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Can Digital Health Successfully Apply Lessons Of Molecular Biomarker Development To Create Useful Measures Of Phenotype (Phenomarkers)?

By David Shaywiz, Forbes Contributor, November 24, 2013 The appeal of personalized medicine is the opportunity to provide the right treatment to the right patient at the right time.  This approach reduces patient exposure to treatments unlikely to benefit them, achieving a two-fer of protecting patients while reducing costs. In addition, by targeting treatments to […]

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Patients, firms shop for better health care deals

Paul Freeman drove 600 miles last year to save himself _ and his employer _ thousands of dollars on his surgery. Freeman’s insurer covered his travel costs and the entire bill because a medical center in Oklahoma City could remove the loose cartilage in his knee for about 70 percent less than a hospital closer […]

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Will concierge medicine see a boom under ObamaCare?

Fox News discusses whether or not Obamacare/Affordable Care Act will cause a surge in concierge medicine practices.

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Achieving Obamacare Goals without ObamaCare

Many believe that the free market is the best solution for effectively solving our health care problems, instead of government intervention. Concierge medicine offers up the private concierge doctor as a solution for primary care access and quality of care. John Goodman takes a look at another free market solution presenting itself in the growing […]

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Concierge Medicine Learns from Service Industries

Brian Powers, Amol S. Navathe, and Sachin H. Jain published “How to Deliver Patient-Centered Care: Learn from Service Industries” on Harvard Business Review Blog Network on April 19th, 2013. The article is an insightful look into the patient centered health care movement and how it can benefit from looking at the models of service industries. […]

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Capital is moving into the Concierge Medicine Space

March 05, 2013 | Dow Jones Newswires | Capital is moving into the concierge medicine space, where two acquisitions (by Procter & Gamble in 2007/09 and DaVita HealthCare Partners in 2012) have signaled big-acquirer interest. Some of the early-mover entrepreneurs have had to change their business models in the face of cold market realities, but […]

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Concierge Medicine Is Growing

Want a doctor at your beck and call? Growing number of concierge doctors offer personalized care, exceptional access in exchange for widely ranging annual fees By Nara Schoenberg, Tribune Newspapers, February 1, 2012 Mary Lou Rothman has her doctor’s email and cellphone number, with permission to call day or night. When she recently came down with […]

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Why concierge medicine will get bigger

Why concierge medicine will get bigger Practices could shield patients from health-care turmoil If you’ve joined a concierge medicine practice, recent trends in the worlds of health care and insurance may have you feeling good about your decision. If you haven’t signed up with one of these practices—also called “boutique,” “personalized” or “private-physician” practices—some of […]

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