Health

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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Half of Consumers Think Health Care Spending is Wasted

by Admin 08.26.2011

We appear to have “bent the curve” in health care spending last year; national health spending grew at a historically unprecedented low of  3.9%. That’s including all national health expenditures — private insurance, Medicare and Medicaid, and out-of-pocket expenses. You would think this was a good thing, right? But according to Deloitte’s new survey, not […]

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Rock Health Makes Another Stab at Health Care Reform

by Admin 07.28.2011

What are the odds that I would find myself in a room with two other women who  also worked at Intel and were passionate about health care?  I thought maybe a million-to-one until I met Halle Tecco and Leslie Zeigler at Rock Health. They are truly star power. It gets better from there. Rock Health is a […]

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Why You Will Soon Get Access to Your Health Information

by Admin 01.11.2010

A few years ago, my partners in AHITA.org ( a non-profit organized to help providers implement EHRs)  and I implemented an electronic health record in a physician practice. Along the way, we evaluated every major product and discussed with the physicians in the practice what they needed and how to examine their workflows to automate.  […]

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