Health Care

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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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People waiting in emergency room | iStock/abalcazar
October 11, 2016
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Predictive Data Can Reduce Emergency Room Wait Times

Anticipating ER traffic jams before they begin can save lives.

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A closeup of a doctor and a stethoscope | Photo Collage (sources: Reuters/Gary Cameron; Reuters/Regis Duvignau)
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.

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Arianna Huffington | Photo by Natalie White
April 29, 2016
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Arianna Huffington’s Next Disruption: Your Sleep Patterns

Why the founder of Huffington Post wants everyone to get more shut-eye.
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Latest Stories in Health Care

January 4, 2016
Written

How to Make Your Company a Community

A CEO explains how his dialysis company rebounded.
September 16, 2015
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Ai Chloe Chien: “I Never Wanted to Be an Entrepreneur”

Company founder targets diseases through cooking schools.
July 28, 2015
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Are Big Drug Companies Too Slow to Report Patient Deaths to the FDA?

A new analysis shows that some pharmaceutical companies may be dragging their feet on disclosing critical data.
July 28, 2015
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How Fear of Contagious Diseases Fuels Xenophobia

Fear of contagion makes people irrational.
June 29, 2015
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Daniel P. Kessler: The Hidden Cost in Changing Doctors

High fees for your own medical records can be a barrier to switching.
June 16, 2015
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Alain Enthoven: How to Fix the Affordable Care Act

A Stanford scholar explains why we must break away from employer-sponsored insurance.
June 16, 2015
Written

Taking on the Challenges of Health Care in Africa

As the types of illnesses change throughout the continent, half the population still lacks adequate health services.
June 9, 2015
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Stephan Seiler: Can Hospital Competition Save Lives?

Why market forces in healthcare are good for patient care.
June 5, 2015
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Daniel Kessler: The Anti-Competitive Risk of “Accountable Care”

Stanford researchers find that vertically integrated healthcare systems charge higher prices.
June 4, 2015
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Robert Chess: Big Data is Driving New Health Care Business Models

What if algorithms could predict how often someone will get sick, and make it easier to shop around for medical procedures?