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Health is only what’s easy to measure: the case for mental health tracking

When Apple launched its Healthkit you could see from their language they wanted to impress upon the rest of us just what an achievement it was: '...It just might be the beginning of a health revolution'. While there is no doubt in our mind that health apps are way more valuable than most people realize (even if they cover really basic measures, such as the number of steps per day, etc), their language reflect some doubts as well.
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THE FOX GUARDING THE HEN COOP

America has reached a level of insanity where we now have the fox guarding the hen coop. Honestly the hens need to rise up and guard their own coop - hens guarding hens. Just over the past few months we have seen 100 Billion dollars of consolidation in the healthcare industry creating THREE colossal healthcare insurance companies insuring just about every American and not a word against such move. The foxes have silenced the hens...
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Healthcare system changes: a cost-conscious audience is a very hard surface for hospitals to land on

There is a prevalent opinion that the current healthcare system is so malleable as to be impossible to change; it can adapt to anything and it will never change; just like water, it takes whatever shape the environment imposes. At CashDoctor.com we think the analogy is faulty.
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Why healthcare is more than just about medicine

Why is it that we are discussing about healthcare mostly in terms of medicine? Ok, true, since the term 'obesity pandemic' was coined we are also talking about diet as a major contributor to population healthcare. But if diet is part of the equation isn’t is reasonable to expect that other factors will be involved as well?
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Moving beyond the PPO

A couple of days ago, Heather Caspi published a post in HealthcareDive.com entitled 'The mystery of the disappearing PPO plans'. We completely agree that the problems she points out are glaring. We do not think, however, there is any mystery in the PPO plans failure.
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The snowball that will start and avalanche in healthcare

It is in the nature of things that sometimes small changes can start up momentous changes. In the physical world there is, perhaps, no better analogue than snow avalanches. In the healthcare world of today the smartphone will generate the same effect. In fact, we are already passed the snowball stage.
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AI-enabled healthcare to be free or near free

Above you can see a quote we "pilfered" from one of the more recent posts by Peter Diamandis "The 3 Major Industries AI and Big Data Will Reshape This Decade". Why we recommend the post? As usual with Diamandis, it makes for an interesting and stimulating reading.
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