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Providers Don’t Take Enough Risk to Bend the Cost Curve

By KEN TERRY Back in 2015, 20 major health systems and payers pledged to convert 75% of their business to value-based arrangements by 2020. Today, more than two-thirds of payments from U.S. commercial health insurers are tied to some kind of value-based model. By 2021, the health plans expect three-quarters[…]

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Do you really understand diabetes? Over 370 million people have it

Diabetes: Let’s consider that this disease affects approximately 370 million people worldwide and many people across the globe remain undiagnosed. There are definitely some misconstrued ideas when it comes to the condition so we are here to set a few things straight. What is Diabetes? When blood glucose, also called[…]

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The rAIdiologist will see you now

By RIZWAN MALIK, MBBS The year is 2019 and Imaging By Machines have fulfilled their prophesy and control all Radiology Departments, making their organic predecessors obsolete. One such lost soul tries to decide how he might reprovision the diagnostic equipment he has set up on his narrow boat on the[…]

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What do our dreams really signify? Does dream therapy really work?

Let’s take a look at the history and theory behind dream analysis and its use within various therapies. Many researchers believe that dreams are nothing more than unconscious material which is purely a biological phenomena and has no standing or symbolic meaning. However, dream analysis and its use within psychotherapy[…]

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Reducing Churn to Increase Value in Health Care: Solutions for Payers, Providers, and Policymakers

Saeed Aminzadeh Niko Lehman-White By NIKO LEHMAN-WHITE and SAEED AMINZADEH IntroductionEvery day and in every corner of the country, innovative health care leaders are conceiving of strategies and programs to manage their patients’ health, as an alternative to treating their sickness (see Figure 1). The value-based contracts that have proliferated[…]

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