Stephen McComb

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BlackBerry Buys Stake In U.S. Healthcare IT Firm As It Shifts Focus To Niche Markets

BlackBerry has bought a minority stake in privately held U.S. healthcare IT firm NantHealth. The two companies told Reuters they are working together to develop a new smartphone tailored to the needs of the healthcare sector — with a launch pegged for late 2014 or early 2015, according to Jim …

Obamacare Spurring A New Generation Of Startups

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Beth Seidenberg, M.D., is a general partner with Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, focused on life science and digital health investing. Before joining the firm in 2005, she worked at a number of pharmaceutical businesses, mostly recently as chief medical officer at Amgen.</i><p>Spurred by …

The French way of cancer treatment

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China Drafts Rules On Administration Of Personal Health Data - Data Protection - China

More Popular Related Articles on <b>Privacy</b> from <b>Asia Pacific</b><p>Marque Lawyers<p>My Health Record gives the Government a massive treasure trove of sensitive …

Personal Data

"Lean" is Not Just for Manufacturing - It Applies to Knowledge Work of All Types, Too

The management term "Lean" is 25 years old now, originally referring to the "lean production" system of Toyota. In these past 25 years, people are …

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The recent combination of Informa with UBM has firmly established Informa as the leading organiser of healthcare events globally, bringing greater …

Life Sciences

Lean Knowledge Work

The Toyota Production System is arguably the most important invention in operations since Henry Ford’s Model T began rolling off the production line. It has spawned numerous approaches to improving operations, all based on the same principles: relentless attention to detail, commitment to …

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After Arriving On Android, Glooko Lands $7M From Samsung & More To Bring Predictive Diabetes Care Global

The proliferation of connected devices, coupled with rapid advances in data analytics and sensor technology, has fundamentally changed the way people interact with and manage their health. Thanks to smartphones and a new generation of smart, wearable gadgets, it’s now easier than ever before to …

What will 2014 bring for the NHS?

New year resolutions often have a passing quality and the current challenges facing the NHS patently do not. So these thoughts are offered less as resolutions, more as hopes for what 2014 will bring.<p>NHS trusts exist to provide outstanding treatment and care to patients, just as the doctors, nurses …

Why staff engagement is vital for healthcare innovation

Genuinely informed, engaged and empowered patients are a force for good. They help us to improve quality, reduce costs and manage expectations.<p>But what comes first? Research published at the World Innovation Summit for Health (Wish) in Doha this month looked at eight countries around the world and …

Healthcare VC on Twitter: "1st finalist, Imp Services through Training & Development is Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS FT @CMFTNHS #LHA14 congratulations!"

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Healthcare VC on Twitter: "3rd finalist, Improving Services through Training & Development is Health Education North West #LHA14 congratulations!"

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Healthcare VC on Twitter: "First finalist in the Lean Champion category is NIHR Yorkshire Stroke Research Network @OfficialNIHR #LHA14 congratulations!"

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Healthcare VC on Twitter: "Second finalist in the Lean Champion category is Heart of England Hub (MHRN) Mental Health Network #LHA14 congratulations!"

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Healthcare VC on Twitter: "Third finalist in the Lean Champion category is the Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS FT #LHA14 congratulations!"

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Health and social care integration: how do we make it work?

Public sector management goes through waves of mania for particular buzzwords and concepts. In health and social care, "integration" is the latest mantra for improving care.<p>While our health and social care system often divides and separates us – think organisational structure, payment mechanisms …

NHS could be 'overwhelmed' by people with long-term medical conditions

The soaring number of people with long-term medical conditions such as diabetes and dementia is threatening to "overwhelm" the NHS, one of the health service's most senior figures warns.<p>The challenges posed by patients with chronic medical conditions are so great that they represent the "healthcare …

5 Health Tech Trends to Watch in 2014

2013 was a big year for consumer health technology. According to mobile tech consultancy Research2Guidance, there are now close to 100,000 mobile …

Apple patents "seamless" heart rate sensor for authentication, personalization

Last week the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) awarded Apple a <b>patent for a "seamlessly embedded heart rate monitor"</b> that the …

The quest for integrated health and social care

This paper tells the story of the journey made by the District Health Board for Canterbury, New Zealand, towards its goal of providing integrated …

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With $3M From Andreessen And Others, Doctor On Demand Launches To Bring A $40 (Virtual) House Call To Healthcare

Adam Jackson and former Stanford physician and White House fellow Dr. Pat Basu want to help modernize healthcare by bringing the house call back — mobile-style. To do that, today, they’re officially launching Doctor On Demand, a service that aims to connect consumers to a licensed U.S. physician …

HealthLoop Lands $10M To Help Doctors Better Track And Engage Patients Between Visits

HealthLoop, the makers of a cloud-based platform that aims to automate the process by which doctors engage with their patients after visits, announced today that it has closed a $10 million round of Series A financing.<p>The round was led by Canvas Venture Fund, the new $175 million investment vehicle …

Top Health Trend For 2014: Telehealth To Grow Over 50%. What Role For Regulation?

For many years, telehealth advocates have accused payers of being unwilling to reimburse for proven telehealth interventions, which can significantly reduce medical costs.<p>Well, we have crossed that chasm, and telehealth is about to experience explosive growth. RNCOS Business Consultancy Services …

Will These 5 Technologies Boost Medication Adherence?

Doctors are only part of the patient care equation. Physicians can take steps to make sure that they’re prescribing in-depth, comprehensive, and …

The Cost of Adherence

A recent analysis at the lab tells us that adherence is a still a big issue across a number of diseases.<p>This slideshow requires …