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Brian Klepper At its core, America’s health care value crisis is really rooted in our system-wide failure to focus on managing quality. Health outcomes for specific conditions and procedures vary wildly across providers, health plans and markets. A highly regarded 2008 PricewaterhouseCoopers study estimated that more...

Linda Riddell, VP, Strategic Initiatives, Validation Institute Watch Your Steps: why the 10,000 daily goal is built on bad science from the Guardian. Who knew this started as an advertising campaign in Japan in the 1960s? It’s an example of flimsy things pretending to be fact. “See...

David Contorno, formerly of Lake Norman Benefits, now of ePowered Benefits, has burst onto the scene as an articulate and passionately activist voice for wholesale health care change, particularly for small and middle market employers. In this 10 minute video, he lays out his perspective. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3cDxQrsRtKQ Go to...

Brian Klepper Several critical value-based programs have come together through the Health Value Institute’s acquisition and revitalization of The Validation Institute (VI). First is the VI’s original validation process, which evaluates the credibility of a vendor’s performance claims through examination of external literature, data sources, data...

Allergy Choices is a Wisconsin-based allergy management firm that has refined an alternative approach, The La Crosse Method Protocol of Sub-Lingual Immunotherapy, to modify allergy - a massive set of conditions - as a disease. Their performance claims - better health outcomes at about half...

Fred Goldstein, CEO of Accountable Health LLC, has been a hospital CEO, a Medicaid HMO General Manager, led a Medicaid specialty disease management company, been on the senior team of a prominent wellness firm, and has been Executive Director of the Population Health Alliance. As...

Primary care 3.0 focuses on molecular medical management that prevents & effectively treats chronic conditions & slows aging. Everyone should have access to it. By William H. Bestermann, Jr., MD August 29, 2018 First posted on 8/27/2018 The Doctor Weighs In There are powerful reasons to move to a value-based primary...

August 29, 2018 Brian Klepper Posted 8/19/2018 on The Doctor Weighs In as “Health Value Health Care: Is It the Wave of the Future?” The most consequential health care question of our time is whether the iron grip on policy and the marketplace exerted by the industry’s dominant players – a...