Health in 2 Point 00 — Episode 39
Jessica DaMassa decides the the way to deal with mourning Croatia’s loss in the World Cup Final is to make you suffer through my explanation of what’s wrong with the Trump Administration’s decision to screw over health plans and destabilize the exchanges. Oh and Higi gets a mention too — Matthew Holt (Source: The Health Care Blog)
Source: The Health Care Blog - July 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: matthew holt Tags: Health in 2 point 00 Jessica DaMassa Matthew Holt Trump's Health ACA Higi Navigators Risk adjustment Source Type: blogs

Maine Voices: Want better, less complicated health insurance? Push the narrative, not the name
This article was originally published on Press Herald. (Source: The Health Care Blog)
Source: The Health Care Blog - July 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: matthew holt Tags: Patients Physicians Trump's Health Health insurance health insurance premiums single-payer system Source Type: blogs

Medical Care in Rural India
By SAURABH JHA I’ve humbly realized that doctors aren’t always indispensable. When I was three, a compounder – a doctor’s assistant – allegedly saved my life. Dehydrated from severe dysentery, I was ashen and lifeless. My blood pressure was falling and I would soon lose my pulse. I needed fluids urgently. An experienced pediatrician could not get a line into my collapsed veins. When hope seemed lost, his compounder gingerly offered to try, and got fluids inside my veins on the first attempt. My pulse and color returned and I lived to hear the tale from my mother. So, on a recent trip to India...
Source: The Health Care Blog - July 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: at RogueRad Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: blogs

CBD (Cannabidiol) 101
By DONNA SHIELDS   I’ve been a proponent of marijuana legalization since I heard about it in high school.  I lived in the UK in the 1970s when it was not easily available! So I was a legalization proponent before I’d ever touched the stuff. Nearly four decades later, it’s legal in many states, Canada and Uruguay and most — but by no means all — of the drug war hysteria is recognized for the idiocy it is. But while anyone who’s got stone and had the munchies knows that pot is a good appetite enhancer and antiemetic, there are now a bunch of claims being made about can...
Source: The Health Care Blog - July 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: matthew holt Tags: Patients Physicians Cannabidiol Cannabis Endocannabinoid Marijuana marijuana legalization Source Type: blogs

Health in 2 Point 00, Episode 38
Somewhere in this long and rambling in-mourning edition of #HealthIn2Point00 Jessica DaMassa gets past my depression about England’s World Cup semi-final exit & asks me about NuRx’s funding round, and Verily’s move into sleep. But it’s mostly soccer depression! — Matthew Holt (Source: The Health Care Blog)
Source: The Health Care Blog - July 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: matthew holt Tags: Health in 2 point 00 Jessica DaMassa Matthew Holt Apple Beddit Chelsea Clinton England It\s Not Coming Home Nurx ResMed Three Lions Verily Source Type: blogs

My Triple Aim of Medication Assisted Treatment for Opioid Addicted Patients
by HANS DUVEFELT, MD My second foray into Suboxone treatment has evolved in a way I had not expected, but I think I have stumbled onto something profound: Almost six months into our in-house clinic’s existence, I have found myself prescribing and adjusting treatment for about half of my MAT patients for co-occurring anxiety, depression, bipolar disease and ADHD as well as restless leg syndrome, asthma and various infectious diseases. Years ago, working in a mental health clinic, we had strict rules to defer everything to each patient’s primary care provider that wasn’t strictly related to Suboxone treatme...
Source: The Health Care Blog - July 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: matthew holt Tags: Patients Small Practice Opioid Addiction Opioid crisis Treatment Source Type: blogs

Medicare Holds Out Promise of Health Record Access Revolution
By MICHAEL MILLENSON This is the second of two posts from the Society of Participatory Medicine about the important policy issue regarding portability of our medical records. The first provided background, with link to a PDF of the comments SPM submitted, largely authored by Michael Millenson, who provides this essay for context. The Trump administration is proposing to use a powerful financial lever to push hospitals into making the patient’s electronic medical record interoperable – that is, readable by other care providers – and easily available to patients to download and organize via an app...
Source: The Health Care Blog - July 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: matthew holt Tags: OP-ED Medical Records Michael Millenson Policy Issues Trends and Principles Source Type: blogs

Health in 2 Point 00, Episode 37
Jessica DaMassa asks me about the American Well mega funding round, Cerner investing in Lumeris, and the new NHS England app. Which naturally descends into a conversation about England’s chances in the world cup semi-final tomorrow!–Matthew Holt (Source: The Health Care Blog)
Source: The Health Care Blog - July 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: matthew holt Tags: Health in 2 point 00 Jessica DaMassa Matthew Holt Allianz American Well Cerner Essence Health Group It's Coming Home! Lumeris NHS England Philips Source Type: blogs

SPM ’s comments on important proposed CMS interoperability rules
By E-PATIENT DAVE DEBRONKART This is the first of two posts from the Society of Participatory Medicine about an important policy issue regarding portability of our medical records. The second part will be published tomorrow and is written by Michael Millenson, who did the lion’s share of this work, as noted below. Our Society’s Advocacy and Policy chair Vera Rulon @VRulon has submitted our comments on the proposed rules that have been discussed at great length on social media. These regulations are a big deal for participatory medicine – they’re the successor to the Meaningful Use rules that ha...
Source: The Health Care Blog - July 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: matthew holt Tags: OP-ED Medical Records Michael Millenson Policy Issues Trends & Principles Source Type: blogs

Social determinants on becoming a physician
By SAURABH JHA Poverty is known to be an important determinant of a person’s health and longevity. A person’s zip code is more relevant than genetic code. Does a physician’s zip code – that is where they were born and raised – have an effect on where they practice? Specifically, do rural born and raised physicians return to their rural roots? The story of Prashant, a physician raised in rural Bihar, India, is instructive. When I first met Prashant, he was a second-year medical student in Patna Medical College and Hospital. Patna is the capital of Bihar, and Bihar is one of the poorest states i...
Source: The Health Care Blog - July 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: at RogueRad Tags: OP-ED Source Type: blogs

Health in 2 point 00, Episode 36
Back in the US of A to celebrate the nation’s birthday, Jessica DaMassa asks about Amazon buying Pill Pack, GE spinning off its health division, and what Rock Health and Startup Health’s numbers say about health tech investment–Matthew Holt (Source: The Health Care Blog)
Source: The Health Care Blog - July 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: matthew holt Tags: Health in 2 point 00 Jessica DaMassa Matthew Holt Amazon GE Healthcare Health Tech Investing Pillpack Rock Health Startup Health Source Type: blogs

The Past, Present and Future of Health Care
OK, so it’s a tad of an ambitious title… but it was a talk that I gave in Finland last month. I had fun looking at the development of health and technology and suggesting a structure for the future. Plus I got to tell my Neil Armstrong joke. The talk was part of the Upgraded Life Festival in Helsinki and you can see some of the other speakers videos on their channel—Matthew Holt (Source: The Health Care Blog)
Source: The Health Care Blog - July 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: matthew holt Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: blogs

Why I Tattooed My Health Data Over My Heart | WTF Health with Casey Quinlan
By JESSICA DAMASSA WTF Health – ‘What’s the Future’ Health? is a new interview series about the future of the health industry and how we love to hate WTF is wrong with it right now. Can’t get enough? Check out more interviews at www.wtf.health.  How can patients help usher in a better future for healthcare? Start speaking up. LOUDLY. In this WTF Health interview, meet one of health’s most outspoken patient advocates, Twitter voices (@mightycasey) and podcasters, Casey Quinlan of Mighty Casey Media, who talks about her patient journey as a cancer survivor — and why the awf...
Source: The Health Care Blog - July 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Matthew Holt Tags: Jessica DaMassa Patients Uncategorized WTF Health Casey Quinlan Data Rights Empowered patient Mighty Casey patient data Source Type: blogs

Stay Out of my Wellness
By VA WEST HAVEN COE CLINIC On a sunny New England morning at a secluded guest house with a perfectly manicured lawn, medical residents, each with their own brightly colored yoga mat, were getting ready to assume the downward dog position. They were on an annual retreat organized by their residency program to promote wellness. One embraced the opportunity with delight, smiling through every pose.  Another grimaced  as his back spasmed. And yet another wandered off towards a lake to find his own kind of respite. Physician wellness has become something of a buzzword in recent years, and rightfully so considering th...
Source: The Health Care Blog - July 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: matthew holt Tags: Physicians physician suicide physician wellness Residency Source Type: blogs

Radiologists versus Machines
By, SAURABH JHA MD In the ongoing battle between radiologists and artificial intelligence, is the real risk not that computers will replace radiologists, but that radiologists will become machines? This lecture delivered at the annual meeting of the ARRS explores the evolution of radiologists, from inference to quantification, and what it means for the field. https://www.pscp.tv/w/1BdxYRoeekoKX (Source: The Health Care Blog)
Source: The Health Care Blog - July 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: at RogueRad Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: blogs

The Evidence Crisis: Causal Inference – Don ’ t be a chicken (Part 3)
By ANISH KOKA Part 1 Part 2 Physicians have been making up numbers longer than people have been guessing weights at carnivals.  How much does this statin lower the chances of a heart attack? How long do I have to live if I don’t get the aortic valve surgery? In clinics across the land confident answers emerge from doctors in white coats.  Most of the answers are guesses based on whatever evidence about the matter exists applied to the patient sitting in the room.  The trouble is that the evidence base used to be the provenance of experts and anecdotes that have in the past concluded leeches were good f...
Source: The Health Care Blog - June 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: anish_koka Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: blogs

Self-Driving Cars are Like Most EMRs
by HANS DUVEFELT, MD Drivers are distracted klutzes and computers could obviously do better. Self driving cars will make all of us safer on he road. Doctors have spotty knowledge and keep illegible records. EMRs with decision support will improve the quality of healthcare. The parallels are obvious. And so far the outcomes are disappointing on both fronts of our new war against human error. I remember vividly flunking my first driving test in Sweden. It was early fall in 1972. I was in a baby blue Volvo with a long, wiggly stick shift on the floor. My examiner had a set of pedals on the passenger side of the car. At first ...
Source: The Health Care Blog - June 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: matthew holt Tags: Small Practice Tech EMR Self-Driving Cars Source Type: blogs

Health in 2 point 00 -Episode 35, Shafi Ahmed takeover edition
Jessica DaMassa’s European tour continues. This week she’s at the #WebIT conference in Sofia, Bulgaria (no, I couldn’t find it on a map either!) and the #HealthIn2Point00 takeovers continue! This time the guest is pioneering British surgeon Shafi Ahmed, who has lots to say about medical education, the future of digital hospitals, what he’s up to in Bolivia and how cool #WebITHealth will be–Matthew Holt (Source: The Health Care Blog)
Source: The Health Care Blog - June 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: matthew holt Tags: Health in 2 point 00 Jessica DaMassa AR Bolivia Medical Education Shafi Ahmed VR Source Type: blogs

Information Blocking – Gropper & Peel Weigh in
By ADRIAN GROPPER & DEBORAH PEEL Today is the last day for public comments on the proposed CMS regulations regarding Medicare hospital inpatient prospective payment systems (IPPS). While there are several changes proposed, the one that’s raised lots of attention has been the idea that access to Medicare may be denied to those providers guilty of information blocking. Here are the comments submitted by Gropper & Peel from Patients Privacy Rights— Matthew Holt Executive Summary of PPR Comments on Information Blocking Information blocking is a multi-faceted problem that has proved resistant to ov...
Source: The Health Care Blog - June 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: matthew holt Tags: Hospitals Patients Physicians Tech CMS Information Blocking ONC Source Type: blogs

India ’s Health Insurance Experiment. Who will be the winners?
By SAURABH JHA Though the exact cost of Modicare, the government’s extension of health insurance for poor people, estimated at one lakh crore (a trillion U.S. dollars), is open for debate, what is not disputable is that the cost of insuring India’s poor won’t fall with time. A sure way of accelerating healthcare inflation, that is speeding the rate of increase of healthcare costs, is by subsidizing or paying for health insurance. Insurance is like Newton’s Second Law of Motion – the velocity keeps increasing as long as the force is applied. Healthcare is a peculiar industry. Cars get cheaper b...
Source: The Health Care Blog - June 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: at RogueRad Tags: OP-ED Source Type: blogs

Health in 2 Point 00, Episode 34
I’m back. After the takeover editions, I’m answering Jessica DaMassa about Atul Gawande as the CEO of the ABC new venture, the demise of Caresync, Ooda Health and its demand for a female VC, and whole bunch more blather! — Matthew Holt (Source: The Health Care Blog)
Source: The Health Care Blog - June 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: matthew holt Tags: Health in 2 point 00 Jessica DaMassa Matthew Holt Amazon Atul Gawande Berkshire Hathaway Better Doctor CareSync Chase Ooda Health Source Type: blogs

Adjusting for Risk Adjustment
By JONATHAN HALVORSON Risk adjustment in health insurance is at first glance, and second, among the driest and most arcane of subjects. And yet, like the fine print on a variable-rate mortgage, it can matter enormously. It may make the difference between a healthy market and a sick one. The market for individual health insurance has had major challenges both before and after the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA’s) risk adjustment program came along. Given recent changes from Washington, like the removal of the individual mandate, the market now needs all the help it can get. Unfortunately, risk adjustment under the A...
Source: The Health Care Blog - June 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: matthew holt Tags: Economics Repeal Replace ACA Health Plans Jonathan Halvorson New York State Source Type: blogs

Defining Engagement in an Age of Patient Monitoring and Data Collection
SPONSORED POST By GRACE MOEN If you have an innovative solution that addresses Patient Engagement and Remote Monitoring, Bayer’s Dealmaker Challenge wants to hear from you! Apply here for a shot at collaborating with the Bayer G4A Digital Health Team and participating in Dealmaker Day, an exclusive matchmaking event, October 9th in Berlin. What is healthcare without patients? For decades physicians have been a one-stop shop for diagnosis and treatment, a trusted source. And yet it’s only been in recent years that the entire healthcare industry has woken up to the notion that patients can and should have an...
Source: The Health Care Blog - June 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: matthew holt Tags: Health 2.0 Tech #G4A Bayer patient engagement Xbird Source Type: blogs

Health in 2 Point 00, Episode 33, (another!) Takeover Edition
Jessica DaMassa hosts this edition of Health in 2 Point 00 on the Italian leg of her Grand Tour of Europe. This time it’s another takeover with Roberto Ascione, CEO of Healthware dishing on innovation on the Almafi Coast, the impact of GDPR on digital health in Europe and the Frontiers Health Conference in Berlin this November. And yeah, that’s not my office in the background — Matthew Holt (Source: The Health Care Blog)
Source: The Health Care Blog - June 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: matthew holt Tags: Health in 2 point 00 Jessica DaMassa #Healthin2pt00 Frontiers Health GPDR Roberto Ascione Source Type: blogs

Can Medicaid Expansion Survive?
By STEVE FINDLAY Amid fresh political rancor and legal machinations in the ongoing war over the Affordable Care Act (ACA), there’s a bright spot: Medicaid. At least for now. This matters. True to predictions made by Obama and supporters when the ACA became law (2010), it has taken years and a lot of blood, sweat and tears to get to this moment. As a reminder, the U.S. Supreme Court in 2012 ruled that states could opt out of the ACA’s Medicaid expansion—leaving each state’s decision to participate in the hands of governors and state lawmakers. On June 7, after a 4-year pitched political battle, Virgi...
Source: The Health Care Blog - June 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: matthew holt Tags: OP-ED Repeal Replace Medicaid Expansion Medicaid Work Requirements Source Type: blogs

WTF Health | Self-Reported Patient Monitoring Startup from Finland, Kaiku Health
By JESSICA DAMASSA WTF Health – ‘What’s the Future’ Health? is a new interview series about the future of the health industry and how we love to hate WTF is wrong with it right now. Can’t get enough? Check out more interviews at www.wtf.health.  Central to the ‘WTF Health’ ethos is the idea that around the world, there is a shared passion for creating a new future for healthcare — and that the less-positive ‘WTF moment’ is a shared experience, regardless of which country’s health system one is standing in. So, I’m going around the world this year ...
Source: The Health Care Blog - June 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Matthew Holt Tags: Jessica DaMassa WTF Health Finland Jaakko Laukkanen Kaiku Health Nordics Oncology Patient Monitoring patient portal Startup Upgraded Life Festival Source Type: blogs

Misdiagnosis: Obamacare Tried to Fix the Wrong Things and Prescribed the Wrong Treatments
By CHARLES SILVER and DAVID A.HYMAN Today THCB is happy to publish a piece reflecting the learnings from Charles Silver and David Hyman’s forthcoming book Overcharged: Why Americans Pay Too Much For Health Care, shortly to be published by the libertarian leaning Cato Institute. In subsequent weeks we’ll feature commentary from the right (Michael Cannon) and from the left (Andy Slavitt) about the book and its proposals. For now please give your views in the comments–Matthew Holt There are many reasons why the United States is “the most expensive place in the world to get sick.” In Par...
Source: The Health Care Blog - June 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: matthew holt Tags: Economics OP-ED Cato Institute Charles Silver David A. Hyman Obamacare Overcharged Source Type: blogs

WTF Health | Oscar ’ s Schlosser on Consumerizing Health Plans, post-ACA & pre-Amazon/JPM/BH
By JESSICA DAMASSA WTF Health – ‘What’s the Future’ Health? is a new interview series about the future of the health industry and how we love to hate WTF is wrong with it right now. Can’t get enough? Check out more interviews at www.wtf.health.  Having formerly worked for a health plan, I geek out over health plan innovation as IMO it’s the underpinning of the true disruption of health care. When the incentives change, everything else will change too… So when I met Mario Schlosser, co-founder & CEO of Oscar Health at Health Datapalooza, I may or may not have asked him to ...
Source: The Health Care Blog - June 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Matthew Holt Tags: Jessica DaMassa WTF Health ACA Health Datapalooza Health insurance Health Plans Oscar Source Type: blogs

The EBM Wars: When Evidence has a Price – The ECMO Trials (Part 2)
By ANISH KOKA   The year was 1965, the place was Boston Children’s and a surgery resident named Robert Bartlett took his turn at the bedside of a just born baby unable to breathe.  This particular baby couldn’t breathe because of a hole in the diaphragm that had allowed the intestines to travel up into the thoracic cage, and prevent normal development of the lungs.  In 1965, Robert Bartlett was engaged in the cutting edge treatment of the time – squeeze a bag that forced oxygenated air into tiny lungs and hope there was enough functioning lung tissue to participate in gas exchange to allow ...
Source: The Health Care Blog - June 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: anish_koka Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: blogs

The EBM Wars: Manufacturing Equipoise (Part 1)
By ANISH KOKA The phone rings.  It’s not supposed to be ringing.  It’s 2 am.   The voice on the other line is from an apologetic surgery resident. Resident: There is this patient.. Me: Yes, go ahead. Please. Resident: He’s tachycardic. Me: How fast? Resident: 160 ? Me: What’s the blood pressure? Resident: 130/90 Me: Rhythm? Resident: An SVT I think.. I gave adenosine.  Nothing happened Me: Audibly groaning.  I’ll be in.. Forty five minutes later I’m at the bedside of a decidedly ill appearing man. I want to be triumphant that his heart rate is only ...
Source: The Health Care Blog - June 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: anish_koka Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: blogs

Health in 2 Point 00 Episode 32 — Takeover Edition
It’s a #Healthin2Point00 #Takeover edition — in which I get the boot and Jessica DaMassa invites Eugene Borukhovich who runs Bayer’s Digital Health Division and oversees the #Grants4Apps program to answer all he knows about ICEE Health (the conference they’re at), startups in Romania & biotech in China in just 2 minutes — Matthew Holt (Source: The Health Care Blog)
Source: The Health Care Blog - June 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: matthew holt Tags: Health in 2 point 00 Jessica DaMassa #G4A Bayer Eugene Borukhovich ICEEE Health Romania Source Type: blogs

Health for coins, not dollars ;) – The “not so serious” Mapping of Healthcare Cryptocurrencies
By SOFIJA DRECUN At this years’ SXSW it was all about blockchain and cryptocurrencies, but it was like that at HIMSS, JPM, CES, etc. as well. Since we wrote already about the first of the two buzzwords – blockchain as a trend in Healthcare, we decided to tackle the idea of cryptocurrencies in healthcare. First, we checked around the office and found out that several devs have been in a couple of Telegram chat rooms as they tried to buy “health coins” in a presale (ICO – initial Coin Offering; Pre-ICO). Will you be buying your next health plan with ethereum? Or is the new health coin going to s...
Source: The Health Care Blog - June 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: matthew holt Tags: Tech Source Type: blogs

Health in 2 Point 00, Episode 31
Jessica DaMassa asks me about PlugandPlay’s health day, people talking to bots in health care, the rumors of Softbank dropping a wad of cash on Science37, and we can’t resist some Thernos cracks. This one also has pictures! Sadly the video somehow got corrupted so it’s not your eyes, we are looking like green martians! — Matthew Holt (Source: The Health Care Blog)
Source: The Health Care Blog - June 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: matthew holt Tags: Health in 2 point 00 Jessica DaMassa Matthew Holt bots Elizabeth Holmes Orbita Plug And PLay Science37 Softbank Theranos Source Type: blogs

Can Supportiv fill the mental health peer support gap?
By MATTHEW HOLT As promised I’m going to be featuring more interesting companies I’m working with on THCB. Supportiv, which is launching today in beta (App store/Play) is a thoroughly modern answer to the problem of scaling peer support in mental health. It’s aimed in the space between the mediation apps like Headspace & Calm, and the online therapy services like AbleTo or Lantern. The target market is anyone feeling stress or wanting support in a quick and easy format–that’s basically everyone! Using the magic of NLP, those looking for support are steered into a chatroom where a trained m...
Source: The Health Care Blog - June 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: matthew holt Tags: Health 2.0 Patients Mental Health Peer Support Supportiv Source Type: blogs

Announcing the Digital Health Marketplace Summer Matchmaking Event!
SPONSORED POST By JOHN EL-MARAGHY The New York City Economic Development Corporation and Catalyst @ Health 2.0 are thrilled to announce another round of Digital Health Marketplace matchmaking coming up on August 23rd! Since 2013, the Digital Health Marketplace has connected digital health “Sellers” offering technology solutions to a diverse range of healthcare “Buyers” or institutions looking for tech-enabled solutions and partnerships. At the center of the Digital Health Marketplace is the successful curation of needs and solutions that lead to the development of commercialization and the rapid ado...
Source: The Health Care Blog - June 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: John El-Maraghy Tags: Catalyst @ Health 2.0 digital health marketplace matchmaking nycedc Source Type: blogs

Health in 2 Point 00, Episode 30
Jessica DaMassa asks me about Jonathan Bush’s exit and the future of Athenahealth, celebrity suicide and the future of mental health apps, and who Amazon/Buffet/Chase should choose to be their CEO — Matthew Holt (Source: The Health Care Blog)
Source: The Health Care Blog - June 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: matthew holt Tags: Health in 2 point 00 Jessica DaMassa Matthew Holt Ableto Amazon Anthony Bourdain athenahealth Berkshire Hathaway Chase Jonathan Bush Kate Spade Lantern Suicide Supportiv Source Type: blogs

Apple, Cerner, Microsoft, and Salesforce
By JACOB REIDER … all rumored to be in the mix to acquire athenahealth. Nope. Why not? a) Apple doesn’t do “verticals.” It’s that easy. Apple sells products that anyone could buy. A teacher, a doctor, my mom. Sure – they have sold high-end workstations that video editors can use, but so could a hobbyist filmmaker. Likelihood of Apple buying athenahealth? ~ .01% b) Cerner? Nah. While (yes) they have an aging client-server ambulatory EHR that needs to be replaced by a multi-tenant SaaS product (like the one athenahealth cas built), they have too much on their plate right no...
Source: The Health Care Blog - June 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: matthew holt Tags: Tech The Business of Health Care Amazon Apple athenahealth Eliott IBM Microsoft Philips Salesforce Strata Source Type: blogs

The verdict is in: All three of CMS ’s “medical home” demonstrations have failed
By KIP SULLIVAN Between September of 2016 and last month, CMS released “final evaluations” of all three of its “medical home” demonstrations. All three demos failed. This spells bad news not just for the “patient-centered medical home” (PCMH) project, but for MACRA. The PCMH, along with the ACO and the bundled payment (BP), is one of the three main “alternative payment models” (APMs) within which doctors are supposed to be able to find shelter from the financial penalties inflicted by the MIPS (Merit-based Incentive Payment System) program which was recently declared to be un...
Source: The Health Care Blog - June 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: matthew holt Tags: OP-ED Physicians Kip Sullivan PCMH Source Type: blogs

Fighting Hubris in Medicine
By ANISH KOKA The weekend started with a tweet about an elderly man with atrial fibrillation.  Atrial fibrillation is an arrhythmia of the heart that predisposes those who suffer with it to strokes.  The strokes are a  result of clots being thrown from the heart into the brain.  The typical treatment for this condition in those deemed high enough risk is to thin the blood to help prevent these clots from forming, and thus reducing the risk of stroke. 101 year old with a history of a stroke stops his Pradaxa. Only other history hypertension. https://t.co/Ai5z519rcX — Anish Koka (@anish_koka) June ...
Source: The Health Care Blog - June 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: anish_koka Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: blogs

Health in 2 point 00, Episode 29
It’s Nicer in Nice, which is where Jessica DaMassa is hanging out as she asks me about health tech in Finland, Teladoc’s foreign foray and the trials and tribulations of Athenahealth’s Jonathan Bush in this edition of Health in 2 point 00 — Matthew Holt (Source: The Health Care Blog)
Source: The Health Care Blog - June 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: matthew holt Tags: Health in 2 point 00 Jessica DaMassa Matthew Holt athenahealth Finland health tech Teladoc Source Type: blogs

WTF Health | Teladoc ’ s Gorevic: “ We ’ re feeling A-quisitive ”
By JESSICA DAMASSA WTF Health – ‘What’s the Future’ Health? is a new interview series about the future of the health industry and how we love to hate WTF is wrong with it right now. Can’t get enough? Check out more interviews at www.wtf.health.  I guess he warned us that Teladoc was feeling ‘A-quisitive’ — the question now is are they done? A few weeks ago I spoke with Jason Gorevic, Teladoc’s CEO at the new HLTH Conference about consolidation in the telehealth space and what’s next for the virtual care giant. Although he was mum on the company’s $352M ...
Source: The Health Care Blog - June 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Matthew Holt Tags: Jessica DaMassa WTF Health CVS Jason Gorevic Teladoc Telehealth Telemedicine virtual care Source Type: blogs

WTF Health | Teledoc ’ s Gorevic: “ We ’ re feeling A-quisitive ”
By JESSICA DAMASSA WTF Health – ‘What’s the Future’ Health? is a new interview series about the future of the health industry and how we love to hate WTF is wrong with it right now. Can’t get enough? Check out more interviews at www.wtf.health.  I guess he warned us that Teledoc was feeling ‘A-quisitive’ — the question now is are they done? A few weeks ago I spoke with Jason Gorevic, Teledoc’s CEO at the new HLTH Conference about consolidation in the telehealth space and what’s next for the virtual care giant. Although he was mum on the company’s $352M ...
Source: The Health Care Blog - June 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Matthew Holt Tags: Jessica DaMassa WTF Health CVS Jason Gorevic Teledoc Telehealth Telemedicine virtual care Source Type: blogs

A Tale of 2 FDAs
By ANISH KOKA Frances Oldham Kelsey by all accounts was not mean to have a consequential life.  She was born in Canada in 1914, at a time women were meant to be seen and not heard.  Nonetheless, an affinity for science eventually lead to a masters in pharmacology from the prestigious McGill University.  Her first real break came after she was accepted for PhD level work in the pharmacology lab of a professor at the University of Chicago.  An esteemed professor was starting a pharmacology lab and needed assistants, and the man from Canada seemed to have a perfect resume to fit.  That’s right, ...
Source: The Health Care Blog - June 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: anish_koka Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: blogs

Bringing “ care ” back to healthcare by caring about those who care
By Vinita Parkash  and Andrew Faas In the depths of winter, America was shocked by the video of a young, bruised and confused woman being discharged from a Maryland Hospital – alone into the cold night, wearing nothing but a thin hospital gown and socks. Hospital security officers dropped her at the nearby bus-stand and then briskly wheeled away the chair in which they had brought her out, deftly avoiding the questions of a concerned citizen who bore witness to this inhumane act. Most healthcare workers in the U.S., physicians and nurses, allied health professionals, and janitors alike felt a...
Source: The Health Care Blog - June 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: at RogueRad Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: blogs

Health in 2 Point 00, Episode 28
Another late night Health 2.0 Europe related episode of #Healthin2point00. Filmed (yet again by Jennifer Lannon) in front of a live studio audience (well, a bunch of people at the restaurant in Spain), with more reflections on the conference, Indu Subaiya’s talk and where we go next (Hint, way up North!) — Jessica DaMassa & Matthew Holt (Source: The Health Care Blog)
Source: The Health Care Blog - May 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Matthew Holt Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: blogs

Health in 2 point 00, Episode 28
With .health‘s Jennifer Lannon again running the camera and with guest appearances from Bayer’s Aline Noizet and Health 2.0’s Emily Hagermen, Jessica DaMassa asked me about Health 2.0 Europe, DCtoVC, the other goings on in Stiges, Spain. And yes, filmed in a nice Spanish restaurant over a Rioja or 2–Matthew Holt (Source: The Health Care Blog)
Source: The Health Care Blog - May 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Matthew Holt Tags: Health in 2 point 00 Jessica DaMassa Matthew Holt #health2eu #Healthin2pt00 #himsseurope2018 EC2VC Infermedica Source Type: blogs

Health in 2 point 00 — Episode 26
This week we’re on location in Europe! Sitges near Barcelona to be exact, the site of the 2018 HIMSS Europe & Health 2.0 Conference. There, with our friend Jennifer Lannon from .health acting as emergency camera crew, Jessica DaMassa pins me down about HHS CTO Bruce Greenstein, Bayer & cannabis, Entraprenurses and where HIMSS/Health 2.0 is going next in Europe. It’s all in a day’s work (well 2 minutes) in Health in 2 point 00! — Matthew Holt (Source: The Health Care Blog)
Source: The Health Care Blog - May 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Matthew Holt Tags: Health in 2 point 00 Source Type: blogs

Bad Blood & Mad Love at Theranos —Psychopaths at Work
By MATTHEW HOLT I’ve been kidding John Carreyrou on Twitter that I was going to give Bad Blood, his tale about the Theranos fraud, a one star review because he never sent me a preview copy. But it’s a barn burner, and I can’t recommend it enough, even though I spent my own $13.95 on the Kindle version! By now the story is well known. The young blonde Stanford drop out with the baritone voice says she’s going to change lab testing forever, then hides in stealth in Silicon Valley. I caught a few whispers over the years that this company was doing something but as lab testing was a little away fr...
Source: The Health Care Blog - May 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Matthew Holt Tags: The Business of Health Care Bad Blood Elizabeth Holmes John Carreyrou Theranos Source Type: blogs

WTF Health | Scaling Up NLP with Simon Beaulah of Linguamatics
By JESSICA DAMASSA WTF Health – ‘What’s the Future’ Health? is a new interview series about the future of the health industry and how we love to hate WTF is wrong with it right now. Can’t get enough? Check out more interviews at www.wtf.health.  What can you find diving into the black hole of healthcare’s unstructured data? Natural Language Processing (NLP) seems to be the ‘tech du jour’ this year, so I spoke to early-entrant Simon Beaulah of Linguamatics about the big picture of NLP-plus-AI and the tech’s evolving role in improving care by putting together a more ...
Source: The Health Care Blog - May 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Matthew Holt Tags: Jessica DaMassa WTF Health #HIMSS18 AI EMR HealthIT Linguamatics Natural language processing NLP Simon Beaulah Source Type: blogs

Double Standards, Trojan Style
By NIRAN AL-AGBA, MD The University of Southern California (USC) appears to look the other way when male physicians harass or assault women. In reality, sexual violence spares no occupation, including medicine, but the way an organization responds to crime against women indicates a certain level of integrity. The World Health Organization estimates sexual violence affects one-third of all women worldwide. In a nation where women make up 50% or more of each incoming medical school class, only sixteen percent of medical school deans are female, making gender imbalance in leadership positions nearly impossible to overcome. Fo...
Source: The Health Care Blog - May 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Matthew Holt Tags: OP-ED Physicians #MeToo Sexual Assault USC Source Type: blogs