ObamaCare and You

by Admin 09.23.2013

Obamacare is like cilantro: people either love it or hate it. However, unlike cilantro, Obamacare can’t be avoided. It is going to happen, for better or for worse. I’ve spent twenty-five years thinking about the need for health care reform in the US, starting in the 80′s when Intergroup, Arizona’s first health maintenance organization, was [...]

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Swallowing Disorder: More Common Than You Think

by Admin 09.18.2013

Everyone can swallow, right? Even babies. Wrong. It turns out swallowing is an intricate, difficult series of very small actions that depend on the tongue, the roof of the mouth, the pharynx, and the esophagus. It’s a combination of reflexive muscular actions.  I have a dear friend who has been in the hospital for two [...]

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We Don’t Need More Data

by Admin 07.23.2013

Data porn. That’s what Dave Sifry said it was. I’m glad I finally have the right name for it — the onslaught of data that has suddenly entered all our lives, but doesn’t help us at all, and may indeed hurt us. It may be data, but it’s not actionable information, and if we expect [...]

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Safety-Net Providers Find Benefits, Problems With Open Source EHRsReporting Technology’s Impact on Healthcare

by Admin 07.15.2013

A new study finds that some safety-net providers have opted to use open source electronic health record software instead of commercial EHR systems. While providers generally are satisfied with the open source software, obstacles to increased adoption remain. <em>Healthcare IT News</em>, <em>Modern Healthcare</em>. from iHealthBeat: Top Headlines http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/Ihealthbeat/~3/jDNTJpH-D8o/safetynet-providers-find-benefits-problems-with-open-source-ehrs

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