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Brian Klepper PhD

Brian Klepper PhD
Brian Klepper is the Executive Analyst and Editor at the Health Value Institute. He is also a Principal at Worksite Health Advisors which advises purchasers seeking higher value health care and vendors seeking to deliver high performance. He speaks and writes extensively on clinics, high-performance health care and the management of clinical and financial risk.

Reflections on Our Lives with Cancer – The Beginning

A few months ago, Elaine Waples got shocking news. The flank pain she had been experiencing for months turned out to be due to a rare form of ovarian cancer.

Can Information Technology Actually Change Healthcare?

Brian Klepper previews Health 2.0's User-Generated Health Care conference telling us to expect it to be all about data and transparency.
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Why We Need to Take Obesity Seriously

We urgently need a deeper understanding of the obesity epidemic's power dynamics and the formulation of meaningful mobilization plans to address them.
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Confessions of a Walking Fool

Dr. Klepper tells his story of open heart surgery and the importance exercise, even if it's just walking.

Those Crazy Californians, This Time Its Childhood Obesity

California has taken the first step on the obesity issue and it's connection to the marketing methods of the fast, prepared, and junk food industries.

Crimes and Punishments: Zheng and Crawford

China executed Zheng Xiaoyu, head of its State Food and Drug Administration. This contrasts sharply with our response to similar behaviors by our own FDA head.

The Cognitive Dissonance of Conflicted Care

Until financially conflicted healthcare is addressed in oncology and elsewhere, there's no chance of establishing stability and sustainability in U.S. healthcare.