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The June 2004 issue of the Harvard Business Review contains an outstanding article on Redefining Competition in Health Care by Michael E. Porter, Ph.D. of the Harvard Business School and Elizabeth Olmsted Teisberg, Ph.D. of the University of Virginia's Darden School of Business. Their carefully researched, well-argued, actionable recommendations include: -...
The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) estimates that re-importing prescription drugs from Canada will save virtually nothing. Many will find this counter intuitive, especially in light of all the misinformation and political rhetoric - and the uneven reporting on the issue. As with so many of the "Taste Great vs. Less...
Consumer-driven health care - new models and technologies to empower consumers to make informed choices - is growing in popularity. At it's core, consumer-driven health care is all about transparency of costs and quality of care, and giving consumers the tools and information they need. To learn more, check out...
Preventable medical mistakes and inappropriate, outdated medical care is the third leading cause of death in America, according to the Institute of Medicine and other experts. In addition, studies by the respected RAND Corporation think tank show that a staggering 45% of health care is clinically inappropriate. As if that's not...

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