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Telehealth Helps! by JaanS Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy ... and have you taken your pills today? Are you in the "telehealth" business?  Do you sell, buy, broker or provide remote monitoring, telephonic follow ... Read on »
Is One DIet Program Better Than Another for Weight Loss? by JaanS Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy As a doctor, the Population Health Blog was often asked by overnourished patients to help find a "best" diet.  Its advice to simply eat less and skip desert, however, was ... Read on »
Of Risk Stratification, Health System Variation and "Stupid" Decision-Making by JaanS Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy A fly in the ointment Years ago, a middle-aged Population Health Blog patient came in for a routine follow-up appointment.  Since his last visit, he had dev ... Read on »
The Latest Health Wonk Review Is Up! by JaanS Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Are you proud to be a "wonk?"  Well, you can burnish your wonky credentials by clicking here and checking out David Williams ' latest edition of the Health Wonk Review. You ... Read on »
Is the United States the Only Country Into "Patient Engagement?" (plus a definition) by JaanS Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Patient engagement is there too! The answer is no.  Check out this paper in Health Affairs that defines patient engagement as ordinary people who manage the ... Read on »
Underwriting vs. Care Management by JaanS Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Rock on, care management In the course of learning about care management , the Population Health Blog has benefitted from sitting at the feet of high-functi ... Read on »
The Growing Parallels Between Health Care and Power Utilities by JaanS Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy In some of its past musings, the Population Health Blog drew parallels between the airline industry and health care . While it knows nothing about aviation, who cares? It ... Read on »
CMS Succumbs to Disease Management Style Spin? by JaanS Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy If, thanks to the medical home or disease management, you've witnessed the improvements in patients' care, you've also probably been frustrated by those silly skeptics' in ... Read on »
Just What Is "Patient Engagement" in Health Care? by JaanS Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy According to this paper by Barello et al in the Journal of Participatory Medicine, the muddled answer depends on when it was used as well as your professional background. ... Read on »
Doubling Down on Accountable Care Organizations and Health Information Networks by JaanS Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Want to achieve effective health care, reduced costs, increased quality, population health, widespread prevention and seamless health information access?  It's easy, s ... Read on »
17 Reasons Why Care Management Is Probably Not Going To Be in a Clinic Near You Anytime Soon by JaanS Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Here's a good review of all the reasons why care management has not become a routine part of patient care.  As policymakers, reformists, consultants and architects pla ... Read on »
The Just Right "Sweet Middle" of Care Management by JaanS Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Finding the "just right" middle If you're interested in care management (definition here ), there's a supportive case report in the August 7 edition of the ... Read on »
Quality Improvement Ver. 2.0? by JaanS Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Throughout its medical career, it's safe to say that the Population Health Blog has been quality-improvement ("QI") averse. While the PHB "got" the need for measurable out ... Read on »
Corporate Jargon You Can Sing Along To by JaanS Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Naturally, the corporate-minded Population Health Blog could not resist (By the way, this wacky petition  may be just the thing to prevent future Super Bowl wardr ... Read on »
The Italics and Dot-Dot-Dot Edition of the Cavalcade of Risk by JaanS Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Welcome to your latest edition of the Cavalcade of Risk.  The Population Health Blog is pleased to offer this linked summary of some of the best and latest bloggery dealing ... Read on »
Think Bundled Payment is Inevitable? Think Again by JaanS Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Getting bundles of these is easy? This just published Health Affairs article finds some flies in the bundled payment ointment.  The summary below speaks for ... Read on »
Yuppies vs. Millenials: Health Policy Implications by JaanS Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy In this post , the Population Health Blog distinguished between yuppies' desires and the millennials ' expectations. To further help its savvy health policy savant-read ... Read on »
"Necessity is the Mother of Innovation": Here's the Four That Need It by JaanS Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Actually, the Population Health Blog wishes it had coined that adage. While a quick internet search indicates that the quote is on a host of business websites, the PHB  ... Read on »
Can Physician Loyalty to Their Profession Be Superseded by Loyalty to their Employer? by JaanS Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Whenever the Population Health Blog heard the "value-not-volume" health policy operatives drone on about " provider alignment of incentives ," it wondered.... really won ... Read on »
Credble Numbers on Obamacare: And Why is the 16.3% Prevalence of Persons Without Health Insurance... by JaanS Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy The signed Affordable Care Act We finally have some credible numbers on what's happened to insurance enrollment under Obamacare. The paper can be found here ... Read on »