Friday, October 31, 2014

Featured Report: Telemedicine gets a commercial payer with Iagnosis, Highmark collaboration


Med City News

Telemedicine gets a commercial payer with Iagnosis, Highmark collaboration
Oct,31,2014
by:   
One of the biggest barriers to wide-spread adoption of telemedicine is weather it’s covered by insurance, particularly for consumers who might embrace it more readily if it’s not cost prohibitive but also for employers looking to contain health plan costs. So it’s not without warrant that Iagnosis, the parent company of DermatologistOnCall, announced that starting next year, web-based visits will be a covered benefit for some 5.2 million members of Highmark Commercial Insurance, a Blue Cross Blue Shield-affiliated carrier based in Pittsburgh, across Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Delaware. Read More


Fierce Mobile Healthcare

Microsoft debuts mHealth platform, smartband
Oct,30,2014
by: Judy Mottl
Microsoft is officially in the mHealth realm, debuting its Microsoft Health platform complete with a cloud service, app, 10-sensor smartband and industry partnerships with app developers and a national fitness chain."We see an opportunity to bring these devices and services together to allow you to combine the information they collect and use the power of the cloud to turn that data in to something more valuable," writes Microsoft Corporate Vice President Todd Holmdahl in a post on the Microsoft Blog.  Read More




Modern Healthcare

Healthcare prices are up, and patients are buying less
Oct,28,2014
by: Melanie Evans 
 Healthcare spending growth for people who get their health insurance at work remained modest last year. Prices edged upward, but people in employer-based plans made fewer trips to doctors, hospitals and pharmacies. Health spending increased 3.9% in 2013 for roughly 40 million people with health benefits from an employer, according to the latest report from the Health Care Cost Institute. The analysis is based on about 5 billion medical bills submitted to private health plans, offering a snapshot of spending taken from the medical care for nearly 1 in 4 Americans with employer-based health insurance. Read More


MobiHealthNews

Malpractice insurer turns to digital health to reduce claims
Oct,29,2014
by: Jonah Comstock
 MIEC, an Oakland, California-based medical malpractice insurer, has teamed up with HealthLoop to turn the startup’s mobile and web-based communication platform toward a new use-case: decreasing the number of malpractice claims brought against a doctor or hospital.
“It is well known that most litigation cases are not due to actual malpractice or ‘bad surgeons,’ but rather because patients felt that they were not treated fairly as individuals or they didn’t understand the treatment recommendation,” Dr. Wendy Levinson wrote in a JAMA study in 1997. “Patients tend not to sue doctors they like and with whom they feel rapport; they sue doctors who never took the effort to get to know them and understand their beliefs and desires or who treated them without respect.”  Read More




WebDocsNetwork


Do you Know What Telehealth Can Do For You?
The Affordable Care Act know as Obamacare is here and there will be many changes on how you can get healthcare. One of those changes will be how you will get healthcare from your doctor. Now you can go online for a doctor's and get everything from a diagnosis to your medication all without leaving your home. It's call tele-medicine but is it as good as an in person visit? The answer is Yes!! Studies done by iHealthbeat in 2012 70% of patients received the same or better healthcare online as they did with an in person visit. But the surprising fact about this report is cost. The average cost of an in person doctor's visit range from $75.00 to $195.00 per visit. While an online visit cost $35.00 to $50.00 per visit.

That being said I want to introduce you to WebDocs Network. At Web Docs Network we have a group of top Doctors that can see you 24/7 365 days a year. Where you can get a diagnosis from our doctors that can be used anywhere even with your primary care doctor or your insurance company all it the cost of less that $35.00 a visit Only $19.95 per month . So if you want to lower your healthcare cost for you and your family visit our website at www.healthcareonline247.com and see how much Web Docs Network can save you.

Affiliate Program
How would you like to save money on you and your family's Doctor's visit while helping other and make extra income. Then become a Web Docs Network Affiliate.
As an affiliate once you sign up three people your services are FREE

Contact:
Keith Berggren
Tel: 773-758-0007

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Featured Report: 5 Social Media Growth Hacks for Small Businesses


Small Biz Club

If We Make It About Price, We Force the Customer to Make It About Price
Oct,29,2014
by: Dave Brock
This post should be filed under the "I'm not creative enough to make these stories up." A close friend is VP of Procurement for a very large multinational. This morning we were catching up on a number of things and he mentioned 3 very large vendor negotiations he had just completed.I should have guessed what he was going to say when he said, "Dave, when are sales people going to understand price is important, but that's not the only thing people like me care about?"  Read More




Smart Blog on Leadership

The true impact of high-quality information

Oct,27,2014
by: Stirling Cox 
As a business leader, you’re constantly being challenged to make complex decisions in a fast-paced, rapidly changing landscape. But to do this, you need more than factual data points. After all, if there were an easy answer, someone else in your company would have (hopefully) found it already. On the other hand, making knee-jerk decisions based on your intuition alone could permanently harm your company. Instead, you need a combination of hard data, trend insights, and intuitive discernment — you need high-quality industry information.  Read More


Forbes

5 Social Media Growth Hacks for Small Businesses
Oct,20,2014
by: 
As a small business owner, it’s of the utmost importance to make people aware of your company. And, the best way to spread the word about your business is by being active on social media and other places where they can communicate directly. Whether you want to share updates, promotions, events or gain new customers, social media provides you with the opportunity to do so. But, that may be easier than it sounds. If you don’t have a respectable amount of followers or fans on Facebook, Twitter Pinterest, etc. then you may be talking to an empty room. This is way you need to grow your company blogs like I have done in my hosting blogas well as your social media visibility to attract new fans. And, here are five hacks to accomplish that feat.  Read More


Convince and Convert

STOP Now or Your Content Dies
Oct,24,2014
Failure. Even the sound of the word “failure” is disheartening. For me, it conjures images of a bomb exploding inside a watermelon. Am I alone in my sentiments? I don’t think so.I am inclined to believe that most writers and bloggers share the same fear of failure every time they publish a new piece of content.To avoid having to repeatedly be confronted by this fear, it is important to understand that not only do we need to communicate a message that captivates our audience, but we also need to inspire our readers to act upon the message either during or immediately after reading the post. Read More







WebDocsNetwork


Do you Know What Telehealth Can Do For You?
The Affordable Care Act know as Obamacare is here and there will be many changes on how you can get healthcare. One of those changes will be how you will get healthcare from your doctor. Now you can go online for a doctor's and get everything from a diagnosis to your medication all without leaving your home. It's call tele-medicine but is it as good as an in person visit? The answer is Yes!! Studies done by iHealthbeat in 2012 70% of patients received the same or better healthcare online as they did with an in person visit. But the surprising fact about this report is cost. The average cost of an in person doctor's visit range from $75.00 to $195.00 per visit. While an online visit cost $35.00 to $50.00 per visit.

That being said I want to introduce you to WebDocs Network. At Web Docs Network we have a group of top Doctors that can see you 24/7 365 days a year. Where you can get a diagnosis from our doctors that can be used anywhere even with your primary care doctor or your insurance company all it the cost of less that $35.00 a visit Only $19.95 per month . So if you want to lower your healthcare cost for you and your family visit our website at www.healthcareonline247.com and see how much Web Docs Network can save you.

Affiliate Program
How would you like to save money on you and your family's Doctor's visit while helping other and make extra income. Then become a Web Docs Network Affiliate.
As an affiliate once you sign up three people your services are FREE

Contact:
Keith Berggren
Tel: 773-758-0007

Monday, October 27, 2014

Featured Report: 7 Steps To Overcome A Social Media Crisis


Forbes

How To Reach 4 Different Kinds Of Thinkers With Your Content
Oct,24,2014,
by: Mary Ellen Slayter
This year, I’ve been lucky enough to be participate in a leadership program run by the Baton Rouge Area Chamber. We’re only two sessions in, but the experience is already changing my perspective about my role in our community. It has also changed the way I think about how to best create content that resonates with a variety of business leaders. In one session, we took an Emergenetics assessment, which gave us insight into our preferred modes of thinking: conceptual, analytical, social and structural. As my classmates and I discussed our profiles, it occurred to me that the same structure could be applied to create more effective content marketing.   Read More


Social Media Examiner

Facebook Reviews: What Marketers Need to Know
Oct,27,2014by: Kandice Linwright
Does your business get Facebook reviews? Are you concerned about the effect of poor reviews on your business? Facebook has a star rating system that lets your customers share their experience (whether positive or negative) with others. In this article I’ll share everything you need to know about Facebook star reviews, including what they are and how to shut them off. Read More


B2B Marketing

7 Steps To Overcome A Social Media Crisis
Oct,22,2014
by: 
Social media is a powerful tool for businesses of any size. But it’s also a tool used by hackers, unhappy customers and disgruntled employees — and in their hands, it can wreak havoc with your brand. Then there’s the danger of self-inflicted social media wounds. An employee’s poorly conceived Tweet or Facebook posting can cause offense where none was intended. The next thing you know, the blogosphere is up in arms and it feels like the sky is falling. Either way, you have a social media crisis on your hands and it’s not going to go away. In these situations, the best defense is thorough preparation and planning, along with a few other critically important steps for addressing such a crisis. Read More



Dex Media

Top Tips for Better Business Blogging
Oct,08,2014
by: Jonathan Jeter
While many businesses take on the personality of their owners, business blogging and personal blogging usually require different strategies because of the difference in topic, audience and visibility. Business blogging can have personality, but to be effective, it must also employ a strategy. On your personal blog, the audience may or may not have a vested interest in the topics you present, but there is usually no expectation of consistency or quality. For your business blog on the other hand, your audience is your customers, potential customers, competitors and other experts in your field. As such, there are expectations of the type, quality and consistency of the content you will publish on your business blog or website. Read More 





WebDocsNetwork


Do you Know What Telehealth Can Do For You?
The Affordable Care Act know as Obamacare is here and there will be many changes on how you can get healthcare. One of those changes will be how you will get healthcare from your doctor. Now you can go online for a doctor's and get everything from a diagnosis to your medication all without leaving your home. It's call tele-medicine but is it as good as an in person visit? The answer is Yes!! Studies done by iHealthbeat in 2012 70% of patients received the same or better healthcare online as they did with an in person visit. But the surprising fact about this report is cost. The average cost of an in person doctor's visit range from $75.00 to $195.00 per visit. While an online visit cost $35.00 to $50.00 per visit.

That being said I want to introduce you to WebDocs Network. At Web Docs Network we have a group of top Doctors that can see you 24/7 365 days a year. Where you can get a diagnosis from our doctors that can be used anywhere even with your primary care doctor or your insurance company all it the cost of less that $35.00 a visit Only $19.95 per month . So if you want to lower your healthcare cost for you and your family visit our website at www.healthcareonline247.com and see how much Web Docs Network can save you.

Affiliate Program
How would you like to save money on you and your family's Doctor's visit while helping other and make extra income. Then become a Web Docs Network Affiliate.
As an affiliate once you sign up three people your services are FREE

Contact:
Keith Berggren
Tel: 773-758-0007

Friday, October 24, 2014

Featured Report: Global telemedicine technology market to hit $43 billion by 2019


Fierce Health IT

Global telemedicine technology market to hit $43 billion by 2019
Oct,17,2014
by: Dan Bowman
Spurred by drastic growth in "telehome" technology adoption, the global telemedicine tools market will likely reach $43.4 billion within five years, according to a new reportpublished by Wellesley, Massachusetts-based BCC Research. The market for telehome technologies, or tools that enable outpatients to receive telehealth services, is predicted by BCC to grow from $6.5 billion in 2013 to $24 billion by 2019. To that end, telehome technologies are expected to make up 55 percent of the overall telehealth market by 2019, up from 40 percent in 2013. Read More



WPTZ.com

What is telestroke?
Sept,23,2014
by: Mayo Clinic News Network
In stroke telemedicine, also called telestroke, doctors who have advanced training in the nervous system (neurologists) remotely evaluate people who've had acute strokes and make diagnoses and treatment recommendations to emergency medicine doctors at other sites. Doctors communicate using digital video cameras, Internet telecommunications, robotic telepresence, smartphones and other technology. Having a prompt neurological evaluation increases the possibility that you may receive clot-dissolving therapies (thrombolytics) or other clot-retrieving procedures in time to reduce disability and death resulting from stroke.  Read More



MobiHealthNews


What’s holding telemedicine adoption back?
Oct,23,2014
by: Jonah Comstock 
Telemedicine has been around for a number of years, but it’s not yet an everyday channel for patients to receive care. A panel of providers and vendors sat down at the Partners HealthCare Connected Health Symposium to discuss the question of what it would take to get telemedicine into the mainstream. The panel, moderated by Harvard heart surgeon Lawrence Cohn, included American Well CEO Dr. Roy Schoenberg, Mercy Health CFO Shannon Sock, Wellpoint Chief Strategy Officer Dr. Martin Silverstein, and Dr. Neil Evans, Co-Director of Connected Health at the Department of Veterans Affairs.  Read More




Modern Healthcare

CMS launches $840 million initiative to accelerate care transformation
Oct,23,2014
by:  Melanie Evans 
The CMS Innovation Center will spend $840 million in coming years to help doctors and hospitals do more to teach each other how to improve quality and cut wasteful practices. The four-year effort is expected to include 150,000 clinicians working in networks where they will swap ideas, trade information and learn from others' mistakes and successes. The investment is a gamble that sharing care-improvement experiences among medical groups, health systems and others will push the industry more rapidly toward more efficient models of care. Read More





WebDocsNetwork


Do you Know What Telehealth Can Do For You?
The Affordable Care Act know as Obamacare is here and there will be many changes on how you can get healthcare. One of those changes will be how you will get healthcare from your doctor. Now you can go online for a doctor's and get everything from a diagnosis to your medication all without leaving your home. It's call tele-medicine but is it as good as an in person visit? The answer is Yes!! Studies done by iHealthbeat in 2012 70% of patients received the same or better healthcare online as they did with an in person visit. But the surprising fact about this report is cost. The average cost of an in person doctor's visit range from $75.00 to $195.00 per visit. While an online visit cost $35.00 to $50.00 per visit.

That being said I want to introduce you to WebDocs Network. At Web Docs Network we have a group of top Doctors that can see you 24/7 365 days a year. Where you can get a diagnosis from our doctors that can be used anywhere even with your primary care doctor or your insurance company all it the cost of less that $35.00 a visit Only $19.95 per month . So if you want to lower your healthcare cost for you and your family visit our website at www.healthcareonline247.com and see how much Web Docs Network can save you.

Affiliate Program
How would you like to save money on you and your family's Doctor's visit while helping other and make extra income. Then become a Web Docs Network Affiliate.
As an affiliate once you sign up three people your services are FREE

Contact:
Keith Berggren
Tel: 773-758-0007

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Featured Report: The Future of Business Starts with Us


Small Business Newz

The Future of Business Starts with Us
Oct,18,2014
by: Brian Solis 
I often share a quote by Russian novelist Leo Tolstoy, “Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.”And that’s where are in business. We all talk of change but very few of us start with changing the very things that will help us more effectively compete for the future.It’s changing or it should change. Read More

Marketing Sherpa Blog

How to Craft a Viral Campaign in 3 Steps
Oct,21,2014
by: Daniel Beulah
In 2012, only half of Americans knew of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, named after one of its most famous victims. The ALS Association, a nonprofit committed to raise money for research and patient services, raised a combined total of $19.4 million for that year. Fast forward to today, and the ALS has raised over $100 million this year alone, most of which has been raised in the two month period of July and August. Read More



Site Pro News

The Benefits of Google+ for Your Website and Blog
Oct,22,2014
by: Julia Spence-McCoy 
Is G+ worth using for business? It’s the question every serious content marketer and business owner has asked. It’s no secret that Google controls the largest search engine on the World Wide Web. Not only does the cyber giant set the standards, guidelines and rules for search engine optimization, but it also enforces them. So why does the titan’s social network, G+, actually look like a ghost town? For starters, appearances can be deceiving. Read More


Smart Blog on Social Media

4 smart social investments for the holiday season
Oct,21,2014
by: Mairead Ridge
Social media has matured into a mandatory marketing channel for brands. Today’s leading social networks have advanced advertising tools, social commerce features and mobile capabilities. The channel has come a long way toward proving ROI for businesses — and it still has plenty of untapped potential. With all the shiny new tools and platforms digital marketers can use to maximize brand social efforts, the holiday shopping season will be a test of their ability to influence consumers and score a slice of the estimated $650 billion spent before the year’s end. Read More

KaratBars International


Attention Fund-raisers

Have you tried to raise funds for your church, school, or volunteer group using the traditional fundraising methods like, bake sales, car washes, or selling products like healthcare supplements that requires you to sign up more and more members just to selling products that many of them don't want. 

If the answer to this question is YES! Then what if I told you 
that Your group can now raise funds for your group while creating 
a saving plan that will help all of your members. Best of all you 
don't have to selling anything. I know that this might sound like 
other plans but this one is truly different WHY? In one word GOLD. 
that's right gold. We will show your Non-profit group how to 
acquire gold at a price that all of your members can afford. 

How? By becoming a members of KaratBars the only gold saving system that allows their members to by gold in grams not ounces making acquiring gold affordable to all your members. Best of all gold is the one currency that never goes down and that can be used all over the world. This makes Karatbars one of the ways for your 
Non-profit group raise funds without having to buy another 
product again. To learn more about how Karatbars can help your 
Non-profit group please watch this video then visit our website 
and get back to the person who send you this information to get 
your group started raising funds with KaratBars
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qElDnNw5eLQ




Monday, October 20, 2014

Featured Report: How to Create a Content Marketing Strategy

Convince and Convert

How to Create a Content Marketing Strategy
Oct,17,2014
by: Jay Baer
Content marketing strategy isn’t a nice to have, it’s a requirement. Recent research from the Content Marketing Institute found that more than 80% of B2B marketers say they have a content marketing strategy, but only a third have documented that very same content marketing strategy. Let’s fix that. This presentation is drawn from our work here at Convince & Convert,where we create content marketing strategy for some of the best-known brands in the world. (if we can help you, please let us know). In practice, of course, creating a fully functional content marketing plan requires meaningful time and effort (usually 60 days or so for us), but I sincerely hope that this presentation and the seven steps it outlines for how to do this kind of work, will help you take your own content marketing plan to the next level of success. Read More

Social Media Examiner

How to Use Google+ Profiles and Pages for Better Visibility
Oct,20,2014
by: Megan Conley
Are you using Google+? Have you optimized your profile and page so your message reaches the most people? It’s more important than ever to make sure your Google+ profile and page are optimized to support your business goals so you can extend your marketing reach.In this article I’ll share three tips for optimizing your Google+ profile and business page to make your business more visible. Read More



Inc.com

How to Keep Your Seasonal Business Flourishing Year-Round
Oct,20,2014
by: BRANDON STEPHENS
In a perfect world, customers utilize products and services at evenly spaced intervals throughout the year, precisely timed to make the best use of employees and other resources. In reality, however, as the owner of a seasonal business--whether an ice cream shop, a pop-up Halloween outlet or a landscaping company--you'll experience the challenges of the dreaded off-season. After your peak season ends, what usually follows is a frustrating lull during which workers and equipment sit idle, costs mount and profits shrivel. Read More







Forbes

Inside Pinterest: The Coming Ad Colossus That Could Dwarf Twitter And Facebook
Oct,15,2014
by: 
The Cannes Lions advertising festival has become as big among the Madison Avenue crowd as the Riviera town’s iconic film event is for Hollywood. So as Steve Stoute nursed a drink with a friend at the Hôtel du Cap-Eden-Roc on the balmy June evening that opened this year’s boozing and schmoozing, the Cannes Lions veteran braced himself for an onslaught of media and technology executives. Stoute’s ad agency, Translation LLC, has clients like Anheuser-Busch, State Farm and McDonald’s – the kinds of whales that would have him fending off supplicants left and right.  Read More


KaratBars International


Attention Fund-raisers

Have you tried to raise funds for your church, school, or volunteer group using the traditional fundraising methods like, bake sales, car washes, or selling products like healthcare supplements that requires you to sign up more and more members just to selling products that many of them don't want. 

If the answer to this question is YES! Then what if I told you 
that Your group can now raise funds for your group while creating 
a saving plan that will help all of your members. Best of all you 
don't have to selling anything. I know that this might sound like 
other plans but this one is truly different WHY? In one word GOLD. 
that's right gold. We will show your Non-profit group how to 
acquire gold at a price that all of your members can afford. 

How? By becoming a members of KaratBars the only gold saving system that allows their members to by gold in grams not ounces making acquiring gold affordable to all your members. Best of all gold is the one currency that never goes down and that can be used all over the world. This makes Karatbars one of the ways for your 
Non-profit group raise funds without having to buy another 
product again. To learn more about how Karatbars can help your 
Non-profit group please watch this video then visit our website 
and get back to the person who send you this information to get 
your group started raising funds with KaratBars
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qElDnNw5eLQ



Friday, October 17, 2014

Featured Report: Home-based connected health to overtake hospital-based by 2019




Fierce Health IT

VA treated 690K veterans through telemedicine in fiscal year 2014
Oct,15,2014
by; Susan B. Hall
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) says it provided remote care to more than 690,000 veterans during fiscal year 2014.About 55 percent of those veterans live in rural areas with limited access to VA facilities. "A brick-and-mortar facility is not the only option for healthcare," VA Secretary Robert A. McDonald said in an  announcement. "We are exploring how we can more efficiently and effectively deliver health care services to better serve our veterans and improve their lives. Telehealth is one of those areas we have identified for growth."   Read More







Fierce Health Payer

Bundled payments can be gateway to payment reform
Oct,16,2014
by: Dina Overland
When insurers implement bundled payment projects, they're transforming care by focusing on quality and lowering costs, making it a strong gateway to propel payment reform, according to a report from the Robert Wood Johnson Institute. In fact, the "most attractive element" of a bundled payment pilot is often the opportunity to prepare for "future demands of healthcare transformation," the report's authors wrote. Read More





Modern Healthcare

Video | Debating the value of innovation
Oct,10,2014
by: Staff
The medical device industry argues that risk-based payment models are pushing providers out of their traditional roles as advocates on behalf of patients for access to new technology and aligning them with insurers as gatekeepers on cost. Hear from Covidien CEO Jose Almeida, AdvaMed CEO Stephen Ubl, Cigna National Medical Officer Dr. Scott Josephs, Premier CEO Susan DeVore and NorthShore University HealthSystem CEO Mark Neaman. Watch Video


MobiHealthNews

Home-based connected health to overtake hospital-based by 2019
Oct,14,2014
by: Aditi Pai 
The telemedicine market, which according to BCC Research is comprised of “telehospital” and “telehome” technologies, is expected to reach $43.4 billion by 2019 with a compound annual growth rate of 17.7 percent, according to a recent report from the firm. According to BCC, the telehospital market refers to “services that are provided within or between hospitals, clinics or other healthcare providers”, while the telehome market consists of remote monitoring devices for out patients.  Read More






WebDocsNetwork


Do you Know What Telehealth Can Do For You?
The Affordable Care Act know as Obamacare is here and there will be many changes on how you can get healthcare. One of those changes will be how you will get healthcare from your doctor. Now you can go online for a doctor's and get everything from a diagnosis to your medication all without leaving your home. It's call tele-medicine but is it as good as an in person visit? The answer is Yes!! Studies done by iHealthbeat in 2012 70% of patients received the same or better healthcare online as they did with an in person visit. But the surprising fact about this report is cost. The average cost of an in person doctor's visit range from $75.00 to $195.00 per visit. While an online visit cost $35.00 to $50.00 per visit.

That being said I want to introduce you to WebDocs Network. At Web Docs Network we have a group of top Doctors that can see you 24/7 365 days a year. Where you can get a diagnosis from our doctors that can be used anywhere even with your primary care doctor or your insurance company all it the cost of less that $35.00 a visit Only $19.95 per month . So if you want to lower your healthcare cost for you and your family visit our website at www.healthcareonline247.com and see how much Web Docs Network can save you.

Affiliate Program
How would you like to save money on you and your family's Doctor's visit while helping other and make extra income. Then become a Web Docs Network Affiliate.
As an affiliate once you sign up three people your services are FREE

Contact:
Keith Berggren
Tel: 773-758-0007