Our health care system in the United States is notorious for providing a lot of unnecessary medical care — something we’ve written about extensively.
Doctors may provide that unnecessary care because they perceive that patients are expecting or requesting it.
Beyond strong medicines, a new financial toxicity has emerged for patients due to hospital inpatient admissions. A new article in the New England Journal of Medicine studies Myth and Measurement – The Case of Medical Bankruptcies written by four economists from UC Santa Cruz, MIT, and Northwestern University.
The healthcare of the future, as it is grafted onto the healthcare of the past, is a vastly more complex transaction environment, with higher expectations than any other industry.
The future of healthcare is not a device or a drug thus far undiscovered. No, it’s digital and that’s no surprise — but it’s not nearly as simple as today’s digital health.
Gary Schwitzer is publisher of the website HealthNewsReview.org, leading a team of more than two dozen people who grade daily health news reporting by major U.S. news organizations.
In its first year, the project was honored with several journalism industry awards — the Mirror Award, honoring those who “hold a mirror to their own industry for the public’s benefit,” and the Knight-Batten Award for Innovations in Journalism.
His blog — which is embedded within HealthNewsReview.org — was voted 2009 Best Medical Blog in competition hosted by Medgadget.com.
With over 30 years’ experience, Joe Flower has emerged as a premier observer and thought leader on the deep forces changing healthcare in the United States and around the world.
Medgadget is an independent publication edited and published by a group of MDs and biomed engineers.
Popular health care blog. Medicare, Medicaid, pharma, reform, and more. Insights and resources on hot issues. Kip Piper, editor.
The HITSphere is a network of premium weblogs that write content about the healthcare, medical, and clinical informatics and information technology (IT) industry.
Focusing on understanding the complex healthcare systems in America and abroad, and wise ways to improve the health and well-being of all people.
One of the things I have shared on this blog is that I maintain a watchlist of 100 stocks. I think it’s part of an effective discipline to focus one’s research efforts. Unless one is devoting their full-time to researching stocks, 100 is likely too large a number, but it works for me. These are the stocks I follow most closely, including listening to quarterly earnings calls (or reading transcripts), tracking daily news and evaluating technicals and valuation on a regular basis.