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United pulls out of ACA exchanges: Should we care?

November 24, 2015 by David E Williams

Recently, we’ve heard what could be interpreted as bad news about the viability of exchanges: UnitedHealth is considering withdrawing. In the highly politicized world of health reform, that information has Obamacare foes sounding the death knell. But I see things differently.[read more]

How to Make Your Healthcare Email Correspondence Genuine

November 24, 2015 by Michael Sherman

Without the intonations that can be heard during speech, a simple written message can come across very differently when communicated via email. Here are some trigger words to avoid when corresponding with patients online.[read more]

Reverse Innovation: What We Can Learn From Global M-Health

November 24, 2015 by Elizabeth Zampino

Whenever possible at conferences, I try to attend at least one session that is outside my particular area of focus and expertise. While almost everything at the recent HIMSS M-Health was relevant, global health is a bit outside the target for Wellpepper right now. Attending a few sessions on M-Health got me thinking about similarities between some of these initiatives and the situation at home.[read more]


Addiction: The Road to Recovery After the Hospital

November 24, 2015 by Viatcheslav Wlassoff

The prevalence of addictions has risen sharply in recent years. According to the CDC, 2.5% of people over the age of 12 have illegally used drugs in the past month. Since addictions are more common than ever before, medical professionals are looking for new ways to help treat their patients. Many doctors are trying to treat addictions with the use suboxane. However, others prefer alternative treatments.[read more]

Diagnostic Reading: 5 Must-Read Articles From the Past Week

November 23, 2015 by Erica Carnevale

Time for another issue of Diagnostic Reading! This week we have included articles about using ultrasound for pediatric intussusception, big data, telehealth's biggest roadbock, cloud security, and EMR adoption.[read more]

Is E-mailing with Patients a Good Idea?

November 23, 2015 by Michael Kirsch

E-mailing directly with patients has its benefits, but the practice of medicine is not yet fully wireless. There are still certain scenarios that led themselves better to an in-person visit rather than an e-mail. Check out some example case studies, and comment with your opinion![read more]