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Are We Wasting $15 Billion on Quality Reporting?

In a new study, the national cost of quality reporting for physician practices has been estimated. The results are not surprising: a lot of time and money is spent collecting and reporting data that practices do not find meaningful. Source: Lion [...]

May 2, 2016 // 0 Comments

You can’t have Gun-Deaths without Guns

Since the year 2000, over 30,000 Americans have died every year due to firearms. Many people and organizations have had different ideas on how to reduce this problem. Source: Joe Loong (Flickr/ CC) Gun rights supporters promote legislation and [...]

April 18, 2016 // 0 Comments

Lives are Literally at Stake

In the United States, breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in women. One in eight women will be diagnosed with cancer in her lifetime. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 40,000 women die from breast [...]

April 4, 2016 // 0 Comments

ICU Telemedicine Better at Saving Lives

Telemedicine is all the rage for policymakers looking for solutions to access issues, especially in rural and underserved communities. Implementation of telemedicine in practice has run into a number of barriers, including lack of evidence on [...]

March 28, 2016 // 0 Comments

U.S. Taxpayers Pay for Two-Thirds of Healthcare

Who pays for health care in the United States?  Public perception lays the burden of health care spending on individuals and private entities, and estimates from the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) confirms those beliefs.  This [...]

March 21, 2016 // 0 Comments

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