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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 »
CMS and Health Reform: More of the Same by JaanS Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Unmentioned..... Whoa, with breathless media coverage like this ( dramatically change ! ambitious !) you'd think that the Feds had just announced something ... Read on »
Either You Give Your Patients a mHealth App, or They'll Get One Themselves by JaanS Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy That's what the Population Health Blog learned after reading this research paper by Bauer and colleagues that recently appeared in the Journal of the America Board of Fami ... Read on »
Could mHealth Apps Be a Reprise of the EHR? The Need for Clinician Input by JaanS Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy While the Population Health Blog continues to delight in the emerging science of "mHealth" as a newly minted start-up  Chief Medical Officer , it ran across this interesti ... Read on »
The PHB is Back by JaanS Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy The Population Health Blog received a gratifying number of "Where'd ya go?" reader posts, emails.  Thank you...... It didn't need a handgun to know it wasn't goi ... Read on »
Rising Healthcare Costs: Delayed or Defeated? by JaanS Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Ready, set...... According to this just-published New England Journal article , analysts are still waiting for the twin forces of 1) an improving U.S. econo ... Read on »
Health Care Cost Insights and Capitation for the Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) by JaanS Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy The Population Health Blog finally caught up with the Oct 22/29 "Price, Cost and Competition" issue of JAMA .  One of the more interesting articles was a Viewpoint edi ... Read on »
State of the Art Obesity Management - Keep It Away from Primary Care by JaanS Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy In the course of the Population Health Blog's last primary care encounter, a measurement of its height and weight determined that it was overweight .  On the way to the exam ... Read on »
President Obama Addresses the Ebola Crisis by JaanS Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy In this weekly address , President Obama addresses the Ebola crisis.  As we've come to expect from our Chief Executives, it's a perfectly crafted speech that addresses ou ... Read on »
Health Worker Nonchalance About Ebola? by JaanS Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy The Ebola virus Recent reports of two nurses becoming infected with Ebola begs the question of whether they were lax in following infection-control protocol ... Read on »
Associations. Correlations. Inferences. Signals. Yes, That's Big Data by JaanS Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy America's corporate Directors celebrate big data The Population Health Blog's recent travels recently included a speaking gig at the just concluded Nation ... Read on »
Version 1 Care Management to Prevent Hospital Readmission Fails (Unsurprisingly) by JaanS Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Does this high profile randomized study "prove" that telephone follow-up of recently discharged inpatients fails to prevent readmissions?  Should hospital leaders reco ... Read on »