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Subsidies on new insurance exchanges will make coverage affordable for millions.
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Pressure to reduce costs and improve patient outcomes has unleashed a wave of innovation in the health care sector.
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By now, the chances are overwhelming that your company administers a “workplace wellness” program that pays or requires employees to participate in health risk assessments (HRAs), biometric screens and/or regular physician visits.
Given the importance of understanding how Obamacare impacts the cost of health insurance — especially for the people who struggle to afford it today — I and two Manhattan Institute colleagues, Yevgeniy Feyman and Paul Howard, have produced an...
Doctors often tell patients to stop smoking before surgery, but precious few help out with that. A hospital in Canada found that just offering a few simple kinds of help was enough to get more people to quit before going under the knife.
All employers that have or are considering establishing wellness programs should take notice of an employee backlash at Penn State University.
Today, approximately 177,000 Americans will visit a doctor, even though they have absolutely no symptoms. There is no standardized procedure for the annual health exam.
The pharma industry is in a pickle. It is losing all its friends and handing over sticks to its enemies. In the last few weeks: Novartis lost a major patent dispute in India Merck was denied an injunction against a generic Januvia South Africa announced...
Perspective from The New England Journal of Medicine — Toward Patient-Centered Drug Development in Oncology
Susan Desmond-Hellmann There's one factor that, as much as anything else, determines how many medicines are invented, what diseases they treat, and, to an extent, what price patients must pay for them: the cost of inventing and developing a new drug,...
The way people talk about their pasts reveals a lot about how they approach and write the future.
A measure of humility is in order. Just as a gene sequence is not a drug, information is not a cure. Getting there will take patience, persistence, money and aligned interests.
Health care providers are being paid less to produce better outcomes.
Are healthcare value scientists hoping to compute the healthcare system any less naive or misguided than the early geneticists who hoped to compute the organism?
It has been a tough couple of months for Pennsylvania State University’s new wellness program, Take Care of Your Health. In July, the university introduced the plan as a modification of the health coverage it offers employees.
Maryland’s price-regulated hospitals fit a core objective of federal health care reform: changing hospitals and related facilities into something resembling an Accountable Care Organization.
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To improve patient satisfaction, Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children and the University of Michigan Health System rely on parents to take electronic surveys and be virtual advisers.
How a research genius and a shrewd dealmaker built this century's most inventive new drug company. Together they just might change medicine.
The fundamental challenge in the creation of new medicines remains the complexity of the underlying science.
The need for improved patient-associated measurements is also a key reason medical product companies should care a lot more about digital health than they seem to.