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 A walker is left behind in the empty hallway of an eldercare facility | iStock/Heiko Küverling
November 15, 2016
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What’s Behind America’s Elder Care Crisis

Long-term care can be ruinously expensive, and the odds of needing it are high. So why don’t seniors buy insurance to cover it?

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A surgeon at work | Reuters/Keith Bedford
November 16, 2016
Written

Why Doctors Can Be Good at Inventing But Bad for Innovation

A study shows why medical startups need top executives who are skilled at turning ideas into products.

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People waiting in emergency room | iStock/abalcazar
October 11, 2016
Written

Predictive Data Can Reduce Emergency Room Wait Times

Anticipating ER traffic jams before they begin can save lives.

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Doctors conduct a meeting around a conference table | iStock/Rawpixel
November 28, 2016
Written

Does Your Doctor Need an MBA?

Business training can help physicians navigate the complex and ever-changing logistics of health care.
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Is It Ever OK to Sell (or Buy) a Kidney?

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Health Care After Obama: What Now?

Stanford’s Alain Enthoven cuts through the confusion and political rhetoric.
November 28, 2016
Written

Does Your Doctor Need an MBA?

Business training can help physicians navigate the complex and ever-changing logistics of health care.
November 16, 2016
Written

Why Doctors Can Be Good at Inventing But Bad for Innovation

A study shows why medical startups need top executives who are skilled at turning ideas into products.
November 15, 2016
Written

What’s Behind America’s Elder Care Crisis

Long-term care can be ruinously expensive, and the odds of needing it are high. So why don’t seniors buy insurance to cover it?
October 11, 2016
Written

Predictive Data Can Reduce Emergency Room Wait Times

Anticipating ER traffic jams before they begin can save lives.
July 29, 2016
Written

Can Your Personality Explain Your iTunes Playlist?

Researchers find a new way to examine your musical taste, with implications for the music and health care industries.
April 19, 2016
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A Solution to Exorbitant Health Care Spending?

Consumer-directed health plans were created to offer choice and control costs. One scholar examines their effectiveness.
March 7, 2016
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How Hospitals Avoid Penalties for Making Patients Sick

Lax reporting requirements make it easier to change records.
February 25, 2016
Written

How Work Stress Hits Minorities and Less Educated Workers the Hardest

Researchers analyze workplace health to find inequalities.