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The Exchangeacillin Package Insert: Black Box Warnings and Adverse Reactions by JaanS Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy The Disease Management Care Blog is pleased to assist the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services with this FDA-inspired "medication package insert" that is designed ... Read on »
The Latest Health Wonk Review is Up! by JaanS Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy If you're looking for new insights on the government shutdown and what it means for U.S. healthcare reform, head on over to Joe Paduda's hosting of the Health Wonk Review .  ... Read on »
A Reader Responds to Let Them Eat Cake by JaanS Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy The Disease Management Care Blog is happy to post thoughtful rejoinders from readers.  This is one from Joe Morris, who remains a health policy observer, having migrated fro ... Read on »
The Health Insurance Death Spiral: Is High Health Insurance Exchange Use An Early Symptom? by JaanS Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy According to the White House, the health insurance exchange glitches are a symptom of high demand from a grateful citizenry eager to embrace Obamacare. While articles like ... Read on »
Let Them Eat Cake: Stepping Outside the Health Care Reform Comfort Zone by JaanS Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy How would Ms. Antoinette ponder health reform with her advisors? While commonly attributed to Marie Antoinette, the phrase may actually be testimony to J ... Read on »
Valuable Personal, Political and Health Reform Lessons, Courtesy of the Federal Government Shutdown by JaanS Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Coming to consensus the old fashioned way The Disease Management Care Blog views the federal government shutdown with the same morbid fascination of watchi ... Read on »
The Remarkable Consensus Over the Next Steps for Health Reform, Including the Role of Population... by JaanS Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Let's fix it! While noisy media leprechauns dispense blame and declare winners in the government shutdown imbroglio, the Disease Management Care Blog remain ... Read on »
Everything You Need to Know About Health Care Reform, Thanks to a 25 Minute Video, Courtesy of... by JaanS Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Thanks to Managed Care Magazine , the Disease Management Care Blog can post this interesting 25 minute interview with Princeton healthcare economist Uwe Reindardt.  Suitable ... Read on »
Community Care North Carolina Style Medical Home Saves Money by JaanS Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy So, does the medical home "save money?"  A recent publication in Population Health Management about Community Care of North Carolina (CCNC) says "yes ." That's important,  ... Read on »
Media Savvy and the Implications for Business Leadership in the 21st Century by JaanS Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy The Disease Management Care Blog continues to be beguiled by Meghan McCain , and not just because she could be a good match for one of the DMCB's unmarried spawn. Ms. McCa ... Read on »
State Medical Societies: Obamacare's Early Warning System by JaanS Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy A canary for the health care reform mine The Disease Management Care Blog has a theory. Whatever you think of health care reform, there is a possibility ... Read on »
The Latest Cavalcade of Risk is Up by JaanS Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy "Risk,"  It can be quantified and then monetized.  Even chicken nuggets are not immune. Learn more about the thinking that goes into that arcane process by checking out ... Read on »
The Death of Private Practice? by JaanS Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Private practice faces the future? Quick: if you were asked how many practicing physicians have bailed out of private practice and have become employees of ... Read on »
More on the Definition of Care Management (and how well do IPAs and PHOs deliver on it) by JaanS Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Care management in action? What is "care management?" As discussed and quoted by the Disease Management Care Blog , here's one useful definition courtesy ... Read on »
HHS Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE) Report of $1.2 Billion in Savings: Take... by JaanS Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Public servants enjoying a good spin According to this U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: Rate Review Annual Report September 2013 from the U.S. ... Read on »
The Latest Health Wonk Review Is Up by JaanS Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Do you like data but have trouble turning numbers into insight? Tinker Ready of the Boston Health News shows us how it's done with an interesting Health Wonk Review on data, ... Read on »
Healthcare Is In the Hands of Who? by JaanS Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy According to a Sept 11 front page Wall Street Journal article, bank regulators are still struggling over the wording of the regulations for the "Volcker" rule .  And while ... Read on »
How Badly Obamacare Beat Up On the Health Insurers, and What Does It Mean for the Individual Market by JaanS Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy D.C. deals with health insurers As Disease Management Care Blog readers are aware (for example, here and here ), Obamacare forces health insurers to spend a ... Read on »
Social Media: Does It Really Change Patient Behavior? by JaanS Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Thanks to the technologic allure of iPhones replacing stethoscopes , apps substituting for doctors  and electronic information substituting for having to actually talk t ... Read on »
Real News Headline: Improved U.S. Health Care System Saves 28,000 Lives in 2010, Avoidable Death... by JaanS Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Health reporters at work When the major news media organizations (for example, here and here ) proclaimed that 200,000 cardiovascular deaths in the U.S. cou ... Read on »