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7 Types of Information Patients Need to Feel Comfortable
eHealth
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7 Types of Information Patients Need to Feel Comfortable

Larry Alton - July 21, 2018

  As a healthcare provider, it’s your responsibility not just to provide patients with treatment, but also with information—about their ailment, about their surroundings, and about their…

Uncategorized
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Health in a Networked Life

thielst - February 14, 2011

Markle identified some interesting social and cultural findings in their survey Health in a Networked Life.  They include: Many doctors and patients surveyed believe key information is lost in…

Public Health
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Estimating Lifetime or Episode-of-Illness Costs Under Censoring

JasonShafrin - February 14, 2011

How can you estimate an individual’s total lifetime cost of medical care?  For people who die in your sample, this is simple.  In most data sets, however,…

Health Reform
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The Department of Health and Human Services Makes Effort to Increase PCIP Rolls

MichaelDouglas1 - February 14, 2011

By the close of 2010, the Obama administration had hoped that roughly 375000 healthcare consumers would take advantage of the national high-risk insurance pool, known as the…

Medical Devices
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US Medical Device Companies Look to Europe and Other Countries for Approval and Sales-Some Not Even Selling Here While We Over Inflate Value on Social Algorithms

BarbaraDuck - February 14, 2011

The approval process too has been hit by economics. Due to the money needed to be spent for FDA approval, some companies simply don’t have the money…

Hospital Administration
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New Zealand Making a Renewed Effort to Attract Patients from the US With Non-Tort Surgical Procedures-Medical Tourism

BarbaraDuck - February 14, 2011

  Last year New Zealand started promoting medical tourism and the company Medtral has now established an office in California to further promote traveling to New Zealand. …

Public Health
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Obesity and its Growing Prevalence Globally

PatrickDriscoll - February 14, 2011

Overweight and obesity were once considered a problem only in high-income countries. This is no longer the case: overweight and obesity are dramatically on the rise in…

Health Reform
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Ronald Hansen on the NIH’s Planned Drug Development Center (transcript)

DavidEWilliams - February 14, 2011

This is the transcript of my recent podcast interview with Ron Hansen of the University of Rochester. David Williams:            This is David Williams, co-founder of MedPharma Partners…

Public Health
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Bioterrorism: Pentagon Goes Back to the Drawing Board

GlennLaffel - February 15, 2011

The horrifying events of September 11, 2001 and the subsequent weaponized anthrax scare shook-up every American. Officials in charge of homeland defense were particularly shocked. Among other…

Policy & Law
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How PPACA fixes some of the problems of Part D

DavidEWilliams - February 13, 2011

One of the most infuriating and hypocritical elements of the GOP’s attack on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) is the complaint about its cost.…

Policy & Law
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CMS Chief Answers to Congress, Provides Few Details on Reform’s Early Progress

MichaelDouglas1 - February 11, 2011

The first opportunity for the House to fire questions at Obama recess appointee (to CMS head) Donald Berwick, MD took place yesterday. Berwick took the time to…

Policy & Law
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Klein: Decision on Individual Mandate Could Come Down to Kennedy

MichaelDouglas1 - February 10, 2011

Prognostications and general predictions aside, the often polarized nature of the SCOTUS lends itself to easy expectations of the high court’s decisions on many key issues. Hot…

Public Health
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The Incidence Of Kidney Failure Due To Diabetes Is Down – But We Should Not Be Pleased

StephenSchimpff - January 17, 2011

Diabetes mellitus is the most common cause of kidney failure that progresses to end stage renal disease (ESRD,) meaning that the person requires dialysis or kidney transplant.…

Uncategorized
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Can Media handle the Healthcare news?

DavidEWilliams - January 20, 2011

I enjoy reading Drew Altman’s Pulling It Together column, an easy that usually contains something of interest. Yesterday’s piece (Repeal) was a straightforward summary of the issues…

Business
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Pay-for-Performance: An Overview

JasonShafrin - January 20, 2011

Pay-for-performance schemes have been attracting much attention of late. A RWJF policy paper from 2007 provides a nice overview of various P4P design considerations. Below, I summarize…

Health Reform
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SCOTUS to Hear Case Involving Governor’s Proposal to Cut Payments for Providers to California’s Medicaid Patients

MichaelDouglas1 - February 7, 2011

The U.S. Supreme Court will decide if doctors, hospitals, pharmacies and others who provide services to California Medi-Cal recipients can have their payments cut by the state.…

Obesity Devices Gain From Drug Woes
Business
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Business
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Obesity Devices Gain From Drug Woes

PatrickDriscoll - February 8, 2011

It is a repeated theme in the history of medtech development.  Drugs represent an alluring treatment alternative, since the option to swallow a pill to deal with…

Business
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More Evidence that Medical Malpractice Reform Wouldn’t Stop Excessive Testing

DavidEWilliams - February 8, 2011

As discussed recently (Let’s not forget patient safety in med mal reform) I don’t buy the idea that excessive testing is mainly attributable to “defensive medicine,” i.e.,…

Diagnostics
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Protocol Medicine – It Is Time For Doctors To Recognize Their Value

StephenSchimpff - February 9, 2011

We hear that doctors do not like “protocol medicine” – they do not want to follow a “cookbook” when every patient is different. It is not a…

Hospital Administration
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Concentra’s Dr. Tom Fogarty on urgent care (transcript)

DavidEWilliams - February 10, 2011

This is the transcript of my recent podcast interview with Concentra Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Tom Fogarty. David Williams: This is David Williams, co-founder of MedPharma Partners…