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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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Fit Kids: A Free, After-School Fitness Program fighting obesity, and building confidence. Simple.

Childhood Obesity will help bankrupt our healthcare system if we do not fight back. Physical activity is a natural weapon to fight obesity. Research suggests that physically active children grow up to be physically active adults, so let’s get kids moving through an innovative, free, after school youth fitness program that simply makes fitness fun! By teaching children at a young age that fitness can be fun, and allowing ...more »

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World-class, neighborhood-based primary care for all Rhode Islanders

Tons of evidence tells us that robust primary care can improve population health, and that primary care can lower costs by reducing preventable hospital and emergency department use. But primary care only works if everyone has access to—and uses—world-class primary care. We think we can make Rhode Island the first place in the nation to provide world-class primary care to all Rhode Islanders. We’ll do that by building ...more »

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We can save the "lives" of 1 in 6 people around the world

Stroke is the #1 cause of permanent disability and #3 cause of death around the globe, yet less than 5% of victims get any treatment. Vesselon’s approach is transformational by enabling early restoration of cerebral blood flow to improve clinical outcomes. We are developing a low-cost, mobile, noninvasive ultrasound device used with microbubbles to treat stroke victims by dissolving a clot before victims get to the hospital. ...more »

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No Needless Pain

Pain of any kind is an insidious problem with implications far beyond physical impact. We don’t think experiencing pain without relief is acceptable, especially for our children. The nature and experience of pain is not universal, nor are the characteristics of each child and family. That’s why varied and comprehensive expertise is paramount. We were one of the first pediatric hospitals to recognize the need for better ...more »

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Clear Health Costs

Our vision: people should know what things cost in health care. How we’ll get you there: come to clearhealthcosts.com, where we’re revealing health-care prices. What’s there now: pricing surveys for common procedures in 7 metro areas; a simple search tool for Medicare prices; an informative blog; and more. When we launched in 2011, people said it couldn’t be done. Well, we did it. People are noticing. Our traffic ...more »

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Trade patients – Just like trading stocks in a new Patient Market!!

Every patient is recorded into a new patient trading platform. Patient health risks and insurance payment rewards are their corresponding "patient stock values". Like stock brokers, healthcare providers and others can trade a patients’ or a group of patients’ risks (well-being) among themselves to arrive at a market rate for buying their “patient stocks”. Stock owners get rewarded through their accurate analysis of patients ...more »

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Drive competition and Reduce healthcare costs with – “Patient List” (Like Craigslist)

“Patient List” is a secure online market place where consumers with specific medical needs will “post” their needs along with a price range they can afford to pay. Providers will actively monitor this new market place to sign up patients and directly negotiate a price with the patient consumer. This radical new approach exposes the patient to an open market place at any point during the care delivery process thereby providing ...more »

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Arsenic and Old Language: An Antidote for the Lethal Tobacco Ideology

An end to smoking, “the biggest killer in the world,” (WHO) is hastened via rigorous translation of science to public discourse. This proposal is anchored in neuroscience, social change analysis, and successful anti-smoking campaign strategies, all of which warrant dogged employment of internal event descriptors (poisonous, diseasing, lethal). While science correctly identified the problem 50 years ago, sadly we have ...more »

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Ideal Exercise Resolves Dilemma Preventing Aging Adults from Getting Exercise

Fact #1: Retiring Baby Boomers will double the ranks of Medicare, bankrupting the US and making medical providers desperate. Fact #2: 93% of Medicare costs derive from diseases with lifestyle factors. Fact #3: The leading lifestyle cause of disease is inactivity (15% of expenditures). Conclusion: Disease prevention must be our national priority, with an emphasis on exercise for Baby Boomers. But, aging joints decrease ...more »

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Virtual Health Insurance Card

The static, printed, and likely faded, insurance card we all have in our wallets is currently the only intersection between patients, providers, and payers. What if we could streamline the entire healthcare experience by virtualizing this “card” and putting it on a single, secure, real-time communications platform—a platform that would bring patients from the periphery to the center of healthcare? What if we could see ...more »

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