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How to save a life? Veteran care for the 21st Century.

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In a time of incredible technological advancement, the military sees greater physical protection of the soldier body; sometimes even the absence of the soldier body in contemporary warfare (as with drone airplanes), and thus, as a public, we see less injured veterans. Or do we? In campaigns for the control of the hearts, minds and [...]

The Rise of Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs)

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One key point of critique in current healthcare reform discussion is that the current payment system does not support coordinated care that is high quality and cost-efficient. In response, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act contains provisions to encourage the creation of Accountable Care Organizations, or ACOs, initially limited to Medicare. The foundation of [...]

Does healthcare reform = better health?

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The current 1600 page Healthcare Reform document, as a blueprint of the future of health care, focuses its reforming energies on three main areas — insurance, organizations and providers. More importantly, it focuses on reducing the restrictions of access to all three areas; We have written several different posts around healing designs, the ambulatory clinical [...]