Enhancing the “Coolness Factor” in Our Later Years
eHealth
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eHealth
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Enhancing the “Coolness Factor” in Our Later Years

Caroline Popper - June 24, 2014

Biomedical advances over the last century have advanced our life spans to degrees that would seem miraculous to a late 19th century observer. But as a 100-year…

Conversation About Veterans Administration’s Woes Has Not Yet Hit the Right Note
Medical Records
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Medical Records
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Conversation About Veterans Administration’s Woes Has Not Yet Hit the Right Note

Caroline Popper - June 16, 2014

Current proposals to correct the VA’s course include firing Secretary Eric Shinseki (who resigned on May 30), ordering a criminal investigation by the FBI, and providing more…

A Meeting of Minds on the Value of Healthcare IT
Business
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Business
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A Meeting of Minds on the Value of Healthcare IT

Caroline Popper - February 22, 2014

As healthcare providers face challenges from empowered patients, the increasing impact of the internet and mobile technology on patient care, and more outcomes-focused regulatory requirements, the role…

eHealth
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Q and A, Part Two: Addressing an Enormous Public Health Problem with a Simple Technology Solution

Caroline Popper - January 21, 2014

Inadequate handwashing is a huge problem in hospitals, contributing to as much as 70% of hospital-acquired infections (HAIs), according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Inadequate…

eHealth
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Q and A: Addressing an Enormous Public Health Problem with a Simple Technology Solution

Caroline Popper - January 15, 2014

Inadequate handwashing is a pervasive public health problem, contributing to hospital-acquired infections (HAIs), which cost American society in the tens of billions of dollars and cause at…

Cigna’s Decision on Genetic Testing Exposes Educational Gaps in Today’s Healthcare
Business
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Business
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Cigna’s Decision on Genetic Testing Exposes Educational Gaps in Today’s Healthcare

Caroline Popper - August 21, 2013

“Real knowledge is to know the extent of one’s ignorance.” Confucius’ ancient saying underscores a current issue in healthcare: how well do the major players in healthcare—patients,…

Medicare’s Data Release Places More Power in Hands of Informed Medical Consumers
Business
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Business
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Medicare’s Data Release Places More Power in Hands of Informed Medical Consumers

Caroline Popper - May 9, 2013

Yesterday, Medicare released data on in-patient hospital costs across the country to provide consumers/patients with cost comparison information. Yesterday, Medicare released data on in-patient hospital costs across…

Cognitive Gender Differences: Are Women More Efficient Thinkers?
Specialties
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Specialties
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Cognitive Gender Differences: Are Women More Efficient Thinkers?

Caroline Popper - March 14, 2013

Scientists have puzzled over cognitive differences between men and women for at least 100 years. And the results of their work support the reality that should be…

Health Reform
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New Healthcare Models Stand “Standard of Care” on Its Head

Caroline Popper - December 19, 2012

As I watch the power in healthcare shift away from physicians/providers toward consumers/patients (enabled by the wide access to information and driven in part by higher co-pays),…

Business
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First HHS Innovation Fellowships’ Meeting Focuses on New Measures of Quality in Healthcare

Caroline Popper - December 11, 2012

In its quest to find ways to reduce healthcare costs but boost healthcare quality, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) launched its first fellowship program in…