Mary Jaffe

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What Would Universal Healthcare Look Like in the U.S.?

President Obama and President Clinton Talk Health Care Reform

Healthcare Technology Outlook 2020 - Technology uptake

What is Healthcare Informatics?

Why Are American Health Care Costs So High?

Health & Wellness

Computing Health and Safety

THIS IS PUBLIC HEALTH

Social Determinants of Health

Using The Social Network As A Public Health Treasure Trove

Here’s a bit of a recent thread on QuitNet, an online social forum to help people quit smoking, tagged “Can’t STOP the Tears:”<p>Gidget74: “I am crying …

Health Care Law Aims to Reduce Need to Rehospitalize Medicare Patients

<b>MARGARET WARNER:</b><p>Much of the attention surrounding the health care reform law focuses on questions of coverage and cost.<p><b>But the law also includes</b> …

Health Care Spending: What’s In Store?

In the May issue of <i>Health Affairs</i>, two teams of Harvard researchers asserted that the recent slowdown in health care spending could be the beginning …

A 21st century house call

Keeping track of health measurements at home is pretty simple: Step onto a scale in the bathroom, take a glucose measurement on the way out the door, …

HHS Awards $36M to Health Centers for Quality Improvement

On Tuesday, HHS announced it has awarded $36.3 million to more than 1,000 U.S. health facilities that have significantly improved patient care …

Medical Specialists Are Increasingly 'Beamed' Into Remote Hospitals

CARMICHAEL, Calif. (AP) — The doctor isn't in, but he can still see you now.<p>Remote presence robots are allowing physicians to "beam" themselves into hospitals to diagnose patients and offer medical advice during emergencies.<p>A growing number of hospitals in California and other states are using …

Shares of Intuitive jump on FDA approval of new surgical robot

Shares of Intuitive Surgical Inc. jumped more than 12% Tuesday after the Sunnyvale company said the Food and Drug Administration had approved the latest version of its robotic surgical system.<p>The company said in a statement that its new Da Vinci Xi system has longer, thinner arms that provide …

New Report Ranks US Healthcare Dead Last Among Wealthy Nations

The United States has the most expensive healthcare system in the world. And, according to a new report released by the Commonwealth Fund, it is also one of the worst performing systems when compared with other wealthy countries.<p>In fact, the U.S. ranked dead last among the 11 countries surveyed, as …

Health Care

11 Charts That Show Exactly What's Wrong With The US Healthcare System

Yet Americans lead far shorter lives than residents of other developed countries. American infants have a lower chance of surviving past infancy than those born in eight other affluent nations.<p>What explains these striking incongruities? Here are 11 charts that might help.<p>In terms of overall life …

Health Care

Google Glass Early Adopters Want To Build Learning, Healthcare, Accessibility & Safety Apps

Wondering who has won a Google Glass? Stanford PhD student Andrej Karpathy has used Twitter’s API to compile a partial list of the so far close to 4,000 winners of Google’s Glass Explorers first adopter competition who applied to buy the high tech specs via Twitter. Google still hasn’t confirmed …

Understanding the Future of Work: 8 Traits of Collaborative Leadership [Infographic]

<b>“Collaboration isn’t about giving up your individuality. Quite the opposite: it’s about realizing your potential. It’s about bringing your many gifts</b> …

Too Many Patients Harmed, Too Few Leaders Committed to Real Change?

PwC Survey 2014 Healthcare Trends: Wellness, Narrow Provider Networks and High Deductible Plans

Your new post is loading...<p>Your new post is loading...<p>Scoop.it!<p>In the healthcare industry, we have gone through transition before. The big difference …

Obamacare: The Bait-And-Switch Double Whammy

I’ve said it before. I’ll say it again. Obamacare has become the poster child for bait-and-switch (no matter how much administration spokespeople might deny it). The evidence is piling up so thick and fast I don’t see how any honest American could deny this ugly truth. Here’s just three of the …

How to Deliver Patient-Centered Care: Learn from Service Industries

Over the past decade, patient-centered care has become a mantra for high-quality health care. Policymakers, researchers, physician-leaders, and patients have all cited the need for care to be tailored to patients’ unique needs and preferences. And there is solid evidence that patient-centered care …

The future of hospital staffing

Healthcare reform, the continuing physician shortage and an aging population are changing the face of hospital staffing, according to <i>U.S. News &</i> …