Category Archives: consumer health apps

CMS Meaningful Use Payments to Providers: Incentives or Sophie’s Choice?

Sophie’s Choice: You have to choose when there are no good options. Sophie’s Choice was an award-winning 1983 movie based on the William Styron novel about a Nazi concentration camp survivor who was forced to choose which of her two children to send … Continue reading

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Healthcare Visionaries Lead the Way

Technology is moving much faster than the snail’s pace of government and regulation. It is an exciting time to be – not just in healthcare – but to be alive. I’ve been hanging around the virtual water cooler in healthcare … Continue reading

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Health Wonk Review: Groundhog Zombie Goes Back to the Future

With a title like that, who is strong enough to resist clicking on this link to read more? I challenge the most susceptible among you to ignore this post! Julie Ferguson at Workers’ Comp Insider is our creative mistress of ceremonies … Continue reading

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The “May You Live in Interesting Times” Edition of Health Wonk Review

Just when you thought things can’t get any weirder, they do. Combine staunch opposed ideologies held by fierce political warriors, and we find ourselves under the ancient curse of living in interesting times. It seems our nation is transitioning from … Continue reading

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The President’s Day Edition of Health Wonk Review on Your Virtual Newsstand Now

David E. Williams is on top of the President’s Day Edition of Health Wonk Review. Click here to go to David’s Health Business Group blog for this special edition on your virtual newsstand today. I also want to add my … Continue reading

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Fresh Prints: An All-New, Alt-Fax Edition of Health Wonk Review

Health Wonk Review for February 9, 2017 #alternative_facts Edition By Steve Anderson medicareresources.org Editor February 9, 2017 Honesty is such a lonely word. Everyone is so untrue. – Billy Joel The title of Billy Joel’s hit song wouldn’t have been nearly … Continue reading

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Puppies and Kittens Edition of Health Wonk Review

Hank Stern’s roundup of wonkery and punditry as the Health Wonk Review group looks at where things are going under a new administration in DC in this Puppies and Kittens edition of our beloved HWR. Here come da fuzz.

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Healthcare Devices and the Internet of Things – Promise, Peril and Distributed-Denial-of-Service Attacks

Last Friday, widely used websites like PayPal, Netflix and Twitter were unavailable due to a distributed denial of service (DDOS) attack . Hackers got into those systems through technical holes in hundreds of thousands of personal wifi-enabled devices like baby monitors and … Continue reading

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Pre-election Punditry with Joe Paduda at Health Wonk Review

If you think the Black Death was fun, you’ll just adore this election season! So join Joe Paduda this week for Pre-election Pundit Ponderings! at Managed Care Matters for some pre-game festivities.   I am excited to announce that I … Continue reading

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Peering into the Future of Health Insurance: Real-time Data and a Whole New Way to Look at Actuarial Science

“At Lemonade…their hope is to remake insurance as a social good, rather than a necessary evil.” – Dr. Peter H. Diamandis The structure of ObamaCare® requires people who don’t have health insurance to purchase it; if you can’t afford it, … Continue reading

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