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New medical guidelines require doctors consider the cost of treatments as well as their value says the NY Times

New medical guidelines require doctors consider the cost of treatments as well as their value says the NY Times New medical guidelines are now being developed from a number of medical specialty groups to help combat the cost of medical care. Many of those treatments involve drugs that are new a wildly priced, with often little improvement over much less costly treatments. This is a new development since doctors have always placed patients first and costs secondary, however, as patients are finding more and more of the cost shifted to them from insurance carriers, it places sometimes unrealistic financial burdens Read More »

Can computer geeks solve our medical ills? The Wall Street Journal reports on Medical Hackathons.

Can computer geeks solve our medical ills? The Wall Street Journal reports on Medical Hackathons When you think of tech, the current image we often think of is geeks pulling all night coding and hacking marathons to solve problems, create software and become the next Facebook, Twitter or other computer based billionaire. Hackathons, using gamers and computer programmers may be able to solve some of our healthcare ills. Areas such as Cambridge Mass. are breeding grounds for this type of activity. Read about it here ‘Hackathons’ Aim to Solve Health Care’s Ills Problem-Solving Sessions Popularized by Software Community Take Off Read More »