The Future of Aging and Technology

from THCB at on July 31, 2015 at 05:59PM By SUSANNAH FOX You might be wondering why a Chief Technology Officer would be talking about aging. Isn’t tech a young person’s game? First of all, I love Alan Kay’s definition: Technology is anything invented after you were born. Second, my grandmother, who used a CB […]

Rise of the Machines

from THCB at on July 31, 2015 at 03:03PM By SHIRIE LENG, MD “We are convinced the machine can do better than human anesthesiologists.” This statement was made by a doctor. Not only a doctor but an anesthesiologist. Not just an anesthesiologist but a pediatric anesthesiologist. Not just any old pediatric anesthesiologist but one […]

At 50, Medicare and Medicaid Face the Challenge of a New Generation of Super-Expensive Drugs

from THCB at on July 30, 2015 at 07:33PM By STEVEN FINDLAY Happy birthday Medicare and Medicaid!   Fifty years old today.   Middle age.  Congratulations.  You’ve survived a lot—and 76 million baby boomers and 60 million low-income Americans are mighty glad you’re still around, covering one in three Americans, with solvency until 2030 at last […]

Good, Bad, or Indifferent on Drug Pricing: A Value Benchmark Approach for Newly Launched Drugs in the United States.

from tHEORetically Speaking at on July 30, 2015 at 02:29PM Hardly a day goes by without a new article being published in the mainstream press or a medical journal discussing drug pricing.  The cost of drugs is a hot potato topic at medical meetings, pharma conference rooms, government hearings, and dinner tables.  And this […]

Impact of Performance-Based Financing in a Low-Resource Setting: A Decade of Experience in Cambodia

from Health Economics at on July 30, 2015 at 12:02PM This paper exploits the geographic expansion of performance-based financing (PBF) in Cambodia over a decade to estimate its effect on the utilization of maternal and child health services. PBF is estimated to raise the proportion of births occurring in incentivized public health facilities by […]

The Medical Cost Attributable to Obesity and Overweight in China: Estimation Based on Longitudinal Surveys

from Health Economics at on July 30, 2015 at 11:58AM With its rapid economic growth and fast changing lifestyle, China witnessed expansionary prevalence of obesity and overweight during the recent decades. This paper provides the first nationally representative estimate of the medical cost attributable to obesity and overweight in China. We improve upon the […]

tfchoices ltd website live

from Terry Flynn PhD at on July 30, 2015 at 08:38AM My company website is live! My sister (once again) has done sterling work for me – we are going to change the “revolving cycle of pictures” to better convey the kinds of human decision-making problems I will be dealing with. However, it has […]