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Preventitive Care

Uber for Health Care? Think Again

Saquib Rahim | Posted 12.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Saquib Rahim

Clearly there are some health care startups that will meaningfully improve health care. But there is justifiable concern that too many are focused on the wrong patients and wrong problems using technology with limited applicability.

What the Ebola Virus and Sen. Barbara Boxer Can Teach Us About Health Care Systems

Saquib Rahim | Posted 11.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Saquib Rahim

Now is the time for medical communities everywhere to examine existing processes critically, pursue thoughtful advances in how we deliver care, and promote a culture that engages staff in the improvement process. Taking care of patients is not only about the therapies we provide but also having the most effective care delivery systems possible. By that metric, American health care still has significant room to grow.

The Grim Reality of Digital Health Today

XPRIZE | Posted 12.14.2014 | Technology
XPRIZE

In the past five years, we have committed $33 billion in taxpayer dollars to digitize our nation's health care data. The need was unquestionable, and the potential gains are tremendous. However, the system that has emerged has essentially replicated the acute care-focused health system that has been failing us for decades.

Get Checkups Or Lose Your Insurance

wsj.com | ANNA WILDE MATHEWS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Last year, AmeriGas Propane Inc. gave its employees an ultimatum: get their medical checkups, or lose their health insurance. The nationwide propan...

Putting Prevention into Practice in Health Care Reform

Susan Blumenthal, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Susan Blumenthal, M.D.

Today, preventable risk factors including smoking, poor diet, lack of physical activity, and alcohol use account for approximately 38% of all deaths in the United States.