Last week’s Health Business Blog posts featured a mixture of policy pieces, podcasts with entrepreneurs and speculation about novel technologies:
- EHRs and improper billing: Should we worry? discussed the emerging controversy over whether savings from EHR usage are being lost to inappropriate billings. The post explains why this concern is overblown
- Informedika automates diagnostic lab ordering and results reporting is a podcast with the CEO of a startup company seeking to improve lab connectivity
- Bionic eye: seeing the future reports on a new medical implant and speculates on the ethical implications of the next few decades, as bionic parts exceed the performance of our original equipment
- Putting the brakes on health care costs is an optimistic (naive?) look at what would happen if health care cost inflation continues to decelerate
- Rejecting Medicaid expansion is effectively raising the minimum wage notes that it’s not so easy for opponents of the Affordable Care Act to maintain their ideological purity
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