ROBERT NELSON, MD: Better Consumers Make Better Patients. The case for consumer-driven medical care.

BETTER CONSUMERS MAKE BETTER PATIENTS ~The case for consumer-driven medical care~ ~Why perpetuating the third-party payment model is not the answer~ By Robert W. Nelson, MD | Dr. Nelson’s Blog SEPTMEBER 19, 2013 – In the January 21st issue, JAMA.2009; 301: 321-323, the premise and conclusions put forth by Drs. Berenson and Cassel, authors of Consumer-Driven Health Care May Not Be What Patients Need — (Caveat … Continue reading ROBERT NELSON, MD: Better Consumers Make Better Patients. The case for consumer-driven medical care.

TECHNOLOGY: Startup PokitDok raising $7.5M for expansion

By Dan Verel August 15, 2014 4:39 pm – California startup PokitDok is in the midst of raising another $7.5 million that will support further expansion, according to an SEC filing. The company, started in 2011, has developed an API platform that parses claims data, which can then be used by third-party developers, health systems, insurers or employers looking to track in real time the … Continue reading TECHNOLOGY: Startup PokitDok raising $7.5M for expansion

Humana and Iora Health Partner to Launch Accountable Care Agreement in Arizona and Washington

Iora to open four Iora Primary Care practices exclusive to Humana Medicare Advantage members, designed to improve members’ health and well-being. September 16, 2014 11:15 AM Eastern Daylight Time – PHOENIX & SEATTLE–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Improved health and more coordinated care for Medicare Advantage members is the goal behind a new Accountable Care arrangement and population health management partnership between Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM) and Iora … Continue reading Humana and Iora Health Partner to Launch Accountable Care Agreement in Arizona and Washington