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Policy Watch 2015 with Breaking News!

January 27, 2015

In the last few blogs we’ve spoken about changes needed to improve healthcare and take full advantage of what Telehealth and digital health has to offer.   Some of these things are...

Super Utilizers - Part 2 – Push, Carry, Catch

January 23, 2015

This week’s column is a few days late because I went to visit my mom in Santa Cruz.  The visit coincided with one of her doctor’s appointments.  My Mom has had health problems most of her...

Super utilizers – Part 1 - Population Health

January 14, 2015

The last few weeks we have looked at different paradigms and technologies to challenge the Fee-For-Service model.  A population health management focus involving accountable care organizations (...

J.C. Herz and Kabir Kasargod for President!

January 7, 2015

Happy New Year.  This year CMS will reimburse for Remote or ‘Telemonitoring’ (the most misunderstood of the 3 legs of Telehealth).  Yes finally, remote patient monitoring is considered a...

Universal Health Care - Reward Offered!

December 29, 2014

This holiday season I wanted to write about an extraordinary article: Prioritizing integrated mHealth strategies for universal health coverage by Garret Mehl and Aliain Labrique.   It is...