Everyone Should Have a Concierge Doctor

http://www.forbes.com/sites/johngoodman/2014/08/28/everyone-should-have-a-concierge-doctor/-Have you ever wondered why you doctor doesn’t talk to you by phone? Lawyers, accountants, engineers and just about every other professional you can think of discovered that phones are a handy way of communicating with clients almost a century ago.

How Your Doctor is Turning Into An Airline

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/ann-brenoff/doctors-and-insurance_b_5606971.html Some doctors seem to have embraced the airlines’ model for doing business — you know, the one where they now charge fees for things they used to just do for free. I’ll leave it to the experts to figure out if this is born of physician greed or physician frustration, but there is no doubt that an increasing number of doctors are jumping on board the concierge medicine train.

The Huge, Neglected Opportunity for Proactive Medicine

http://www.forbes.com/sites/toddhixon/2014/08/19/the-huge-neglected-opportunity-for-proactive-medicine/ In this Forbes post by Neil Versel, David Nash of the Philadelphia’s Thomas Jefferson School of Population Health  offers a great, pithy summary of ObamaCare’s strategy to reform U.S. healthcare: “No outcome, no income.” He’s talking about reforming the incentives for healthcare providers by paying them to produce results (health outcomes) rather than to churn out procedures, as has often been  the case up to now.