Your Doctor Knows You're Killing Yourself. The Data Brokers Told Her
by JONATHAN M. METSCH, DR.P.H., LLC
Oct 24, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
A recent Bloomberg article http://www.bloomberg.com * noted “You may soon get a call from your doctor if you’ve let your gym membership lapse, made a habit of picking up candy bars at the check-out...
…Link between Internet use and how often you end up in the emergency room
by JONATHAN M. METSCH, DR.P.H., LLC
Oct 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
Recently a New York Times article http://www.nytimes.com * noted “At least that’s one of the curious connections to emerge from a health care analysis project at the insurance division of the Unive...
Report: 7M people can get ObamaCare early
by JONATHAN M. METSCH, DR.P.H., LLC
Oct 22, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
Recently The Hill http://thehill.com/ * reported: “Almost 7 million people can sign up for health plans under ObamaCare even before the new enrollment period begins in November, according to an adv...
Federal Health-Exchange Plans to Automatically Renew
by JONATHAN M. METSCH, DR.P.H., LLC
Oct 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
A recent Wall street Journal article http://online.wsj.com * noted “The Obama administration plans to automatically renew for next year the health plans and premium subsidies that consumers obtaine...
Personalized Medicine Meets EHR Integration at Mt. Sinai
by JONATHAN M. METSCH, DR.P.H., LLC
Oct 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
Recently a Health Leaders Media story http://www.healthleadersmedia.com * noted “At Mt. Sinai Health System in New York, a combination of personalized medicine, natural language processing, and cle...
Better Hygiene Through Humiliation
by JONATHAN M. METSCH, DR.P.H., LLC
Oct 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
Recently The Atlantic http://www.theatlantic.com * reported: “As doctors and nurses move through hospitals, they aren’t the only ones making rounds—hitching a ride on their hands are dangerous bact...
"fixed indemnity plans" – not so fast
by JONATHAN M. METSCH, DR.P.H., LLC
Oct 15, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
A recent Wall Street Journal article http:// online.wsj.com * noted “The federal government….. announced… that it would require people who wanted to buy a particular type of insurance called "fixed...
“The Obama administration has given the go-ahead for a new cost-control strategy called “reference pricing.”
by JONATHAN M. METSCH, DR.P.H., LLC
Oct 14, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
A recent Washington Post article http://www.washingtonpost.com * noted ”You just might want to pay attention to the latest health insurance jargon. It could mean thousands of dollars out of your po...
” A much-touted benefit of the Affordable Care Act, the out-of-pocket limit doesn't exactly live up to its name.”
by JONATHAN M. METSCH, DR.P.H., LLC
Oct 13, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
A recent LATimes vignette noted http://www.latimes.com * “My coverage from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois is exempt from the new limits because it predates the ACA, but it still has annual spen...
“….. unnecessary medical tests and procedures is a serious problem for America’s health care system…”
by JONATHAN M. METSCH, DR.P.H., LLC
Oct 10, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
A recent Robert Wood Johnson Foundation article http://www.rwjf.org * noted: “three out of four U.S. physicians say the frequency with which doctors order but just as many say that the average phys...