Hospitals Kill More Patients Than They Save

Hospitals Kill More Patients Than They Save

The traditional fee for service hospital should be dead. Many different corporations, from pharmaceutical companies to health insurers, are consistently pinned as the “bad guys” leading to rising costs in the US healthcare industry. While these organizations have done plenty to justify their vilification, I believe that hospitals deserve similar criticisms. While hospitals are home to many of our country’s heroes (physicians, nurses, social workers, etc.), their business model is not built to sustain our healthcare system into the future.

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Build a Resume with Swagger

Build a Resume with Swagger

Over the past 2 years, I have had countless conversations with leaders across the healthcare community as I searched for the right role following my MBA program. Every time I sent them my resume following the conversation, I would cringe as I reviewed the boring format used by all my peers. Although it quantified my impact in previous roles, it did very little to tell the potential interviewer about who I am as a person. To rectify this for the future (far future hopefully), I used the style of the Marissa Mayer resume to create my own with a little flavor.

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Medicare Isn't Free: Estimating Annual Costs (Infographic)

Medicare Isn't Free: Estimating Annual Costs (Infographic)

As I prepare to write a post diving deep into Medicare for All, I did some research to truly understand what the current Medicare Program costs both patients and taxpayers in the US. As someone with multiple grandparents on Medicare, I found this research helpful as we discussed their plan options. I hope this can help others as they consider the right option for their needs.

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Finding Mental Health: How Tech Can Help

Finding Mental Health: How Tech Can Help

Mental illness is a growing problem in the United States, particularly among adolescents. Suicide rates have been rising steadily over the last decade. The US has almost double the rate of its closest competitor in deaths per 100,000 due to mental health disorders and substance abuse. In the United States, there are 43M Americans that have a mental disorder - 18% of the population. Let’s explore ways technology can help address this pressing challenge.

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Healthcare & the Holidays: A Guide to Surviving the Family Debate

Healthcare & the Holidays: A Guide to Surviving the Family Debate

The holidays in my household are for spending time with family, reconnecting with loved ones…….and fierce political debate. Much to the chagrin of many members at the dinner table, opposing political philosophies tend to result in a heated discussion about “how to solve the world’s problems.” While probably not the most effective discussion, I do enjoy attempting to share my beliefs on specific topics - particularly healthcare (I know, you are shocked). In preparation for this year’s thunderdome, I wanted to put together a guide that could help you respond effectively if you experience a similar situation. Enjoy and happy holidays!

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Launching a Career in Digital Health: 5 Tips for Future Job Applicants

Launching a Career in Digital Health: 5 Tips for Future Job Applicants

Digital Health has suddenly become one the hottest industries in the country as investment dollars flow to the budding sector and top technology companies look to “disrupt” healthcare. However, figuring out where and how to launch a new career in this space can be daunting. Having landed roles with top health tech companies over the last several years (although I still have a lot to learn), I wanted to share some insights that I am hoping will help others on their journey

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Wearing Out Wearables: How Consumer Devices Have Failed Patients

Wearing Out Wearables: How Consumer Devices Have Failed Patients

The “wearables” buzzword has been floating around the healthcare technology ecosystem for decades, and the consumer market for these devices has grown rapidly over the past several years. However, despite the 325M that are currently active globally (Statista), wearables have not lived up to their potential in driving improvement in patient care.

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Chronic Disease Management: Tech's Role in Fighting Diabetes

Chronic Disease Management: Tech's Role in Fighting Diabetes

Value-based care models are often successful because they do many of the little things right rather than just one big thing. As such, I wanted to explore some of the foundations of population health strategies, and I decided to begin my research with one of the most prolific chronic diseases facing our society: Diabetes.

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The Link Between Physician Burnout and Provider Business Models

The Link Between Physician Burnout and Provider Business Models

Levels of physician burnout are most impacted by the business model in which a provider operates. Technology has certainly contributed to it, but that is because the tech was built for the goals of the business model. The most important thing we can do to address this problem is convert as much of the industry as possible to reward value over volume

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Deep Dive: Addressing Social Determinants for a Better Tomorrow

Deep Dive: Addressing Social Determinants for a Better Tomorrow

I attempt to provide an overview of social determinants of health, the impact they have on health outcomes, how we have attempted to address them in both the public and private spheres, and the role technology can play going forward.

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