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Understanding how healthcare IT works

Information Technology (IT), which has traversed and influenced almost every area known to the human mind, has made a solid impact on healthcare. The healthcare industry in the US is the world’s largest, with some estimates putting its size at $ three trillion. 718 more words

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Does Might Make Right?

In his August 5th column in the Appleton Post-Crescent, Christian Schneider argued that voters, similar to politicians, are “willing to say anything to realize their ambitions” and, in particular “to be in charge.” Schneider’s observation suggests that they believe that “might makes right.”  Yet the fundamental purpose of democracy is to ensure that the people’s will–and, one hopes, sound values and principles–matter more than entrenched political power. 632 more words

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Senators Unveil Legislation To Protect Patients Against Surprise Medical Bills

This is a good idea and a necessary idea. It’s a problem that has been going on for years and getting worse as networks become tighter. 881 more words

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Low Medicare Pay Rates Haven't Affected Access, MedPAC Told | Medpage Today

WASHINGTON — Even though Medicare has only increased payment to physicians by an average of 0.5% per year in recent years, it doesn’t seem to have affected Medicare beneficiaries’ access to care, according to a Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) survey.

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Appleton...We Have a Health Care Problem

On October 16th, at 7 PM in the Wriston Auditorium at Lawrence University, I will present the Fox Valley Health Care Transformation Initiative which seeks to transform the organization, delivery, and financing of the medical systems in the Fox Valley to achieve the Triple Aim of lower cost, better health, and improved patient experience for the residents of the Fox Valley.  28 more words