A conversation with W. Nicholson Price II, J.D., Ph.D.

We publish our conversations with inspirational individuals in the healthcare industry to promote the innovation discourse and support framework. We spoke with W. Nicholson Price II, J.D., Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Law at University of New Hampshire School of Law and Affiliated Faculty at Harvard Law School’s Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics. […]

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A conversation with Arlen D. Meyers, M.D., M.B.A

We publish our conversations with inspirational individuals in the healthcare industry to promote the innovation discourse and support framework. We spoke with Arlen D. Meyers, M.D., M.B.A., the Founder and CEO of the Society of Physician Entrepreneurs (SoPE). SoPE provides a network with peers and industry partners involved in all aspects of the innovation commercialization process […]

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Innovations in Health Financing and Policy in the Developing World

Since the 1990s, neonatal deaths have accounted for more and more childhood deaths globally. Countries with soaring neonatal mortality rates (per 1000 live births) include Pakistan (46), Angola (49), and the Central African Republic (43). Interestingly enough, there isn’t a direct correlation between these deaths and income; other low-middle income countries like Guatemala and Bangladesh [&helli...

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The innovative Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass surgery

In this presentation, Madhav “Jai” Paul discusses the innovative Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass (RYGB) surgery and how it leads to key adaptations in the gut-brain axis via changes in hormonal regulation and nutrient absorption. The primary literature presented in this talk exemplifies the link between innovative research, medicine, and improved health outcomes.

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Thoughts on a fixed health services budget

Developing a fixed health services budget is a radical idea given the convoluted nature of today’s healthcare system. Reverse-engineering a budget allocation to the American population would be difficult because of the need to restructure each player in the behemoth health care industry. A fixed health services budget promises capped healthcare expenditures by the United […]

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Discontinued Readmission Reimbursements, A Bad Innovation

The need to deliver proper health care as quickly as possible has forced physicians to compromise on quality and attention-to-detail at times. This is evident by the rate of errors committed during hospitalization or the necessity of patients to return to the hospital or physician after their initial visit to reverse complications. The recent decision […]

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Employer-Sponsored Health Insurance: A Beneficial Innovation?

Many factors and issues must be entertained when one considers the advantages and disadvantages of employer-sponsored health insurance. Although employer-sponsored health insurance appears to be advantageous due to its consequent additions to insurance risk pools and the employers’ mass insurance negotiating power, careful consideration of the salary-based deduction from employees’ paychecks, ...

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