Do Rich People Live Longer?

Undoubtedly – by almost 15 years according to a landmark National Institutes of Health study which looked at over 1.4 billion de-identified U.S. tax records from 1999 – 2014, comparing them to associated death records from the Social Security Administration. According to the National Center for Health Statistics (May 2017), life expectancy at birth increased from 72.6 to 78.8 years between 1975 to 2015.

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DSIIS Kickoff Day Report

On December 18, 2018, representatives of institutions from multiple sectors of the U.S. healthcare industry came together at HHS to participate in the first Deputy Secretary’s Innovation and Investment Summit (DSIIS). Formed by Deputy Secretary Eric Hargan, the DSIIS seeks to accelerate innovation and increase investment in healthcare in alignment with HHS Secretary Azar’s four key priorities.

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A Year of Acceleration:  Looking ahead at 2019

The place where two rivers meet is called a confluence—a good word for the year ahead in health care. While fee-for-service still rules reimbursement in the U.S., a flood of innovations continues to drive us toward value-based care. We’re in the rapids of health care transformation.

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Gormley’s Take: Startups Seek to Help Hospitals Meet Social Needs

Startups are springing up to help hospitals fill their patients’ non-medical needs, like avoiding missing doctor’s appointments, a category known as the “social determinants” of health.

Now for the next challenge: hitting on business models that meet these needs while delivering returns for investors.

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