Healthcare Economist reaches 4,000 Posts

This post is my 4,000th blog post here at Healthcare Economist.  The blog started January 19, 2006, when I (not so) cleverly titled my very first blog post “Welcome!!!”  Over the years, we have covered a variety of issues: from health reform and value-based purchasing, to innovation and outcomes-based pricing; from current events and health…

Why the internet is free…

Because 20 years ago today, a decision with significant ramifications occured.  The CERN website relates: On 30 April 1993, CERN made the source code of WorldWideWeb available on a royalty-free basis, making it free software. And how the world has changed (for the better?) because of it.

New Blog: Hacking Healthcare

Hacking Health is a new a blog that looks at the intersections between big data, life science and healthcare.  What questions does it intend to address? “Improving healthcare is a big data problem.  The volume and kinds of data that are created over the course of a patient’s journey through the healthcare system are so large and…

The Economist Gives Thumbs Up to Economics Blogs

Although mainly discussing the quality of economics blogs focused on Macroeconomic issues, the Economist endorsed the blog-o-sphere as a productive forum for intellectual debate.  To give it some historical context: “Previous publishing revolutions, such as the advent of printing, prompted similar concerns about trivialisation and extremism. But whatever you think about the impact of blogging…