Kenny Lin, MD, The Common Sense Family Doctor

Overuse in Health Care: Can -ologists Help Themselves?

May 23, 2015


Health care professionals, INDUSTRY:

In 20 examples of high-quality, high-profile studies that provided evidence for medical reversals, nearly half of official -ologist society responses defended the practice, an effect that was more pronounced when a reversed practice was rated by the authors as of high importance to members of the responding society (e.g., mammography to radiologists).

Joseph C. Kvedar, MD, Director, Center for Connected Health, Partners HealthCare

Different Chronic Illnesses Demand Different Connected Health Strategies

May 22, 2015



Chronic illnesses are quite different from each other. And the connected health tools used to help address them require a different set of design principles

Joe Paduda, Principal, Health Strategy Associates

Work Comp Pharmacy – It’s Getting Complicated

May 21, 2015


Costs, Pharmacy and pharmaceuticals:

For those not steeped in the details of drug pricing and work comp, it’s important to understand that what work comp pays is based in large part on prices set by drug manufacturers…

Tonic Health: Making Patient Data Collection Fast and Fun

Tonic Health: Making Patient Data Collection Fast and Fun

May 20, 2015


Electronic Health Record, Entrepreneurs, Innovation/innovative companies, Patient engagement, Salber:

The Tonic Health platform that makes patient data collection fast, fun and engaging.

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What’s Up with Births in the US?

May 19, 2015


Fertility, Health care & health policy, Newsmax MidPoint, Public Health, Salber, Sex & reproduction:

Births in the US are down and younger women are having fewer babies….but wait…older women are having more. What’s it all mean?

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HealthXL & the HealthBeacon-Cleveland Clinic Partnership

May 19, 2015


Entrepreneurs, HealthXL, Innovation/innovative companies, Videos&Vlogs:

Matchmaker HealthXL forges a “marriage” between startup HealthBeacon and the venerable Cleveland Clinic. They demonstrate that by developing a deep understanding of the needs, wants, and goals of each company, it can lead to a partnership that might not have happened absent the skills of the matchmaker.

Studies show that social bonding occurs in species besides humans

The Biology of Friendship

May 18, 2015


Cognition & the brain, Evolution, Genes & genomics, Medicine: wellness & disease, Mental health, Metabolism and biochemistry, Michaeli, Neurobiology, Psychology & behavior:

At first sight, friendship seems like a human construct outside the realm of biology. But recent studies in animal behavior describe social bonding across the biological world.

Progress For Every Child

Progress For Every Child

May 17, 2015

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EDUCATION, Family and kids:

The ultimate goal of educational policy must be progress for every child. Not standards. Not attainment of grade level proficiency. Not college readiness. But progress toward developing each young person’s potential to the fullest extent possible every year.

Are You Better, Same, or Worse? Your ER Wants to Know

Are You Better, Same, or Worse? Your ER Wants to Know

May 16, 2015


Entrepreneurs, HIMSS 2015, Innovation/innovative companies, Meaningful Use, Patient experience, Salber:

A simple electronic survey tool, SMARTworks EffectiveResponse, reduces risk and improves satisfaction for patients discharged from the ER.

Talking Taboos and Tacos

Talking Taboos and Tacos

May 15, 2015


Alcohol, drugs & addiction, Challenges, Health care & health policy, Psychology & behavior:

Wouldn’t it be great if we lived in a world where all topics could be openly discussed, where nothing was reasonably off limits?