StartUp Health and AARP announce digital health funding report; Colin Powell supports single-payer system;

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> StartUp Health and AARP released a digital health funding insights report that evaluates the market for patients age 50 and older. "This report highlights the encouraging rise in health innovation among a growing population with increased medical needs," according to an announcement from StartUp Health. Article

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> Colin Powell, former secretary of state and retired four-star Army general, called for establishing single-payer healthcare in the United States similar to systems operating elsewhere in the world, according to reports by ABC News and The Puget Sound Business Journal. Article

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> While large organizations in New York have reported success in forming accountable care organizations, a handful of small family practices in Nebraska are confident that they won't just benefit financially from their ACO, but will gain more satisfaction in the way they practice as well. Article

> More than 15 percent of patients are "not very likely" to recommend their  physicians or their practices to others, meaning they are at "high risk" for taking their healthcare needs elsewhere, according to an analysis from Press Ganey. Article

And Finally... Most U.S. Presidents seem to age dramatically while in office. Obama, not so much. Article

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