On the Frontier

Here's what's happening on the frontlines of health.

From
Wired.com
,
October 19, 2016

How big data can transform disease treatment. A look at big data studies at Mount Sinai Medical Center, Eric Schadt and the Resilience Project.

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From
STAT News
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October 10, 2016

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump both talk a lot about slow economic growth, flat wages and soaring health care costs. While they blame completely different things and offer opposing solutions, they’re both missing something important: Those three things are connected.

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From
Chicago Tribune
,
October 07, 2016

Precious Witherspoon's throat felt increasingly raw and her head began to hurt as the workday wore on.

But Witherspoon, an executive assistant at Chicago-based PowerReviews, didn't want to call in sick the next day and haul herself to a doctor's office to hear what she already suspected — that she had strep throat.

Instead, she dialed First Stop Health on her drive home from work and described her symptoms to a doctor who sent a prescription to her pharmacy. She paid nothing for the consultation....

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From
Wired.com
,
July 06, 2016

A look at various start-ups changing the drug delivery system.

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From
Wall Street Journal
,
June 26, 2016

Doctors can now diagnose and care for patients through video conferencing, but what issues does this raise for the medical community and patient? How do insurers cover this cost and what does it mean for state-by-state medical licensing boards?

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