Primary Care Change Agents: HMS Fellows Push for Innovation

Primary Care Change Agents: HMS Fellows Push for Innovation »

19 Aug, 2014
PeopleUncategorized
Harvard Medical School, photo via flickr. Each year, the Innovation Fellows program at Harvard Medical School's Center for Primary Care selects doctors to focus on one of America's biggest healthcare puzzles: primary care. The fellows create communities of clinician innovators and mentors, promote cross-disciplinary collaborations, and lead innovations in diabetes, depression management,…
“Putting Care in Context” Winners Attack Health Hurdles

“Putting Care in Context” Winners Attack Health Hurdles »

18 Aug, 2014
NewsUncategorized
Share4Care won second place in the "Putting Care in Context" challenge. The California HealthCare Foundation (CHCF), MadPow, and Health 2.0 announced the winners of their "Putting Care in Context" design challenge last week. The challenge sought innovative ideas that might help patients take an active role in sharing their health struggles and…
For Richer or Poorer: Concierge Medicine

For Richer or Poorer: Concierge Medicine »

Who's interested in using concierge medicine? Everyone, according to Dr. Stephen Schimpff. Photo from ZweenaHealth. Is concierge medicine for everyone or is it just for the rich, the 1%? Most people assume it is for the elite and cannot be afforded by the common man, the masses. That is unfortunate because in many…
The Medical Activist Generation

The Medical Activist Generation »

13 Aug, 2014
News
Dr. Jennifer Joe speaking on a "Hacking Academic Medical Center Silos" panel at South by Southwest V2V. All photos provided by Jennifer Joe. Reflecting on my own training at the age of 34, I'm finding that I'm in the middle of two very distinct generations of physicians: the traditional, paternalistic one-finger typers…
Population Medicine: The Future of American Healthcare?

Population Medicine: The Future of American Healthcare? »

Dr. Paul George is an Assistant Professor of Family Medicine at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University (AMS). He's also the Director of AMS' Primary Care-Population Medicine Program, a new combined MD-ScM program in which students earn a medical degree and a Master's of Science degree in Population Medicine. We first met Dr.…
Direct Primary Care & FitBits: Life with AtlasMD

Direct Primary Care & FitBits: Life with AtlasMD »

1 Aug, 2014
Companies
Josh Umbehr, MD, Founder of AtlasMD You don’t have car insurance for gasoline. Why have health insurance for family medicine? There are a number of innovations and care delivery models happening all across the US. What are physicians doing? What are they doing? What's working? AtlasMD is a direct primary care…
Be Part of the Change & Empower the Next Generation of Primary Care Providers

Be Part of the Change & Empower the Next Generation of Primary Care Providers »

18 Jul, 2014
News
As the Editor-in-Chief of MedTech Boston and because I’m leading a boot-strapped start-up company, I talk to a number of entrepreneurs, Angels, and venture capitalists every week. One VC was confused about Medstro, and instead replied, “You know what you should build—a website for me to know what specialist to go to. For example, there’s…
Primary Care Challenge (#PCC14): Open Call to Innovators!

Primary Care Challenge (#PCC14): Open Call to Innovators! »

5 Jul, 2014
MTB Contest
What are you doing to transform American health care delivery on the front lines? On March 23, 2010 President Obama signed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) into law. This is commonly called "Obamacare", and together with the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act, represents the most significant regulatory overhaul of the U.S. healthcare system since…

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