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Dave Chase

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Crowdfunding May Revolutionize Health Startup Funding

(2) Comments | Posted July 10, 2012 | 11:00 AM

Crowdfunding has been a breakthrough success with an array of creative and technology projects dreamed up that have gotten funding. A new organization, MedStartr, is bringing this concept to health care, where it can be particularly challenging to get a startup off the ground. They have a twist...

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Employers Solving Healthcare Crisis One Onsite Clinic at a Time

(3) Comments | Posted December 6, 2011 | 1:32 PM

In my past pieces, I have written about the importance of a disruptive model of care and payment called Direct Primary Care (DPC) such as The Most Important Organization In Silicon Valley That No One Has Heard About. As the DPC models scale, they become a...

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Health 2.0: Innovators, Opportunists and Delusionals

(2) Comments | Posted October 7, 2011 | 7:18 PM

Health 2.0 just had its largest ever event, with 50 percent more attendees than their previous largest event. A number of companies launched during the conference, but like many events, the most interesting activity wasn't what happened on the main stage but the many side meetings/events that took...

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RIP Marcus Welby, MD

(10) Comments | Posted October 5, 2011 | 4:10 PM

Our byzantine insurance bureaucracy has taken a toll on your family physician. Marcus Welby wouldn't recognize today's typical primary care practice. It can take a patient days to get in for an appointment, they arrive for an appointment, wait 45 minutes in the crowded waiting room, wait again in the...

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Do it Yourself Health Care Reform

(95) Comments | Posted November 22, 2010 | 6:30 PM

Imagine a cost in your business or personal budget that grew 3400% faster than all other costs. Would you do something about it? That is what has happened to health care costs over the last 50 years. While other goods have gone up 8x in the last 50 years, health...

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Health Insurance's Bunker Buster

(24) Comments | Posted June 4, 2010 | 10:14 AM

With my extensive health care background, many people have asked for my opinion during the health reform debate. My response has been that the only way to really "reform" the system is to blow it up and start over, which isn't politically feasible. After delving deeper into the current legislation,...

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