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Innovation vs. Equity in Health Care Philanthropy

In the Denver Post, Dottie Lamm makes discusses Larry Ellison’s hope to live forever and his donation towards anti-aging research.  Ellison has donated $450 million to anti-aging research. Ms. Lamm worries that this research will only benefit the rich. If such measures are available only to billionaires, or millionaires, or even to “one-percenters,” I see […]

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Health in Baltimore

Baltimore is in the news, and not for the best reasons.  The arrest and eventual death of Freddie Gray have unleashed a series of protests and riots.  One conference where the Healthcare Economist had a poster presentation–the American Heart Association (AHA) Quality of Care and Outcomes Research (QCOR) Scientific Sessions (conference) was cancelled this week due […]

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Precision for Medicine Acquires Precision Health Economics

Big news in the world of Health Economics and Outcomes Research (HEOR).  The press release is below. Precision for Medicine Acquires Precision Health Economics Extends Leadership in Health Economics and Outcomes Research With a Focus on Evidence Generation in an Era of Precision Medicine Bethesda, MD, and Los Angeles, April 16, 2015 – Precision for […]

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Friday Links

Google Body? Negotiate without being a pushover. Things you didn’t know about income taxes. Tax deductions economists hate. Drawbacks of EMRs. Pharma productivity crisis?

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4 Questions

It is currently Passover, the Jewish celebration of the Exodus from Egypt. One of the many traditions at the Passover Seder is to read the 4 questions. Here at the Healthcare Economist, I will also bring you 4 questions…health-care related questions that is on some of the more interesting topics from the past week. Everyone […]

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Friday Links

Men’s salaries as nurses. “Top Lawyers” are average. MRI’s for less. Before and after. Health insurance exchange enrollment. California is nuts.

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HWR is up

Jennifer Salopek has posted the latest Health Wonk Review, Spring Break Edition at Wing of Zock.  This week’s topics are diverse and far ranging – Jennifer does a great job dishing them up.

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Tuesday Links

Madness? (March-related) Homo Clinicus. The next step for 23andMe. How to kill a doctor. Getting noticed. Biotech contrarian.

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Parents and Vaccinations

No, this story is not about parents who don’t vaccinate their kids.  It’s about parents who have vaccinated their kids (or plan to), but want to keep their children away from unvaccinated children.  From the LA Times: A Bay Area mother formed a Facebook page where parents could arrange play dates for their children with […]

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Friday Links

Maps about America. Innovation at NHS? $63,000. Health care costs and technology. Is Apple’s ResearchKit ready for prime time?

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