Healthcare Triage: Obamacare Helped the Uninsured, but the Underinsured, Not So Much

from The Incidental Economist at http://bit.ly/1MuGGpt on March 31, 2015 at 06:43PM The Affordable Care Act in the US, like most health care reform efforts, focuses on uninsurance. That’s fine, as people without insurance do face significant problems accessing the healthcare system in the United States. But underinsurance is a real issue, too, and it’s […]

Investigating the effects of ICT on innovation and performance of European hospitals: an exploratory study

from Latest Results for The European Journal of Health Economics at http://bit.ly/1Cpj9hN on March 31, 2015 at 01:00AM Abstract Hospitals are making big investments in various types of ICT, so it is important to investigate their effects on innovation and performance. This paper presents an empirical study in this direction, based on data for 743 […]

HxRefactored Interview: Care Delivery Innovation with Mulesoft

from The Health Care Blog at http://bit.ly/1BGoEVG on March 31, 2015 at 06:54AM Matthew Holt, Co-Chairman of Health 2.0 recently interviewed David Chao, Director of Industry Solutions at Mulesoft. Mulesoft is a “connectivity company” with a vision to connect the world’s data, devices, and applications. During this interview, David shares the challenges within health care […]

AcademyHealth: Did Massachusetts health reform fail to help patients with chronic illness?

from The Incidental Economist at http://bit.ly/1HfeVdR on March 30, 2015 at 05:31PM A paper published last year by Stryjewski et al. found that Massachusetts health reform was not associated with health improvements for patients with certain chronic conditions. A different paper, published earlier in the year by Sommers et al., found that Massachusetts health reform was associated […]

Did Massachusetts health reform fail to help patients with chronic illness?

from AcademyHealth Blog at http://bit.ly/1abeg2E on March 30, 2015 at 05:00PM A paper published last year by Stryjewski et al. found that Massachusetts health reform was not associated with health improvements for patients with certain chronic conditions. A different paper, published earlier in the year by Sommers et al., found that Massachusetts health reform was associated with reductions […]

Does diabetes prevention pay for itself? Evaluation of the M.O.B.I.L.I.S. program for obese persons

from Latest Results for The European Journal of Health Economics at http://bit.ly/1xOytWJ on March 31, 2015 at 01:00AM Abstract In response to the growing burden of obesity, public primary prevention programs against obesity have been widely recommended. Several studies have estimated the cost-effectiveness of diabetes-prevention trials for different countries. Nevertheless, it is still controversial if […]

Investigating the effects of ICT on innovation and performance of European hospitals: an exploratory study

from Latest Results for The European Journal of Health Economics at http://bit.ly/1Cpj9hN on March 31, 2015 at 01:00AM Abstract Hospitals are making big investments in various types of ICT, so it is important to investigate their effects on innovation and performance. This paper presents an empirical study in this direction, based on data for 743 […]