Monthly Archives: February 2016

THE IMPACT OF HIGH DEDUCTIBLES & THE EMERGENCE OF VALUE BASED BENEFIT DESIGN: New York Times with comments by Dr. Raymond Rupert

Deductibles and co-payments are intended to make patients behave more like consumers in other parts of the economy. People who have to pay the full cost of magnetic resonance imaging on their knee, for example, might be more likely to … Continue reading

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STOP LOSS POOLS ARE UNDER PRESSURE TO INCREASE PREMIUMS BY 30% to 50% – Bob Carter

Bob Carter | January 4, 2016 Stop-loss pools are under continued pressure to accommodate the ever-increasing number of claims for high-cost drugs. The explosion of claims for drugs to treat the Hepatitis C Virus (HCV), for instance, has hit all … Continue reading

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Technology is Driving Value in the Insurance Industry: from ClaimVantage.

The insurance industry in the US is leading the way for insurers globally. 2015 was the year where technology took over, with insurers focusing on implementing cloud-based claim processing solutions, mobile applications, big data and analytics. These technology trends are … Continue reading

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BUSINESS CASE MODELLING FOR START UPS: Raymond Rupert MD. MBA.

If a start up is to succeed in the marketplace, it must create and deliver value for healthcare consumers and it must have a business model that is economically sustainable. Biopmedical is a start up in Israel that has developed … Continue reading

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Men Rate HEALTH Above Money and Careers And Do Nothing About HEALTH: Emily Perryman

Three quarters (74%) of men in England aged between 40 and 60 years old place their health in the top three most important things in their life. This compares with only 32% who selected leisure time, 31% who chose wealth … Continue reading

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DIGITAL HEALTH GOES MAINSTREAM: Raymond Rupert MD. MBA. Rupert Case Management Inc.

On Feb 18 2016, over 500 persons converged at Tel Aviv University from across the globe to talk about digital health. This topic is an obsession with many startups attempting to become the uber of healthcare. There were a number … Continue reading

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New Ways Into the Brain’s ‘Music Room’ By Natalie Angier NEW YORK TIMES FEB. 8, 2016

Whether to enliven a commute, relax in the evening or drown out the buzz of a neighbor’s recreational drone, Americans listen to music nearly four hours a day. In international surveys, people consistently rank music as one of life’s supreme … Continue reading

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To Reduce the Risk of Alzheimer’s by 47% EAT FISH By Nicholas Bakalar NEW WORK TIMES FEBRUARY 10, 2016

Eating seafood is linked to a reduced risk of dementia-associated brain changes in people who carry the ApoE4 gene variation, which increases the risk for Alzheimer’s disease. Eating seafood was not linked to similar changes in those who carried other … Continue reading

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The Problem With Contradictory Performance Measures in Medicine : Susan Devore- president and CEO of Premier Inc.

Research has found significant variation in health-care outcomes and costs. To address this, health-care providers, consumer groups, payers, and the government have created measures to assess individual provider and health system performance. The goals of these measures are to provide … Continue reading

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DOCTOR BURN OUT IS A SERIOUS PROBLEM: American Medical Association Publication: Posted by Dr Raymond Rupert

Work-related burnout is a pervasive problem among physicians—and it’s worsening across all specialties, according to a recent national study. Learn how burnout has increased in just three years and which specialties reported the highest rates of burnout. Where does yours … Continue reading

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