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I’m sorry I didn’t see this one earlier but thanks to Khanna on Health for spreading the gospel on a recent March report from CDC: The Effect of Price Reduction on Salad Bar Purchases at a Corporate Cafeteria. The study tried to determine the effect of reducing the cost of... Continue reading
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In a country that glorifies youth and tends to usher its elderly into nursing homes, death, dying, and the suffering they can entail are often ignored until it is too late for families to have important conversations about end-of-life care. Conversations about end-of-life care are important to initiate sooner rather... Continue reading
Health 2.0, started in 2007, promotes, showcases and catalyzes new technologies in health care. They do this by convening health/tech conferences and sponsoring code-a-thons and prize challenges and have proven to be a leader in the field of health tech innovation. Just this past week, they launched a new conference,... Continue reading
As a platform for communication, Twitter can serve many functions. In the healthcare world, it’s unsurprising that people interested in health technology flock to this tech-based platform to share ideas and communicate with others in the health IT crowd. However, it’s not just health data analysts who are using twitter... Continue reading
The Wall Street Journal had a great critique this week of the problems we face with turning the knowledge created by big data into action. In "Big Data Can Lead Patients to the Water, But It Can't Make Them Think," Michael Hickins reports Aetna, in an effort to lower health... Continue reading
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“When the program achieves its long term objectives, the Blue Button for America Program will provide the ability for millions of Americans to securely view, download, and transmit their health records in an industry standard format from electronic health record systems to practically any individual or system in the nation.... Continue reading
What's the definition of Big Data? What are the challenges inherent in using Big Data in Healthcare? These are just a few of the questions I posed to Daniel Reif, a senior analyst at Health First in New York City. Healthfirst is a provider owned managed care company that offers... Continue reading
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Science fiction is a powerful genre because it speculates about what the future will look like. While we still don't have flying cars or hoverboards, a device that originated in the fictional universe of Star Trek is quickly becoming a reality. The Tricorder, a multifunction hand-held device used for sensor... Continue reading
In April 2010, the once and future President of Russia, Vladimir Putin, walked into a pharmacy in the nNorthern port city of Murmansk to conduct a spot-check on the price of prescription flu medicine. This is not as random as it might seem. The government had recently begun enforcing price... Continue reading
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