Having a hard time navigating health care policy changes? Panelists at @nejmcatalyst roundtable offer some help

NEJM's Catalyst has posted video and text from an roundtable on navigating health care policy, this part about  about SOD - social determinants of health. Don Berwick of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement says the Kaiser Permanente approach is "thrilling...the models are surfacing." Panel discussion with @donberwick @MelindaBBuntin Patrick Conway, Raymond Vara & @edprewitt touches … Continue reading Having a hard time navigating health care policy changes? Panelists at @nejmcatalyst roundtable offer some help

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CVS CMO outlined a plan for “complementary primary care.” You’ll be able to get it in your neighborhood drug store.

Troy Brennan spoke at an event in Boston on digital health and aging Wednesday.  He emphasized that the merger between CVS and Aetna has yet to be approved. But, he outlined the CVS plan to offer more than urgent care. Troyen A. Brennan MD, Exec.VP and CMO of CVS about to speak on" Health Retail … Continue reading CVS CMO outlined a plan for “complementary primary care.” You’ll be able to get it in your neighborhood drug store.

How to use interactive graphics to look at #Massachusetts #hospital #quality measures like infection rates. Data for individual hospitals, health care systems and the entire state.

KHN: We hear a lot about our Senator Elizabeth Warren. She wants people to be able to hear more by requiring #Medicare to pay providers to train people on how to use their #hearingaids

From Kaiser Health News: Can You Hear Me Now? Senate Bill On Hearing Aids May Make The Answer ‘Yes’ Michelle Andrews Last December, Deb Wiese bought hearing aids for her parents, one for each of them. She ordered them online from a big-box retailer and paid $719 for the pair. But her parents, in their … Continue reading KHN: We hear a lot about our Senator Elizabeth Warren. She wants people to be able to hear more by requiring #Medicare to pay providers to train people on how to use their #hearingaids

KHN: “#Older Americans Are Hooked On #Vitamins Despite Scarce #Evidence They Work.” Not all Boston experts agree that’s a problem.

  Liz Szabo, Kaiser Health News When she was a young physician, Dr. Martha Gulati noticed that many of her mentors were prescribing vitamin E and folic acid to patients. Preliminary studies in the early 1990s had linked both supplements to a lower risk of heart disease. She urged her father to pop the pills … Continue reading KHN: “#Older Americans Are Hooked On #Vitamins Despite Scarce #Evidence They Work.” Not all Boston experts agree that’s a problem.

STAT: Meet Boston Children’s #Hospital #specialeffects guy

Three-printers and more. Gregory Loan is a simulation engineer at Boston Children's Hospital Simulator Program. He makes artificial body parts and mannequins for clinicians to practice on. More great video from STAT here.  https://vimeo.com/246154160

When should aging doctors retire? Does it depend on the doctor?

When should doctors retire? Depends on the doctor. Two pieces about aging docs. One story from STAT, one column from the Globe.   From Medscape: "There are many older physicians who have a wealth of experience and who are practicing very well, and the last thing on earth we want to do is discourage those physicians … Continue reading When should aging doctors retire? Does it depend on the doctor?