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The future of medicine lies in the use of information technology - The Economic Times

The future of medicine lies in the use of information technology - The Economic Times | Healthcare | Scoop.it

ThThe device, which retails for Rs 34,500 has been tested and approved for use in eight districts in Jammu and Kashmir. It is more features than products I have seen in Silicon Valley.

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This article addresses how intertwined medicine is with technology (the article itself is focused on a particular piece of medical technology). Currently (and understandably), advances in technology result in greater healthcare opportunities. 

 

1. How do new medical technologies alter the structure of American healthcare?

 

2. Greater opportunities/technologies introduce may also seem to introduce greater healthcare complications with financing. How do health care insurance companies respond to this?

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How the crises of healthcare and education are related

How the crises of healthcare and education are related | Healthcare | Scoop.it

. Both healthcare and education are at the precipice of complete collapse. They both deliver glaringly inferior results with prohibitive expenditures.

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Competing interests and stockholders in both things.

 

There won't be enough resources to cover people if reform comes.

 

Still writing.

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America’s Culture of Death

America’s Culture of Death | Healthcare | Scoop.it
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"On the one side of the ring is the whole health and medical industry, mostly doing everything it can to prop up life, cure disease, lengthen life, protect life, except of course when it comes to abortion where it is the very same industry that is called upon to provide clinical and safe and antiseptic death for the unborn."

 

Though this is not a particularly powerful/known source/opinionated, it does speak to our views and fears of death. This belief is rooted in how we look at healthcare. Ultimately, we want to be able to lengthen one's life for as long as we can and can be taxing on everyone and not necessarily the most practical.

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Rights to Healthcare in the United States: Inherently Unstable

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Rights to one's healthcare?

Many countries believe that their citizens are entitled to healthcare. While the United States also grants its citizens healthcare, it does so "grudgingly". The author states that there is an inherent instability in U.S. healthcare.  This is because of payment issues, the poor's inability to pay, federal-state partnerships.

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Goal-Oriented Patient Care — An Alternative Health Outcomes Paradigm — NEJM

Goal-Oriented Patient Care — An Alternative Health Outcomes Paradigm — NEJM | Healthcare | Scoop.it
Perspective from The New England Journal of Medicine — Goal-Oriented Patient Care — An Alternative Health Outcomes Paradigm
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What is Medicaid?

What is Medicaid? | Healthcare | Scoop.it
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This article provides me with a relatively solid definition of what Medicaid is. It seems that Medicaid is just a government program which provides subsidies for low-income families for their healthcare. How does Obama Care interfere/help people with their eligibility for Medicaid? 

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How ObamaCare Creates Ethical Conflicts For Physicians And How Patients Can Protect Themselves

How ObamaCare Creates Ethical Conflicts For Physicians And How Patients Can Protect Themselves | Healthcare | Scoop.it
Under ObamaCare, you should take steps to make sure your doctor puts your medical interests first.
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Forbes Article

The article speaks to some of the ethnical problems in the medical industry as well as how the government plays a role in medicine. With Obamacare, health care costs are controlled by the government and not the actual physician. These set health care costs or "bundled payments" force the physician to treat the patient with limited resources, making for poorer quality treatments. If a doctor tries to get the patient to spend more than given (by the bundled payments), the doctors are actually asked to pay extra for their patient's treatment. Coming from a family of doctors, I can finally understand my father's frustration towards the government. Why should the doctors pay extra for the patient's healthcare. This definitely brings up ethical questions for doctors: Do I provide lower quality health care for my patient of not? 

 

Ultimately, the government reminds me of its authority in the medical industry. However, the government seems to lack a sense of medical knowledge for patients. The government's approach towards treating patients seems slightly unpractical... However, I wonder what other economic methods there are for treating patients.

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Seven Things (Still) Wrong with ObamaCare

Seven Things (Still) Wrong with ObamaCare | Healthcare | Scoop.it
The Affordable Care Act still has numerous problems even if the government can require people to have coverage, and the law's problems can't be fixed.
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Facing up to Obamacare's flaws

Facing up to Obamacare's flaws | Healthcare | Scoop.it
"It is wrong for a country as rich as America to have tens of millions of people without health insurance," this newspaper wrote in 2010 in urging Congress to...
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Major cons on Obamacare

 

I chose the Economist because of how reliable its articles are . Furthermore, this article is specifically attacking Obamacare objectives. As of now, I understand that from the Economist perspective that Obamacare may have an incorrect approach towards fixing healthcare issues. I now have some sense of how the economy and healthcare are intertwined.

 

I would like to find a personal understanding. A "feeling" of how healthcare affects people. How does it affect people emotionally?

 

"The fact that Obamacare might, indirectly, reduce unemployment in the short term does not excuse the negative impact on labour supply in the long term."


Obamacare is somewhat made out to be more than it actually  makes itself out to be.

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▶ Explainer: What is Obamacare? - YouTube

Share your videos with friends, family, and the world
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Defining Obamacare

 

The speaker spoke about what Obamacare tries to accomplish. She also speaks about why it exists at all.

 

People are voicing their anger at both the speaker and other commenters. Both and criticism is given to Obamacare .

 

I felt that the article was pretty unbiased and explained Obamacare pretty well. I also think that everyone is mostly concerned for their own well-being.

 

 

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▶ Health Insurance 101 - YouTube

What is health insurance? Do I really need it? What do all of those terms mean? Find out the answers to all of these questions and more! Brought to you by th...
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Health Costs: How the U.S. Compares With Other Countries | The Rundown | PBS NewsHour

Health Costs: How the U.S. Compares With Other Countries | The Rundown | PBS NewsHour | Healthcare | Scoop.it

This article illustrates the other methods that other countries employ to maintain their healthcare policies. Interestingly enough, other countries like France and Japan use cost-containment methods tools much similar to the United States.

 -Both countries can finance each other's services regardless of the actual service. In the U.S., health care services get paid according to the kind of health insurance that the individual patient has. This can lead to some health complications as well as financing problems. 

-Both countries are also willing to lower costs of specific (and they also track the rate) services if certain services require more spending. More than anything, the amount of spending of any particular service is monitored and responded appropriately.

-Few methods for controlling rising costs in private insurance int he U.S. Private health care insurers continually are faced with choosing between asking health care providers to contain their costs... or have their patients pay in higher amounts.

How much is good health care worth to you? $8,233 per year? That’s how much the U.S. spends per person. Worth it? That figure is more than two-and-a-half times more than most developed nations in the world, including relatively rich … Continue reading →
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This article illustrates the other methods that other countries employ to maintain their healthcare policies. Interestingly enough, other countries like France and Japan use cost-containment methods tools much similar to the United States.

 

 -Both countries can finance each other's services regardless of the actual service. In the U.S., health care services get paid according to the kind of health insurance that the individual patient has. This can lead to some health complications as well as financing problems. 

 

-Both countries are also willing to lower costs of specific (and they also track the rate) services if certain services require more spending. More than anything, the amount of spending of any particular service is monitored and responded appropriately.

 

-Few methods for controlling rising costs in private insurance int he U.S. Private health care insurers continually are faced with choosing between asking health care providers to contain their costs... or have their patients pay in higher amounts.

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Government-Run Health Care in the United States - Discover the Networks

Welcome to Discover the Networks. This website describes the networks and agendas of the political Left. The database is divided into 9 major sections
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The Culture War in healthcare has gone front and center (and the good side is winning)

The Culture War in healthcare has gone front and center (and the good side is winning) | Healthcare | Scoop.it
It's pretty clear after a couple days at MedCity CONVERGE this week in Philadelphia that New Culture is ready to take the lead in healthcare
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This article states that are two sides of healthcare. One which is "the dominant, traditional medical culture that moves at the speed of clinical trials and medical research. It stand above the new data-driver tech-savvy, innovate-and-live-entrepeneurially "new" culture". 

 

American healthcare is now relying on being innovative and less trial-centric. I wonder how this new approach to healthcare culture changes Americans and their mentalities on death. How does an American's viewpoint on death shape how he sees his healthcare?

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The Five Biggest Problems In Health Care Today

The Five Biggest Problems In Health Care Today | Healthcare | Scoop.it
Medicare (Photo credit: 401(K) 2013) I named this blog “Losing Patients” as a play on words. But in all seriousness, our health care system is literally losing “patients,” killing more than 500 per day from errors, accidents and infections in hospitals alone, not to mention the mortality and suffering from millions [...]
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This article highlights some cons (and a pro) of healthcare. All of them highlight the lack of practicality associated with medical care. For example, one con suggests that one in four patients could be harmed during their stay. Another example is that some patients are encouraged to receive treatments for things that they don't really need/isn't harmful to their health. This is interesting because it also shows how intertwined healthcare is with the medical organizations that help with financing it. Many of them are interested in simply making a profit. The lack of transparency associated with one's health also seems a bit odd. In a sense, one person/group/thing seems to always hold knowledge or authority over someone else's health

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"In Other Countries, Everyone Has Access To Health Care"

"In Other Countries, Everyone Has Access To Health Care" | Healthcare | Scoop.it
How many times have you heard that? America is the “only” major country that does not “guarantee” equal access to quality health care, right? The rhetoric is far different from the reality. While entire books have been written documenting that it's a myth, sometimes one example drives [...]
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The Forbes article raises awareness about the realities of healthcare in other countries. Contrary to popular belief, people's ability to obtain healthcare depends on a variety of factors. Healthcare is not entirely "guaranteed". The article references Mexico's constitution, stating that people have the "right" to healthcare.

 

"To close one’s eyes to this and pretend that countries with “universal coverage” actually have universal and equal access to care requires willful ignorance".

  
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ObamaCare: Pros and Cons of ObamaCare

ObamaCare: Pros and Cons of ObamaCare | Healthcare | Scoop.it
What are the pros and cons of ObamaCare? The ObamaCare pros and cons mirror the complex nature of the new health care law. ObamaCare contains many benefits, especially for low and middle income families and businesses.
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Four Flaws in Obamacare - US News

Four Flaws in Obamacare - US News | Healthcare | Scoop.it
A look at the four main concerns the American public has with President Obama's healthcare law.
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Pros and Cons of Obamacare | Obamacare pros and cons

Pros and Cons of Obamacare | Obamacare pros and cons | Healthcare | Scoop.it
Understand the Pros And Cons of Obamacare. Here are the Obamacare Facts about how the law will affect you in a positive and negative way. Obamcare Facts : Pros And Cons of Obamacare
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This article addresses the pros and cons of Obamacare. There are six pros and two cons. The pros are definitely more detailed than the last video. One pro which surprised me was that Obamacare would reduce the national deficit because of the taxes associated with the bill. This confuses me. How does the government obtain money for itself from Obamacare?

 

Also... a con. This article suggests "that the implementation of the PPACA... could lead to a shortage of 52,000 primary care physicians". This reminds me of my father's attitude towards Obamacare.

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How Does The Affordable Care Act Work? - YouTube

What is health insurance? Do I really need it? What do all of those terms mean? Find out the answers to all of these questions and more! Brought to you by th...
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Health Insurance Overview in America (Affordable Care Act)

 

The series of laws which are part of the Affordable Care Act. Also, Ben Bowlin addresses the issues of the laws.

 

People are voicing their own personal opinions on health care. There is also a lot of fighting between the commenters over their own beliefs.

 

I think that the article focuses too much on the issues of the Affordable Care Act and less on actual solutions.

 

This article has given me some awareness on some troubles of American health care. Namely, the United States has about 30 million insured people and even those insured are paying more than other people from other countries. While I see some benefits to how the AFA mandates that all Americans have health insurance 2014, I feel like forcing health insurance on people is impractical (and sounds impossible). Though this video is helpful, I can't really see an obvious controversy surrounding Obamacare (besides the fact sounds slightly difficult). In contrast, the youtube commenters below are expressing their individual opinions on what should be done with American healthcare.

 

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