Community health centers brace for health reform

Uninsured and diagnosed with HIV in 2004, Northeast Baltimore resident Dorothea Townes visits Chase Brexton Health Services’ Mount Vernon clinic at least once a month to pick up medications and get checkups. “It’s a big difference,” Townes, 49, said of the personalized treatment she receives compared with the care her friends get at hospitals. Community […]

The Sequester Hits the Reservation

Very little, it seems. The sequester will impose cuts of 5 percent across the Indian Health Service, the modestly financed agency within the United States Department of Health and Human Services that provides basic health care to two million American Indians and native Alaskans. It is underfinanced for its mission and cannot tolerate more deprivation. […]

Marketing studies help craft health overhaul pitch

By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — How do you convince millions of average Americans that one of the most complex and controversial programs devised by government may actually be a good deal for them? With the nation still split over President Barack Obama’s health care law, the administration has turned to the science […]

DIY Health Reform: Proof of How Easy it is to Slay the Healthcare Cost Beast

The 7 Habits of Highly Patient Centric Providers Dave Chase Contributor Healthcare’s Trillion-Dollar Disruption Dave Chase Contributor Healthcare’s Age of Agility Will Shuffle Market Leadership Dave Chase Contributor Is there a business case for engaging patients? Dave Chase Contributor Since Medicare was put in place, healthcare costs have increased 274x while all other consumer good […]