What worries patients, health providers at #Lown2017

House# AHCA vote livens up Lown2017 “right care” conference

A great nation deserves a great health care system - and that means universal coverage. Everybody in, nobody out. @ShannonBrownlee #lown2017 — Lown Institute (@lowninstitute) May 5, 2017 The Lown Institute's meeting is taking place as the nation is trying to digest the possible impact of  yesterday's vote in the House of Representatives. The group's … Continue reading House# AHCA vote livens up Lown2017 “right care” conference

Boston researchers find high #spending on docs doesn’t produce better care

A group of doctors from a range of Boston-area institutions looked at patient outcomes and physician. Their findings were published online via JAMA Internal Medicine.  Abstract here.  While the substantial variation in health care spending across regions and hospitals is well known, key clinical decisions are ultimately made by physicians. However, the degree to which spending … Continue reading Boston researchers find high #spending on docs doesn’t produce better care

In Boston this week: Massachusetts health policy, #HIPPA and #climate change

  A couple of live or semi-live events this week: Sorry health policy types. Mass Health Policy Commission won't be live streaming today's meeting as planned.  We're experiencing technical difficulties w/our livestream. We'll be recording today's joint meeting and posting the video this afternoon.  Massachusetts HPC (@Mass_HPC) April 26, 2017 But, if you really can't … Continue reading In Boston this week: Massachusetts health policy, #HIPPA and #climate change

Today 4/10: Live stream of #Lancet-linked session on Income #Inequality and # Health in America

Register to attend in Boston  See Boston Science and Engineering Lectures page for more events this week 4:30 - 6:30.  "Income Inequality and Health in America."  Boston University U:  Instructional Building, Hiebert Lounge, 72 East Concord Street. Income inequality in the United States has steadily increased over the last four decades. Although this inequality has … Continue reading Today 4/10: Live stream of #Lancet-linked session on Income #Inequality and # Health in America

Single-payer lives — in my mailbox

Boston Health News doesn't take sides, so we won't be signing the petition to both Massachusetts senators that arrived in the mail yesterday.  But it is worth noting. The fat envelope features a quote from Bernie Sanders, a document entitled  "Myths and Lies about Single-Payer" and an appeal for donations to Public Citizen, the consumer … Continue reading Single-payer lives — in my mailbox

Health picks from the Boston Science and Engineering Calendar

The Boston Science and Engineering Lectures website offers a comprehensive list of many such events happening in the Boston area. Nothing fancy, just super comprehensive. Here's a sample of health-related posts from this week. Always double check before attending. Trends toward science but includes policy events. And, thanks to editor Fred Hapgood, who would "appreciate … Continue reading Health picks from the Boston Science and Engineering Calendar