A case for blockchain, and ADEIT:

Why is it that black hats are happy to hand over our healthcare data in exchange for Bitcoin? There is probably utility in understanding why the people stealing our healthcare data leverage blockchain technology as a mechanism for capturing revenue for their “services”. And if data breaches don’t justify the means, how about our abilityContinue reading “A case for blockchain, and ADEIT:”

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:”

Quality, With a Dash of Affordability

Healthcare is unlike any other business model that exists which is why it is difficult to manage and evaluate for innovation. To be sure, technology and “the man” are innovating but, it’s happening in a framework that is difficult to modify in short periods of time (generations). Regardless, the Medical Loss Ratio should not abdicateContinue reading “Quality, With a Dash of Affordability”

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”