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The Intractable Debate over Guns

By, SAURABH JHA When Russian forces stormed the school held hostage by Chechen terrorists, over 300 people died. The Beslan school siege wasn’t the worst terrorist attack arithmetically – the fatalities were only a tenth of September 11th. What made the school siege particularly gruesome was that many who died, and died in the most

A Health Tech’s Secret Weapon: The People Under The Hood

By DAVID SHAYWITZ, MD The recently-announced acquisition of the oncology data company Flatiron Health by Roche for $2.1B represents a robust validation of the much-discussed but infrequently-realized hypothesis that technology entrepreneurs who can turn health data into actionable insights can capture significant value for this accomplishment. Show More Summary

CMS Quietly Launches an Offensive Against Direct Primary Care

By NIRAN AL-AGBA, MD Our healthcare system is self-destructing, a fact made more obvious every single day.  A few years ago, a number of brave physicians who were fed up with administrative burden, burnout, and obstacles to providing care for patients started a movement –known as Direct Primary Care (DPC.)  This is an innovative practice

Health in 2 point 00, Episode 2

Here’s the second episode of Health in 2 point 00, hosted by Jessica DaMassa. She asks me as many questions as I can answer in two minutes. Hope you enjoy it! And if you have questions please email them to us or leave them in the comments–Matthew Holt

The Rescue and the Hawaii False Alarm?. When Good Government Tech Goes Bad.

By ERIE MEYER By now, you’ve heard of the Hawaii False Alarm, and about the blowback and blame as people try to sort out how this could have happened. In government circles, however, there have been empathy and knowing cringes. It is the norm, not the exception, that government systems are confusing and hard to

On Data and Informatics For Value-Based Healthcare

By SALLY LEWIS, MD Introduction Value-based healthcare is gaining popularity as an approach to increase sustainability in healthcare. It has its critics, possibly because its roots are in a health system where part of the drive for a hospital to improve outcomes is to increase market share by being the best at what you do. This is

Impact of FHIR and SMART on FHIR in Healthcare

The Future of Data Access in Healthcare The advent of FHIR and SMART on FHIR has been a huge game changer in recent years. FHIR is radically changing the way we think about integration of innovative applications, making it faster, easier and less disruptive to workflow. It has allowed developers to create medical applications, which

2018 Forecast: Another Theranos, Hospital Hiring Slows & Successful HIT Exits

By BOB KOCHER, MD and BRYAN ROBERTS For what is now an annual tradition, we are once again attempting to be healthcare soothsayers. We are proud to share with you our 10 healthcare predictions for 2018. In 2017, amaz-ingly, eight of our predictions came true. For 2018, we are betting on the following: 1. Another Theranos

Questioning the Link Between Sports-Related Concussions and CTE

By JASON CHUNG, PETER CUMMINGS and UZAMA SAMADANI On Jan. 18, an article by Dr. Lee Goldstein of Boston University and colleagues in Brain, a leading neurological journal, was released and touted as proving the link between subconcussive hits to the head and chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) (“Real risk of CTE comes from repeated hits to

The Doctor Squared Movement: An Alternative to Regulatory Burden

By WES FISHER, MD and PAUL TIERSTEIN, MD The 4th amendment of the U.S. Constitution shields an individual (or business) from unreasonable government intrusion. It is inferred this right extends to ALL people, regardless of profession.  Advanced nurse practitioners are independently practicing medicine in 23 states yet are not subject to onerous Maintenance of Certification

Health in 2 point 00, Episode 1

We are going to start some new content on THCB in the next few weeks including a lot more video hosted by Jessica DaMassa. And one weekly show will be her asking me as many questions as I can answer in two minutes. Here’s the first crack at it. Hope you enjoy it!–Matthew Holt

Artificial Intelligence & How Doctors Think: An Interview with Thomas Jefferson’s Stephen Klasko

AJAY KOHLI, MD As I walk into the building, the sheer grandiosity of the room is one to withhold — it’s as if I’m walking into Grand Central station. There’s a small army of people, all busy at their desks, working to carry out the next wave of innovations helping more than a million lives

Why Raising Hospital Prices is a Zero Sum Game

By ROBERT PEARL, MD In the early 1960s, President John F. Kennedy said, “The time to repair the roof is when the sun is shining.” It was a clarion call, a full-throated warning against national complacency in an era of great prosperity. It was during this same period that community hospitals stood as the dominant

The Doctor and the CFO

By SUHAS GONDI, MD When my classmates and I returned to Boston to continue our first year of medical school early last month, we returned to a very different type of course, called “Essentials of the Profession.” In it, we explored health policy, social medicine, ethics, and other topics outside the realm of traditional physiology

The Conference Created by Innovators for Innovators

Get set for a new exciting conference experience coming this spring from Health 2.0 and HIMSS, focused on the collaboration between developers and healthcare providers on building emerging digital health technologies: Dev4Health. Join...Show More Summary

Global Risk Report: Davos, Trump and Climate Change

By DAVID INTROCASO During the recent World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, President Trump once again noted his objection to the Paris climate accord.  In an interview with Piers Morgan, Trump again called it a “horrible deal” because, as has been widely reported, climate change or global warming is, per the president, a “hoax” perpetrated

The Optimistic Oncologist

By BISHAL GYAWALI, MD Why conduct post approval studies at all? Atezolizumab previously received accelerated approval in second-line metastatic or advanced urothelial cancer based on response rates from a single arm trial. The results...Show More Summary

Sexism at NBC

By NIRAN AL-AGBA, MD NBC should consider re-branding as the “anti-woman” network.  Our culture needs to change so women feel valued and respected, comfortable and safe in the workplace, and are provided ample opportunities for leadership and growth.  NBC actions show they care little about gender equality in the workplace, prioritizing the comfort of males

Will Amazon Eat the Market?

By PAUL KECKLEY Last Tuesday, a trio of corporate heavy weights announced they were joining forces to fix the U.S. healthcare system. The CEOs of the three—Jeff Bezos of Amazon, Warren Buffet of Berkshire Hathaway, and Jamie Dimon of JP Morgan, vowed to create “an independent company that is free from profit-making incentives and

It’s (Still) the Prices, Stupid

By SETH HARDY Inefficient markets create price differentials for identical goods. These price differentials frequently occur among markets dominated by oligopolies. Taking advantage of market pricing inefficiencies is known as arbitrage. Show More Summary

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