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Predictions for a 50% Health Care Economy by JaanS Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Health care costs too much.  Having to pay more for doctors, hospitals and pills is threatening national security , undermining our industrial competitiveness , leading to ... Read on »
Vegas' Healthcare Lessons: A Field Trip Report by JaanS Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy The Population Health Blog spent the last week in Vegas exploring the actuarial, medical, predictive, economic, social and quality dimensions of an important part of the p ... Read on »
For the Commercial Health Insurers, Winter Is Coming by JaanS Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Fans of HBO's hit fantasy TV series Game of Thrones will recognize the adage.  In the show, the continent of Westeros has had a long hot summer of breasts, butts and b ... Read on »
The Latest Health Wonk Review Is Up by JaanS Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy The Health Wonk Review is a linked summary of the better insights from smart health policy bloggers.  The latest edition is hosted by Joe Paduda of Managed Care Matters. ... Read on »
Curing the Healthcare Digital Divide: There's an App for That by JaanS Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Whither meaningful use? For better or worse, policymakers, politicians and health leaders in the United States are committed to achieving paperless healthca ... Read on »
Some Social Media on the Topic of Social Media by JaanS Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Thanks to this outfit , the Population Health Blog discovered this compelling factcandy video on the topic of social media.  In the meantime, Fatboy Slim's earcandy has  ... Read on »
Reform of Medicare's Sustainable Growth Rate: Be Careful What You Wish For by JaanS Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Be careful what you wish for.  The law of unintended consequences.  I'm from the government and I'm here to help.  These were the nostrums that the Population Health B ... Read on »
Healthcare Cybersecurity: Lessons for America's Corporate Boards by JaanS Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy When this article by the Population Health Blog was published in the prestigious policy journal Health Affairs almost a decade ago, little did it know that it had too li ... Read on »
You Get What You Pay For in Cancer Care and Insurers Get What They Save With the Medical Home by JaanS Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy The latest issue of Health Affairs is out and the Population Health Blog couldn't stay away.  Three interesting articles The United States healthcare system has been ... Read on »
The Patient Centered Medical Home, Medicare's Comprehensive Primary Care Intiative and Cost... by JaanS Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Like this, but with snow Oh my, he was really angry. Back when the teenage Population Health Blog was living in New York, our family had a small garden t ... Read on »
Health Policy Insights from the Medical Home Summit: Wellness, ACOs by JaanS Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy The Opening Ceremony of The Medical Home Summit The Population Health Blog is back home after attending the intellectually rewarding Population Health Col ... Read on »
The Latest Health Wonk Review Is Up by JaanS Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy The latest Health Wonk Review is being hosted by Brad Wright and the cleverly named Wright On Health Blog.  This is a review of some of the better health policy blogs from a ... Read on »
A Health Care Clerisy? by JaanS Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy We're here and we've figured it out The Population Health Blog is reading Joel Kotkin's "The New Class Conflict." While it hasn't gotten through all of it, ... Read on »
The Iron Triangle of mHealth Apps Due Diligence: What CEOs and Boards Need to Know by JaanS Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy As the Population Health Blog's medSolis CMO expertise in mHealth expands, it can't help but admire the infectious "can-do" optimism of its "app" programmer-developer co ... Read on »
The Latest Health Wonk Review Is Up! by JaanS Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Happy Anniversary to the Health Business Blog. And what better way to celebrate the occasion than by hosting the Health Wonk Review.  David Williams' linked summary has the ... Read on »
The Third Wave, Informatics, Quantum Mechanics and Health Care Reform by JaanS Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Schrödinger's cat While the Population Health Blog continues to mull the promise vs. reality of Alvin Toffler's book on The Third Wave "Information" Age , i ... Read on »
mHealth Apps to Monitor Recently Discharged Patients by JaanS Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy After knee surgery: how do you monitor this patient at home? The "this paper" link in the original post directed readers to the wrong web site.  It's been ... Read on »
The Latest Health Wonk Review Is Up by JaanS Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Peggy Salvatore at the Health System Ed blog hosts the latest version that's been aptly titled the Valentine Edition of the Health Wonk Review: For Health Policy Lovers Ever ... Read on »
The End of Power Health Care? by JaanS Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Corporate titans enjoying the good old days. While Moses Naim's The End of Power devotes only a few pages to medicine, it's still provocative and worthwhil ... Read on »
Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Update: A Health Reform Lesson by JaanS Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy The 1967 Corvair. A non-PHB version Long ago, when the Population Health Blog was courting the future PHB spouse, our unspoken understanding was that if the ... Read on »