Topic: Policy

Learn how to protect your medical privacy
Nov 29 2016

Medical privacy: How to keep your medical information safer

Personalized Healthcare  •  By Miles Varn

Medical privacy made front page news several times in 2015 and 2016 as hackers gained access to more than 112 million medical records from health insurers, hospitals, state health departments, a medical software company, and more. But the issue of medical privacy goes beyond information compromised in hacks. Medical records have also been inappropriately accessed... Read More

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Are hospital ratings reliable
Jun 9 2015

Are hospital ratings reliable?

Disease Management  •  By Miles Varn

There are a growing number of websites and publications that rate hospitals, from the annual U.S. News and World Report list of best hospitals and Medicare’s Hospital Compare site to HealthGrades, Hospital Safety Score and Consumer Reports. But is it wise to base your decision on where to receive medical care or undergo surgery on... Read More

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Mar 12 2014

Will the Affordable Care Act mean changes to your private insurance?

Personalized Healthcare  •  By Bruce Spector

To keep you informed about the impact of Affordable Care Act (ACA), this is the second in a series of articles highlighting the ACA’s potential effect on healthcare planning for you and your family. In this post, we focus on the law’s impact on people who had individual or employer-sponsored health insurance before the passage... Read More

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Jan 28 2014

How will the Affordable Care Act change Medicare?

Personalized Healthcare  •  By Bruce Spector

Since it was passed in 2010, the Affordable Care Act (ACA), informally known as Obamacare, has been the source of much discussion regarding the future of our healthcare system.  To keep you informed, this is the first in a series of articles that will highlight the potential areas of impact on future healthcare planning for... Read More

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Jan 6 2014

How to maintain access to health care in face of physician shortages

Personalized Healthcare  •  By Miles Varn

It’s getting harder to find a primary care doctor and that could have a significant impact on your health. The number of practicing physicians in the U.S. has been in decline for decades. At the same time, the total U.S. population and the number of people 65 and older, who usually use more health care... Read More

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Dec 17 2013

Health care cost and complexity necessitate closer attention

Personalized Healthcare  •  By Miles Varn

This week’s blog comes from a guest author, Derek Fitteron, CEO of Medical Cost Advocate. We invited him to share his insights on the issue of medical costs and medical billing errors. The complexity and cost of health care are on everyone’s mind. With the implementation of the Health Care Reform Act, the pace of... Read More

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