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Want To Make A Lot Of Money In Healthcare? Don’t Become A Doctor.

Abby Norman | BHM Healthcare Solutions | May 29, 2014

This week the New York Times ran an article about the top earners in healthcare- and perhaps a surprise to none, doctors did not top that list: administrators did...

 

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What Are the Real Consequences of ObamaCare?

If America has anything, it’s a disease care system that focuses on episodic interventions by health care professionals trying to salvage a patient from the ravages of chronic diseases, many of which are self-induced. It’s a system that does not focus on health maintenance, something that really would alter the nature of the country’s well-being. I would argue that using the same money we are spending on this ObamaCare nonsense to teach kids in elementary school how to eat, shop, cook, exercise, not use drugs or tobacco and to have safe sex would probably improve health in the country far more than this bill ever did or will.

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What Does the Trump Presidency Imply for Healthcare and Healthcare IT?

Many organizations have asked me to comment on the impact of the Trump Presidency on Healthcare and Healthcare IT. I served the Bush administration for 4 years and the Obama administration for 6 years. I know that change in Washington happens incrementally. There is always an evolution, not a revolution, regardless of speechmaking hyperbole. What am I doing in Massachusetts? I’m staying the course, continuing my focus on social networking for healthcare, mobile, care management analytics, cloud, and security while leaving the strategic plan/budget as is...

What Would Universal Healthcare Look Like In The U.S.?

Staff Writer | The Real News | December 10, 2013

David U. Himmelstein M.D. is a Professor of Public Health at the City University of New York at Hunter College and a Visiting Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School.  He graduated from Columbia University’s College of Physicians and Surgeons, completed a medical residency at Highland Hospital in Oakland, California, a fellowship in General Internal Medicine at Harvard and practiced primary care internal medicine at the public hospital in Cambridge, MA for 28 years... Read More »

What You Don't Know About Your Doctor Could Hurt You

Rachel Rabkin Peachman | Consumer Reports | March 29, 2016

Thousands of doctors across the U.S. are on medical probation for reasons including drug abuse, sexual misconduct, and making careless—sometimes deadly—mistakes. But they're still out there practicing. And good luck figuring out who they are. The state medical board's report on Leonard Kurian, an obstetrician-gynecologist in Southern California, tells in stark clinical detail what it says happened to several patients in his care. And it's not easy to read...

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What’s Next in Federal Healthcare Policy? Two Industry Observers Offer Predictions

Mark Hagland | Healthcare Informatics | March 14, 2017

On Monday, March 13, Healthcare Informatics Editor-in-Chief Mark Hagland interviewed two healthcare industry observers regarding current developments in federal healthcare policy. Hagland interviewed Jeremy Miller and Miranda Franco just hours before the news broke of the “scoring” of the American Health Care Act (AHCA), the healthcare legislation introduced by Republican leaders of the House of Representatives on March 6, to replace elements of the health insurance provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), passed by Congress and signed into law in March2010 by President Barack Obama...

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Where’s The Outrage Over Our Failed Health Care System?

Philip Caper | Bangor Daily News | August 15, 2013

For the next few months we’ll be bombarded by messages from the Obama administration urging people, especially young, healthy people, to sign up for insurance provided under the Affordable Care Act. Without them, premiums for that insurance will soon climb to unaffordable levels. Read More »

Why 99 percent of health care should be angry

Roy Poses | KevinMD.com | October 18, 2011

As Occupy Wall Street has gone from an obscure protest covered only on blogs and social media to a national phenomenon, the apparent parallels between the issues it is raising and the issues we have been raising in health care grows. Read More »

Why Americans Are Drowning In Medical Debt

Olga Khazan | The Atlantic | October 8, 2014

Healthcare is the number-one cause of personal bankruptcy and is responsible for more collections than credit cards...

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Why an MRI Costs $1,080 in America and $280 in France

Ezra Klein | The Washington Post | March 3, 2012

There is a simple reason health care in the United States costs more than it does anywhere else: The prices are higher.

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Why Cloud Hackers Could Come For Your Health Data Next

Todd Campbell | The Motley Fool | September 14, 2014

The revelation that Community Health Systems  (NYSE: CYH  ) servers were hacked, resulting in the loss of 4.5 million patient records, and that a server for the Affordable Care Act's healthcare.gov website was breached, puts the issue of healthcare privacy front and center even as industry watchers warn that health care security is far too lax...

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Why Do Medicare, Medicaid And Veterans Affairs Deal With Drug Costs Differently?

David Sell | Philly.com | April 9, 2013

Countries sometimes do things differently from other countries or gain reputations for doing certain things well or poorly. But within a country, within the same federal government, does it make sense to do things differently among departments or programs that are providing essentially the same service? Read More »

Why Electronic Health Records Aren't More Usable

Ken Terry | CIO | December 3, 2015

Federal government incentives worth about $30 billion have persuaded the majority of physicians and hospitals to adopt electronic health record (EHR) systems over the past few years. However, most physicians do not find EHRs easy to use. Physicians often have difficulty entering structured data in EHRs, especially during patient encounters. The records are hard to read because they're full of irrelevant boilerplates generated by the software and lack individualized information about the patient...

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Why Medicare Cuts Will Quietly Kill Seniors

Michael L. Millenson | The Health Care Blog | April 8, 2013

The recent news that thousands of seniors with cancer are being denied treatment with expensive chemotherapy drugs as a result of sequestration-mandated budget cuts raises the question of whether other patients are being equally harmed, but less visibly. Read More »

Why Some Docs Will 'Just Say No' To MU

Madelyn Kearns | Healthcare IT News | August 8, 2014

Thousands of eligible providers are working diligently toward EHR incentive payments, but some practices are choosing a different route: abandoning meaningful use altogether in favor of their own solutions, and finding ways to make up for the penalties they’ll incur down the road...

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