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The Demand for Quality Healthcare–Who Cares?

Industry Insights from Paul Meade, M. Sc, MPH Quality measures in healthcare have been sadly lacking for many years, despite the recognition that this information was needed to optimize healthcare delivery. Information technology is the key driver to obtaining quality measures. Advances in outcomes research, access to claims information, greater data processing capabilities, integration of …

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Early Detection: When Do You Want to Know?

Industry Insights from Paul Meade, M. Sc, MPH There have been some recent announcements in the early detection of Alzheimer’s disease that will help patients determine the onset of early-stage disease. By combining imaging technology with some in vitro diagnostics that looks at specific biomarkers, physicians can provide some patients early warning signs of Alzheimer’s …

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The Future of Ambulatory Health Services: The Healthy Home

Industry Insights from Paul Meade, M. Sc, MPH Ambulatory care is the basic building block of primary healthcare in the United States. From its early origins of a family physician visiting sick patients in their homes to sophisticated group practices that offer secondary and even tertiary care, ambulatory care has evolved to a point where …

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