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Perspectives on Exercise for Elders by JaanS Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Despite its busy travel schedule, the Population Health Blog had a chance to check out "Lifestyle Interventions and Independence for Elders" (or "LIFE") study that was pub ... Read on »
Godzilla and VA Wait Times. by JaanS Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy As predicted , the Veterans Administration (VA) waiting-list fracas is going from bad to worse.   Seeking refuge from all the bad news, the Population Health Blog naturall ... Read on »
Big Data, Definitions and Population Health by JaanS Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy What's the likelihood of diabetes? Utter the term "big data" at any ACO, care management or managed care meeting, and one of two things will happen 1) Your ... Read on »
The Two-Sided Iron Triangle of Cost and Access and What It Means for Health Reform in 2015 by JaanS Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy From time to time, the Population Health Blog likes to refer to this article on the "iron triangle" of health care reform . Using classic project management theory , it su ... Read on »
Maintenance of Certification in Internal Medicine: What the Population Health Community Needs to... by JaanS Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Since population health provider organizations work closely with physicians, they're aware that " board certification " is an important credential.  Being "boarded" in fam ... Read on »
Medical Marijuana and Population Health by JaanS Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Many population health providers may deal with the chronic conditions of HIV, Alzheimer disease, multiple sclerosis cancer, epilepsy, inflammatory bowel disease and mental ... Read on »
The Veterans Administration Scandal: Implications for Health Reform and A Call for Clinical... by JaanS Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy As the Population Health Blog understands it, dozens of veterans died while waiting for outpatient appointments at the Phoenix Veterans Administration (VA) Hospital .  App ... Read on »
Aren't All Physicians Supposed to Be Experts in Clinical Informatics? by JaanS Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy It was just a matter time.  "Clinical informatics" has become another medical specialty . It seems that the clinical informaticians have their own organization (the "Ame ... Read on »
Google Bus: A Future for Health Care? by JaanS Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy The Population Health Blog's travels have included San Francisco. That's where it got to learn about the " Google Bus" imbroglio.   As the PHB understands it, some Silicon V ... Read on »
Jack Bauer and Health Care Reform: A Multiple Choice Test by JaanS Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Business travel kept the Population Health Blog from being able to watch the live broadcast of Fox Network's "24."  Good thing the spouse DVR'ed the show for the PHB's later ... Read on »
Over Four Million Dollars to Save a Life? by JaanS Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Enjoy the ride! Lebron James fan Jason Shafrin of the Healthcare Economist blog hosts the latest edition of the Health Wonk Review.  It's not only fit for a ... Read on »
Health Insurance Saves Lives? The Story Behind the Story by JaanS Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy "Does Romneycare save lives?" It stands to reason that the road that goes from being sick and getting decent medical care is lined with "health insurance." ... Read on »
Additive, Not Substitutive, Health Care Innovation by JaanS Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Sirens calling the unsuspecting to their doom If, like many of our policy and political elite, you have also been seduced by the siren call of health care ... Read on »
Wishful Ideology About Integrated Delivery Systems by JaanS Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Kaiser Health News has  posted a telling interview with former White House health adviser Ezekiel Emanuel MD . In it, Dr. Emanuel repeats a bold prediction about the end o ... Read on »
The Latest Cavalcade of Risk Is Up! by JaanS Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Rebecca Shafer hosts the Cavalcade's round-up of risk-related posts. A wide variety of topics, including Wounded Warriors, venture capitalists, Aristotle, enterprise risk ma ... Read on »
Handling HHS Secretary Nomination Questions by JaanS Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy The Population Health Blog notes that HHS nominee Burwell has been scheduled to appear before the U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee on May 8.  In ... Read on »
Commitment Devices, Behavior Change and Population Health by JaanS Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy A new addition to the behavior change tool box Whenever the Population Health Blog encountered a tobacco user in its clinic, it would gauge the patient's ... Read on »
The Latest Health Wonk Review Is Up by JaanS Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Louise Norris hosts a wide ranging Health Wonk Review at her smartly-written Colorado Health Insurance Insider. Like prior HWRs, Louise summarizes and links the best health ... Read on »
Questions That Should Be Asked in the Upcoming HHS Secretary Nomination Process by JaanS Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy As a public service, the Population Health Blog is pleased to offer up some questions that may or should arise in the course of Senate confirmation process for HHS nominee ... Read on »
Discovering What We Don't' Know About Risk-Adjustment for Hospital Readmission Rates in Medicare by JaanS Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Something like this? When the Population Health Blog agreed with the spouse that it was time to replace the living-room gas fireplace insert with something ... Read on »