Monthly Archives: February 2010

Cogan, Hubbard, and Kessler: A Better Way to Reform Health Care – WSJ.com

Our recommendation: scrap it and start over. Its key elements—mandates, heavy-handed insurance regulation, and entitlement-based, middle-income subsidies—must go. None of them address health care’s fundamental problem: high and rising costs. Instead, the various versions of health reform put forth by … Continue reading

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Dartmouth Health Care Analysis Is Criticized

“We are about to embark on a huge transformation of our health care system,” Dr. Bach said. “If we start with a bunch of flawed measures, it will be as devastating as putting in the wrong coordinates before a moon … Continue reading

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Vertical vs Lateral Thinking… in Healthcare.

<html xmlns=”http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml”><body xmlns=”http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml”><div xmlns=”http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml”&gt; via net.acpe.org Most physicians are clearly vertical thinkers. The longer a physician practices medicine, the more “vertical” his or her thinking methodology becomes… IMHO. Innovation in the health care space clearly requires lateral thinking capabilities. Does … Continue reading

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The poverty of our health-care information… Gawande

We’ll also need data, if we’re going to know what is succeeding. Among the most important, and least noticed, provisions in the reform legislation is one in the House bill to expand our ability to collect national health statistics. The … Continue reading

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Providing quality care, and a human touch #hcsm #hcr

Our nation’s teaching hospitals are leading the world in research, education, and clinical care. But we lag in providing a great experience to patients. This was excused as a necessary evil of state-of-the-art medicine. That excuse is no longer valid. … Continue reading

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Social Media Use in the United States: Implications for Health Communication | Chou | Journal of Medical Internet Research

Recent growth of social media is not uniformly distributed across age groups; therefore, health communication programs utilizing social media must first consider the age of the targeted population to help ensure that messages reach the intended audience. While racial/ethnic and … Continue reading

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Amazing Photos…. Pouring Paint into Water

via badbanana.typepad.com Very cool photographs by Mark Mawson…. http://www.markmawson.com/#

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