Can pollution affect mental health? Why are millennials dropping their primary care providers? How can remote patient monitoring save lives? Find the answers to these questions and more in The Rundown, our weekly digest of healthcare’s most important issues!
Physician-led ACOs routinely outperform hospital ACOs. Why is this? Learn what policies and features enable these organizations to improve the patient experience while lowering costs!
Who are the two new recipients of the Nobel Prize in Medicine? Why are Medicare Advantage payments lowering while employer-based health insurance rises? Find the answers to these questions and more in The Rundown, our weekly digest of healthcare’s most important issues!
What does the bipartisan, near-unanimous new legislation mean for the opioid crisis? Why did the Department of Justice halt the CVS Health-Aetna merger? Find the answers to these questions and more in The Rundown, our weekly digest of healthcare’s most important issues!
Thomas Eppes, MD, has a legendary track record as a physician advocate, both in his home state of Virginia and nationally. What can physicians learn from this inspiring advocacy veteran?
What does the FDA’s clearance of Apple Watches mean for wearables? What’s the true cost of healthcare illiteracy? Can aspirin regimens do more harm than good? Find the answers to these questions and more in The Rundown, our weekly digest of healthcare’s most important issues!
Wearables like Fitbit and Apple Watch may save lives, but also unearth ethical concerns and questions. What information is off-limits? What will happen to the patient-doctor relationship? Is my insurance provider monitoring me? In this podcast, we discuss morality and technology with professor Lisa Eckenwiler, Ph.D.!
Maryland is a trailblazer when it comes to healthcare. Since the 1970s, Maryland has eschewed the other 49 states’ approach by adopting an all-payer system for hospital services. This unorthodox move effectively eliminated cost-shifting between hospitals. Then, in 2014, the state pivoted once again to a model that emphasized quality-care delivery, population health strategies, and …
What Is Healthcare Consumerism? With the recent appointment of Atul Gawande — surgeon, author, and public health Renaissance Man — to CEO of the yet-unnamed insurance venture itself formed by three CEOs, the topic of consumerism in healthcare is part of a national discussion. This group of CEOs, including Amazon’s Jeff Bezos, JPMorgan Chase’s Jamie Dimon, …
CVS Health and Aetna rang in the New Year with a massive $69 billion merger, a healthcare deal that is being recognized as the largest of its kind in history, surpassing Express Scripts’ $29 billion acquisition of Medco in 2012. It’s also being heralded as the merger that might change healthcare as we know it, …