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HEALTH TERMS - ANY WILLING PROVIDER

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Do you know about the requirement called Any Willing Provider (or Any Willing Doctor or Hospital)?

Definition:   A requirement that a health plan contract for the delivery of health care services with any provider in the area who would like to provide such services to the plan's enrollees.

However, the doctor, hospital, or other health care provider must also to accept the plan's terms and conditions related to payment and that meets other requirements for coverage.



HEALTH TERMS - ANY WILLING PROVIDER

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Do you know about the requirement called Any Willing Provider (or Any Willing Doctor or Hospital)?

Definition:   A requirement that a health plan contract for the delivery of health care services with any provider in the area who would like to provide such services to the plan's enrollees.

However, the doctor, hospital, or other health care provider must also to accept the plan's terms and conditions related to payment and that meets other requirements for coverage.



E-FUTURE HEALTH

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Kicking and screaming  . . .  :-)

Dragging health records into the Digital Age


E-FUTURE HEALTH

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Kicking and screaming  . . .  :-)

Dragging health records into the Digital Age


WIRELESS HEALTH

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Wireless technology continues to change the rules of health care . . .

AT&T, other firms test devices to help monitor patients from afar


WIRELESS HEALTH

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Wireless technology continues to change the rules of health care . . .

AT&T, other firms test devices to help monitor patients from afar


XEROX HER-STORY

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Sometimes things just speak for themselves . . .

Xerox Names Burns Chief as Mulcahy Retires Early


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Congratulations to Ms. Burns . . . and to all of those sheros who came before her.

XEROX HER-STORY

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Sometimes things just speak for themselves . . .

Xerox Names Burns Chief as Mulcahy Retires Early


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Congratulations to Ms. Burns . . . and to all of those sheros who came before her.

MEMORIAL DAY

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MEMORIAL DAY

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HEALTH TERMS - ANTI SELECTION

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Definition:
  The tendency of people who have a greater-than-average likelihood of loss to seek healthcare coverage to a greater extent than individuals who have an average or less-than-average likelihood of loss.



HEALTH TERMS - ANTI SELECTION

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Thumbnail image for HealthCareTerm.jpgWhat is Anti Selection?

Definition:
  The tendency of people who have a greater-than-average likelihood of loss to seek healthcare coverage to a greater extent than individuals who have an average or less-than-average likelihood of loss.



COST OF HIGH TECH HEALTH

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These days . . . cost is always part of the discussion:

Government reins in costs of high-tech medical procedures


COST OF HIGH TECH HEALTH

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These days . . . cost is always part of the discussion:

Government reins in costs of high-tech medical procedures


"HEALTH 2.0" - NEW SHOW

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Welcome back . . . to my show, "Talking Technology with Leroy Jones, Jr."

Recently, I had the opportunity and pleasure to chat with Matthew Holt

Matt is the founder of one of the most widely read internet blogs on health care called  . . .  The Health Care Blog (THCB)

He is also the co-founder of the Health 2.0 Conference.

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It was a lively and interesting conversation on the Health 2.0 Movement, technology, health care reform, and even "Dr. Marcus Welby, M.D.".

I think you will enjoy the show, but be warned . . .  we both like to talk.  :-)




"TALKING TECHNOLOGY WITH LEROY JONES, JR."

May 20, 2009

TOPIC:  "HEALTH 2.0"

With Matthew Holt - Founder of The Health Care Blog & Co-Founder of the Health 2.0 Conference



"HEALTH 2.0" - NEW SHOW

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Welcome back . . . to my show, "Talking Technology with Leroy Jones, Jr."

Recently, I had the opportunity and pleasure to chat with Matthew Holt

Matt is the founder of one of the most widely read internet blogs on health care called  . . .  The Health Care Blog (THCB)

He is also the co-founder of the Health 2.0 Conference.

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It was a lively and interesting conversation on the Health 2.0 Movement, technology, health care reform, and even "Dr. Marcus Welby, M.D.".

I think you will enjoy the show, but be warned . . .  we both like to talk.  :-)




"TALKING TECHNOLOGY WITH LEROY JONES, JR."

May 20, 2009

TOPIC:  "HEALTH 2.0"

With Matthew Holt - Founder of The Health Care Blog & Co-Founder of the Health 2.0 Conference



PROTECTING OUR SENIORS

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As folks live longer and more independently it is even more important to make sure they are living healthy, safe, and secure.

 

I think you will find this article both amazing and very interesting:

 

Could AT&T Prevent Falls Among the Elderly?



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PROTECTING OUR SENIORS

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As folks live longer and more independently it is even more important to make sure they are living healthy, safe, and secure.

 

I think you will find this article both amazing and very interesting:

 

Could AT&T Prevent Falls Among the Elderly?



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E-HEATH RECORDS MASS

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More money . . .  More health care technology . . .

Stimulus cash gives health care records technology a boost




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E-HEATH RECORDS MASS

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More money . . .  More health care technology . . .

Stimulus cash gives health care records technology a boost




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HEALTH TERMS - ANNIVERSARY DATE

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Is it your Anniversary Date?  . . . Your Health Care Anniversary Date?

Definition:  The beginning of an employer group's benefit year. The first day of effective coverage as contained in the policy Group Application and subsequent annual anniversaries of that date.

An insured has the option to transfer from an indemnity plan (which may have maximum benefit levels) to an HMO.


HEALTH TERMS - ANNIVERSARY DATE

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Is it your Anniversary Date?  . . . Your Health Care Anniversary Date?

Definition:  The beginning of an employer group's benefit year. The first day of effective coverage as contained in the policy Group Application and subsequent annual anniversaries of that date.

An insured has the option to transfer from an indemnity plan (which may have maximum benefit levels) to an HMO.


WHATCHA TALKIN ABOUT . . . . ?

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WHATCHA TALKIN ABOUT . . . . ?

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"YES . . . RIGHT NOW"

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"YES . . . RIGHT NOW"

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E-HEALTH CARE HACKING

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Ohhhh nooo!!!

What happens when the health care systems computers are hacked?

We are about to find out:

UC Berkeley computers hacked, 160,000 at risk


E-HEALTH CARE HACKING

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Ohhhh nooo!!!

What happens when the health care systems computers are hacked?

We are about to find out:

UC Berkeley computers hacked, 160,000 at risk


REFORM HEALTH

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The fight to reform health care in America has begun . . .

Industry reps plan to offer $2 trillion in health savings


REFORM HEALTH

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The fight to reform health care in America has begun . . .

Industry reps plan to offer $2 trillion in health savings


HEALTH TERMS - ANONYMIZED DATA

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What is Anonymized Data?

Definition:  Previously identifiable data that have been deidentified and for which a code or other link no longer exists. A provider, third party or investigator would not be able to link anonymized information back to a specific individual.



HEALTH TERMS - ANONYMIZED DATA

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What is Anonymized Data?

Definition:  Previously identifiable data that have been deidentified and for which a code or other link no longer exists. A provider, third party or investigator would not be able to link anonymized information back to a specific individual.



G-HEALTH

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Google looks at health technology


Things are happening all over!



G-HEALTH

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Google looks at health technology


Things are happening all over!



"WELL BEING" - NEW SHOW

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How are you really feeling?

My new show is about Well Being!

More specifically . . . the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index.

Recently, I had the chance to chat with Kurt Schusterman of Gallup-Healthways who explained to me the reasoning behind their efforts over next 25 years to find out how we are all doing.

So how are you really doing?


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"TALKING TECHNOLOGY WITH LEROY JONES, JR."

May 6, 2009

TOPIC:  "WELL BEING"

With Kurt Schusterman - Vice President/General Manager Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index at Healthways








"WELL BEING" - NEW SHOW

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How are you really feeling?

My new show is about Well Being!

More specifically . . . the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index.

Recently, I had the chance to chat with Kurt Schusterman of Gallup-Healthways who explained to me the reasoning behind their efforts over next 25 years to find out how we are all doing.

So how are you really doing?


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"TALKING TECHNOLOGY WITH LEROY JONES, JR."

May 6, 2009

TOPIC:  "WELL BEING"

With Kurt Schusterman - Vice President/General Manager Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index at Healthways








UPDATE: SWINE FLU SCARE OVER?

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As the fear starts to fade away . . .


Some fear flu rebound as Mexico seeks 'normalcy'



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UPDATE: SWINE FLU SCARE OVER?

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As the fear starts to fade away . . .


Some fear flu rebound as Mexico seeks 'normalcy'



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HEALTH TERMS - ANONYMOUS DATA

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What is Anonymous Data?

Definition:  Under HIPAA, this refers to data that were collected without identifiers and that were never linked to an individual. Coded data are not anonymous.





HEALTH TERMS - ANONYMOUS DATA

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What is Anonymous Data?

Definition:  Under HIPAA, this refers to data that were collected without identifiers and that were never linked to an individual. Coded data are not anonymous.





"SWINE FLU" - NEW SHOW

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Dr. Ashish K. Jha of the Harvard School of Public Health is back!!!

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He has come back to talk about the important health care realities and implications created by the global outbreak of the Swine Flu.

It's a very informative and insightful discussion on this very important topic health topic.

As always . . . "Dr. J" breaks it down, and keeps it real!!!

I hope you find it educational, and I also hope it helps to ease some of your real concerns about this very serious global health care problem.


"TALKING TECHNOLOGY WITH LEROY JONES, JR."

May 1, 2009

TOPIC:  "SWINE FLU"

Dr. Ashish K. Jha






"SWINE FLU" - NEW SHOW

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Dr. Ashish K. Jha of the Harvard School of Public Health is back!!!

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He has come back to talk about the important health care realities and implications created by the global outbreak of the Swine Flu.

It's a very informative and insightful discussion on this very important topic health topic.

As always . . . "Dr. J" breaks it down, and keeps it real!!!

I hope you find it educational, and I also hope it helps to ease some of your real concerns about this very serious global health care problem.


"TALKING TECHNOLOGY WITH LEROY JONES, JR."

May 1, 2009

TOPIC:  "SWINE FLU"

Dr. Ashish K. Jha






DO YOU CALL IT SWINE OR PIG FLU?

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Thought you would find this interesting:

Swine flu name change? Flu genes spell pig


Swine

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Definition:
Any animal of the hog kind, especially one of the domestical species.

Swine secrete a large amount of subcutaneous fat, which, when extracted, is known as lard.

The male is specifically called boar, the female, sow, and the young, pig.


Pig

pig

Definition:
Also called hogs or swine, are a genus of even-toed ungulates within the family Suidae.

The name pig, hog, or swine most commonly refers to the domestic pig (Sus domestica) in everyday parlance, but technically encompasses
several distinct species, including the Wild Boar.

With around 2 billion on the planet, domestic pigs are also by far the most numerous pig species.

Pigs are omnivores, and despite their reputation for gluttony, they are generally social and intelligent animals.


DO YOU CALL IT SWINE OR PIG FLU?

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Thought you would find this interesting:

Swine flu name change? Flu genes spell pig


Swine

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Definition:
Any animal of the hog kind, especially one of the domestical species.

Swine secrete a large amount of subcutaneous fat, which, when extracted, is known as lard.

The male is specifically called boar, the female, sow, and the young, pig.


Pig

pig

Definition:
Also called hogs or swine, are a genus of even-toed ungulates within the family Suidae.

The name pig, hog, or swine most commonly refers to the domestic pig (Sus domestica) in everyday parlance, but technically encompasses
several distinct species, including the Wild Boar.

With around 2 billion on the planet, domestic pigs are also by far the most numerous pig species.

Pigs are omnivores, and despite their reputation for gluttony, they are generally social and intelligent animals.


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