Healthcare Economist reaches 4,000 Posts

This post is my 4,000th blog post here at Healthcare Economist.  The blog started January 19, 2006, when I (not so) cleverly titled my very first blog post “Welcome!!!”  Over the years, we have covered a variety of issues: from health reform and value-based purchasing, to innovation and outcomes-based pricing; from current events and health…

Why the internet is free…

Because 20 years ago today, a decision with significant ramifications occured.  The CERN website relates: On 30 April 1993, CERN made the source code of WorldWideWeb available on a royalty-free basis, making it free software. And how the world has changed (for the better?) because of it.

New Blog: Hacking Healthcare

Hacking Health is a new a blog that looks at the intersections between big data, life science and healthcare.  What questions does it intend to address? “Improving healthcare is a big data problem.  The volume and kinds of data that are created over the course of a patient’s journey through the healthcare system are so large and…