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“The Top Ten Things You Need To Know About Engaging Patients”…and the Why

Hi all, my name is Howard Rosen (Founder & CEO of LifeWIRE Corp), co-author of the recently published white paper report entitled “Top Ten Things You Need To Know About Engaging Patients.” You can access a copy here through the Institute for Health Technology Transformation (scroll down to “Whitepapers”.) According to the Pew Internet and […]

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Status Report: HITPC and Workgroup Activities on HITECH Stages 2 & 3

  OK, let me be the first to admit that today’s “just-the-facts-ma’am” post might be a little dry…but trust me, its really important stuff to know in understanding the process of how the Health IT Policy Committee (HITPC) and its workgroups are approaching formulating recommendations for HITECH Stages 2 and 3. At this point at least two different […]

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Pilots, Demonstrations & Innovation in the PPACA Healthcare Reform Legislation

Here’s a bit of trivia that will make you the hit of the next cocktail party you attend.  How many times are the words “demonstration” and “pilot” mentioned in the newly passed Federal healthcare reform legislation — the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA)? Answer: “demonstration” — 312 mentions “pilot” — 80 mentions This weekend […]

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“The Innovator’s Prescription”: Christensen’s Book Offers Insightful Dx, Unrealistic Rx

by Vince Kuraitis and David C. Kibbe MD, MBA Being big fans of Clay Christensen and his theory of disruptive innovation (DI), we have been awaiting his just-released book The Innovator’s Prescription: A Disruptive Solution for Healthcare .  The book is co-authored by Dr. Jerome Grossman and Dr. Jason Hwang. We have mixed reactions. The […]

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Complimentary Webinar on Comparative Effectiveness Sponsored by Population Health Impact Institute (PHII)

The message is clear from Washington – “Comparative Effectiveness” has been proposed as the foundation for coverage decisions in Medicare.  As the feds lead – this will more than likely "trickle down" to the commercial sector. The Population Health Impact Institute (PHII) has convened national experts to develop a practical, comparative-based system to help purchasers […]

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An Open Letter to the Obama Health Team on Health IT Spending

By David C. Kibbe, MD MBA and Brian Klepper, PhD It seems likely that the Obama administration and Congress will spend a significant amount on health IT by attaching it as a first-order priority to the fiscal stimulus package. We take the President-elect at his word when he recently said: "…we must also ensure that […]

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Health Wonk Review — The “Just the Facts, Ma’am” Edition

The story you are about to read is true. The names have been changed to protect the innocent. This is the city: Los Angeles, California. I work here. I carry a badge blog. My name’s Friday. Click here (short) or here (long) for Dragnet theme music. A crime of disorderly conduct has been committed. The U.S. health care […]

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Empowering Health IT for the Medical Home

by David C. Kibbe, MD MBA The basic premise of the medical home concept is continuous, uninterrupted care that is managed and coordinated by a personal provider with the right tools that will lead to better health outcomes. In 2007, the American Academy of Family Physicians, American Academy of Pediatrics, American College of Physicians, and […]

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Finally! CMS Provides a Flood of Details About the Medicare Medical Home Demo

I’ve been critical in the past when CMS has been silent in explaining their thinking, so I’ll start this post by congratulating CMS on sharing a flood of details about the upcoming Medicare Medical Home Demonstration project. An email from CMS arrived in my inbox this morning at 2 am.  That email notified me that they have […]

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