CVS to Launch Digital Health Innovation Lab in Boston

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CVS Health Corp is planning to launch the CVS Digital Health Innovation Lab in Boston this winter focused on building patient centric experiences in healthcare, Boston Globe first reports. The CVS Digital Health Innovation Lab will accommodate 100 people in a new 15,000-square-foot office at 116 Huntington Ave, a short distance from both Longwood Medical Area and Cambridge’s technology community.  "Having a Boston presence will help us attract additional talent and increase our connectivity to
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Survey: Yelp Most Popular Site for Online Physician Reviews

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Yelp is the most popular site for online physician reviews followed by Healthgrades and RateMDs, according to recent survey conducted by Software Advice on how patients use online reviews. The survey findings indicate that positive patient reviews on multiple sites is becoming increasingly necessary to attract and retain patients, particularly as the healthcare industry shift towards a patient-centric model.  “Online patient-generated content is here to stay—so we might as well use it to make
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Can Professional Failures Foster Digital Health Innovation?

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Fard Johnmarr describes the vital role professional failures could play in fostering digital health innovation.  Let's face it. When it comes to tolerating and encouraging failure, there's a big disconnect between what people say and what they do. In many organizations and businesses, failure and risk-taking is punished, even though both are vitally important -- especially in industries facing or undergoing significant digital-induced economic and human disruption. Fard Johnmar,
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Kaiser Permanente to Provide Primary Care to Target Clinics

Kaiser Permanente to Provide Primary Care to Target Clinics

Kaiser Permanente and Target are partnering to launch four Target Clinics in Southern California in November and December. Consumers will receive expanded health services in addition to its traditional primary health care services at Target Clinics including: - pediatric and adolescent care - well-woman care - family planning - management of chronic conditions like diabetes and high blood pressure Through this partnership, Kaiser Permanente will provide care to Kaiser
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HITLAB Announces 5 HITLAB World Cup Finalists for 2014

HITLAB World Cup Finalists

  HITLAB a healthcare innovation and teaching lab, is pleased to invite the following teams to compete at the live HITLAB World Cup finals during its inaugural HITLAB Innovators Summit on December 1st at Columbia University's Low Library. 50 teams from India, Kenya, Malaysia, Nigeria, Portugal, Spain, the United Kingdom, the United States, and Uzbekistan submitted truly innovative solutions to address global health issues.  Each entry was carefully reviewed for its potential impact on
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3 Finalists Announced in Chicago Open Innovation Challenge

Chicago Open Innovation Challenge

The American Heart Association today announced the top three finalists for the inaugural Chicago Open Innovation Challenge focused on discussing innovative ways to accelerate science and to better understand how to treat heart disease and stroke. Finalists were chosen after raising more than $33k in crowdfunding on MedStartr from patients, doctors, nurses, hospital leaders, professors, and concerned citizens. The three finalists will present their projects in person and compete for grants
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Validic’s CTO Talks the Value of Open Data in Healthcare

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The future of harnessing inteoperability and open data in healthcare is promising if you’re open to embracing it. Validic's Drew Schiller explains why.  The tsunami that is big data is cresting in healthcare right now. While that wave is on the horizon, healthcare providers are scrambling to figure out how they are going to survive the surge and ride the tide to their benefit. Let’s remove the poetic metaphor for a moment and talk about the reality of what’s needed to achieve that ideal: what
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5 Facts About Digital Health in Canada

5 Facts About Digital Health in Canada

This week marks the first-ever Digital Health Week in Canada, taking place from November 10 to 14, 2014 led by a unique collaboration of 18 organizations to recognize how digital health is transforming care and helping to improve delivery of care across the country.  Canada's Digital Health Strategy According to Infoway, Canada's digital health infrastructure has three fundamental components: 1. Point of Care Systems - Compatible systems that your health care providers use to send,
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Intermountain & Healthbox to Launch New Healthcare Innovation Model

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Intermountain Healthcare and Healthbox have announced the launch of their unique healthcare innovation and venture model that harnesses internal creativity and external disruption. While the physical structure for this endeavor is being developed in Salt Lake City adjacent to the system’s flagship medical center, the Innovation at Intermountain initiative is already stimulating collaboration between inventors, entrepreneurs and healthcare industry experts alike to improve quality and service
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15 Influential ePatients and Patient Advocates to Follow

Influential ePatients and Patient Advocates to Follow

Whether its public speaking, blogging, or tweeting, these empowered ePatient and patient advocates are changing the way we think about our role in healthcare. If you’ve read our in-depth analysis on the Rise of the ePatient Movement, then you already know we have given careful consideration to “the what” propelling patient empowerment,  but what about “the who?”After all, it’s patients who have used mobile technologies and social media outlets to tell their stories—who use apps and Internet
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