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What’s a guy (or gal) have to do to get a fiduciary for a health insurance broker?

Employers spent an estimated $738B on health benefits covering roughly 170 million Americans in 2018. Half of US employers use a health insurance broker to put together a package of health benefits that will best suit their employees. Tony Robbins does an Unshakeable job of analyzing the ways individual American consumers should be shopping forContinue reading “What’s a guy (or gal) have to do to get a fiduciary for a health insurance broker?”

The pharmacy benefit manager and private equity firm will see you now

The #1 cause of personal bankruptcy in the United States is medical debt and healthcare is officially the largest employer in the United States of America. When anyone with a heartbeat can take on a mortgage or apply for a college loan, bubbles happen. Similar to the principles that underlie The Giving Pledge trying toContinue reading “The pharmacy benefit manager and private equity firm will see you now”

Office of National Coordinator, can we get a blockchain?

In 2008, 9% of US Hospitals had some form of an electronic health record system (EHR, EMR), today over 96% of US Hospitals have an EHR system. The arms race in healthcare information technology adoption since The HITECH Act has created a patch work quilt of systems to communicate our nation’s healthcare data. The doubleContinue reading “Office of National Coordinator, can we get a blockchain?”

Why can’t all health plans pick us up and take us to the gym?

If we look at the bell curve of adopting healthcare delivery models in the United States, rest assured we are still early adopters of the quality variety in 2019. Take the Medicare Access and Chip Re-Authorization Act (MACRA) which has been the flavor for Medicare Part B’s quality reimbursement programs since 2015. The Merit-Based IncentiveContinue reading “Why can’t all health plans pick us up and take us to the gym?”

Patient Experience is a real thing, finally

The HITECH Act created an immense opportunity for healthcare providers with the appropriate tools and culture to thrive by engaging with their patient populations. There are example after example where organizations are skating quickly towards who the payor is becoming, the patient. Couple the rise of mobile devices with the advent of organizations like TheContinue reading “Patient Experience is a real thing, finally”

Navigating the existential impacts of dementia, Part 1:

“Up to 47 million Americans have preclinical Alzheimer’s Dementia (AD), meaning they have AD in the brain, but no symptoms.” Assuming that roughly 1 in 6 Americans have preclinical AD, how does one navigate all the systems and processes available if you are faced with the prospect of sustaining a loved one’s activities of dailyContinue reading “Navigating the existential impacts of dementia, Part 1:”

Digitizing American Healthcare

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009 was intended to be a boon to the economy on the heels of a tumultuous 2008. The Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH) is a lesser-known stimulus program within ARRA that propelled the United States of America towards the digitization of personal health records. The benefitsContinue reading “Digitizing American Healthcare”


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