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Why Doctors Shouldn’t Be Afraid of Online Reviews

What is excellent health care? In medicine we’ve long operated under the mantra “doctor knows best.” Physicians sleep comfortably at night knowing they have competently performed a surgery or drawn on their medical knowledge to make life-saving diagnostic and treatment decisions.

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As Wearables in Workplace Spread, So Do Legal Concerns

Wearable devices, like the Fitbits and Apple Watches sported by runners and early adopters, are fast becoming tools in the workplace. These devices offer employers new ways to measure productivity and safety, and give insurers the ability to track workers’ health indicators and habits.

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Posted:
Jul 24, 2015

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Christy

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Giving Doctors Grades

ONE summer day 14 years ago, when I was a new cardiology fellow, my colleagues and I were discussing the case of an elderly man with worsening chest pains who had been transferred to our hospital to have coronary bypass surgery.

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Posted:
Jun 22, 2015

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Deirdre

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Blood donors in Sweden get a text message whenever their blood saves someone's life

With blood donation rates in decline all over the developed world, Sweden’s blood service is enlisting new technology to help push back against shortages.

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Posted:
May 12, 2015

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Deirdre

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How to Solve the E.R. Problem

Back in 2009, a big selling point of health care reform was the idea that expanding insurance coverage would increase Americans’ access to preventive and primary care and decrease the unnecessary use of emergency rooms, saving billions.

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Posted:
Mar 23, 2015

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Emily

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Why Uber Won't Be Coming To Healthcare

Headlines abound for the idea that Uber will appear shortly to massively disrupt the healthcare industry in the same way it’s disrupted the taxi industry. Some boldly proclaim it’s not only here, but it’s here to stay.

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