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How to Improve Your Business Writing

You probably write on the job all the time: proposals to clients, memos to senior executives, a constant flow of emails to colleagues. But how can you ensure that your writing is as clear and effective as possible? How do you make your communications stand out?<p><b>What the Experts Say</b> <br>Overworked …

How to Tell a Great Story

We tell stories to our coworkers and peers all the time — to persuade someone to support our project, to explain to an employee how he might improve, or to inspire a team that is facing challenges. It’s an essential skill, but what makes a compelling story in a business context? And how can you …

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In-Depth: ACO's digital health patient engagement opportunity

Over the course of the past decade the concept of an accountable care organization (ACO) has come to define a variety of healthcare provider setups …

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The Sympathetic Nervous System

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In-Depth: What Apple's Health app tracks and what it forgot to include

On Wednesday the U.S. Food and Drug Administration <b>quietly updated its list of mobile medical applications that it would not regulate</b>. It added a …

Meet the godfather of wearables

It all started with beavers. When Alex Pentland was three years into his undergraduate degree at the University of Michigan, in 1973, he worked part-time as a computer programmer for NASA’s Environmental Research Institute. One of his first tasks — part of a larger environmental-monitoring project …

In-Depth: State of the Industry Digital Health Q1 2014

The first three months of 2014 have proven to be eventful. Among arguably much more important events, <b>Apple hired</b> a whole lot of medical sensor …

Why Silicon Valley’s Success Is So Hard to Replicate

<i>SA Forum is an invited essay from experts on topical issues in science and technology.</i><p>After decades of bafflement and frustration, the world is still …

Silicon Valley

In-Depth: Digital health APIs every health startup should know

<b>By Jonah Comstock</b><p>One conversation topic that never seems far away at digital health industry events is the idea of data silos. Consumer health and …

Aetna's two future businesses: Consumer health and ACOs

Aetna CEO Mark Bertolini started his keynote at HIMSS here in Orlando, Florida with a simple fact: Aetna is doing well, but the healthcare system in …

Olympics update: Two tie for gold in Alpine, an Olympic first

News<p>The women's Alpine race ended in a tie, the first time that's happened in the Winter Olympics. Tina Maze of Slovenia and Dominique Gisin of …

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In-depth: The MobiHealthNews CES 2014 Wrap-Up

<i>This is the very first MobiHealthNews In-depth -- our weekly series of longer form journalism focused on industry trends, pressing issues, and</i> …

Steve Ballmer’s Big Lesson for the Rest of Us

The business media lit up over the weekend with the news that Steve Ballmer, the college friend who worked alongside Bill Gates to build Microsoft and was heir to the CEO job, will step down within a year. Ballmer, whose skills were in many ways complementary to Gates’, took the helm of an already …

Is the End of Search the Beginning of Personalized Prevention?

This past week, Google had its annual developers conference, Google I/O. One of the more provocative talks, called “The End of Search as We Know It,” …

Is Design Important In Healthcare?

I’ve been in the healthcare delivery business now for 30 years and I can confidently say we’ve paid almost no attention to design. Systems are built …