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Improving Medical AI Safety by Addressing Hidden Stratification

Jared Dunnmon Luke Oakden-Rayner By LUKE OAKDEN-RAYNER MD, JARED DUNNMON, PhD Medical AI testing is unsafe, and that isn’t likely to change anytime soon. No regulator is seriously considering implementing “pharmaceutical style” clinical trials for AI prior to marketing approval, and evidence strongly suggests that pre-clinical testing of medical AI[…]

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Can Rah-Rah, Blah-Blah and Meh Accelerate Digital Health Innovation?

By MICHAEL MILLENSON Can combining health tech “rah-rah,” health policy “blah-blah” and the “meh” of academic research accelerate the uptake of digital health innovation? AcademyHealth, the health services research policy group, is co-locating its Health Datapalooza meeting, rooted in cheerleading for “Data Liberación,” with the National Health Policy Conference, rooted in endless debate[…]

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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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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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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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A Letter to Ms. Judy Faulkner & Mr. Tommy Thompson

By GRACE CORDOVANO PhD, BCPA Being a patient or a carepartner can be a lonely, powerless place. There’s no high powered legal or lobbying team to help support you in your or your loved one’s health care journey. There’s no PR team at your beck and call. There’s no advisory[…]

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Health Data Outside HIPAA: Simply Extending HIPAA Would Be a #FAIL

Vince Kuraitis Deven McGraw By DEVEN McGRAW and VINCE KURAITIS This piece is part of the series “The Health Data Goldilocks Dilemma: Sharing? Privacy? Both?” which explores whether it’s possible to advance interoperability while maintaining privacy. Check out other pieces in the series here. Early in 2019 the Office of the[…]

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Today’s Doctors: Colleagues or Free Agents?

By HANS DUVEFELT, MD My first job after residency was in a small mill town in central Maine. I joined two fifty something family doctors, one of whom was the son of the former town doctor. I felt like I was Dr. Kiley on “Marcus Welby, MD.” I didn’t have[…]

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