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Pushing You to Healthcare You Don’t Need

Pushing You to Healthcare You Don’t Need

One of the problems facing healthcare consumers is knowing when you need healthcare, and when you don’t. There are lots of “people” and places pushing you to get care. But do you need the care they are selling? This has been on my mind quite a bit of...

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Benchmarks 2015

Benchmarks 2015

Health and healthcare benchmarks 2015! I went to a presentation this morning, talking about goal setting and benchmarks and I thought, AHA! What would be some meaningful health and healthcare benchmarks? So, while I should have been paying attention to the...

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The Missing Link: A Culture of Health

The Missing Link: A Culture of Health

It’s a societal problem that requires a societal solution. There is much talk about healthcare (payment) reform, costs, cuts, quality, collaboration, transparency, and the list goes on. What we really want to achieve is improved health and sustainable, value...

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Triple Approach to the Triple Aim

Triple Approach to the Triple Aim

The Problem More than one-sixth of the U.S. economy is devoted to health care spending and that percentage continues to rise every year. Currently it is estimated that $2.7 trillion is spent annually on health care. It is estimated that 20 to 30 percent of that...

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Great Expectations

Great Expectations

I only have a rudimentary knowledge of the great pieces of literature, however, as I was thinking, as I often do, about some of the issues in healthcare, and how we are going to solve them, the concept of expectations comes to mind. There is really no way to describe...

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Preying

Preying

Have You Ever Heard of a Cane Supplement? Okay I give up, no use denying it, I’m part of the sandwich generation. It is a little bit hard to embrace on a number of accounts, not the least of which is it reflects my own age. I generally don’t feel old but...

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Let’s Talk About Fevers and Fever Phobia

Let’s Talk About Fevers and Fever Phobia

Fever phobia still runs rampant, even in healthcare providers. It would not surprise me if you called a clinic or talked to a nurse today, and they would tell you to do some complicated thing about alternating acetaminophen (Tylenol, I can’t bring myself to use brand...

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Feds Sue Over Employee Wellness Program. What is Fair?

Feds Sue Over Employee Wellness Program. What is Fair?

Recently, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) sued Honeywell. The agency said in the suit, that the new health screening program and penalties for not participating at Honeywell violate the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Genetic Information...

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Elephants in the Room: Healthcare

Elephants in the Room: Healthcare

There are the proverbial “elephants in the room,” the big things, that no body talks about. One “elephant” that nobody talks TO are you, the consumers. Here’s a list of few of the elephants in the room with regard to healthcare spending....

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