It looks like the individual insurance market performance under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has started to improve profitability for insurers. The Kaiser Family Foundation looked at medical loss ratios, margins, and underlying trends and found overall, the insurers in this market are regaining profitability.
Read the full report at the Kaiser Family Foundation.
Telemedicine has developed into a standard of care rather than a novelty and to keep pace, hospitals must recognize the opportunities to engage patients in everyday management of their health conditions. Big data presents opportunities to the cancer field in particular as it can help create precision medicine needed to treat disease.
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Use Google Chrome? Make Sure Your Extensions Aren’t Stealing Passwords
A malware called “Nigelthorn” is spreading through “socially engineered links on Facebook and is infecting systems with Chrome extensions that are stealing social media credentials, installing cryptocurrency miners” and engaging the user in “click fraud”.
Read more about potential infection here.
Crowdsourcing—creating discussion or polling a large group of people—is finding a place in health care innovation. From participants in studies larger than ever, to utilizing data from organizations like 23andMe, to fundraising, innovation can often be found with a fresh perspective from those outside the organization.
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