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Another downside to U.S. healthcare system: Way more opportunities for fraud

Los Angeles Times

The indictment is eye-opening on a number of levels, not least the extremes this California business owner allegedly went to in order to pad his own pockets and enrich investors -- all at the expense of insurers, which pass along costs to policyholders, and people with diabetes, who struggle daily with a chronic disease that's the country's seventh-leading cause of death.


Healthcare Websites and Patient Engagement

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As part of our ongoing work in healthcare, LiquidHub routinely surveys and assesses healthcare sites related to pharma, health insurance, hospitals, and healthcare systems. This report is focused on hospital and healthcare systems, specifically assessing publicly available content. We apply a rigorous methodology to competitive and comparative reviews, looking across the entire public facing digital brand ecosystem, following the customer/patient journey from consideration through transaction and usage. This exploration is about understanding the sites' experience on a holistic level.


Bernie's healthcare policies already won the 2020 election

Al Jazeera

Just a few years ago Sanders' call for'Medicare far all' was deemed too extreme, but things are very different now. When all is said and done, there may be as many as two dozen Democratic hopefuls for the 2020 presidential nomination. But nearly all of them will have one thing in common: they'll be trumpeting one of Bernie Sanders' signature causes - upending our healthcare system in favour of a single payer system. We progressives call it, Medicare for All. Since 2016, when the Independent senator from Vermont used his White House bid to call for Medicare for All so that all Americans have access to high-quality healthcare, the Democratic Party has bolted to the left.


eHealth First – the Reshaping of International Healthcare Systems with Blockchain, AI and NLP NewsBTC

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Generally, when one thinks of blockchain the first thing that comes to mind is cryptocurrency. And this has hitherto been the best executed and most quickly adopted implementation of the blockchain. So, you might be forgiven. However, the fact that it has found the great majority of its success in one field does not preclude the fact that it might be even better adapted for another.


The Blockchain Healthcare Revolution Is In Progress

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A blockchain healthcare revolution has quietly been taking place and over the last five years, tech giants such as IBM, have put forth significant resources towards conducting comprehensive studies to better understand the effects that blockchain technology is having on the sector. The results have been truly eye-opening with one study revealing that more than half of the healthcare executives that participated in the project intended to implement some form of blockchain technology into their business system in the coming years. Blockchain technology provides the healthcare sector with a more efficient and secure means of conducting business. The immutable and unalterable nature of blockchain technology makes it ideally suited for the healthcare industry and there have been some exciting developments coming from the merger of these industries. A recent report from Harvard Medical School revealed that around $455 billion is lost to global health care fraud every year.