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Author: Lyle

Molly Coye and Joseph Kvedar published a healthcare reform piece on the Health Affairs policy web-log titled “Activating Patient Centric Health Care Reform”

It’s arguing that the federal investment in healthcare IT directly to EMR adoption is good but won’t create “reform” in healthcare (agreed).  But an investment in telehealth and patient centric – read “self managed” – control of chronic conditions will reform healthcare (unknown).  The authors feel market forces are against an effort in support of telehealth since it will reduce the need for encounters, which is the current revenue driver for healthcare – and the thing most in need of reform.

It’s a nice read for anyone interested in real healthcare reform.

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