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HP and SHARE INDIA: Bringing eHealth Solutions to Rural Areas

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By Michael_Thacker

Innovation comes in many shapes and sizes. From creative products to dynamic technology services, HP and its partners lead the way when it comes to bringing great ideas to life. That's exactly what we aim to accomplish in rural India through one of our newest partnerships!

Where Education, Health and Cleantech Entrepreneurs Can Find Capital

Investors' Circle increases investment activity in targeted sectors
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Investors' Circle, a network of impact investors, is dedicated to the growth of businesses with high social and environmental impact. As mentioned in Forbes recently, the IC network invested more than $10 million in early-stage enterprises in 2012, and targets are higher for 2013. Some of the exciting companies in Education, Health and Cleantech that raised significant investment through IC in 2012 are:

Guest Post: Two-time Cancer Survivor's 10 Tips for the Healthcare System

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Much has changed over the last 20 years for people with cancer. Pat Elliott describes how far things have come for patients while also shedding light on how more improvements are still necessary. With Pat’s permission, I am excerpting an email she shared with Brad Tritle who is one of my co-editors on the upcoming HIMSS book “Engage! Transforming Health Care Through Digital Patient Engagement”. The following is a brief profile of Pat:

Powerful Answers in Health Care

How Verizon drives the health care ecosystem through creative ideas.
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When it comes to tackling society’s biggest challenges, health care is at the top of the list. In his keynote at the 2013 International Consumer Electronics Show, Lowell McAdam talked about the tremendous opportunity to use Verizon's networks in a powerful new way: by using our technology creatively, innovatively and collaboratively to help solve big social issues and change lives for the better.

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When it comes to tackling society’s biggest challenges, health care is at the top of the list. In his keynote at the 2013 International Consumer Electronics Show, Lowell McAdam talked about the tremendous opportunity to use Verizon's networks in a powerful new way: by using our technology creatively, innovatively and collaboratively to help solve big social issues and change lives for the better.

Innovative Healthcare Solutions in Interesting Places

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By Michael_Thacker

From Silicon Valley to Eastern Europe and beyond, HP's diversification and economies of scale enable us to reach customers at all points across the globe. On January 8, HP Enterprise Services proved this point yet again!

The Enterprise Services Group signed a $27 million agreement with the National Centre for Health Information Systems (CSIOZ), a Polish Ministry of Health entity that is working to develop an e-health environment for the country.

Verizon to Launch $10 Million Social Innovation Competition to Help Solve Some of the World's Biggest Challenges

Powerful Answers Award Seeks Innovative Solutions in Education, Health Care and Sustainability
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Verizon will launch a $10 million competition to help address some of the world's biggest challenges. The competition, to be called the Powerful Answers Award, will be a year-long effort to challenge the best minds in the technology industry to develop wireless, wireline or cloud-based solutions in education, health care and sustainability. Prize awards will consist of various amounts -- totaling $10 million -- in multiple categories. U.S.-based companies, entrepreneurs and individuals will be eligible to compete. The winners will be announced at the CES next year.

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Verizon will launch a $10 million competition to help address some of the world's biggest challenges. The competition, to be called the Powerful Answers Award, will be a year-long effort to challenge the best minds in the technology industry to develop wireless, wireline or cloud-based solutions in education, health care and sustainability. Prize awards will consist of various amounts -- totaling $10 million -- in multiple categories. U.S.-based companies, entrepreneurs and individuals will be eligible to compete. The winners will be announced at the CES next year.

Health Care Companies Report Rising Profits; University of Utah Health Care Hospital System is First in Country to Post Online Physician Reviews and Comments - Health Minute for December 19, 2012

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Health care companies are reporting rising profits, due to a growing demand for products and services from an aging population, and the addition of more consumers to health insurance coverage through the new Affordable Care Act. Revenue at Gilead, known for its HIV and hepatitis treatments, has increased 98 percent. Health care information services company Cerner has grown 37 percent, and has averaged 19 percent growth annually over the past 20 years.

Too Many People, Too Few Clinics: HP Says eHealth Centers Will “Dramatically Expand Access”

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How can IT help tackle one of today’s toughest challenges – the fact that, in many parts of the developing world, there are too many people in need of medical care and too few clinics?

MHealth Summit Focuses on Mobile Tech for Healthcare; Kaiser Permanente Saves $8M by Recycling Medical Devices; ING Supports Running for Health - Health Minute for December 10, 2012

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The fourth annual mHealth Summit, just concluded in Washington D.C., brought together 4,000 participants from 50 countries, experts from the private sector, NGOs, governments, and representatives of the tech industry. The attendees discussed how mobile technology is affecting healthcare and the major challenge: integrating an overwhelming stream of continuous information into health systems and patient care.

Five Social Innovation Summit Stories That Changed My Outlook for 2013

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The Social Innovation Summit (SIS) is a place where really nice people who do really nice things come together to share really important innovations on ways to improve society…really!

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