What Farmers Can Teach Physicians

The right approach to health care is to reduce demand in by empowering patients with information and access, not to limit health care.

Checking Up On Health: March 26, 2013

Allergy-free apples, a better Botox and more drugs in the pipeline for the nation’s aging population.

Register for April 23 Leadership Breakfast on Telemedicine

GEORGIA PUBLIC POLICY FOUNDATION EVENT INVITATION March 19, 2013 Contact Benita Dodd at 404-256-4050 or benitadodd@georgiapolicy.org Registration Open for, ‘Telehealth: Taking Health Care to the Next Level,’ A Georgia Public Policy Foundation Leadership Breakfast on April 23 Atlanta — The health care industry has embraced opportunities provided by information technology in numerous ways. But policy and politics still handicap the medical community when it comes to fully incorporating telemedicine and, more broadly, telehealth.  Find out what’s happening around the nation and in Georgia – and what needs to happen – … Continue Reading →

Checking Up On Health: March 19, 2013

In today’s “Checking Up On Health,” doctors wait for Medicaid payments from the feds due three months ago; urgent care centers are booming; Medicare makes mistakes, and more.

Checking Up On Health: March 12, 2013

Imagine if you didn’t have to wait for lab tests to diagnose your ailment

Checking Up On Health: March 5, 2013

Do wellness programs help or hinder? It depends. They seem to produce a healthier workforce, but it may take time to reduce health care costs for employers.

Checking Up On Health: February 26, 2013

Medicaid expansion: better or worse? A report from The University of Virginia found, “Medicaid patients were almost twice as likely to die as those with private insurance; their hospital stays were 4 percent longer, and cost 26 percent more.”

Checking Up On Health: February 12

One day, you may be able to take living cells, load them into a printer and squirt out a 3D tissue that could develop into a kidney or a heart.

Checking Up On Health: February 5, 2013

Ninety percent of adult women in the United States are responsible for making the health-care decisions for themselves and their family members.

Checking Up On Health: January 29, 2013

More money for small companies’ biotech R&D, less money for ObamaCare ‘cost savings,’ overworked physicians and more.

Friday Facts: January 25, 2012

What’s with the woobies? National School Choice Week 2013 begins today.

Checking Up On Health: January 22, 2013

It’s not an exchange, it’s the marketplace; what hospital mergers are doing to costs and what XBox Kinect has to do with health care.

Checking Up On Health: January 8, 2013

What happens if your company drops your coverage? If you want to use a private provider instead of Medicare?

Checking Up On Health

Scientists say two marketed anticancer drugs may one day restore memory in Alzheimer’s patients.

Checking Up On Health

Becker’s Hospital CEO Report quizzed nine health care professionals on how U.S. health care costs have gotten out of control in the past 10-plus years and what more needs to be done

Checking Up On Health: September 4, 2012

Researchers in Scotland have revealed plans to create a revolutionary new hip implant that will use the latest stem cell technology to allow patients to grow their own bone, removing the need for regular replacement surgery.

Checking Up On Health

What does the boss think of the new federal health law? Nearly two-thirds of employers see it as a step in the wrong direction,

Next Year’s Medicaid Shortfall Already $308 Million

By Mike Klein Georgia will delay payment until next month on some $90 million in already incurred Medicaid expenses because it has run out of state funds to pay the bills.  That will change when the new fiscal year starts in July.  State health officials also predict a $308 million or larger shortfall in next year’s Medicaid budgets and they will ask the Legislature for more money in January. “Certainly the budget numbers we have are pretty daunting,” Department of Community Health commissioner David Cook said at Thursday morning’s board … Continue Reading →