MacArthur “Genius” Fellows announced

This year’s MacArthur “Genius” Fellows were announced today.  While there is a great diversity of amazing individuals receiving the grants, I will focus on those related to the health care space: Amy Finkelstein: health economist, at MIT, who is formulating robust experimental designs that provide data-driven guidance for innovations in health care theory, policy, and delivery…

Links

Stan for economists. The state of healthcare in a majority minority state. Will undiagnosed atrial fibrillation become a thing of the past? Does free medical school decrease social justice? A $100,000 heart attack (out-of-pocket with insurance!)

The big tech innovation from Amazon-Bershire Hathway-JP Morgan joint venture could be…

Narrow networks?  That is one proposition from Bill Gurley, a general partner at Benchmark Capital, in an article from Business Insider.  Berkshire Hathaway vice chairman Charlie Munger, prefers the Kaiser model. “If the whole nation had Kaiser Permanente care, the average quality of the care would go way up and the cost would go way down,”…

Mid-week links

Is statistics taking over journalism?  Regression to the mean in the MLB. Use of real-world evidence to measures NSCLC treatment effectiveness. Mental healthcare wait times adversely affect patient outcomes. Using cancer cells to kill cancer. Amazon to fill your Rx as you leave the hospital? Health plan won’t pay your ER bill…or will they? VBID…