Do we need to redefine what it means to be conscious when a behaviorally vegetative patient is found not just aware, but also paying attention?
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Trauma care is a $163 billion problem in the US. A significant chunk of cost could be avoided if more patients with minor injuries were transported to nontrauma hospitals instead of Level 1 and 2 trauma centers. In a healthcare system badly in need of cost reductions, this is an idea that should be explored.
Health care sustainability is a critical problem in the US that will require more than the current insurance reform embodied in the Accountable Care Act. A review of proposals by seven major policy think tanks by Jack Lewin and colleagues reveals remarkable consensus on what needs to be done.
The idea behind UC Berkeley’s 3rd Annual Hacking Health Hackathon was to spend a day and a half creating digital solutions for some specific industry sponsored challenges. Or, if you wanted, you could create something cool that addressed a problem that you were really interested in or passionate about.
I recently had the pleasure of sitting down to talk to Nic van Terheyden, MD, the Chief Medical Information Officer of Nuance Communications.
Health economist Jane Sarasohn-Kahn (@healthythinker) is up to something new. It’s called HealthcareDIY, a home for health seekers who want to join a community of like-minded people.