- Health Economy, LLC
Cape Elizabeth, Maine
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Testimonial"Our project was to organize the data that our health coaches were gathering, and transform it into measures. The goal was to show our clients the real, measurable impact of the coaching services. Linda showed us how to adjust our questions, and gave us new tools to track our results. And it all worked with our existing data tracking systems. It was a great solution for us! "
Pamela Cash, PhD
2015-03-07T10:56:24+00:00“Our project was to organize the data that our health coaches were gathering, and transform it into measures. The goal was to show our clients the real, measurable impact of the coaching services. Linda showed us how to adjust our … Continue reading →
Testimonial"Linda did a fantastic job on a difficult project. The work had been stop and start, stymied by lack of data. Linda moved things forward, got data from a source we didn’t know about before, and pulled together input from four psychiatrists. Her work was also vetted by academic experts from Harvard. The final education piece was well received. Helping primary care doctors understand anti-psychotic drugs was no small task. "
Jeffrey Barkin MD, DFAPA
Associate Medical Director
Goold Health Systems/An Emdeon Company
2015-03-07T10:50:23+00:00“Linda did a fantastic job on a difficult project. The work had been stop and start, stymied by lack of data. Linda moved things forward, got data from a source we didn’t know about before, and pulled together input from … Continue reading →
Testimonial"Before I worked with Linda, I had a hard time getting data queries to answer my questions or inform my decision-making. Typically I would get a bunch of numbers back, but no explanation. Linda understands the broader context of healthcare, plus she grasps the data details. I can pose my question, and she will come back with informative answers and more.
I am always confident using her work for presentations to legislators, doctors, and stakeholder groups."
Kevin Flanigan, MD, MBA
Sebasticook Valley Primary Care
2015-03-07T10:50:55+00:00“Before I worked with Linda, I had a hard time getting data queries to answer my questions or inform my decision-making. Typically I would get a bunch of numbers back, but no explanation. Linda understands the broader context of healthcare, plus she … Continue reading →
Category Archives: Health Reform
On a hot summer ice-cream-craving day, would you choose the shop that has three flavors of ice cream or the one with three dozen? If you want to be satisfied with your choice, you go to – surprise – the … Continue reading
We create health over a lifetime. We create profits in three- or twelve-month bits. Herein lays a fundamental problem of health insurance – the clash of short-term and long-term. Health insurers are frantic about how much medical care newly insured … Continue reading
There is talk that the insurance exchanges are headed for doom – people were sicker than expected and rates are rising fast, perhaps driving healthier people out. Before we start planning the funeral, let’s examine the evidence. Death Spiral Proof: … Continue reading
I recently read Think Like A Freak, which inspired me to do so and led to the following ideas for 2015. Freaky Idea #1: We start saying “So what?”
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled this week that Hobby Lobby can refuse to cover contraception, based upon the owners’ religious objections. There are various ways to describe this decision: As a victory for religious freedom. As a strike against Obamacare … Continue reading
Massachusetts slowed down its death rate after its state-level health reform (which is remarkably similar to Obamacare), especially in low-income/ high-uninsured counties. It’s an excellent and careful study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine. Does this mean that more … Continue reading
The media often use the terms “health care” and “health insurance” as synonyms. But the two things are distinct. Confusing one for the other makes the issues more upsetting for everyone. For the sake of serenity, let’s look at the … Continue reading
Can one thing be the root cause of so much destruction? From destroying employer plans to killing new jobs, Obamacare gets a lot of credit. (For your edification, a few of my favorite naysayers: On Main St., Obamacare hurts hiring: … Continue reading
The Conservative Case for Obamacare (J.D. Kleinke New York Times, September 29, 2012) traces the origins of health reform to — wait for it! — Republican roots. Yes, the idea of requiring people to buy health insurance came from a … Continue reading
Just as Obama was sworn into office in 2009, the book “Healthcare, Guaranteed” by Ezekiel J. Emanuel, M.D., Ph.D. (Public Affairs Books) was published. Dr. Emanuel is related to Obama’s former chief of staff, Rahm Emanuel. So you might think … Continue reading