Healthcare policymakers need to understand not only the value of a new technology but how much it will cost the health system. A new framework provides clearer guidance for assessing the quality of budget impact analysis and cost-effectiveness analysis. (more…)
This post discusses using transdisciplinary alliances to create innovative modes of data collection and new, dynamic computational models health-related behavior in real time.
The advent of low-cost, real-time monitoring technologies is allowing researchers to collect more data than ever before. A USC trial investigates whether this data can be used to improve cancer patient care by bridging the information gap between doctor’s office visits.
Fatigue is a major symptom in cancer and it is particularly pronounced during treatment. To date, the proper management of cancer-related fatigue remains challenging for patients and healthcare providers and we know very little (more…)
Medicare has undoubtedly helped millions of seniors and disabled adults receive health coverage since being signed into law in 1965. Today, Medicare covers 55 million beneficiaries across the US. In the coming decades though, Medicare (more…)
Contributor: Gautam Gowrisankaran
More and more people are enrolling in health insurance schemes such as high deductible health plans, where the price for a healthcare service varies (more…)
The benefits of robotically-assisted surgery for patients with kidney cancer outweigh the healthcare and surgical costs by a ratio of five to one. This is according to new research published in Health Affairs. (more…)