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For most, health is not a priority
July 10, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Regarding “Report looks at what drives healthcare analytics”: The authors of the article need to get their heads out of the clouds and get into clinical practice.
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Big bucks are driving big data
July 02, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Regarding “When it comes to clinical-decision software, what does autonomy mean?”: The current rage for building, selling and using “bedside analytics” and big-data technologies is all about financial...
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EHRs are a drag on providers
May 21, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Regarding “CMS proposes stretching Stage 1 in EHR incentive program”: I think EHRs are being forced on us so insurance companies and Medicare can use lightly trained clerks to gather utilization data.
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Is a Trojan horse lurking behind transparency push?
May 19, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Regarding “Health insurance giants to make payment data accessible to public”: One wonders why health plans might want to send claims data to a plan-supported, not-for-profit enterprise that is collecting payment...
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Smokers should pick up the tab for their habit
May 06, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Regarding “CMS should not pay for regular CT screenings for heavy smokers, panel says”: At first blush it seems shocking that the CMS would not cover effective preventive care. However, being a smoker is a...
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Decision points up ACA's dark side
May 02, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Regarding “CMS should not pay for regular CT screenings for heavy smokers, panel says”: This will be the first of many decisions from the panels to outright deny or greatly mitigate benefits or care.
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Misdiagnosis a worldwide problem
April 24, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Regarding “Misdiagnosis could affect 12M U.S. adults annually, study finds”: This is an issue that haunts medical care all over the world.
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Providers deserve ICD-10 coding clarity
April 03, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Regarding “ICD-10 delay puts pressure on CMS for answers”: I think that no matter when they mandate implementation of ICD-10, all payers should be required to provide end-to-end testing at least three to six...
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Move toward transparency long overdue
March 18, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Regarding "Castlight IPO blasts off with price transparency tech": I am delighted to have read your article on upcoming company products that provide the needed transparency within the medical field. For far too long,...
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Online ratings prove unhelpful
March 07, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Regarding “Dealing with online ratings often proves challenging for doctors”: Sadly, when I tried to Google my orthopedic surgeon, the reviews were emotionally charged, subjective and overall unhelpful.
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Insurance companies drive costs
February 27, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Regarding “'We can't afford' healthcare's continuing increases, Aetna chief says”: Insurance companies, with all their phony rules, are a major part of the problem.
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It’s OK for docs to Google patients
February 18, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Regarding “Some doctors are Googling patients”: I see no problem with anyone, physician or not, Googling other people to learn about them.
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Portals useful if patients, providers both take part
November 22, 2013 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Regarding “No evidence that messaging portals reduce costs, improve outcomes, review of studies shows”: Without digging into each study, I can't comment on the factors the reviewers used to determine value.
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Priced out of insurance market
November 15, 2013 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Regarding "Low enrollment expected to amp up pressure to tinker with ACA": The problem is that healthcare is now affordable for those who are going to get it free. However, it is now too expensive for those who used to have...
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By now, privacy is a myth
July 16, 2013 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Regarding “WellPoint to pay $1.7 million HIPAA penalty”: WellPoint is just the tip of the iceberg. Since all of our personal phone messages, e-mails and Internet correspondence have been tapped into by the...
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EHR push raises ethical questions
July 08, 2013 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Regarding “HHS signs off on IT patient-safety plan”: Perhaps the government should have figured out how to standardize reporting of IT and EHR safety issues before requiring and incentivizing us to use them.
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Supreme Court made right decision in Myriad case
June 21, 2013 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Regarding “Myriad stock falls as competitors offer lower prices for gene testing”: The decision was a solid and sound decision, correctly stating that Myriad did not invent anything.
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Technology mandates ruining primary care
May 14, 2013 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Regarding “Leap to ICD-11 not recommended: AMA board”: Our government is systematically decimating the practice of medicine in the U.S. It is past time to acknowledge the real costs and challenges of electronic...
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VistA overhyped
April 15, 2013 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Regarding “Dear John Stewart,” I work in Captain James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center, the first merged...
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Communal data plan needed
March 18, 2013 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Regarding “The next big app,” the patient needs access to everything that exists out there that pertains to them, the same way that the providers do.
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