Monthly Archives: March 2016

BENEFITS DESIGNS THAT WORK: KEEP DESIGN SIMPLE & MAKE THEM SOCIAL- Dr David Asch Director of the Center for Health Care Innovation at Penn Medicine.

The conventional view is that if you give people information, they process it in a rational way and change their behavior. But this is wrong, according to David Asch, Executive Director of the Center for Health Care Innovation at Penn … Continue reading

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Bristol-Myers Bucks Trend Toward Precision Medicine: By JONATHAN D. ROCKOFF and PETER LOFTUS- Wall Street Journal. March 13 2016

Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. has sprinted to an early lead in the race to sell a new class of cancer treatment by bucking the trend toward precision medicine. For years, drug companies tried to sell medicines to as many patients as … Continue reading

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BETTER HEALTHCARE AT ONE TENTH OF THE COST OF U.S. CARE: John C. Goodman THE GOODMAN INSTITUTE

There is nothing in American medicine that costs less than it did 26 years ago. Dr. Devi Shetty, a world renowned heart surgeon who owns and manages about 32 hospitals in India, says “The problem with Obamacare is that it … Continue reading

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Patient Engagement and Behavioral Insights—What People Want Is Health; Kevin Volpp at The Perelman School of Medicine and the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania

In 2004, Blockbuster Video had a market capitalization of more than $5 billion, with 9,000 stores nationwide staffed by 60,000 employees. In 2010, the company declared bankruptcy before being dissolved. Like many once-proud firms before it, Blockbuster was a victim … Continue reading

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DIRECT PRIMARY CARE IS KILLING EMRs IN THE US MARKETPLACE: Dr. John Halamka

The new face of primary care medicine, the Direct Primary Care movement, has no use for EMRs. This growing field of revolutionaries is estimated at roughly 15,000 doctors (including both DPC doctors and their first-cousins, concierge docs) has a shockingly-novel … Continue reading

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PET Imaging of Tau Deposition in the Aging Human Brain for prognosis:

Highlights •AV-1451 PET imaging allows in vivo Braak tau staging based on tracer uptake •Age and β-amyloid are associated with different patterns of tau tracer retention •Medial temporal tau tracer retention relates to episodic memory decline in aging Summary Tau pathology … Continue reading

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Uber’s DISRUPTIVE Message for Health Care; Allan S. Detsky, M.D., Ph.D., and Alan M. Garber, M.D., Ph.D. New Engl J Med 2016; 374:806-809   March 3, 2016

Unreliable service, inconvenience, uncomfortable surroundings, and high prices make customers unhappy, and given the opportunity, they will go elsewhere. Uber, Silicon Valley’s response to the shortcomings of urban taxi and limousine services, has managed to upend an established industry by … Continue reading

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