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Data Is Difficult to Measure

Posted on July 10, 2016 11:52 am By admin in International HealthCare

Healthcare Data Will Only Get More Complex Dan LeSueur Vice President of Client and Technical Operations Posted in Data: Quality, Management, Governance and Data Warehouse / EDW Healthcare data will not get simpler in the future. If anything, this list will grow. Healthcare faces unique challenges and with that comes unique data challenges. Because healthcare data is so […]

The Medicare Monster Continued

Posted on July 10, 2016 11:50 am By admin in Featured Article

A cautionary tale-Part III The deliberations about the cost of the hospital-insurance program make for a fascinating and almost comical story. Because it is hard to predict changes in medical technology and hospital costs, it was decided that the program could only be projected out 25 years, instead of the 75-year horizon that is used […]

Hospice Care

Posted on January 10, 2016 11:48 am By admin in Government HealthCare

Hospice care, the Medicare program designed for the terminally ill in the 1980s has mushroom beyond any bureaucratic expectations. Initially projected to cover the final 180days of life, by 2013 paid for an average of 1000 days spread out over four or more calendar years. They cost Medicare 14% of its hospice spending, even though […]

Data Is Difficult to Measure Part IV

Posted on January 10, 2016 11:46 am By admin in International HealthCare

The data is complex. Dan LeSueur Vice President of Client and Technical Operations Posted in Data: Quality, Management, Governance and Data Warehouse / EDW Claims data has been around for years and thus it has been standardized and scrubbed. But this type of data is incomplete. Clinical data from sources like EMRs give a more complete picture of […]

The Medicare Monster

Posted on January 10, 2016 11:44 am By admin in Featured Article

A cautionary tale-Part I Steven Hayward & Erik Peterson from the January 1993 issue – WSJ The scene is Capitol Hill. It’s the year 2035. Thousands of elderly protesters assemble outside the Capitol building. Inside, the House Ways and Means Committee meets to enact huge cuts in both Medicare and the national health-insurance program. Members are reluctant to take this […]

Restoring Accountability in Medical Practice by Non Participation in Government Programs and Understanding the Devastating Force of Government

Posted on January 10, 2016 11:42 am By admin in Restoring Accountability in HealthCare

Medicine and Liberty – Network of Liberty Oriented Doctors, MedLib.ch/, Alphonse Crespo, MD, Executive Director and Founder Medicine & Liberty (MedLib) is an independent physician network founded in 2007, dedicated to the study and advocacy of liberty, ethics & market in medical services. – We support professional autonomy for doctors and liberty of choice for […]

Medicaid Expansion Increased Health Insurance Enrollment

Posted on October 10, 2015 11:40 am By admin in Misdirection in HealthCare

October 23, 2015 Last year’s changes in health insurance enrollment are of particular interest, as 2014 was the year in which key provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA, or Obamacare) took effect — most notably, the offeringof subsidies for coverage purchased through the new government exchanges and the ACA’s Medicaid expansion. The increased enrollment […]

Practice Fusion

Posted on October 10, 2015 11:39 am By admin in Lean HealthCare

San Francisco-based ambulatory care electronic health record vendor Practice Fusion has laid off 75 employees, about a quarter of its work force, according to articles in Fast Company and TechCrunch. The personnel affected involved those in the engineering, product, marketing and customer success departments. The articles indicate that only mid- and lower-level staff, not executive personnel, […]

The Essential: Ludwig von Mises

Posted on October 10, 2015 11:37 am By admin in Government HealthCare

FEE is happy to present the Essential series, five free ebooks collecting the key works of five great freedom philosophers: Leonard Read, Ludwig von Mises, Henry Hazlitt, F.A. Hayek, and Frédéric Bastiat. In each of these compact anthologies, you will find a powerful case for liberty. But the ideas within are not mere fodder for debate. Like […]

Hospital’s Struggles Challenges China Health-Care Reform

Posted on October 10, 2015 11:36 am By admin in International HealthCare

Mission of Shenzhen facility marks radical departure from how Chinese hospitals are typically run By Shirley S. Wang | The Wall Street Journal Sept. 11, 2015 SHENZHEN—When family-medicine doctor Edward Wu started seeing patients at a new hospital in this southern Chinese city, he began by asking them basic questions about their symptoms and medical […]