Posts Tagged: healthcare

U.S. Health Care vs. The World [Infographic]

To help clarify the differences between world health care systems, the online Masters in Public Health program at GW created an infographic to show how health care in the U.S. stacks up when compared to 16 other countries around the world. The data in the graphic is provided by the World Health Organization (WHO)’s WorldRead… Read more »

A Promising New Landscape for Health IT

For many people, the mere thought of going to the doctor summons images of long lines, impatient receptionists and complicated insurance billing systems. But the introduction of technology into the healthcare arena may diminish or eliminate these troubling scenes that confront us all too often at the doctor’s office. Many patients envision a healthcare systemRead… Read more »

FTC Member Julie Brill Pushes for Healthcare Data Protection

Julie Brill, a member of the Federal Trade Commission, has expressed support for privacy protection in the healthcare sector amid increasing big data applications, GovernmentHealthIT.com reported June 27. Anthony Brino writes that Brill proposes that consumers regain control over their personal information, determine the amount of data to share and be able choose whether toRead… Read more »

The One-Stop Shop for Health Insurance

Yesterday, the White House released a memo outlining the prospects of the upcoming Health Insurance Marketplace to increase choice and control for consumers. The Marketplace (aka Exchanges) will be operated differently in each state, but will nonetheless serve as the single application through which folks will be able to see if they qualify for financialRead… Read more »

Emergency Room Wait Times Impacted by Inadequate Asset Management

Most people have experienced the sometimes excruciating wait times that come with turning to a local hospital emergency room for care in a time of crisis. The phrase “hurry up and wait” comes to mind, as the rush that typically precedes arrival at the ER is often followed by a nervous (or painful) delay inRead… Read more »

Government Health Administration Careers

Many students I talk to do not realize the huge opportunity they have with respect to government health administration careers. In fact, the Veterans Health Administration has an annual budget of $46 billion and nearly 300,000 employees. Obviously a huge portion of the government. Nevertheless, the Veterans Health Administration provides assistance through administration and managementRead… Read more »

Can Apps Help Reform the Healthcare System?

By MollyJust It is widely accepted that Internet-enabled health applications have the potential to provide better information to consumers but can they play a role in changing the health system at large? Recent reporting by the Health Care Blog and Health Data Management provide some insights here. Many people believe in the power of appsRead… Read more »

Backstage Pass: Kaiser Permanente and Integrated Care

The other day I had the opportunity to get a “backstage” tour of the Kaiser Permanente Capitol Hill Medical Center. Admittedly, I didn’t know what to expect when I first walked through the door, which looks remarkably like a hospital within an office building. However, after spending several hours walking the halls and seeing theRead… Read more »

Collaborative video for healthcare the key for avoiding readmission fines

The healthcare industry has gained a lot of attention lately, especially with the endless debate surrounding the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA). Unfortunately, the majority of the discussion and debate has focused on the shortcomings of the healthcare industry and rarely offers realistic or practical solutions for improving care to patients or accountabilityRead… Read more »

Government standards support federal vendors in metropolitan DC and the nation

Government standards support federal vendors in metropolitan DC and the nation, Washington DC Government Business Examiner About one-third of metropolitan Washington DC’s economy is involved in or related to the federal government. Generally, the Nation’s Capital and surrounding suburbs are comprised of the following business sectors: Biotech – Washington DC is a biotechnology magnet, whichRead… Read more »