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Highlights from the Midwest Forum on Population Health

By Kurt Waltenbaugh The Illinois Public Health Institute, with support from sibling organizations in Michigan, Wisconsin, Ohio, and Indiana (Hello, Minnesota? Iowa?), sponsored the first-ever gathering of population health leaders across the upper Midwest to bridge health & health care, including health system leaders, community organizations, government, industry, and other stakeholders. John Lumpkin from Robert…

Dear Dr. Carrot: I’m Happily Married, But Diabetic. Could Divorce Help?

By Dr. Won Chung, MD As wild as it sounds, here is some very simple relationship advice for people with diabetes: Men, stay married. Women, get divorced. As the Chief Medical Officer at Carrot Health, I don’t usually advise people on their relationships. But our team has unearthed some fascinating social findings as we began…

Highlights from AHIP 2017

By Andre L’Heureux, COO General theme: the healthcare system is broken, with no practical solutions for fixing it Politics are not helping to solve anything… government regulations hinder innovation Value-based care is not going away, and both providers and payers want to work under that model Wednesday, June 7 Eric Topol, author and Director of…

The “Secret Sauce” of Population Health

Across policy and practice, health care appetites are changing.   As reimbursement models shift from volume (of procedures) to value (of health outcomes), providers are expanding their menu of services to initiate broader and earlier interventions for health, to lower costs and to reach across populations. Health and well-being are valuable societal objectives, and have consequences for our country’s bottom…

Trumpian Healthcare Reform: A “Silver Linings” Legislative Playbook

Last Friday was supposed to be the shootout at the healthcare corral where Republican gunslingers were going to take the first major step toward repealing Obamacare. Instead legislators retreated to their offices with no shots fired. Speaker Paul Ryan pulled the vote on the controversial American Health Care Act (AHCA) as moderate and conservative Republican…

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