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The Future of the Connected Healthcare System: A Fully Aligned Payment Model for Patient, Provider, Pharma and HIT

If we are not at a tipping point in the shift from fee-for-service to a value-based payment model, we are certainly at an inevitability point. Eighty-one percent of providers and 90 percent of payers are using some mix of value-based reimbursement (VBR) combined with fee-for-service (FFS). Providers and payers using mixed models today are anticipating…

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The Future of Big Data: Deep Learning

The use of anesthesia eliminated one of humankind’s greatest fears – the pain of surgery. A young dentist and renowned surgeon made history on October 16, 1846 with the first successful surgical procedure performed with anesthesia. In the 1870s, healthcare was revolutionized by the germ theory of disease, which led to public health efforts and…

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Consumers Strongly Concerned About Negative Health Effects of GMOs and Pesticides, According To New Healthline.Com Survey


Paleo diets, GMOs, nut allergies, gluten and organic foods have been hailed as the key to health—and derided as all hype. To glean more insight into how our health-concerned audience thinks about these topics, Healthline.com conducted a survey among our visitors examining consumer attitudes towards the various foods they purchase and eat every day. What…

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The Future of Innovation: Real-World Data, EMR as Evidence and Sensors

EMR as Evidence Today, the evidence for most medical treatments is based on the knowledge and experience of individual providers and/or the medical literature and clinical guidelines, which comes from clinical trials. The knowledge of any individual provider is extremely limited and biased. The medical literature is based on the “average patient.” For example, in…

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Get Active, Get Fit: Stepping Up to the Challenge


With “Joyful Healthful Living” as a core value at Healthline, we were excited to launch our first-ever Step Challenge in February, where Healthline employees in our San Francisco headquarters competed for the most steps walked over a four-week period. In total, we walked nearly 12 million steps. That translates into walking all the way from…

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Healthline’s Guide to the Best (and Healthiest) SXSW Interactive Ever

Austin is a fun, easy-going city with comfortably warm weather and people. Prepare to be thrilled by great/healthy food, inspiring sessions and non-stop memorable moments – from serious networking to (fingers crossed) a surprise Foo Fighters concert. With the launch of SX Health and MedTech Expo, there’s even more to celebrate. So, to help you…

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Tips For An Optimal SXSWi Experience

We at Healthline are looking forward to an exciting SXSW Interactive in Austin, TX, March 13-16. Will you be there? Leave a comment here or tweet us at @HealthlineAdLab if you plan on being there. We’d love to connect. For those of you who are attending, here’s a fun infographic we created with some useful…

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