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Justices’ Pinterest pages give clues to healthcare reform decision

Justices’ Pinterest pages give clues to healthcare reform decision

This week, the Supreme Court heard arguments on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, commonly referred to as Obamacare, and the implications for healthcare organizations, let alone millions of healthcare consumers and candidates for the 2012 U.S. presidency, are monumental. Media outlets across the globe have been trying to interpret how the justices might […]


Man becomes mayor of own colon

In an effort to ride the mobile “check-in” wave, Porch Hospital and Clinics has been encouraging patients to use FourSquare, FaceBook and other mobile location applications to “check-in” with every clinical appointment. The hospital hopes to encourage loyalty and repeat visits by rewarding return visitors with discounts, incentives to explore other clinical services, and a […]

New competitor to Twitter offers 14-character posts

A new service called Smatter is set to compete with the growing social network Twitter, but with a twist. Instead of limiting posts to 140 characters like Twitter, the new service will limit member posts to just 14. “It’s our belief that you’ll get ten times the content value from posts that are one tenth […]