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In 2009 Congress passed the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act, which amongst other stimulus and savings measures, allocated roughly $26 billion toward investment into health information technology and incentive programs.  Health information [...]

September 6, 2017 // 0 Comments

Telehealth is Inexpensive yet Drives up Costs

Direct-to-consumer telehealth has been touted as a solution to booming healthcare spending. Telehealth companies promise employers cost savings; each consultation is under $50 compared to emergency department or office appointments which can be [...]

August 2, 2017 // 0 Comments

Does Pay-For-Performance Improve Outcomes?

Throughout the modern history of medicine, health care has been paid for in a “fee-for-service” framework – physicians performed services and physicians were paid for those services accordingly. A common criticism is that fee-for-service [...]

July 26, 2017 // 0 Comments

Docs Spend Too Much Time Behind a Computer

For years, the US has worked toward fully integrating electronic health records (EHRs) into healthcare systems in order to improve outcomes, quality of care, and cost-effectiveness, otherwise known as the Triple Aim. However, from physicians’ [...]

June 26, 2017 // 0 Comments

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