Category: Health/Healthcare

High health care costs hurt us all

My suggestion is to look for appropriate solutions by considering how we have reached society’s goals in other contexts, e.g., pollution control. Continue reading

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Hult Prize

For me, I got out of the event was that the world is changing and if we don’t do anything, it will get worse and worse and soon most of the population will be struggling, and many will look back to this day and think, why didn’t we do anything to stop this. As the world changes, us as humans must change too. The Hult Prize can teach kids this and they will think in a whole new way Continue reading

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How Big Data can Save Health Care

Health care is a big issue in the country these days. With costs continuing to rise and the quality of care continuing to decrease, it seems everyone agrees something needs to be done about it. We just can’t seem to agree on how. Stepping away from the political debate about healthcare, big data has the potential to play a huge role in solving the issues our healthcare system faces today. How could this be? Continue reading

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Dr. Larry Miller

He said “my father was a toolmaker and I used to watch him work, I still like to tinker, to make things.” I was speaking with an eminent Emergency Room surgeon, Dr Larry Miller who created a life saving technology called the EZ-IO. Continue reading

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A series of personal innovation stories from a new book by Luis Solis, “Innovation Alchemists: what every CEO needs to know to hire the right Chief Innovation Officer”. Today’s essay on METHODS comes from Kevin Riley who is an Entrepreneurial Healthcare Leader and Principal of Kevin Riley & Associates | Business Model Innovation for Healthcare Continue reading

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big-data-graph

Today, as healthcare becomes more and more digitized, Big Data is positioned to revolutionize the industry by personalizing healthcare in ways the country “Doc” could never have imagined. What follows is a look at some of the ways Big Data is dramatically improving the quality of healthcare. Continue reading

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Your Wellness Innovation Could Win You $5,000

At Premera we are all about helping our members live a healthier life. We want to give them the right tools that will help them eat better, shop smarter and move more. In order to help us develop new innovative tools for our members we want to hear from you. Do you have an innovative idea that will ignite change for the better? If so, we are offering a $5,000 reward for the best idea! Continue reading

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