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What It Takes to Write a Great Case Study

July 1, 2015 by Michael Sherman

In the world of healthcare, your Case Study section could be the page that ultimately sways a potential patient. Prospects need you to demonstrate how your facility can successfully satisfy a patient’s needs.To do this, your case studies need to be both well written and well thought out. A healthcare case study shouldn’t just be about the initial experience but also the long-term effects that resulted from that initial experience.Here are a few tips to keep in mind when writing a case study for your healthcare website:[read more]

Obamacare Subsidies Continue, Court Rules. Now Let’s Get to Work.

June 30, 2015 by Jeanne Pinder

The Affordable Care Act’s health insurance subsidies to low-income people will continue, the Supreme Court ruled. Now that we have that behind us, let’s focus on the important questions of costs — or charges, or prices, or all three — and effectiveness.The Supreme Court ruling marks the end of one chapter and the beginning of another one. There’s work to do to fix the system. Transparent markets benefit consumers. It’s time.[read more]

Diagnostic Reading #33: Five Must-Read Articles from the Past Week

June 30, 2015 by Erica Carnevale

It is time for another issue of Diagnostic Reading. This week we focus on the U.S. Supreme Court ruling on the Affordable Care Act, quality in radiology, patient and radiologist interactions, new Joint Commission rules, and Medicare’s slow adoption of telemedicine.[read more]

King v. Burwell: A Frivolous Lawsuit

June 29, 2015 by David E Williams

Some are surprised that Chief Justice John Roberts came out so strongly for the government in King v. Burwell, the lawsuit that aimed to bar insurance subsidies from Obamacare exchanges run by the federal government.I’m not a lawyer or Supreme Court scholar but to me Roberts’ stance isn’t surprising at all. King v. Burwell was a joke –an exemplar of the type of “frivolous lawsuit” some on the right are so fond of citing.[read more]

Is Gastric Bypass the Right Choice?

June 28, 2015 by Michael Kirsch

Bariatric surgery, including gastric bypass surgery, has become a popular remedy for obesity in this country. Hospitals have weighed in on this issue and are marketing this service directly to the public who are ever willing customers of this slenderizing surgery. It profoundly reroutes the guts and changes every day of your life. After GIB, there is no normal life afterwards. Your life is irrevocably altered.[read more]


Blister Pack Adoption Increases Medication Adherence, Save Lives

June 25, 2015 by Travis McKnight

The U.S. health care industry has a lot of room to improve and billions of dollars in unnecessary expenses. Packaging pharmaceuticals in blister packs can increase patient adherence, and decrease the health care costs related to treatment failure, hospital admissions and wasted medication.[read more]