Category: Healthcare cost

Apple iPhones and Watch Look Great

As usual, the Apple Keynote to introduce the new Apple Watch and three new iPhones, was done with great marketing aplomb. Apple has it down pat. Tell them what you are going to tell them, tell them, and then tell them what

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Tech Takes On Healthcare

The Wall Street Journal reported this week major tech companies have signed a commitment to, “share the common quest to unlock the potential in health care data, to deliver better outcomes at lower costs.” The companies, convened at a Trump administration event

Falling in the Hospital

Most seniors fear falling more than disease. Hospitals fear falls also. Between 700,000 and 1 million patients fall in hospitals each year, according to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.[i] Most patients who fall are not seriously injured, but

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Big Changes Coming to Healthcare

Last week, the new Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary, Alex Azar, said, “Change is possible, change is necessary, and change is coming.” I hope so. Change is desperately needed. It remains to be seen if the federal government can

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Healthcare Cost

We hear a lot about high health insurance premiums. Some of the high premiums have to do with the inefficiency of the health insurance industry, as written here last week. The basic reason for high premiums, however, is the high

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