Innovation Digest – October 2018 vol. 2

There are many good reads in this edition, but the articles on medical touch, the inflexibility of clinical research to incorporate learning from non-average patients and the experiences of real patients really stayed with me. Research and innovations are changing health care. And yet, our ability to achieve and sustain humanity and care that is relevant to the individual is what will truly make a difference.

In this issue:

  • 1,495 Americans Describe the Financial Reality of Being Really Sick
  • Treatment burden should be included in clinical practice guidelines
  • A new era for drug pricing: the ‘accountable choice’
  • Held Hostage by Health Insurance
  • A widely used guideline said I didn’t need a mammogram. It was wrong
  • I’m Drowning: A researcher-patient’s plea for broader inclusion in cystic fibrosis trials
  • Are bundled payments ready for liftoff?
  • The Importance of Medical Touch
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