David Harlow, host of HealthBlawg

Farzad Mostashari on the Proposed ACO Regulation

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December 17, 2014

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POLICY:

The Accountable Care Organization regulations were first promulgated under authority of the ACA’s Medicare Shared Savings Program in 2011. Three years later, the regs are in the shop for a tune-up. Farzad Mostashari MD was one of the authors of the Brookings Institution ACO issue brief released in the spring, suggesting some changes to the program that would keep current ACOs engaged past the end of their three-year contract term, and improving the program overall.

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Paul Levy, Host of (Not) Running a Hospital

Randi Redmond Oster questions protocol

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December 15, 2014

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PROVIDERS:

Doctors and nurses face an abundance of tasks every day, and they apply their energy, creativity, and experience to those tasks. But, they often neglect to connect with the patients and families whom they are treating. This is a not a case of bad intentions. Indeed, these folks are among the most well-intentioned people in the world.

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The Telluride Experience 2015: Now Taking Applications

The Telluride Experience 2015: Now Taking Applications

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December 13, 2014

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EDUCATION:

Not sure how late summer and fall flew by so fast, but it is already November, and we are now taking applications for our 2015 Telluride Summer Camp sessions!

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TDWI’s Dr. Kevin Campbell nominated for national award

TDWI’s Dr. Kevin Campbell nominated for national award

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December 12, 2014

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Other stuff:

Congratulations to The Doctor Weighs In contributor, Dr. Kevin Campbell, who has been nominated for the Most Influential Physician in 2014 award.

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Engaging Patients in Safety: Naughty or Nice?

Engaging Patients in Safety: Naughty or Nice?

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December 12, 2014

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Patient engagement:

The process of engaging patients in making care safer should be seen through a Santa Claus lens. It can be naughty or nice, depending not on good intentions but on the specifics of the intervention.

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Christina Thielst, Host of Christina's Considerations

Hotel Dieu (God’s Hotel)

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December 11, 2014

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EDUCATION:

If you appreciate the history and sociology of medicine and healthcare systems you will enjoy God’s Hotel by Dr. Victoria Sweet.

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Your Brain Off Sleep – Not a Pretty Picture

Your Brain Off Sleep – Not a Pretty Picture

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December 10, 2014

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Infographic, Salber, Sleep:

This infographic from Brain Mic in collaboration with GE show what happens when you don’t get enough sleep.

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Got Toddler?  Got Ear Infection?  Get CellScope?

Got Toddler? Got Ear Infection? Get CellScope?

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December 9, 2014

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Digital health, Salber:

According to CellScope co-founder and CEO Erik Douglas, the Oto HOME lets you bring the doctor into the home instead of the patient and parents into the doctor’s office.

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Lisa Suennen - the Venture Valkyrie

I Always Feel Like Somebody’s Watching Me

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December 8, 2014

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IT:

In a world full of data and access and increasing interoperability, what I don’t think people worry about enough is the weird and wacky ways that their health data may be used to essentially stalk them and be used in ways that they could not have foreseen.

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Dov Michaeli, MD, PhD, author of The Doctor Weighs In on Everything

The Dawn of the Age of Singularity

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December 7, 2014

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Big data, Challenges, Challenges, Cognition & the brain, Evolution, Michaeli, Psychology & behavior, Technology in healthcare:

Computers getting faster exponentially. At one point they will become sentient and may take over their own fate. This may spell extinction of human race.

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What’s Hot on Hatch?  The 6 Most Watched Videos

What’s Hot on Hatch? The 6 Most Watched Videos

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December 6, 2014

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Digital health, Entrepreneurs, Salber:

Health Tech Hatch is THE place for health entrepreneurs to tell their stories. Funders & accelerators look to Hatch to learn about new companies

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From Denial to Responsibility – Connected Health Can Make Us All Accountable for Our Care

From Denial to Responsibility – Connected Health Can Make Us All Accountable for Our Care

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December 6, 2014

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IT:

Of the forces responsible for illness — bad luck, bad genes and lifestyle — lifestyle is the predominant cause of chronic illness. Our public health officials understand this important change, but consumers by and large still do not. They still mostly seek care when there is some symptom or acute need.

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David Harlow, host of HealthBlawg

Down, Down, Down: Avoidable Errors, Uninsurance, Cost Inflation

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December 4, 2014

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POLICY:

So I ask again the question I keep asking about this issue: Will we not really do much of anything about this national crisis unless health care costs blow through 20% of GDP?

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The Supreme Court Tackles Social Media: The First Amendment and the Rule of Law on the Internet

The Supreme Court Tackles Social Media: The First Amendment and the Rule of Law on the Internet

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December 3, 2014

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IT:

We must be mindful of the legal implications of what we say and do online and must be mindful of patient confidentiality issues as well as standards for professional conduct. Medical boards across the country have developed guidelines for physicians on social media and academic papers have been published on the subject in the Annals of Internal Medicine. Now, even the nation’s highest court is venturing into the regulation of social media and the intricacies and legal implications of both the subjective and objective interpretation of online posts.

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It’s Giving Tuesday:  Share the Love with MedShare

It’s Giving Tuesday: Share the Love with MedShare

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December 2, 2014

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Activism, Global Health, Salber:

For 15 years, MedShare has been the bridge between surplus and need through the efficient recovery of surplus medical supplies and equipment from hospitals, manufacturers and distributors and redistribution to local safety net clinics and hospitals in the developing world and in the US.

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