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Weekend Reading

How high are adverse events rates? Do MTM work? Immigration status and the ACA. Factors NICE considers when making health technology appraisals. How expanding Medicaid affects the use of inpatient & ER sevices.

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Visit your doctor whenever you like

Typical hours when illness strikes is 24 hours a day, 7 days per week.  In the US, typical physician hours are 9-5, Monday through Friday. Although this is changing (CVS Minute Clinics have Saturday and Sunday hours), it is still difficult for individuals who are work and are ill to see a doctor without taking […]

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End of week links

Diagnosing cancer early. The money duck. Pythagorean wins for soccer. Battle of the billionaires. Talking Trade-offs.

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HWR + More

David Williams hosts this week’s Health Work Review at the Health Business Blog.  If you need more entertainment for the end of your week, check out the links below as well. Eradicating Ebola in 100 days. Teachers with coding skills. Using social media to track adverse events. Uber goes to Lambeau. “…unless they get paid […]

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The Apple Watch and Health

Apple recently unveiled its smart watch.  The watch not only is a mini-computer, but it can help improve your health. Pharmafile reports: The watch comes with an app that promises to calculate all kinds of data including heart rate, calories burned and other metrics in one place – and can also count how many stairs […]

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End of Week Links

eHarmony for Healthcare. Biggest healthcare stories of the summer. Do Economists Care? Concussion watch. Bedbugs take over NY (not what you think)

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Do we need to go back to PHRs?

There has been lots of public outcry for integrated, interoperable electronic health records (EHR).  Having EHRs silos makes it difficult for physicians, hospitals and other providers to share information with one another and with patients.  However, there is one benefit of these silos; any data breach will be somewhat contained. Are data breaches of EMRs a problem. […]

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Mid-week links

Workers’ Comp trends. LA storeys. Who ordered that? P4P skepticism. This paper is about nothing.  

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A biologic by any other name would smell as sweet?

How important is a name?  In the case of biologics and biosimilars, billions of dollars depends on whether biosimilars can share the same name as branded biologics.  WonkBlog explains the biologic vs. biosimilar debate: Biologics, which treat serious diseases like cancer and multiple sclerosis, are usually more expensive than conventional drugs, and they’re also harder to […]

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Friday Links

Do voters now like Obamacare? The deadliest drug. Evidence for digital medicine. X-ray goggles. CDC Ebola guidance.

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