Even the most seasoned patients are no match for the Medical Insurance Industrial Complex

“Does my insurance cover this?” I cannot calculate how often a patient poses this inquiry to me assuming wrongly that I have expertise in the insurance and reimbursement aspects of medicine. If I — a gastroenterologist — do not even know ho…

Obamacare Market Grows Stronger Despite Trump’s Legal Assault

Health insurers say they are expanding Obamacare coverage options to new markets next year thanks to an improving financial performance.

Predicting Hospitalization: Machine Learning Models On The Rise

Can machine learning give healthcare professionals an ability to apply interventions promptly and effectively?

Exploring The Link Between Inflammation And Depression: Study Suggests Women Are Affected The Most

More research is revealing a close connection between the body’s inflammatory response and depression. A new study adds another dimension, finding women may be affected more severely by the connection than men.

Why Health Tech Entrepreneurs Should Visit Michaels

Art supply store Michaels offers an elegant, technology-enabled approach to picture framing that offers three lessons for health tech entrepreneurs.

Why Health Tech Entrepreneurs Should Visit Michaels

Art supply store Michaels offers an elegant, technology-enabled approach to picture framing that offers three lessons for health tech entrepreneurs.

Digital Medicine: Digital Health, Plus Evidence, Plus Humility

I see a new generation of researchers who grew up immersed in data+digital beginning to populate incumbent healthcare organizations+pharma companies, bringing with them a new set of expectations+capabilities. With time, effort, and a bit of luck, I sus…

Latest Salmonella Outbreak: Do You Have Chickens In The Backyard?

Got chickens or other poultry in the backyard? Pay attention to this CDC warning.

A medical student’s first patient presentation

In medical school, you’re not taught how to give stellar patient presentations. Yes, you’re shown the traditional order of things: “Give an effective one-liner first, then tell the HPI [history of present illness] but only give pertinent info, etc.” Ju…

Private equity in gastroenterology: Is it the future?

An excerpt from Private Equity in Gastroenterology: Navigating the Next Wave. A long time ago, gastroenterologists ran solo or small group practices. Despite the myriad challenges of running a medical business, doctors enjoyed the independence that pri…

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