Category Archives: electronic patient records

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 Industry in an Age of Uncertainty

Uncertainty.  The markets hate it. Established, successful businesses hate it. The markets are priced using certain assumptions, and successful businesses usually got that way under the current rules. So any disruption is a cause to pause. During that pause, some … Continue reading

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A Post-Election Report from Pennsylvania: The ACA Factor?

The federal government promised health insurance companies that they’d be made whole by the feds if they had shortfalls while participating in ACA marketplaces. Many insurance companies have since found out all their money is not promptly forthcoming and their … Continue reading

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The Baseball Lover’s Presidential Politics Edition of Health Wonk Review

In this week’s health policy roundup, Brad Wright posts Health Wonk Review: The Game 7 of Politics Edition  at Wright on Health. His post skillfully ties two of America’s favorite and most contentious pastimes together: sports and politics. Something here for … Continue reading

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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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Health Wonk Review Election Edition – Mama Says Eat Your Peas and Don’t Forget to Vote

Voting this presidential year feels a little like being forced to eat your peas; it’s the right thing to do but you have to hold your nose. An educated populace is the bedrock of a sober and productive small “d” … 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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If I could choose only one healthcare topic two months before the election, it would be…

…difficult to choose. The escalating cost of drugs is an election year favorite Then there are several reports this week that electronic health records are a PITA to doctors, and I don’t mean the kind wrapped in flatbread Let’s not … Continue reading

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The Little Black Doctor Bag Circa 2016 and the Physician Gender Pay Gap

Last week was a truly memorable occasion in our family. My daughter entered medical school. The White Coat ceremony was lovely, joyful and dignified. I don’t often write about my personal life, but this one triggered a few thoughts that … Continue reading

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