The Looming Crisis in Healthcare IT
Technology
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Technology
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The Looming Crisis in Healthcare IT

drkevin1951 - September 4, 2013

Are there enough informaticians to meet the need? Are there enough informaticians to meet the need?I was struck by a recent report in CBS MoneyWatch on the…

Physician Payments: The Not-So-Secret Secret
Finance
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Finance
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Physician Payments: The Not-So-Secret Secret

drkevin1951 - August 9, 2013

On July 20th, The Washington Post did an expose on the process for setting the Medicare physician payment schedule entitled, How a secretive panel uses data that…

A New Age for Smartphone Apps
eHealth
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eHealth
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A New Age for Smartphone Apps

drkevin1951 - June 12, 2013

The plethora of mobile apps comes under scrutiny and the market grows … The plethora of mobile apps comes under scrutiny and the market grows …The Food…

Health Reform
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Hospitals Push Hard for Medicaid Expansion

drkevin1951 - May 2, 2013

 The hospital lobbyists in the “no way” states are trying to get the Governors to reverse course.  The hospital lobbyists in the “no way” states are trying…

The BRAIN Initiative: A Starter Project for a Broader Effort
Medical Education
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Medical Education
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The BRAIN Initiative: A Starter Project for a Broader Effort

drkevin1951 - April 17, 2013

President Obama announced the BRAIN project, but we should harken back to prior efforts to change our thinking and framework – the Wilkes project comes to mind.…

Crowdsourcing: The New, New Way of Surveillance
Business
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Business
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Crowdsourcing: The New, New Way of Surveillance

drkevin1951 - March 29, 2013

New research is showing that crowdsourcing is more effective than traditional surveillance methods in finding healthcare problems.  Are we surprised?  New research is showing that crowdsourcing is…

Business
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The Continuing Explosion in Healthcare Costs

drkevin1951 - March 8, 2013

First posted on The Fickenscher Files on 3/4/2013Essential health benefits are defined, but the cost of care continues to escalate in an unchallenged fashion… First posted on The Fickenscher Files on…

Physician Burnout and the Changing Approach to Practice
Health Reform
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Health Reform
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Physician Burnout and the Changing Approach to Practice

drkevin1951 - February 14, 2013

Physician burnout is a growing problem and docs are turning in lots of new directions like moving to concierge medicine from traditional Medicare. Physician burnout is a…

Business
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Healthcare Predictions for 2013

drkevin1951 - January 7, 2013

  First posted on The Fickenscher Files on 1/6/2013My thoughts on the events and directions of the healthcare community in 2013 …Before I go down the road of making predictions…

Business
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Wal-Mart Offers Medical Tourism Legitimacy

drkevin1951 - November 17, 2012

Employers are quieting changing their plans to encourage care delivery at high volume, good outcome, low cost facilities…. Employers are quieting changing their plans to encourage care…