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How Digital Health Will Disrupt

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With the recent FitBit IPO, it seems particularly relevant to address the foundational ideas of digital health and what it means to be a participant in this brave new world of healthcare innovation. Realistically, health tech can refer to anything from upgraded EHR systems to state-of-the-art MRI machines. Heck, we could even include those vibrating flab-be-gone machines. So to be clear, we must define and focus on a single category. Many truly disruptive technologies are those that change our behaviors. Sure, owning a flab-fighter might have gotten Joe Shmoe to care about his appearance and fitness a little more (or…

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SCOTUS and the ACA: A Cheat Sheet

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On June 25, 2015 the Supreme Court votedĀ 6-3 to uphold the Affordable Care Act. Essentially, the Court ruled to allow the federal government to provide subsidies for health care coverage purchased on public exchanges regardless of whether those exchanges are state or federally run. 34 states have federally, rather than state, run public health exchanges. This pretty much guarantees that the ACA will live on after Obama leaves office in 2017. Here’s a brief breakdown on what this means and how it might impact you. What this means for you: If you have a state or federally based marketplace plan…

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