Health reform, wired and unwired

There was a State House hearing scheduled today on bill to establish  a single payer health care system in the state. BHN missed it and can’t find any reports. We’ll keep looking. Here’s the background from Mass Care.

We are going to try to hit this wired health care meeting,  which takes place tomorrow and Friday at the Park Plaza.    

Up from Crisis: Overhauling Healthcare Information, Payment and Delivery in Extraordinary Times

Healthcare will have its renaissance when it moves beyond the hospital and clinic and into the day-to-day lives of patients and consumers. The Connected Health Symposium asks how information technology — cell phones, computers, the Internet and other tools — can help people manage chronic conditions, maintain health and wellness, and age with independence. Please come to Boston in the fall, as all of us join the issues of real change in 2009

We’ll try to get the low down on this early morning speech.

Healthcare Reform, Payment Reform, and the Implications for Connected Health by Stuart Altman, of the Heller School at Brandeis University. He’s been up close for health reform efforts through at least five presidents.




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