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No 'bubble' for healthcare IT, analysts say

May 16, 2012, 10:27 am by Healthcare IT News

Leading financial analysts scoffed at the notion of a healthcare IT “bubble” that could slow the pace of mergers and acquisitions this year. Speaking on a panel called “Financing The Deal” at the Nashville Health Care Council, they predicted that 2012 M&A activity would be brisk, though not superheated. read more


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Fitbit Flex Sleep Sensor Tracker

Will health sensors make humans immortal?

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The Art of Lip Injections

The Secret Art of Natural Lip Injections

Is there a secret art to lip enhancement? You surely know when you've seen someone and immediately reacted, "she had her lips done!". What about the lips that have been filled, look terrific, and you don't know they've been enhanced with filler? That's the secret art to lip fillers and that is why it is critical to select a physician injector who knows the secrets. What are the secrets to getting great lip enhancements? First, experience! Second, the artist within! The injector must also understand the complex, and sometimes unforgiving, anatomy of the lips. These artistic and technical demands explain why so many patients receive sub-standard lip injections and are left with unnatural results. Patients often believe that lip enhancement always leads to unnatural, over-filled results; in actuality, this should never occur in experienced hands.

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Healthcare IT News : September 19, 2014, 10:50 am
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Apple-Epic collaboration hits snag
Healthcare IT News : September 18, 2014, 11:14 am
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Developers want mHealth security talks
Healthcare IT News : September 18, 2014, 10:22 am
App developers, who say they are being left out of important mHealth privacy and security conversations, are calling on the federal government to give them a little more transparency around the issues.    In a letter to Congressman Tom Marino, R-Pa., several developers and the 5,000-member ACT/The App Association have asked to be brought up to date on mHealth regulations. They've also requested changes to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, or HIPAA, to make it more in tune with current technology. read more