Partners for a Healthy City: A Sneak Peek at UT Austin’s New Medical School

Partners for a Healthy City: A Sneak Peek at UT Austin’s New Medical School »

26 Jan, 2015
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A rendering of the new administration building and courtyard. All images provided. Something big is happening right off of Interstate 35, just north of downtown Austin. In November 2012, Travis County paved the way for the development of a university medical school by voting to raise property tax revenue to support…
What You Missed at Boston’s Big Data & Healthcare Analytics Forum

What You Missed at Boston’s Big Data & Healthcare Analytics Forum »

26 Nov, 2014
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Suchi Saria speaks at the Big Data & Healthcare Analytics Forum. Photo by Aine Cryts. The ethics of using predictive analytics in medical decision making. A mobile app that captures clinical data from Parkinson’s patients. Using predictive analytics to help inform end of life decisions. These are just three of the topics…
What a Community-Based Asthma Care Program Teaches Us About Payment Reform

What a Community-Based Asthma Care Program Teaches Us About Payment Reform »

A Boston Children's Hospital asthma initiative serves as a case study for payment reform. Photo via higherperspective.com It’s clear as day that the American method of paying for healthcare is broken. But things get murky when it comes to finding appropriate solutions. Debates about the "ideal" payment model, a model that offers…
Shopping for Health Insurance with Walmart & DirectHealth.com

Shopping for Health Insurance with Walmart & DirectHealth.com »

14 Oct, 2014
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Photo via NBC News. Many critics of our healthcare system recommend buying healthcare like you'd buy a car. Now Walmart is hoping on board, too. On October 6, 2014, Walmart announced a partnership with DirectHealth.com, launching a program they call 'Healthcare Begins Here' that hopes to educate customers on health insurance options. DirectHealth.com…
Leapfrog’s Leader Warns of “Tsunami” Ahead at Economist’s Health Care Forum

Leapfrog’s Leader Warns of “Tsunami” Ahead at Economist’s Health Care Forum »

29 Sep, 2014
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Speakers at the Economist's Health Care Forum debated the riding costs of healthcare. Image via Lori Ehrlich. A mammogram can cost between $45 and $400 in Miami, Fla. But in New York City, an MRI of your lower back can range from $416 to $4,527. If patients can’t pinpoint the cost…

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