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  • Here’s how to reduce healthcare costs

    Here’s how to reduce healthcare costs

    KJ Lee MD FACS - medicaleconomics.modernmedicine.com | May 09, 2017


    ​Obamacare (ACA) and the Republicans’ AHCA, each with its pros and cons, are more like “health insurance coverage reform” or “healthcare payers reform” rather than healthcare reform for patients. Offering “coverage” is different than offering “real access” to receive efficient, quality, compassionate healthcare in a timely manner. Read More
  • Health care at the boundaries of economics and philosophy

    Health care at the boundaries of economics and philosophy

    Daniel M. Hausman - Wisconsin State Journal | May 06, 2017


    ​The recognition that we are all at risk of disease and suffering and that we will all die is nothing new. What is new is our ability to extend people’s healthy life spans – but unequally and at increasing cost. Read More
  • How Behavioral Economics Could Solve America’s Health Care Woes

    How Behavioral Economics Could Solve America’s Health Care Woes

    http://knowledge.wharton.upenn.edu | May 12, 2017


    ​The Affordable Care Act has had some noteworthy successes, and it leaves some areas with room for improvement. In terms of the notable successes, I think the biggest is it’s successfully covered more than 20 million people. Read More
  • High-functioning TAVR hospitals experience fewer readmissions

    High-functioning TAVR hospitals experience fewer readmissions

    Katherine Davis - www.cardiovascularbusiness.com | May 17, 2017


    ​​Increasing productivity among cardiologists performing transcatheter aortic valve replacements (TAVR) could help lower readmissions, according to a new study that found a correlation between high-volume TAVR hospitals and lower 30-day readmission rates. Read More
  • Informatics: Is it health care’s ‘Moneyball?’

    Informatics: Is it health care’s ‘Moneyball?’

    Lou Ann Wiedemann - www.dotmed.com | May 19, 2017


    In health care, key buzzwords for 2017 indicate a need for accurate and timely informatics far beyond the historical length of stay and case mix index. There is no doubt the informatics “Moneyball” theory has brought success to both business and sports, but can it also bring driving change to health care? Read More