Kenny Lin, MD, The Common Sense Family Doctor

Nurturing the next generation of diverse family physicians

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July 28, 2014

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EDUCATION:

The bottom line on national statistics on college graduation rates is that “rich kids graduate; poor and working-class kids don’t.” And surprisingly, graduation rates have little relationship to natural ability and much more to do with confidence, rooted in one’s socioeconomic background.

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Tracy Granzyk MS, Managing Editor, Educate the Young

Trying to Find Flow in Healthcare Once Again

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July 27, 2014

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EDUCATION:

As defined by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, being “in flow” means achieving a state of mind, or being, where time stands still and an individual is so in tune with the moment, and so engrossed in the activity, that all awareness of the self or self-consciousness is overtaken by the activity at hand, and a feeling of well-being is experienced.

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New Diet Studies, or How Fads are Born

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July 27, 2014

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Aging, anti-aging & longevity, Diabetes & metabolic syndrome, Food and nutrition, Metabolism and biochemistry, Michaeli, Obesity & weight loss, Prevention:

The interaction of diet and health is immensely difficult to unravel. Flawed studies don’t help. But like the free radical theory of disease and longevity, when the public wants an easy answer, they acquire a life of their own and become dogma.

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Doctors:  Solve “Daily Rounds” Clinical Cases on Your Phone

Doctors: Solve “Daily Rounds” Clinical Cases on Your Phone

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July 26, 2014

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EDUCATION, Entrepreneurs, Health care professionals, Innovation/innovative companies, Salber, SV Health 2.0:

Daily Rounds collects clinical cases from medical schools & individual docs so physicians can learn from case studies via their mobile phone.

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Bob Laszewski, Host of Health Care Policy and Marketplace Review

Halbig Decision Puts Obamacare on the Front Burner & Gives Republicans a Political Headache

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July 25, 2014

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POLICY:

The recent 2-1 decision by the DC Court of Appeals striking down federal premium subsidies, in at least the 27 states that opted for the feds to run their Obamacare insurance exchanges, has the potential to strike a devastating blow to the new health law

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Giving GeriJoy to Loved Ones with Dementia

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July 25, 2014

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Entrepreneurs, Innovation/innovative companies, Patient experience, Salber, SV Health 2.0:

GeriJoy harnesses the global supply of human compassion & intelligence to enable families to provide loved ones with low cost care & supervision.

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Mark Fendrick MD, Director of Center for VBID  at University of Michigan

VBID for Better Care Act of 2014

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July 24, 2014

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ACTIVISM, INSURANCE, Salber:

Bipartisan legislation would allow Medicare Advantage plans to reduce certain co-payments or coinsurance for beneficiaries to drive better health care outcomes and lower costs.

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Calvin Togashi, Principal Consultant at Assigncorp

Prompt Outreach: Solving for Simple Between-Office Visit Communication

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July 23, 2014

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Entrepreneurs, Innovation/innovative companies, Patient experience, Salber, SV Health 2.0:

“Prompt Outreach” will offer (they are still in beta) clinicians a simple way to outreach to patients via a variety of means (emails, SMS texts, telephony, and PDF letters).

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Star Cunningham, CEO 4D Healthware

Star Cunningham presents 4D Healthware

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July 23, 2014

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Innovation/innovative companies, Salber, SV Health 2.0, Technology in healthcare:

4D can take in lab data, genome data, data from fitness trackers, and with your permission, data from your EHR. It will be analyzed via 4D’s analytic engines, and turned into actionable information that you can use.

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Lisa Suennen - the Venture Valkyrie

Digital Health: What the Hell?

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July 23, 2014

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Innovation/innovative companies:

I figured I would ease back into the blog with something light-hearted, so today I bring you the first installment of Digital Health: What the Hell? This intermittent but ongoing series will highlight so-called digital health products that are actually real but which, at least in my personal opinion, fail to meet the classic VC requirement of “need to have” vs. “nice to have.”

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Technology & Innovation

Doctors:  Solve “Daily Rounds” Clinical Cases on Your Phone

Doctors: Solve “Daily Rounds” Clinical Cases on Your Phone

July 26, 2014 5 comments

Daily Rounds collects clinical cases from medical schools & individual docs so physicians can learn from case studies via their mobile phone.

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Politics & Policy

Bob Laszewski, Host of Health Care Policy and Marketplace Review

Halbig Decision Puts Obamacare on the Front Burner & Gives Republicans a Political Headache

July 25, 2014 0 comments

The recent 2-1 decision by the DC Court of Appeals striking down federal premium subsidies, in at least the 27 states that opted for the feds to run their Obamacare insurance exchanges, has the potential to strike a devastating blow to the new health law

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