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Health Care Technology, Innovation and Costs: Who Decides??

In June 2013, we raised the question about who decides coverage for health care technology, medications and devices. We even looked at the role of venture capital firms in health care treatments and their costs. http://oconnorreport.com/2013/06/special-report-worth-the-cost-and-benefit-drugs-and-devices-who-decides/ If there were a … Continue reading

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Special Report: Worth the Cost and Benefit? Drugs and Devices–Who Decides?

This is a second of a two part series on health care technology costs, benefits, effectiveness and safety.  At $152 million dollars, a new cancer proton therapy facility sits on the campus of Northwest Hospital in Seattle, Washington, a joint … Continue reading

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Health Care Technology Part I. Information Technology, Medical Devices and Venture Capital

In this issue:  Technology Part I. Health Care Technology, Costs,  Treatment Implications;  Disruptive technologies, and Cost benefit;  Other new stories:  Cancer Care Centers limiting Medicare Patients; Medicaid expansion alternatives; Medicare Buy-in; Hot Charts on Comparative Health Care Costs;  Promise of … Continue reading

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