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How data from fitness trackers, medical devices could affect health insurance.

Below is a link to completely clueless reportage about the use of wearables and fitness trackers by Big Brother, er, I mean, healthcare industry players that have only your interests at heart. 657 more words

Health Policy

Vik Khanna reblogged this on Khanna On Health Blog and commented:

A writer at Slate gets it all wrong.

One Year of Public Health & Primary Care Working Together

At the end of 2014 my firm began working with “A Practical Playbook,” an organization that facilitates collaboration between partners in public health and primary care for the purpose of improving population health. 467 more words

Population Health

Measuring the New Doctor “Visit”

Team-based Care Requires Team-based Metrics

 By Jen Coury

The old adage goes, “You get what you pay for.” But what are you paying a health care provider for if it’s not a doctor’s visit? 1,053 more words

Alternative Payment Methodology

Sustainability has more to it than continued aid money

Whenever the topic of sustainability in Afghan health projects is raised, the initial thought that comes to mind is financial sustainability.We usually forget that besides financial sustainability, there are other factors that are as important as finance, if not more. 542 more words

Population Health

U.S. Supreme Court: Dentists can't regulate teeth whitening - NY Daily News

A great smackdown of the American dental industry. By the way, did you know that the standard dental advice to see your dentist twice yearly for checkups is meaningless? 88 more words

Population Health

On Conceptions of Prevention (Medical Humanities Lexicon)

Several of the listserves I participate in have linked to Gilbert Welch’s article in the NY Times asserting that prevention is not a cure-all. Countering both presidential candidates’ assertions that “preventive medicine” is needed to improve population health, Welch argues that this is a myth: 507 more words

Weight Management

Risking cancer: the effect of diet, lifestyle and the environment - Biome

A prominent researcher from the massive, long-running EPIC study, on the value of exercise to cancer prevention. No matter what size you are, it is always a good idea to work to maximize your fitness level. 87 more words

Population Health