The New Old Age: When Advance Directives Are Ignored
by JONATHAN M. METSCH, DR.P.H., LLC
Oct 30, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
A recent New York Times article http://newoldage.blogs.nytimes.com * noted: “Calling 911 can cause particular problems…Emergency medical personnel want orders…Nothing else has been shown to be effe...
How much will that MRI cost? Patients often in the dark
by JONATHAN M. METSCH, DR.P.H., LLC
Oct 29, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
A recent Connecticut Mirror article http://ctmirror.org * article noted : “Many patients now have insurance plans that require them to pay a portion of their medical bills. But finding out what the...
How to (try to) find out what your medical care will cost
by JONATHAN M. METSCH, DR.P.H., LLC
Oct 28, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
A recent Connecticut Mirror article http://ctmirror.org * noted: “Want to know how much a medical procedure is going to cost? Experts say it’s not easy. But if you try, there are some things that y...
Most Patients Are Confused By Their Medical Bills, Survey Finds
by JONATHAN M. METSCH, DR.P.H., LLC
Oct 27, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
A recent Becker Hospital Review article http://www.beckershospitalreview.com * noted: “A recent survey by TransUnion Healthcare has found the majority (54 percent) of insured consumers are either s...
Your Doctor Knows You're Killing Yourself. The Data Brokers Told Her
by JONATHAN M. METSCH, DR.P.H., LLC
Oct 24, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
A recent Bloomberg article http://www.bloomberg.com * noted “You may soon get a call from your doctor if you’ve let your gym membership lapse, made a habit of picking up candy bars at the check-out...
…Link between Internet use and how often you end up in the emergency room
by JONATHAN M. METSCH, DR.P.H., LLC
Oct 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
Recently a New York Times article http://www.nytimes.com * noted “At least that’s one of the curious connections to emerge from a health care analysis project at the insurance division of the Unive...
Report: 7M people can get ObamaCare early
by JONATHAN M. METSCH, DR.P.H., LLC
Oct 22, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
Recently The Hill http://thehill.com/ * reported: “Almost 7 million people can sign up for health plans under ObamaCare even before the new enrollment period begins in November, according to an adv...
Federal Health-Exchange Plans to Automatically Renew
by JONATHAN M. METSCH, DR.P.H., LLC
Oct 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
A recent Wall street Journal article http://online.wsj.com * noted “The Obama administration plans to automatically renew for next year the health plans and premium subsidies that consumers obtaine...
Personalized Medicine Meets EHR Integration at Mt. Sinai
by JONATHAN M. METSCH, DR.P.H., LLC
Oct 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
Recently a Health Leaders Media story http://www.healthleadersmedia.com * noted “At Mt. Sinai Health System in New York, a combination of personalized medicine, natural language processing, and cle...
Better Hygiene Through Humiliation
by JONATHAN M. METSCH, DR.P.H., LLC
Oct 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
Recently The Atlantic http://www.theatlantic.com * reported: “As doctors and nurses move through hospitals, they aren’t the only ones making rounds—hitching a ride on their hands are dangerous bact...