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More Shopping Around . . .

I want to stress the need to shop around when looking for healthcare insurance on the exchanges by citing one example of how it can make a difference. As mentioned earlier here and on Charles Gaba’s ACA Signups blog, Shopping Around does make a difference. If you did not do so, you could be suckered […]

The U.S. Has Unique Ability To Cut Health Care Costs

Despite it's generally dismal healthcare cost management history, the U.S. is uniquely positioned to make big progress on healthcare costs and health. It has led advanced countries in cutting smoking prevalence by more than half. A similar campaign is now gaining traction with obesity, which drives a large part of the chronic disease that accounts for [...]

HealthBox Unveils Its Chicago Class of Digital Health Startups

Healthbox, a healthcare technology focused business accelerator has announced the brand new class of innovative health tech startups for its upcoming Chicago Studio. This will be Healthbox’s fourth program in Chicago and fourteenth overall, where they have worked with 105 healthcare startups and invested in 85 to date. Show More Summary

"Veterans Access to Quality Healthcare Alliance" Launches New Website Promoting Improved Healthcare for U.S. Veterans

With the support of veterans and nursing organizations, the newly formed Veterans Access to Quality Healthcare Alliance has unveiled a new website and advocacy tools educating veterans and the public to contact Congress in support of common-sense solutions to the problems veterans face in securing access to healthcare in the Veterans Health Administration (VHA).

XylemDx Concept for Inkjet Printing Diagnostic Tests

Cambridge Consultants, a company that has helped out many medical device manufacturers develop new healthcare products, is unveiling a new concept for printing diagnostic test strips. The goal is to allow clinicians and pharmacists to use inkjet printers to easily produce tests specific to the needs of individual patients. Show More Summary

5 Steps to Launch A Successful Digital Health Strategy

Digital health devices are quickly becoming a part of our everyday culture as mobile fitness trackers and connected clinical devices become common as smartphone. This healthcare revolution represents an enormous opportunity for healthcare providers to extend their reach and connect to their patient populations. Show More Summary

Michael Moore's Next Movie Is Really Controversial, Because Of Course It Is

Michael Moore is about as divisive a filmmaker as you can get. He has tackled America's declining motorcar industry, its gun policy, George W. Bush, and the healthcare system in his previous documentaries. All of which he's done so in an unabashedly provocative and undeniably entertaining fashion. Show More Summary

Windfall income and healthcare choices

Economists have traditionally viewed healthcare as a luxury good – consumption of it will increase more than proportionally as income rises. This column challenges this view, exploiting the windfall of lottery winnings to estimate elasticities for healthcare demand in the UK. Show More Summary

Cancer patients lose faith in healthcare system if referred late by GP

If it takes more than three trips to the GP to be referred for cancer tests, patients are more likely to be dissatisfied with their overall care, eroding confidence in the doctors and nurses who go on to treat and monitor them, a study shows.

12 things we learned from Obama's historic trip to Africa

Obama is on a roll. He arrived in east Africa on the back of a ruling upholding his healthcare plan, endorsement of his Pacific trade agreement, a nuclear deal with Iran, the reopening of diplomatic relations with Cuba, and stirring eulogy in Charleston. Show More Summary

Cancer patients lose faith in healthcare system if referred late by GP

There are concerns in America about the ability of patients who are not wealthy, connected elites to get prompt medical care in an Obamacare future. In the past, the government was the great equalizer because they trumped insurance companies, but now the government is the insurance company and there is greater worry about have and have nots. Show More Summary

I don’t know of a single nurse who isn’t afraid of being fired.

Here is a really scary email I got from a nurse in a US hospital. She was kind enough to give me permission to reprint the email here and you can see my reply below. I would love to hear your ideas on the healthcare industry.  As you may know, hospitals reimbursement for Medicare are in … Continue reading I don’t know of a single nurse who isn’t afraid of being fired. ?

Health shares rally Aust stocks

Strong performance from healthcare stocks offsets weakness in resources shares at noon.

Google rolling out Google Glass in workplaces

New Glass aimed at businesses in industries such as healthcare, manufacturing and energy.

Innovative Research on Cancer, Heart Disease, and Infectious Diseases Draws More than 17,500 Attendees to 2015 AACC Annual Meeting

AACC welcomed thousands of medical professionals and healthcare leaders to the 2015 AACC Annual Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo in Atlanta from July 26-30. The meeting showcased revolutionary advancements in clinical testing technology and...Show More Summary

Medicaid Lost $17.5Bln to Fraud Alone in Fiscal Year 2014

The US healthcare program Medicaid lost $17.5 billion to widespread fraud in Fiscal Year 2014.

Checkup: How IoT Tech Can Revitalize Healthcare

The Internet of Things can be an excellent tool, an entertaining toy or, in the case of healthcare, a life-changing technology.A new study by Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) on IoT in the Healthcare industry indicates that, although it is often deemed to have the greatest potential to benefit from IoT, healthcare remains one of the […]

Health spending ticks up, but Obamacare proves it can be controlled

President Obama and Vice President Biden applauding as the House passes the health care reform bill, March 21, 2010. Sorry, Republicans, the millions of people who've gained access to health insurance—and healthcare—thanks to Obamacare are not bankrupting the country. Show More Summary

Donald Trump releases his immigration plan: deport everyone, then let them back in

The Donald Trump healthcare plan—"Repeal and replace with something terrific"—has now been joined by an even more depthy and wonkish immigration policy. “I would get people out and I would have an expedited way of getting them back into the country so that they can be legal,” Trump said during an interview with CNN New Day’s Dana Bash on Wednesday. Show More Summary

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