July 30, Mike Magee
Recently, a long-time health advocate from California told Mike Magee she did not believe that the majority of doctors would support a universal health care system, in some form, due to their conservative bend. But instead, Magee believes the 2020 election is an opportunity to reclaim self-governance, to plan, to work, to build together—doctors alongside patients.
July 29, Inga Shugalo
The recent pacemaker crisis revealed the vulnerabilities in pacemaker software across several major vendors, putting lives at risk. These preexisting security concerns have fed into the hesitant adoption of health care IoT in cardiology. But practically, next-gen pacemakers are IoT devices. Accordingly, the industry can either stigmatize the security concerns or choose to adopt a new perspective: seeing the pacemaker crisis as an opportunity to create a solid platform for unbiased adoption of upcoming connected cardiac devices.
July 24, Bob Hertz
When a patient is hospitalized, or diagnosed with a deadly disease, they often have no choice about the cost of their treatment. They are legally helpless, and vulnerable to price gouging. ‘Charging what the market will bear’ is inadequate, even childish, when ‘the market’ consists of desperate patients. The government can and should step in. This three-part series describes the new laws that we need to protect our citizens.