Can Downton Abbey “Health Plan” Replace Obamacare?
Business
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Business
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Can Downton Abbey “Health Plan” Replace Obamacare?

Michael Millenson - April 29, 2013

First Posted at Forbes on 1/15/2013 In a recently aired episode of Downton Abbey, Lady Grantham showed that at least some of the estate’s servants seem to enjoy health…

Health Reform
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Why Medicare Cuts Will Quietly Kill Seniors

Michael Millenson - April 28, 2013

The recent news that thousands of seniors with cancer are being denied treatment with expensive chemotherapy drugs as a result of sequestration-mandated budget cuts raises the question of whether…

Money and Power Embrace Patient Engagement
eHealth
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eHealth
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Money and Power Embrace Patient Engagement

Michael Millenson - April 8, 2013

The February issue of Health Affairs proclaims, “New Era of Patient Engagement,” but what signals changing times as much as a new intensity of academic interest is the money and…

Policy & Law
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Why the PCORI Picks Matter

Michael Millenson - April 7, 2013

The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute has just appointed four new advisory panels that will help guide hundreds of millions of dollars in research grants. Unfortunately, while PCORI released the…

News
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Person-Centered HealthCare: Not In My Name: Real Patient-Centeredness Means Sharing Power

Michael Millenson - March 15, 2013

Editor’s note: For more on engaging patients to be active participants in their own care, see the February issue of Health Affairs, “New Era Of Patient Engagement.”It…

The Health IT Scandal the NY Times Didn’t Cover
eHealth
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eHealth
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The Health IT Scandal the NY Times Didn’t Cover

Michael Millenson - March 4, 2013

As health information technology honchos gather for the annual HIMSS trade show and schmoozefest, it’s a safe bet the industry “scandal” the New York Times placed on page one recently will breed…

eHealth
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The Man Who Brought Computers Into Medicine

Michael Millenson - January 1, 2013

First Posted at Forbes on 12/18/2012 First Posted at Forbes on 12/18/2012When Homer Warner first started using computers in a hospital, the computers were analog and the house call…

Policy & Law
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Left Behind: Will Cutting Medicare Hurt Seniors?

Michael Millenson - December 31, 2012

  First Posted at Forbes on 12/11/2012Forget finances and the fiscal cliff: raising the Medicare eligibility age from 65 to 67 is likely to kill some of those…

Policy & Law
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Will PICORI (The Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute) Be Effective?

Michael Millenson - December 12, 2012

The new Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) has been asking different stakeholders about the most important issues to address with the hundreds of millions of dollars the quasi-governmental group…

Policy & Law
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Analysis: Access To Health Care Beginning To Look Like Airline Travel

Michael Millenson - September 30, 2012

The old axis of access ­in U.S. health care – insured or uninsured – is being replaced by the kind of gradations and complexity in determining who-gets-what-when-for-what-price…