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Eduardo Garcia
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Eduardo is a Technology Architecture Consultant at Accenture's Emerging Technologies Innovation group, and a regular contributor for the Huffington Post, covering healthcare, technology and entrepreneurship topics. Unless otherwise disclosed, blog posts and comments reflect personal views and not necessarily the views of Accenture.

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How Does Healthcare.gov Really Work [Infographic] [Screenshots]

(4) Comments | Posted October 30, 2013 | 4:55 PM

After spending some time trying to shop for insurance for my parents, and facing the same issues everyone has been having, I decided to put on my developer hat and try to figure out how this web application works. Using my browser's developer tools (I use Safari and Chrome) I...

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¿Cómo funciona realmente Healthcare.gov? [Infografía][Fotos]

(0) Comments | Posted October 29, 2013 | 2:28 PM

Para la gran mayoría de los Estadounidenses, el lanzamiento de Healthcare.gov el 1ro de Octubre, ha sido una gran decepción. La aplicación web ha estado plagada de problemas desde el principio, y continua dejando mucho que desear.

En particular, yo he intentado ingresar una solicitud para mis padres por mas...

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A Promising Future for Big Data in Healthcare Requires Lots of Groundwork (Now)

(0) Comments | Posted June 12, 2013 | 10:22 PM

Interest in big data initiatives for healthcare have been increasing over the past few years. A report published by McKinsey & Company in January 2013 estimates that developing new value pathways based on such initiatives can save the US healthcare system approximately $300 to $450 Billion each...

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My Winter As a Hospital Intern: How Non-Medical Professionals Will Change Healthcare

(0) Comments | Posted June 3, 2013 | 5:06 PM

Spending six months at a world-renowned hospital institution has been an incredibly insightful and uplifting experience for me. As part of the Master's in Biomedical Informatics Program, every student must complete a practicum project, in which theory is put into practice. This degree program was recently created to fill the...

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The Future of Information-Driven Health Care

(0) Comments | Posted March 28, 2013 | 1:04 PM

This past week, on March 19th, Dell Services hosted a think-tank with 11 different experts in the areas of health care policy and health care information technology. The event was held at the W Victory in Dallas, and broadcasted over Livestream to thousands of online viewers, and featured a live...

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To Invest or Not to Invest Federal Dollars in Health IT

(0) Comments | Posted February 12, 2013 | 2:16 AM

The Obama administration made health care reform one of its top priorities during the president's first term, and oversaw the passing of the controversial $787 Billion American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009. This law provides $19 Billion in incentives for health care companies to implement information...

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Telecom Carriers See 4G Growth, Opportunity, Future in mHealth [VIDEO]

(0) Comments | Posted January 3, 2013 | 9:56 PM

As U.S. telecoms continue to expand and mature their implementation of 4G wireless technologies, more action is seen in the mobile health care space -- better known as mHealth -- an emerging "industry" growing at a 7-fold year over year rate, which is projected to reach

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Health Care + IT: A Brave New World

(2) Comments | Posted December 6, 2012 | 6:34 PM

Over the past couple of years, a lot of attention has been placed on our health care system. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services projects that, by 2020, national health care expenditures will reach $4.638 trillion -- almost twice of what it is today.

The passing of...

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Tema tabú: La salud mental y cómo afecta a las mujeres y a los latinos

(0) Comments | Posted November 21, 2012 | 9:23 AM

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Durante los últimos 50 años, el tema de la salud mental ha sido rodeado de controversia y tabúes. Hoy en día, las enfermedades mentales son una de las más grandes causas de discapacidad en el mundo.

Considerando el pasado controversial de la ciencia detrás de...

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Mental Health: The Big Elephant in the Room

(26) Comments | Posted November 16, 2012 | 1:15 PM

Over the past 50 years, mental health has been an area of medicine often stigmatized and surrounded with controversy. Mental health disorders are a leading cause for disability worldwide.

Many associate the term mental health with mental hospitals, involuntary medical treatment, and drugs. It is no surprise that such a...

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Medicare: 'Chronicle of a Death Foretold'

(2) Comments | Posted October 22, 2012 | 9:00 PM

In light of the upcoming presidential election, many people are anxious about possible changes that may face Medicare. It is seen as a crucial economic issue within politics; however, one can argue that it is rather a great historical demonstration and opportunity for change in our idiosyncrasy.

First, let's...

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Medicare: "Crónica de una muerte anunciada"

(4) Comments | Posted October 18, 2012 | 2:32 PM

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Ante la presente elección presidencial, muchas personas se encuentran angustiadas sobre posibles cambios que puedan ocurrir en el programa de servicios de salud federal Medicare. La realidad es que los problemas de Medicare van más allá de la economía, y se presentan más bien, como una...

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