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Vet advocacy group: Fix VA health now - Military Times

By Patricia Kime, Staff writer 3:57 p.m. EST February 26, 2015

A veterans advocacy group says a complete overhaul of the Veterans Affairs health system — to include partially privatizing services — is needed to improve care for current veterans and ensure the system’s future viability. 1,056 more words

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A New Initiative on Precision Medicine - NEJM Perspective

Francis S. Collins, M.D., Ph.D., and Harold Varmus, M.D.

N Engl J Med 2015; 372:793-795

February 26, 2015

DOI: 10.1056/NEJMp1500523

“Tonight, I’m launching a new Precision Medicine Initiative to bring us closer to curing diseases like cancer and diabetes — and to give all of us access to the personalized information we need to keep ourselves and our families healthier.” 1,590 more words

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The Changing Landscape of Medication Adherence

NOTE: This repost was courtesy of mscripts and written by Julie Van Inwegen, the company’s Executive Director, Digital Health Solutions. I believe that this well cited post provides a nice history of medication adherence, and why its importance affects all of the stakeholders within the healthcare system from patients and doctors; to insurers, hospitals, pharmaceutical companies and pharmacy retail. 1,052 more words

Delivering Higher Value Care Means Spending More Time with Patients - HBR

by Derek A. Haas
, Yudit C. Krosner
, Nirvan Mukerji
, and Robert S. Kaplan

December 26, 2014

“I would have written a shorter letter but did not have the time,” Blaise Pascal, the 17th century French mathematician and philosopher, once apologized. 1,054 more words

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How to Stop the Overconsumption of Health Care - HBR


December 11, 2014

Doctors and patients in the United States must work together to minimize waste in health care. 1,479 more words

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How we must tackle the cancer burden

With West Oxfordshire’s population, the Joint Strategic Needs Assessment in 2009 identified a higher than county average rates and highest rates of death from cancer, heart disease, hypertension and stroke.1… 351 more words