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How fighting terrorism is like doing pharma research
Dan Emerson
10/23/2013
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After the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, the Central Intelligence Agency enlisted the help of a Palo Alto-based startup, Palantir Technologies, to gather and analyze huge amounts of data to identify and understand terrorist groups and thwart their efforts.

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Making health data accessible with a goal of improving healthcare quality and cost
Dan Emerson
10/21/2013
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As politicians have continued to debate the pros and cons of the Affordable Care Act, aka "Obamacare," some federal health officials have been working to spread the word about another aspect of healthcare reform: the move to give consumers more access to their own healthcare data.

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Mayo Clinic collaboration with OptumHealth to spin off new technologies
Dan Emerson
10/16/2013
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For those hoping to use data analytics as a tool to help improve the U.S. healthcare system, patient records represent a potential gold mine of information to identify the most effective and cost-efficient practices to diagnose and treat specific conditions.

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Providing value is key to healthcare data companies' success
Dan Emerson
10/2/2013
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As panelists at the 2013 StrataRx conference in Boston expounded last week on the potential of “big data” in healthcare, another, auspicious industry event was taking place not far away.

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Record year for venture funding of health IT companies
Dan Emerson
10/14/2013
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With only three quarters completed, 2013 has already been a record year for venture funding in digital health, according to San Francisco-based health IT incubator Rock Health, which has been tracking deals in the space since 2011.

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Having the right mindset is as important as the right idea for a startup
Emerson Dan
7/10/2012
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Succeeding as a life science entrepreneur takes more than a great idea. The entrepreneur must have a strong belief in his or her mission in order to face obstacles that present themselves.

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Effects of healthcare reform repeal likely minimal
Fisher Dr Westby G
6/20/2011
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Even if legal attempts to derail the US healthcare reform bill were successful, it wouldn’t really matter.

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Bioresorbable stent maker says its product beats the competition
Glenn Brandon
5/19/2011
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Are bioresorbable stents from one company better than another? Arterial Remodeling Technologies thinks so. The company boasts that its stents offer faster and smoother bioresorption and crack-free expansion.

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Healthcare investment dollars going to seed-stage companies fall
Glenn Brandon
5/4/2011
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Healthcare investment in seed-stage companies is falling, and healthcare deals decreased as well. Read more to find out the details about how new healthcare businesses fared in a recent report.

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Imaging software company sees bright future ahead
Glenn Brandon
5/4/2011
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In medical business news, imaging software firm Riverain Medical hopes to boost sales of a product that helps detect lung cancer. The company’s technology allows radiologists to see behind ribs and clavicles to get a better view of pulmonary nodules. Read more about this company’s promising future.

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