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A final HealthNewsReview.org report card from 3,200+ systematic reviews of health care news stories & PR releases

In 2005, as I began building HealthNewsReview.org, I got permission from Dr. David Henry of the Media Doctor Australia project to adopt their news story review criteria. In the ensuing 13 years, no one has ever placed in front of me a solid, specific suggestion for a better set of criteria for reviewing stories about… Read More »

Learning from CVS – When is telemedicine disruptive, and when is it just…cool technology?

By REBECCA FOGG  The Theory of Disruptive Innovation, defined by Harvard Business School (HBS) Professor Clayton Christensen in 1997, explains the process by which simple, convenient and affordable solutions become the norm in industries historically characterized by expensive and complicated ones. Examples of disruption include TurboTax tax preparation software, which disrupted accountants, and Netflix, which… Read More »

Why hospitals' future will involve keeping people from showing up

The biggest challenge hospital operators face is how to keep people from showing up in the first place. That’s the perspective of healthcare experts who spoke on healthcare at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Smartphones, wearable devices, along with time-honored anti-smoking and nutrition approaches are key to keeping hospitals from providing excess, unnecessary… Read More »