Jason Rosenzweig

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The Innovation Health Care Really Needs: Help People Manage Their Own Health

Finally, health care, which has been largely immune to the forces of disruptive innovation, is beginning to change. Seeing the potential to improve health with simple primary-care strategies, some of the biggest incumbent players are inviting new entrants focused on empowering consumers into their …

Blockchains are the new Linux, not the new internet

Cryptocurrencies are booming beyond belief. Bitcoin is up sevenfold, to $2,500, in the last year. Three weeks ago the redoubtable Vinay Gupta, who led Ethereum’s initial release, published an essay entitled “What Does Ether At $100 Mean?” Since then it has doubled. Too many altcoins to name have …

The Truth About Blockchain

Contracts, transactions, and the records of them are among the defining structures in our economic, legal, and political systems. They protect assets and set organizational boundaries. They establish and verify identities and chronicle events. They govern interactions among nations, organizations, …

Blockchain

Thoughts on Tokens

Tokens are early today, but will transform technology tomorrow.<p>In 2014, we wrote that “Bitcoin is more than money, and more than a protocol. It’s a …

How Will Repealing the ACA Affect Medicaid? Impact on Health Care Coverage, Delivery, and Payment

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LoRa, NB-IoT, LTE-M, 5G? Yes

Driving through the streets of Kathmandu, an ancient and rapidly modernizing city of nearly 2 million, I can’t help but notice the spiderweb of wires …

The Dark Secret at the Heart of AI

No one really knows how the most advanced algorithms do what they do. That could be a problem.<p>Last year, a strange self-driving car was released onto …

Machine Learning

Eligible founder Katelyn Gleason’s plan to upend the billion dollar medical billing industry

Medical billing is a largely untapped and lucrative industry, potentially pulling in $55 billion globally by 2020. But its inner workings are still very murky — most of the time it’s not clear how much something will cost and sometimes you don’t even get the (possibly whopping) bill until months …

Drinking Your Coffee This Way Could Change Your Health

What's your first thought when you wake up in the morning? Whether you immediately crave a gallon (or 10) of coffee or you'd prefer to sip on a glass …

What happens when patients access their mental health providers' notes? Study identifies factors that build or break trust

Study identifies factors that build or break trust<p>Thanks to electronic health records and online portals, more and more patients have access to the …

John Boehner: Obamacare repeal and replace “not going to happen”

Former Republican House Speaker John Boehner isn’t optimistic about Republicans’ ability to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. Here’s what he told a health care conference on Thursday morning, via Politico:<p>He said changes to former President Barack Obama’s signature legislative achievement …

INFOGRAPHIC: NASA's top houseplants for improving your wellbeing and removing air pollution

Next time you’re cruising Amazon for an air purifier, consider heading to your local nursery instead. Thirty years ago, NASA studied houseplants as a …

Even for the GOP, Parts of Obamacare Should Be Worth Saving

A week ago, Donald Trump told a crowd in the Philadelphia suburbs that “when we win on November 8 and elect a Republican Congress, we will be able to …

Do You Know More About Health Than Donald Trump?

The candidate lacks a basic understanding of the enormous problems with American medical care.<p>On Monday, Donald Trump presented Americans with a puzzle of a sentence: “All of my employees are having a tremendous problem with Obamacare.”<p>At first it seemed like Trump might be admitting to something …

Hawaii Sitting On The Lid Of A Solar Explosion

Hawaii’s tremulous effort to embrace solar energy—but not too fast—may be holding at bay an explosion of rooftop solar in the island state, according to experts in data and adoption behavior.<p>“Whether it’s birth control in Andean Highland villages or iPhones there’s similar patterns in almost any …

Alternative Energy

The George W. Bush White House ‘Lost’ 22 Million Emails

U.S. George W. Bush Email Hillary Clinton Email<p>For 18 months, Republican strategists, political pundits, reporters and Americans who follow them have …

This Children's Hospital In Dallas Is Reimagining The Healthcare Business Model

The problem was that, although its patients were getting excellent care once they entered the facility, the health indicators in the community as a whole were getting worse, especially with regard to chronic conditions such as diabetes and asthma. Durovich was determined to fix the problem.<p>So he …

I tried an app that lets you video chat with a doctor, and it was the best healthcare experience I've ever had

Enter Maven, a women's health app that connects you with doctors via video chat, allowing you to ask questions, get advice, and receive prescriptions.<p>It costs $35 a session to speak with a doctor, but first-time users can get a discount code which brings that cost down to $10. Other appointments …

Nurse Practitioners

How to do patient engagement right: A primer for physicians

It wasn’t so long ago that patients blindly trusted their physicians’ good intentions and silently accepted their prescription for treatment. …

On The Dark Web, Medical Records Are A Hot Commodity

In the hidden recesses of the Internet, millions of people’s medical records are up for sale to criminals.<p>For John Kuhn, a routine visit to a hospital in Michigan turned into a $20,000 bill for surgery that he never actually received.<p>Kuhn, who works as a senior threat researcher at IBM, later …

First Business Associate HIPAA Penalty Announced

$650,000 Fine After Investigation of Breach Affecting Just 412 Patients Marianne Kolbasuk McGee (HealthInfoSec) • July 5, 2016<p>In the first HIPAA …

IT

Four Ways To Heal Our Broken Healthcare System

While this year’s presidential campaign has defied all conventional wisdom, one thing I can predict with absolute certainty is that as we move into the general election, the candidates will try to appeal to voters by taking a strong emotional stand on healthcare—and on Obamacare in particular. …

Barack Obama is officially one of the most consequential presidents in American history

The utter failure of Paul Ryan, Mitch McConnell, and Donald Trump to pass a bill rolling back the Affordable Care Act makes one thing perfectly clear: love him or hate him, Barack Obama is one of the most consequential presidents in American history — and that he will be a particularly towering …

Foreign Policy

The Changing Face of the Healthcare Security Leader

If you worked with just about any hospital or healthcare provider a mere ten years ago you may have come across the Information Security Manager, Director of Security and Compliance, or someone who filled this role under another title. Their role was to lead ‘IT Security’ and manage a small staff …

Cisco Systems

Is Digital Health Finally About to Turn All That Hype Into Results?

Last week, tech behemoth Apple (aapl) announced the launch of a spate of health apps linked to its new CareKit developer tool set, including programs …

3 Healthcare Stocks Billionaires Love Right Now

13F reports are filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission by billionaire investors each quarter and make it easy for anyone to track their trades and see what they've been buying and selling recently. While blindly mimicking each one of their moves is generally a bad idea, those 13Fs can be …

New Medicaid rule carves out a place for telemedicine in care networks

The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services released <b>its 1,425-page Managed Care Final Rule</b>, a long-awaited update to CMS bylaws which, according to …

Health Care

9 out of 10 New York hospital emergency room visits unnecessary

Millions of New Yorkers use the emergency room for conditions that could be treated in less expensive settings, according to a new study conducted by …