Monthly Archives: August 2014

CFOs should also focus on the neighborhoods where patients come from…

“CFOs should also focus on the neighborhoods where patients come from…No one living in a food desert will have the same health outcomes as someone living next door to a Whole Foods…Real patient engagement and activation begins with understanding the environment of each patient.” – http://www.fiercehealthfinance.com/story/5-concerns-should-keep-hospital-cfos-night/2014-08-27?utm_medium=nl&utm_source=internal

Who Are The Customers In Healthcare?

Who Are The Customers In Healthcare? – http://entrepreneurship.org/eMed/eMed-Blog/2014/August/Who-are-the-customers-in-healthcare.aspx?utm_source=Newsletter&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=EMed_08_25_2014

Less Than 9 percent Of Health Expenditures Go To Disease Prevention

“A new Health Policy Brief from Health Affairs and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) examines factors that can contribute to health status. In the United States, less than 9 percent of health expenditures go to disease prevention, and there is little support for social services, such as programs for older adults, housing, and employment programs.

This brief focuses on “multiple determinant” studies that seek to quantify the relative influence of some of these factors on health. It is part of a larger project, supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, which aims to create a structure for conducting analyses that demonstrate the value of investments in nonclinical primary prevention and their impact on health care costs.”

http://healthaffairs.org/blog/2014/08/22/health-policy-brief-the-relative-contribution-of-multiple-determinants-to-health-outcomes

Less Than 9 percent Of Health Expenditures Go To Disease Prevention

Subtle Interventions Slightly Changing Context To Drive Certain Behaviors

Subtle Interventions Slightly Changing Context To Drive Certain Behaviors (and Gamification too)

“Because simplicity is a stronger behavior driver than motivation (which is commonly used in gamification), nudge is very powerful! Cognitive psychology and behavioral economics have demonstrated again and again that small and apparently insignificant contextual changes can have a major effect on people’s behavior.” – http://community.lithium.com/t5/Science-of-Social-blog/The-Power-of-a-Nudge-Part-2-Little-Nudges-with-Big-Impact/ba-p/166463

Smartphones for Medicaid beneficiaries with diabetes

Microsoft, TracFone give smartphones to 100 Medicaid beneficiaries with diabetes: http://shar.es/1n9Y0p via @MobiHealthNews

Intel partners with “50 cent rapper-owned” headphones maker to develop health-sensing earbuds

Intel partners with “50 cent rapper-owned” headphones maker to develop health-sensing earbuds http://shar.es/1nk7v5 via @MobiHealthNews

New Insights into Student and other Financial Debt and a continuum of Physical Health Problems

The disturbing, yet newly insightful relationship between incurring student and other financial debts and poor physical health over decades, measured by Gallup, and reported Wall Street Journal and PBS: http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/belkin