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Insurance Companies as We Know Them Are About to Die

Insurance Companies as We Know Them Are About to Die | changing healthcare | Scoop.it
Thanks to Obamacare, your much-hated insurance firm probably won't be around much longer. But the companies that will replace them might not be much better.
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Why Retail Clinics Failed to Transform Health Care

Why Retail Clinics Failed to Transform Health Care | changing healthcare | Scoop.it
The impact of disruptive innovations will be limited unless regulatory and reimbursement barriers are dismantled.
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Social-Impact Bond Provides Decent Returns - Penta Daily - Barrons.com

Social-Impact Bond Provides Decent Returns - Penta Daily - Barrons.com | changing healthcare | Scoop.it
Larry Summers and Bill Ackman bought into the most ambitious social-impact bond experiment ever launched.
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Heading toward the caregiving cliff

Heading toward the caregiving cliff | changing healthcare | Scoop.it
As the nation ages, experts are concerned that family caregivers won’t be able to meet demand.
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Building an Accountable Care Organization

Building an Accountable Care Organization | changing healthcare | Scoop.it
Pressure to reduce costs and improve patient outcomes has unleashed a wave of innovation in the health care sector.
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Lowering Health Care Costs Is Hard Because Every Patient Is Unique - Health - The Atlantic

Lowering Health Care Costs Is Hard Because Every Patient Is Unique - Health - The Atlantic | changing healthcare | Scoop.it
The Atlantic covers breaking news, analysis, opinion around politics, business, culture, international, science, technology, national profiles on the official site of the Atlantic Magazine.
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Let finance handle your workplace wellness program, not HR

Let finance handle your workplace wellness program, not HR | changing healthcare | Scoop.it
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.
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Wellness Programs Aren’t Working. Three Ideas That Could Help. | The Health Care Blog

Wellness Programs Aren’t Working. Three Ideas That Could Help. | The Health Care Blog | changing healthcare | Scoop.it
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Avik Roy - What Will Obamacare Cost You? A New Interactive Map

Avik Roy - What Will Obamacare Cost You? A New Interactive Map | changing healthcare | Scoop.it
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...
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If you want to understand Uber, don’t lump it into the “sharing economy”

If you want to understand Uber, don’t lump it into the “sharing economy” | changing healthcare | Scoop.it
There's little love lost between regulated industries and the tech start-ups seeking to disrupt them. The US's national trade association for taxis just launched a website urging unhappy users of online car services like Uber to report bad experiences to the local authorities. The challenge for cities and their residents is finding a way to...
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Hogewey "Dementia Village" | The Future of Dementia Care?

Hogewey "Dementia Village" | The Future of Dementia Care? | changing healthcare | Scoop.it
Hogewey, located in the Netherlands, is the only care facility of its kind in the world and is home to over 150 people with severe dementia.  Started by 2 nurses who feared having to put their own parents in a traditional nursing home, 'Dementia Village' is a place where residents live a seemingly
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Nursing-Home Pitfalls

Nursing-Home Pitfalls | changing healthcare | Scoop.it
Using fear to help protect patients with dementia.
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Pretty interesting piece from The Ethicist this weekend related to dementia and using fear and confusion in lieu of medicine.  Even a potential interesting framework:

 

I’d assume she would want the maximum level of independence, the highest degree of protection and the greatest potential for mental clarity. 

 

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Sherwin B. Nuland, Author of ‘How We Die,’ Is Dead at 83

Sherwin B. Nuland, Author of ‘How We Die,’ Is Dead at 83 | changing healthcare | Scoop.it
Dr. Nuland’s book, which won the National Book Award in 1994, depicted death as messy and often humiliating, and it urged readers to approach late-life care with tempered expectations.
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This Is Your Life (and How You Tell It) - New York Times

This Is Your Life (and How You Tell It) - New York Times | changing healthcare | Scoop.it
The way people talk about their pasts reveals a lot about how they approach and write the future.
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Turning Information Into Impact: Digital Health's Long Road Ahead

Turning Information Into Impact: Digital Health's Long Road Ahead | changing healthcare | Scoop.it
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.
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Value-Based Health Care Is Inevitable and That’s Good

Value-Based Health Care Is Inevitable and That’s Good | changing healthcare | Scoop.it
Health care providers are being paid less to produce better outcomes.
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Are Value Scientists Medicine's New Molecular Biologists -- And Can They Avoid The Reductionist Trap?

Are Value Scientists Medicine's New Molecular Biologists -- And Can They Avoid The Reductionist Trap? | changing healthcare | Scoop.it
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?
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The Feel-Good Promise of Wellness Programs

The Feel-Good Promise of Wellness Programs | changing healthcare | Scoop.it
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.
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The 9th Grade Class Does Obamacare Math (Can Journalists Do the Same?) | The Health Care Blog

The 9th Grade Class Does Obamacare Math (Can Journalists Do the Same?) | The Health Care Blog | changing healthcare | Scoop.it
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