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August 16, 2016
This blog post is the third in a series discussing how vulnerable segments of the US population interact with and experience the health care system.
August 11, 2016
It is well-documented that the global population is projected to exceed nine billion people by 2050.
August 9, 2016
Behavioral health patients die from tobacco-related diseases at a much higher rate than the general population.
August 4, 2016
Rising inequality, widening differences in racial perceptions of the country’s direction, and increasing social tension add new urgency to funders’ efforts.
August 2, 2016
As the Baby Boom generation reaches retirement at a rate of 10,000 people per day, and advances in health care and medicine extend our lifespans, American families need more care than ever before. At least 20% of our population will be over the age of 65 by the year 2030.
July 28, 2016
My Twitter pal and founding partner of Forthright Health Management, Tom Valenti, wrote in TechCrunch that “there will never be an Uber for healthcare” because “[h]ealthcare is not a transaction business; it is a relationship business.”
July 26, 2016
Family caregiving is today’s issue just as childcare was in the 1980’s. More than 25 million Americans are working at a job and caregiving at home—that’s nearly one out of five workers.
July 19, 2016
A quarter century ago a controversial clinical idea burst onto the scene in the form of published research.
July 12, 2016
We all want a high quality, technically correct health care experience. From a population perspective, unnecessary variations in care must be diminished.
July 6, 2016
Every year, one in three older adults will fall and more than two million will be treated in emergency departments for fall-related injuries.
June 30, 2016
In the six years since the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was signed into law, it has survived three elections, two Supreme Court decisions, and countless legislative challenges.
June 29, 2016
From all the political discussion about health care, you’d think that government health policy generally lives or dies by what happens to the Affordable Care Act (ACA), aka Obamacare.
Assistant Secretary Greenlee Calls for Stronger Advocacy, Solutions, and “Community-Based Technology
June 28, 2016
On April 26, Assistant Secretary for Aging Kathy Greenlee addressed the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (n4a) at its spring policy conference.
June 16, 2016
Last year, the world spent more than $100b on cancer drugs—the equivalent of paying for more than 100 round trips to the moon.
June 14, 2016
The second Men’s Health Week in the U.K. was launched in London in 2003 in a venue that will seem strange to many U.S. readers—a betting shop.
June 9, 2016
No matter what you want to do, there’s an app for that, and health is no exception. With more than 165,000 health-related apps available, mobile health apps, called mHealth apps by some, are already a huge part of the digital market and are poised to grow even more abundant.