Technologies

The market for artificial intelligence (AI) technologies is flourishing. Beyond the hype and the heightened media attention, the numerous startups and the internet giants racing to acquire them, there is a significant increase in investment and adoption by enterprises. A Narrative Science survey …

Artificial Intelligence

First FDA Approval For Clinical Cloud-Based Deep Learning In Healthcare

The first FDA approval for a machine learning application to be used in a clinical setting is a big step forward for AI and machine learning in healthcare and industry as a whole.<p>Arterys’s medical imaging platform has been approved to be put into use to help doctors diagnose heart problems. It uses …

Machine Learning

Being a Strategic Leader Is About Asking the Right Questions

If you asked the world’s most successful business leaders what it means to “be strategic,” how many different answers do you think you’d get? Consider this number: 115,800,000. It’s the number of unique links returned when I searched online for “strategic leadership.”<p>There’s a good reason for all …

4 Ways Smart Teams Achieve Consensus Quickly

Innovation is a team sport. It is rare for a successful innovation initiative to be executed by a sole individual, and that's a good thing. A truly disruptive innovation is the manifestation of multiple perspectives.<p>To rapidly launch an innovation to market, however, a team needs to quickly …

Management

Lessons In Communication From The 2016 Election Results

The dust may have settled on the 2016 election, but the turmoil remains. In a dubious twist, the U.S. has made history in the respect that no prior presidential election, no matter how bitterly fought, has produced more rancor than this.<p>Days later, while the threatened economic apocalypse hasn’t …

Entrepreneurship

15 Magic Phrases to Make Anyone Trust You

Slip these words into your conversations to build trust between friends and coworkers.<p>Don’t just give friends and coworkers an upnod or an insincere …

Opportunities for Pan-European Medicine Product Launches Post-Brexit

The Brexit referendum decision is a pivotal moment for the United Kingdom’s life-sciences economy. The UK consistently punches above its weight for …

8 Secrets of Great Communicators

Great communication skills are a powerful tool to have in your arsenal. Here are eight proven strategies that will improve yours today.<p>When it comes to communication, we all tend to think we're pretty good at it. Truth is, even those of us who are good communicators aren't nearly as good as we …

Public Speaking

Why is telemedicine utilization so low?

<b>EDITORIAL NOTE:</b> An earlier version of this story included the names of several telemedicine companies that authors claim to have failed to break a …

Apple’s move to tighten digital health criteria could have bigger impact than FDA

A couple of months ago, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration acted to shore up criteria for digital health companies with final guidance …

Trust: The #1 Thing Every Business Is Competing For

Launching, operating, and maintaining a modern digital business is a lot easier said than done. Having now worked on my second business over the last …

Starbucks' digital strategy drives sales

<i>This story was delivered to BI Intelligence Mobile Industry Insider subscribers. To learn more and subscribe, please click here.</i><p>Mobile ordering and digital loyalty offerings remain major drivers of Starbucks' growth, the company announced in its Q1 2016 earnings presentation last Thursday.<p>In Q1, …

Same-Store Sales

Running a State Health Insurance Marketplace

In the era of the Affordable Care Act, consumers in the U.S. can now purchase private health insurance in 14 state-based marketplaces (SBMs), along with the federally facilitated marketplace (FFM). For most of 2015, I was the director of Rhode Island’s SBM, known as HealthSource RI, which more than …

Data-Driven Health Insurance Provider Clover Health Raises Another $35M

When Sequoia Capitals Michael Dixon met Clover Health CEO Vivek Garipalli, he said he knew he wanted to invest. The catch: it took 18 months to convince him. But that finally happened, with the company today announcing a $35 million financing round led by Sequoia Capital.<p>Clover Health works by …

‘Multi-State’ Plans Unavailable In Many States

Why Are My Projects Struggling? Six Basics You Must Never Forget

Lately, I’ve noticed that my projects are getting more complicated and status review meetings are focusing mostly on issues and complaints. In fact, …

A longtime American wardrobe staple is in danger of extinction

Teens are now buying more gear from Nike and Lululemon over denim classics from brands like Abercrombie, according to a recent Piper Jaffray survey on teen spending.<p>Levi's CEO has admitted that the company is threatened by the athleisure trend of wearing yoga pants, Bloomberg reports.<p>"We're …

The CEO of the startup that dissolved overnight explains what happened: burn

Former Zirtual employees told Business Insider's Biz Carson that they felt blindsided by the news. Clients felt left in the lurch too.<p>Today, CEO Maren Kate Donovan explains what happened in a Medium post, writing that she "cannot express my deep sorrow at letting down our employees, our clients, …

Data Overload: The Growing Demand for Context and Structure

<i>In a world inundated with information, data, and content, businesses are facing a demand to implement new, adaptive strategies to mitigate their growing mass of unorganized information.</i><p>Information Overload, or stress induced by the reception of more information than is necessary to make a decision, …