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“For all the hard work to improve coordination and collaboration in health care, most hospitals are still organized into silos based on clinical specialties — and communication among them is uneven at best. Teams may function fairly well within silos, but coordination across them is often poor, which has potentially serious consequences for patients.”

https://hbr.org/2015/12/the-kinds-of-teams-health-care-needs

 

"During week 50 (December 13-19, 2015), influenza activity increased slightly in the United States.”

http://www.cdc.gov/flu/weekly/

 

“Over 50% of US Physicians now suffering at least one symptom of burnout. Depression and suicidal ideation rates even more concerning.”

http://thehealthcareblog.com/blog/2015/12/15/physician-burnout-rates-top-50-in-latest-mayo-study/

 

“As patient payments constitute upwards of 30 percent of hospital revenues, leveraging technology that works across different healthcare information systems can streamline and maximize payment collections, while keeping patients happier and making them more likely to pay their medical bills on time. This ease-of-payment is "the norm" in other industries, like online retail or banking, so patients likewise expect it now in healthcare.”

http://www.healthcareitnews.com/blog/leverage-technology-realize-full-potential-your-patient-revenue

 

“HIV/AIDS activists and physicians say that despite the significant medical advances in treating the disease, many patients are being left behind because of their life circumstances. Groups that once held angry demonstrations against government agencies and pharmaceutical companies to speed access to affordable, life-saving HIV medications now emphasize the socioeconomic barriers that keep some people living with HIV from consistently obtaining and using those drugs to remain healthy.”

http://www.cnn.com/2015/12/30/health/hiv-treatment-disparity-us/

 

“So the key question that nearly everyone is asking is this: how can we reliably affect behavior change to increase the well-being of groups large and small, across America? The future of preventative care depends upon the answer.”

http://techcrunch.com/2015/12/24/these-healthcare-apps-keep-us-on-our-best-behavior

 

“According to Forrester Research, one in five U.S. adults either owns or has used a wearable and the market is poised to be one of the big tech earners of 2016.”

http://arc.applause.com/2015/12/12/wearables-mass-adoption-2016-forrester/