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Jeffrey Brenner's Revolutionary Approach to Improving Health Care Delivery

The sickest 5 percent of patients in the U.S. account for over half of the nation's health care costs. In New Jersey, Jeffrey Brenner, MD, developed a revolu...
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Employer Health Coverage Costs Show Modest Growth, But Worker Out-Of-Pocket Expenses Jump

The findings, based on a poll of employers conducted by the Kaiser Family Foundation and the Health Research & Educational Trust, also note that the availability of employer-sponsored health coverage was holding steady.
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Nothing is more local than your wallet. I unwillingly endured a high deductible but I have to admit, it heightened my awareness and sensitivity to healthcare costs.  It is a powerful reminder - paying out of pocket.  My parents with their generous pensions don't notice.

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FDA: health IT products should be classified by patient safety risk level |
Modern Healthcare

FDA: health IT products should be classified by patient safety risk level | <br/>Modern Healthcare | All healthcare is local | Scoop.it
The Food and Drug Administration proposed regulating health information technologies based on their potential risks to patient safety, rather than by the technology platform they utilize.
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I'm not a fan of regulations. I never met a rule I didn't want to break.  However, some advances in healthcare IT DO produce side effects that impair patient safety.  Worse, IT applications routinely steal time and attention away from the diagnostic advantage of patient stories and healing benefitis of personal connections. Data gathering replaces real communication in the healthcare environment starting with admission interrogations conducted from behind a computer screen and continuing with schedules and routines that fry the circuits of nurses, doctors and patients.

 

Then again, more regulations could always  make things worse.  Time will tell.

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Nonprofit Health Centers Go Into For-Profit Insurance Business - Kaiser Health News

Nonprofit Health Centers Go Into For-Profit Insurance Business - Kaiser Health News | All healthcare is local | Scoop.it
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"If you have to ask for money from the bank...you may as well BE the bank."  It makes sense that managing your patients to decrease health costs and your clinic's costs simultaeously should work...but what about chronic illnesses? wouldn't it incentivize a clinic to send them elsewhere?

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Group Process Consulting » IAQ

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Story Factor Podcast #7 - David Hutchens and Annette Simmons discuss the best ways to find your organizations stories, discovering vital themes and capturing knowledge and wisdom.

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Americans are in poor health, but what’s really ailing us?

Americans are in poor health, but what’s really ailing us? | All healthcare is local | Scoop.it
Americans' health is declining compared to their peers, but the real drives may lie outside the healthcare system.
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"It is the socio-economy, stupid." James Carville had it right about healthcare too!

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Healthcare Social Media Review #41: Tap into Visual Storytelling

Healthcare Social Media Review #41: Tap into Visual Storytelling | All healthcare is local | Scoop.it
How can visual media bring healthcare social media to life? This edition of the Healthcare Social Media  (HCSM) Review explores…
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New habits start in the imagination! - Imagery can make a story feel real.

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What do two "storytelling professionals" talk about? In this episode of The Story Factor Podcast, Annette Simmons and Michael Margolis discuss your bio - what story does it tell?

 

http://www.annettesimmons.com/category/infrequently-answered-questions/

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Calif. town putting roof over wounded GI's head

Calif. town putting roof over wounded GI's head | All healthcare is local | Scoop.it
LANCASTER, Calif.
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This is what community health looks like!

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Watch an Amazing Timelapse Transformation of a Homeless Veteran

Watch an Amazing Timelapse Transformation of a Homeless Veteran | All healthcare is local | Scoop.it
U.S. Army Veteran Jim Wolf has struggled with alcoholism, poverty, and homelessness for decades. But in September 2013, with the help of Degage Ministries in Grand Rapids, Mich., he agreed to go through a physical transformation.
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Spectacular Storytelling!

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The Waiting Room: A Film & Social Media Project About Health Care

The Waiting Room: A Film & Social Media Project About Health Care | All healthcare is local | Scoop.it
The Waiting Room is a unique blend of social media and documentary film addressing the conversation about health care reform and equal access to care.
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Storytelling at it's best! Community based story gathering right in the ER - what else do you have to do, right? You could do this! It doesn't have to be documentary quality to make powerful connections.

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Poet Sekou Andrews to teach life lessons, value of education at AAHA ball - Frost Illustrated Newspaper

Poet Sekou Andrews to teach life lessons, value of education at AAHA ball - Frost Illustrated Newspaper | All healthcare is local | Scoop.it
Poet Sekou Andrews is scheduled to be the keynote speaker at the African American Healthcare Alliance Scholarship Ball, Oct. 19.
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An inspiring use of story and poetry, this guy rocks!  The way he tells an audience thier own story by reflecting his version through his talents doing what poetry does - making the unfamiliar feel familiar, and the familiar feel unfamiliar.  Love him!

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Bioethicists Give Hollywood's Films A Reality Check

Bioethicists Give Hollywood's Films A Reality Check | All healthcare is local | Scoop.it
Bioethicists and directors met to talk shop about how moral issues in medicine play out on screen.
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What would you do if an epidemic broke out? We like to think we'd act in the interest of the many - but reality tells us our choices will be very personal. Chances are the movies you have seen about epidemics will influence what actually happens.

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Jeffrey Brenner's Revolutionary Approach to Improving Health Care Delivery

The sickest 5 percent of patients in the U.S. account for over half of the nation's health care costs. In New Jersey, Jeffrey Brenner, MD, developed a revolu...
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A Match Made in Heaven: Patient Storytelling and Social Media - The Patient Experience Project

A Match Made in Heaven: Patient Storytelling and Social Media - The Patient Experience Project | All healthcare is local | Scoop.it

“Social media offers an ideal platform for dynamic storytelling, providing pharma a huge opportunity to help and connect with patients.”


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Ralph Gardner Jr. visits P.S. 85 in the Bronx, where Montefiore Medical Center runs a school-based clinic

Ralph Gardner Jr. visits P.S. 85 in the Bronx, where Montefiore Medical Center runs a school-based clinic | All healthcare is local | Scoop.it
Ralph Gardner Jr. visits P.S. 85, where Montefiore Medical Center runs a school-based clinic.
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Reducing costs by 50%...A school nurse teaching wellness to children - a great investment!

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Health Care’s Road to Ruin

Health Care’s Road to Ruin | All healthcare is local | Scoop.it
There are ways to lower costs. Is there the will?
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Year end summary that points again, to the benefits of a single payer system.

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Analysis of huge data sets will reshape health care

Analysis of huge data sets will reshape health care | All healthcare is local | Scoop.it
The analysis of huge sets of data will reshape the future of health care, experts say.
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Diabetes: It isn't old people forgetting their insulin...it is young women cutting insulin to lose weight.

Generic Drugs: Sometimes using the Brand label is cheaper because it WORKS!

Genetics: No longer a reason to deny insurance, but to guage long term programs and new drugs.

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Pulitzer Prize Winner Anna Quindlen Advises Physicians to Learn Who Their Patients Are - Humanizing Medicine

Pulitzer Prize Winner Anna Quindlen Advises Physicians to Learn Who Their Patients Are - Humanizing Medicine | All healthcare is local | Scoop.it
Pulitzer-prize winning journalist, Anna Quindlen, spoke to the Association of American Medical Colleges during the Arnold P. Gold Foundation lecture.
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Anna Quindlen, Pulitzer Prize winner - tells her story as a patient and family member as only she can.  Only available until Dec. 3, 2013

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CMS calls HealthCare.gov fixes 'attainable,' though some parts aren't built yet |
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CMS calls HealthCare.gov fixes 'attainable,' though some parts aren't built yet | <br/>Modern Healthcare | All healthcare is local | Scoop.it
A CMS official testified that fixing HealthCare.gov so it will work for most users by Nov. 30 is an “attainable goal,” but he stopped short of offering a full-fledged guarantee.
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Darn. It seems 40% of the website isn't yet built. No wonder it did't work well. On the other hand, that is how software is built these days. Core function first, go live, then add features.

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Work needed to close gaps in coverage for mental health, substance abuse treatment |
Modern Healthcare

Work needed to close gaps in coverage for mental health, substance abuse treatment | <br/>Modern Healthcare | All healthcare is local | Scoop.it
Mental health advocates praised a long-awaited final rule issued Friday by the Obama administration requiring insurers to cover mental healthcare on the same basis as physical healthcare services.
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Very important advance - particularly since depression contributes directly to many chronic conditions!

 

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5 funny videos about hospital life

5 funny videos about hospital life | All healthcare is local | Scoop.it
From health IT to cardiology, working in healthcare can be stressful, which is why you should laugh about it once in a while.
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Patient Education needs a sense of humor!!

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Coming to the Aid of Low-Income Mothers

Coming to the Aid of Low-Income Mothers | All healthcare is local | Scoop.it
RWJF scholar is finding the secrets to helping moms maintain healthy weights during and after pregnancy.
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Teachable moments - sounds promising.

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Better Outcomes, Lower Costs: How Community-Based Funders Can Transform U.S. Health Care - FSG

Better Outcomes, Lower Costs: How Community-Based Funders Can Transform U.S. Health Care - FSG | All healthcare is local | Scoop.it
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You have to register, but this is a video of Dr. Atul Gawande - a breakthough innovator in healthcare - talking about local community efforts to improve healthcare.  Brilliant!

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Storytelling in Social Leadership - a first draft

Storytelling in Social Leadership - a first draft | All healthcare is local | Scoop.it
We need a new style of leadership for the Social Age: a style that is based upon our ability to collaborate and share within communities, to create meaning in the moment, to build our personal repu...

Via José Carlos
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When "speaking" to/with a community, storytelling is the best language to use.

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Bad Spoon's curator insight, October 24, 2013 12:07 AM

Le Storytelling adapté au fonctionnement des réseaux sociaux

John Buonora's curator insight, November 1, 2013 6:45 AM

I love Julian's insights. I've been hearing alot around story telling at work recently on projects surrounding change management

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Philadelphia: Signs of Progress

Philadelphia: Signs of Progress | All healthcare is local | Scoop.it
Philadelphia school district reports 4.7 percent decline in obesity for grades K-12.
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We CAN decrease childhood obesity!!

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