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Health IT: The HUGE Hidden Cost Of Health Care

We believe that much of the true cost of healthcare lies hidden in inefficient access, delivery and payment systems that have escaped innovation and disruption until now. We contend that the lack of data pipelines enabling fluid, low cost transactions is a main impediment to reducing costs within the Health Industry. The industry standard for electronic transmission is called HIPPA ASC X12 5010. HIPAA (that’s ...more »

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Wellth IT: Syndicate and analyze data to tackle social determinants of health

The U.S spends far more per capita on health care than other countries. Yet experts estimate 75 percent of the factors that undermine population health are not medical. Instead, this is shaped by the social determinants of health – or the socioeconomic, behavioral and environmental conditions of where we are born, live, learn, work and play. While improvements in Health Information Technology and adoption of Electronic ...more »

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Checklists are the simplest and humblest change agent

I am building a startup right now called tallyfy.com inspired by the book "The Checklist Manifesto" by Atul Gawande. We believe that lists in general will help patients with common questions, and most importantly - provide a usable tool on any device for field workers to create, execute and organise best practices that could transform healthcare. We believe change starts from the ground up, at the atomic level - and the ...more »

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Filling Safety Net Gaps One Family at a Time Addresses Social Determinants for Two Generations

Family resources impact health outcomes and medical professionals want to write “social need’ prescriptions. Let’s let them. To a low-income family, one catalytic need – a security deposit, a bed – can be the difference between success and backsliding. Benevolent successfully fills these gaps, working with community organizations and individuals, allowing professionals to post clients’ needs online, and inviting donors ...more »

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A Story of Health: Health and Environment.

Multiple environments. Food. Chemicals. Social. Economic. Built. Connect the dots. Connect through stories. Kid next door with asthma. The couple who can't conceive. Little guy with a learning problem. How? Make it fun. “Piano steps” at subway, people stepped up. Art, music, movement, helps learning. Send in the clowns. No more ‘eat your spinach’, Taste the cool crunch of an apple in autumn. No more ...more »

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What’s for Dinner? Employers Can Help Answer Question in a Heart Healthy Way

The leading killer of Americans is heart disease; a chronic condition that with other chronic diseases kills 7 in 10 in the U.S. America needs to be more heart healthy, and employers can help by supporting working women figure out: what’s for dinner? It’s a stressful question and poor eating habits are a major contributing factor to heart disease. Busy lifestyles often lead to choosing something quick while sacrificing ...more »

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Let Us Decide How Research Funding is Allocated: Medical Innovation By the People and For the People

New ideas are needed to make better medicines, develop better devices, and provide better care. These ideas are generally developed through grants and investments.While we pay the taxes and overpay for devices and medicines to fund this R & D, we have No Say in what ideas are selected for grants or investments. Of the 100 Billion dollars spent in 2011 on healthcare innovations, 50B was decided by executives at pharma ...more »

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Priceline for Healthcare

Remember travel agents? How much did they add to the cost of flying? Where are they now? What if medicine got rid of it's middle man too and people could deal direct with their doctors. What we need is a fast, easy, free method for Adam Smith's free market to operate in healthcare. A place where doctors and patients go meet and agree on fees that are fair to both. Over 30% of all medical costs are administrative, ...more »

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