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Technology Improves Access to Specialty Healthcare in Jordan

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The journey to the capital city of Amman can be daunting for rural Jordanians who require specialty medical care—people like Haifa Abd-El Karim Omoush.

Guest Post: Pharmville: Applying Gamification to Healthcare

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By Nancy Meyer

What can pharma learn from FarmVille?

That enormously popular online game played—and shared—by millions on social networks, illustrates principles of engagement, interactivity, motivation, and loyalty that can be harnessed by healthcare firms.

It’s called gamification, applying game thinking and game mechanics to non-game environments to engage audiences and solve problems. We believe healthcare can take the best lessons from games like FarmVille, World of Warcraft, and Angry Birds, and use them to improve their business.

Quest Diagnostics Ranks No. 1 in Industry Category on FORTUNE's World's Most Admired Companies List

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MADISON, N.J., March 5, 2013 /3BL Media/ -- Quest Diagnostics (NYSE:DGX), the world's leading provider of diagnostic information services, today announced that that it has been recognized in FORTUNE magazine's "World's Most Admired Companies" list as the No. 1 company in the Health Care industry category of "Pharmacy and Other Services." 

Guest Post: What Healthcare Can Learn from NASA's Social Strategy

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By Nancy Meyer, HALE ADVISORS

Developing a successful social media strategy isn’t rocket science, but some lessons learned from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) illustrate it just takes some thought and planning.

HP's Cloud Technology + Partnership = Health Access in Rural India

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HP and partners use cloud-enabled healthcare infrastructure to deliver accessible health services to remote areas in India.

For more information about HP's health initiatives, please visit: www.hp.com/go/socialinnovationhealth.

CIGNA Offers Workshops for American Heart Month; New Study Finds Immigrants Fill Healthcare Worker Shortage - Health Minute for February 20, 2013

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CIGNA’s Health Disparities Advisory Council is participating in the One Heart, One Life high blood pressure campaign as part of American Heart Month. The Council’s 11 client organizations, with diverse employee populations located throughout the southeastern U.S., will be offered a health promotion toolkit to raise awareness of the serious health implications of high blood pressure. One-third of all Americans are estimated to have hypertension, with more than half not having it under control.

Family Matters: GE Technology Helps Healthcare Providers in Africa

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The rural health clinic in Kimalamisale, Tanzania, sits at the end of a rutted sandy road some 160 miles from the nearest large town of Kisarawe. Although the brightly colored concrete structure serves thousands of villagers living in the surrounding savannah, it has no electricity and its main healthcare equipment includes a stethoscope, weighing scales, and a blood pressure machine.

Guest Post: Checking Doctors

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Pilots use them and now doctors do as well.  Mission critical is by definition an activity that must not fail.  Partial success in such an environment may not be good enough and often has management visibility and even legal consequences.

After placing at the top of his or her pre-med Bachelor level degree and four years of medical school, a period of on-the-job training ensues.  After another four or more years as an Intern then Resident, a physician certainly can be deemed to an expert is his or her field.

Distinct Innovation Model Sets Johnson & Johnson Apart

By: Michael McCaffrey, Senior Director, Johnson & Johnson Corporate Communication
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Innovation is the lifeblood to success for any company competing in the healthcare industry.  When it comes to innovation, many healthcare companies have robust, longstanding processes that are highly standardized and easily repeatable over time.  However, many of these innovation processes have one shortcoming – they are often front loaded — ie, the bulk of attention is given to idea generation and refinement, with little or no upfront consideration to late stage elements like regulatory strategy, commercialization and access effects.  In a rush to market, this lack of for

Mercom Capital Reports VC Investment in Health IT Totals $1.2B; ATI Physical Therapy Named to Top 10 Healthcare Workplaces - Health Minute for February 8, 2013

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Mercom Capital Group reports that venture capital investment in the health IT sector increased dramatically last year, reaching $1.2 billion in 163 deals. That’s up from $480 million in 49 deals in 2011 and $211 million in 22 deals in 2010. M&A activity in the health IT field was also robust last year said the report, with 160 transactions totaling $7 billion, up from 104 transactions worth $6.1 billion in 2011.

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