The importance of the hospital patient survey and more policy news

Two local bloggers contribute to the new edition of  Health Wonk Review,  a bi-weekly digest of health policy posts. HealthBlawg offers a wrap-up post on the health information technology and health care policy conference in DC earlier this month. The Datapaloozers are looking at data streams from the government and beyond in an effort to manage the health … Continue reading The importance of the hospital patient survey and more policy news

#mahealthcarecosts: Massachusetts commission meets

Meet the #MAHPC team: http://pic.twitter.com/ub0YukuYHealth Care For AllFri, Nov 16 2012 06:48:10ReplyRetweetFavoriteMore about the chairman. Altman to head Mass health costs board.Brandeis professor and long-time health policy player, Stuart Altman, will chair the state's new health care costs board.Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on Google Share on LinkedinShare by emailtinkerrr0 likes · 0 commentsCost commission begins work to … Continue reading #mahealthcarecosts: Massachusetts commission meets

HIT: Gearing up for computerized health care

So far, the "The Huffington Post" series on health information technology has pointed out some serious problems and potential complications -- including a tech industry feeding frenzy and medical errors linked to computer or data entry glitches.   Their most recent piece focuses on the upside -- improving care. And, it offers a clear-eyed overview of intended benefits and the barriers … Continue reading HIT: Gearing up for computerized health care

More Boston tea party plus best of the health policy blogs

Boston Health News is trying a new platform -- NewsTilt -- for some stories. Click here for a full story on the Tea Party Rally in Boston or check out yesterday's photo post. And Health Blawg hosts the current issue of the Health Wonk Review, complete with a tax day theme and an excellent link to Stevie … Continue reading More Boston tea party plus best of the health policy blogs

BHN Report: Massachusetts health costs hearings

The Commonwealth is getting serious about health care costs. Increases are unrelenting and over the top. In Massachusetts, health costs are rising at three times the rate of wages, according to testimony below. Rising prices are eating away at company profits, family savings, worker’s wages and public health programs.   Studies, bills, hearings. Will we get … Continue reading BHN Report: Massachusetts health costs hearings

Health care summit streaming live

Health care summit streaming live via the excellent Association of Health Care Journalists.  Or from The White House.  (11:45 Both appear to be down and the moment.) For live blogging: a view from the right at the Cato Institute and a view from the left at the Daily Kos. Also, it is worth noting that health … Continue reading Health care summit streaming live

Following the Money on Health Reform

The blog digest known as Health Wonk Review is up with all the updates on how Massachusetts ruined health reform.  Also, lots of good stories following the money. Take note of the Health News Review post on turf wars at the NIH consensus conference on colon cancer screening. Sounds ugly. ..There was scuffling over screening … Continue reading Following the Money on Health Reform