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Are EHR Installations Derailing Hospital Finances?

Matt Mattox | Axial Exchange | July 23, 2013

It is an open secret that large EHR installations can cost health systems over $100 million to license and implement. A ticket that large is a material investment for any company on the planet. For a hospital it can be enough to put the bottom line in the red. Read More »

Health 3.0: A Vision to Unbreak Healthcare

Dave Chase | Forbes | September 26, 2016

Healthcare is broken. Few argue this point. Dr. Zubin Damania (aka “ZDoggMD”) is releasing an anthem to unbreak healthcare – it’s a parody of Eminem’s critically acclaimed Lose Yourself, with a call to build Health 3.0. ZDoggMD has become an Internet sensation with his musical parodies and characters such as Dr. House of Cards and Doc Vader approaching 100 million views on Facebook and YouTube. Many consider Lose Yourself to be one of the greatest hip hop songs of all time.

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Health IT Innovation? Not Without Open Platforms

The issue here is closed platforms, which enable most EHR vendors to position themselves as the single source of innovation. They also create dependent customers and glacial progress in two parallel areas of innovation—evidence-based medicine and information technology.  No one company can keep up with the natural pace of advancement in either realm, let alone both. Read More »

Healthcare's Biggest Lie: Employers Can't Do Anything About Massive Pricing Failure

Dave Chase | LinkedIn | December 11, 2015

Astute observers have stated controlling healthcare costs is almost impossible. TIME magazine devoted their longest story in their history to this topic in The Bitter Pill by Steven Brill that was turned into a book. The solution to the problem that is outlined below addresses the massive pricing failure present in healthcare. That is, in most markets higher prices equates to higher quality. In healthcare, frequently the opposite is true. For example, it stands to reason that surgeons who do a procedure frequently are far more efficient and have far fewer complications than those who perform surgeries more infrequently...

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Is Broadband Internet A Public Utility?

Polly Mosendz | Nextgov.com | May 14, 2014

With the FCC nearing a vote about proposed net neutrality regulations, Chairman Tom Wheeler issued a series of revisions to the proposal this week. The most interesting revision that Wheeler offers is an examination of whether or not net neutrality is the jurisdiction of the FCC at all...

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Oscar, The Startup That's Trying To Shake Up Healthcare, Just Raised $80 Million

Jillian D'Onfro | Business Insider | May 14, 2014

Oscar, the company dead-set on shaking up the broken healthcare industry, just announced an $80 million fundraise, bringing its valuation to nearly $1 billion.  Oscar officially launched in New York City in January of this year, after founders Kevin Nazemi, Joshua Kushner, and Mario Schlosser decided that they wanted to use technology to create a better, more consumer-friendly health insurance company...

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Stimulus dollars pour into health IT industry, driving growth

Betsi Fores | The Daily Caller | April 20, 2012

Epic Systems Corps., another company in the health IT industry, has also fared thanks to this deal. In fact, the CEO, Judy Faulkner, who happens to be a major donor to President Obama, was put on the seat to determine how best to spend the allotted $19 billion. The Washington Examiner writes: “Faulkner and her company oppose the president’s vision for health IT, but Epic employees are massive Democratic donors. They’ve given nearly $300,000 to Democrats since 2006, according to the Center for Responsive Politics.”

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VistA e-prescribing module is now open source

Susan D. Hall | FierceHealthIT | December 12, 2012

California hospital enables free access to any organization using the VA-built EHR system Read More »

Zesty Guide To Augmented Reality In Healthcare

Lloyd Price | LinkedIn | May 2, 2014

...Medical imaging devices have made it easier than ever to present anatomy in different ways to help implement solutions clearly and effectively...Augmented Reality technology promises to take our approach to the next level.

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