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Running for Sheriff and Obamacare by JaanS Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy As Washington DC lurches from one partisan skirmish to another, it's only natural that pundits are pining for the good old days of larger than life politicians like Lyndon ... Read on »
Say Hello to Sylvia Mathews Burwell, the Nominee for HHS by JaanS Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy The Population Health Blog is naturally intrigued by the announcement that Kathleen Sebelius is resigning from her position as HHS Secretary, and that the White House will ... Read on »
The Latest Health Wonk Review Is Up by JaanS Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy If you have some favorite notions, you'll probably NOT want to go over to the Healthcare Lighthouse's latest edition of the Health Wonk Review.  Host Billy Wynne looks at so ... Read on »
Running Amok by JaanS Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy With today's horrific Pennsylvania high school knife attack occurring just days after the second Fort Hood shooting, the Population Health Blog naturally sought refuge in ... Read on »
Doubling Down on Accountable Care Organizations by JaanS Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy What happens if CMS' grand experiment in ACOs fails? There are some good reasons to believe that it could happen Preliminary results are spotty at best Savi ... Read on »
For-Profit Meets For-Publication For Big Data by JaanS Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy The "for-profit" research side of health care and the academics have always had a strained relationship. The Population Health Blog witnessed it first-hand when it recruit ... Read on »
Another ICD-10 Delay by JaanS Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Buried in the U.S. Congress's just-passed sustainable growth rate extension patch is a little known provision that would further delay the HIPAA-mandated implementation of I ... Read on »
What GM's Ignition Switch Travails Can Teach About Concentration of Risk: Implications for Large... by JaanS Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy CEO Barra not having a good day at a Congressional hearing Today, the motoring Population Health Blog used its C-SPAN enabled car radio to listen in on th ... Read on »
Obesity Surgery in Diabetes Mellitus: A Three Year Trial Shows High "Cure Rates." The... by JaanS Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy In case there is any doubt about the long-term efficacy of obesity surgery for diabetes, check out this three year study that was just published by the New England Journal ... Read on »
You Have A Great Population Health Program. Time to Tell the World About it. Here's How. by JaanS Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy The Population Health Blog feels your pain. You're the co-leader of a population health initiative.  It may involve an mHealth app, a new decision support tool, a novel ... Read on »
More JAMA Drama: The Medical Home Reduces Costs, But Only For High Risk Patients by JaanS Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy A medical home candidate? Just when the Population Health Blog decided to take a break from all the JAMA drama , along comes this study " Medical Homes and ... Read on »
Ten Things to Know About the mHealth App Ecosystem. by JaanS Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy A mHealth app walled garden: enter at your own risk? If, like the Population Health Blog, you're interested in the hand-held mHealth app ecosystem, you ma ... Read on »
A Generic Keyword "Pitch" to Better Sell the Medical Home by JaanS Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Applause! While the just concluded  2014 Medical Home Summit was a wonderful learning and networking confab, it did have it's moments of jargon-laced salesm ... Read on »
Noise to Signal Ratio in the Assessment of the Medical Home by JaanS Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy From time to time, the Population Health Blog's consulting business generates supplemental income.  When that happens, it gets dropped into the PHB's cash flow and life goes ... Read on »
A Reprise of the Infamous CBO Report on Disease Management and the De-linking of Health Insurance... by JaanS Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Two things "heard on the street" at today's Medical Home Summit 1) The recent JAMA article on the failure of the medical home to reduce health costs is provoking the same ... Read on »
Caring for the Caregivers Using THETR by JaanS Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Population health service providers may want to add this evidence-based JAMA review of "caregiver burden " to their educational resource library. Briefly...... The n ... Read on »
Smart MedPAC Wonks Think Out Loud About the Medical Home by JaanS Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy If you spend a lot of time building, administering, expanding, marketing, promoting or networking "medical homes," it might be a good idea for you to read this MedPAC meet ... Read on »
The Concentration of Naiveté by JaanS Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy The Population Health Blog's car garage is not the size of a football field.  So, when the PHB spouse parks our car inside, she tends to err on the side of safety.  Sh ... Read on »
"Opt-Out" Health Insurance Enrollment by JaanS Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Say no to your health insurance? Kudos to the New England Journal for providing a tidy summary of the latest Republican healthcare reform proposal . Up unti ... Read on »
Using the Health Reform Template on Ukraine by JaanS Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Many decades ago, the teenage father of the Disease Management Care Blog personally witnessed the Russian invasion of a smaller bordering country. If he were alive today, ... Read on »