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Eight Experts Predict How Obamacare Will Fare in 2014

Everybody is talking about how Obamacare will look on January 1, 2014. But how will things look on January 1, 2015?<p>We put that question to eight …

Digital doctors: how mobile apps are changing healthcare

Mobile apps that enable doctors to quickly reference medical research are paving the way for a digital revolution in healthcare<p>Mobile medical apps have become a prominent part of many doctors’ practices. From viewing x-ray results to tracking symptoms and vital statistics, these apps help doctors …

The Hospital Is No Place for the Elderly

Medical treatment for aging, chronically ill patients is costly and often ineffective. Can they get better care at home?<p>It is 1976. Brad Stuart is in his third year of medical school at Stanford, doing his first clinical rotation. He is told to look at an elderly man with advanced lymphoma. The …

Controlling Health-Care Costs

When it comes to health care, all anyone can talk about these days is Obamacare. And, while that may be understandable, the political furor over the program has obscured a quieter but arguably more consequential development: health-care costs in this country may finally be coming under control. As …

Cutting Health Care Costs With 'Concierge Medicine'

As a nation, we spent $2.8 trillion on health care in 2012. That’s 18 percent of the U.S. Gross Domestic Product (GDP), making our nation’s health care system the fifth-largest economy in the world. That’s more than the entire economy of France. In fact, that’s more than 95 percent of what all …

Hub and Spoke ACOs May be Hard Sell In U.S.

A post today on AISHealth.com describes a new alliance in western Pennsylvania between Highmark Health Services and six Allegheny Health Network …

Study Looks at ACO Formation Drivers

An article in <i>Physicians Briefing</i> points to a study published in the October issue of <i>Health Affairs</i> that suggests that underlying provider integration …

Should Health Care Systems Become Insurers?

A new article published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) asks the question: Should Health Care Systems Become Insurers?<p>An …

Tufts Health Plan to Offer a Defined Contribution Model to Large Employers

GoLocalWorchester.com is reporting today that Tufts Health Plan is the first insurance carrier in Rhode Island and Massachusetts to offer a defined …

Will ACOs Usher in a New Era of HMO-Style Managed Care?

Amber May has published an article on <b>BenefitsPro.com</b> that recalls a time in the 1990s when HMOs were the biggest thing in health care. She points out …

Medical Home Common Theme in ACA State Grant Programs

We have been tracking some of the health plan innovations that are being funding as part of the Affordable Care Act. (ACA). Stateline, the daily news …

Tech Startups See Opportunity in New Health-Care Law

In the coming months, the Affordable Care Act will produce millions of newly insured Americans, many of whom will be making decisions about health …

Health Care

Hospitals May Be Disappearing In The Era Of Health Care Reform

What first comes to mind when you hear the word “hospital”?<p>Your reaction may depend on your past experiences. You may feel gratitude for the birth of a child or the treatment of acute appendicitis. You may feel sorrow, remembering a loved one who passed away on a hospital bed.<p>Regardless of our …

Why Closed Loop Data Can Disrupt Health Care

The future of health care, according to Wired, will be built on three pillars -- data, technology, and design. So last week in lower Manhattan, the magazine's editors gathered an eclectic mix of physicians, technologists and data scientists to explore innovations in these three pillars.<p>Like last …

How Vegas entrepreneurs are disrupting education and health care

<i>This is part 2 of a weeklong series on Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh’s Downtown Project.</i><p>Entrepreneurs tackling education and health are increasingly proposing that we throw out the current system rather than merely reform it.<p>But few have been bold enough — or have adequate resources — to create a new …

5 hot startup opportunities created by health care reform

A key provision of the Affordable Care Act is going into effect today as statewide insurance exchanges open up around the country.<p>But that’s just the latest in a series of changes to the U.S. health care system that will open up new opportunities for entrepreneurs.<p>With the passing of the Health …

The top online health services for consumers

Digital health is booming. A number of web-based and mobile service companies are bringing transparency to health care.<p>Instead of selecting a doctor based on a friend’s recommendation, you can now peruse anonymous reviews. Rather than calling a doctor’s office and waiting on hold, you can book an …

Google’s big health care play: Helpouts is all about video consultations with your doctor

This month, Google announced Helpouts, a video service that puts you face-to-face with an expert anywhere in the world.<p>People have already envisioned all kinds of potential uses for this new tool, which is still in beta. Just imagine getting advice about a new recipe in seconds from a professional …