New methods extract collective wisdom without sharing data.
Farzad Mostashari1/ This is fantastic news. Ability to have AI operating on distributed datasets opens so many doors to learning in healthcare while preserving privacy and security.
The rise of privacy preserving AI
Farzad Mostashari9/ Like this little know beauty: "the abuse of the citizen petition process, which can be used to unnecessarily delay the approval of a drug application."
Read all about it from @ScottGottliebMD here
Putting a price on longevity or well-being is tricky, but not impossible.
Farzad MostashariAs usual, great perspective on complex issue by @afrakt@UpshotNYT
Key point: all healthcare spending is not equal. Some (meds for treating/preventing CV disease) are high value (and under-used), others are worthless
Is Our Health Care Spending Worth It?
Tennessee becomes the second state to seek waiver approval to turn its Medicaid program into a block grant. Plus: the most expensive drug in America.
Farzad Mostashari"the good old days [for health systems] were pretty good & strategy was pretty simple: get bigger, raise prices, keep the beds full by working the referral chain. Now there are new competitors, new technologies, new consumer expectations, new payment rules
Nurx, an online prescribing app, drew attention with its pitch about female empowerment. Former employees said it took a laissez-faire approach to women’s health.
Farzad MostashariHeck of an kicker @nytimes@tessriski
"We want to hear from people who have used or worked for a prescription-drug website like Nurx, Roman, Hims or Hers. A reporter may contact you to learn more."
Meditations, Marcus Aurelius’s private diary and philosophical musings, accompany me on every trip, various underlined versions and editions adorning my office. * I have been reading Meditations fo…
Farzad Mostashari"Meditations, the musings of an emperor to himself, would seem most impractical for us today, except that it was likely one of the first recorded self-help books in history.
Marcus’s moral philosophy..attempts to provide a manual for meaningful living"
This Viewpoint discusses the interplay between the advancement of a “Medicare-for-all” US health care policy initiative and the current cost margins and management strategies of hospitals, which comprise the largest share of US health care...
Farzad MostashariBeautifully written, lays out the arguments that hospitals will make for the dire consequences of M4A at Medicare rates... and dryly shreds them.
Must read health policy by @kevin_shulman Arnie Milstein
In the context of 2 primary care physician–led accountable care organizations, Medicare Annual Wellness Visits were associated with lower healthcare costs and improved clinical care quality for beneficiaries.
Public Hearing on Eliminating Youth Use of Electronic Cigarette and Other Tobacco Product Use: The Role for Drug Therapies
Farzad Mostashari.@SGottliebFDA was one of the best. Here's a partial list of what made him special in my eyes.
1/ He did more on tobacco than I thought possible, including banning menthol, action on teen vaping, and laying groundwork for reducing nicotine in cigs
Diagnosing the Problem: Exploring the Effects of Consolidation and Anticompetitive Conduct in Health Care Markets
Thursday March 7, 2pm
2141 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC
Ambitious new bill from GOP Rep. Bruce Westerman aims to tackle costs along with an Obamacare market overhaul.
Farzad MostashariNew bill tackles consolidation:
"if we allow monopoly power to extract high prices you get to the point where that's a bigger tax on a family than the actual tax collected by the IRS," @Avik said. "If we aren't at a tipping point now, we're nearing it."
Robin Wright interviews Jasmin Moghbeli, the Iranian-American Marine Corps alumna who is one of NASA’s newest astronauts.
Farzad MostashariThe newest astronaut @NASA is “Jaws,” who played basketball @MIT and is a Marine Corps major decorated for flying Cobra gunships on 150 combat missions in Afghanistan
Jaws is a woman. Her name is Jasmin Moghbeli, and she's an Iranian-American immigrant 🔥
An estimated 21 percent of rural hospitals — 430 hospitals in 43 states — are at high risk of imminent closure. The REACH Act could help some stay open.
Farzad MostashariRural hospitals are in trouble. Overstaffed, with too few inpatients in areas with headwinds in population, commercial insurance, and doc recruitment.
What's the solution? Join monopolies and charge rent? Restructure and focus on value? statnews.com/2019/02/21/law… via @statnews
The CMS is creating templates and other tools to get states to incorporate upcoming value-based payment models. If other payers sign up, then CMS Administrator Seema Verma hopes more providers will participate.