Archive for May 2010

Healthcare Reform Phase II … A Healthcare Investment Revolution? … the Psilos Annual Outlook 2010

… One of my favorite venture capital firms, the Psilos Group, has just published their “Annual Outlook” …  Psilos specializes in new models of healthcare delivery that reduce cost, improve quality and align incentives across payers, providers and patients…

… The Psilos Annual Outlook provides investors, analysts, businesses and policy-makers with a good guide to the trends shaping healthcare growth investing…

Key Points:

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What's Keeping Us so Busy in Primary Care

Please see from today’s New York Times, some of the issues facing primary care physicians … most compellingly articulated in Dr Richard J. Barons’ recent New England Journal of Medicine article " “What’s Keeping Us So Busy in Primary Care?”…

… The article documents in stunning detail the “invisible” work that primary care practitioners must do in addition to seeing patients each day …

… There are on average 17 e-mail messages to write, 14 consultation reports to review, 24 phone calls to field, 11 X-ray and imaging reports to read, 12 prescriptions to refill (not including those done during a visit or phone call) and 20 laboratory reports to be checked, all on top of the work involved in seeing a daily quota of at least 18 patients…

(note: doctor’s die of the same diseases as their patients and usually earlier……)

… With 30 to 40 million new patients coming into the U.S. system, new models of healthcare delivery will be required …   

… For example, Dr. Baron’s group has developed a program that encourages continuing dialogue between providers and patients with diabetes, high blood pressure and elevated cholesterol, patients who make up nearly three-quarters of his small group’s practice…

We face both challenges and an opportunities  …  Where do you stand?

… I think MedTech-IQ members will be part of the solution!

Thanks CC (medtechIQ)


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Tags: care, health, hit, information, primary, reform, technology

Cut Health Care Costs With Prevention

On May 12, 2010 the Harvard Business Review ran this post on their web site. The original is at

Prevention is the key to both better health and lower health-care costs over the long haul. This is where the nation — and each of us as individuals — needs to put energy and resources. In the long run, it is more important than addressing the high cost of new technologies and drugs or their inappropriate overuse.

Today, the U.S. basically has a medical care system rather than a health care system: We focus on treating illness when it occurs but not on preventing it in advance.

According to a recent New England Journal of Medicine article, there are about 465,000 preventable deaths per year in the U.S. from smoking, 395,000 from high blood pressure, 216,000 from obesity, 191,000 from inactivity, 190,000 from high blood sugar, and 113,000 from high cholesterol.

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Virtual Health Retreat

Monday, May 17, 2010, 8 pm EST,


Dr. Cynthia Shelby-Lane, Anti-Aging Expert, will share:

How to Create Your Own Anti-Aging and Wellness Plan:
7 Steps to Staying Young and Living Longer in the 21st Century

Virtual health Retreat to focus on Anti-Aging & fitness

(EMAILWIRE.COM, May 01, 2010 ) Ann Arbor, MI – Speaking live at the Virtual Health Retreat from her ELAN ANTI-AGING & LONGEVITY CENTER in Ann Arbor, Michigan, Dr. Shelby-Lane examines the anti-aging and bio-identical hormone replacement therapies, weight loss programs including body composition, bio-energetic modalities such as the Ondamed and the Asyra, nutritional assessments, stress, anxiety and memory assessments, skin and beauty products, along with a full line of nutritional products to serve your needs.

The Virtual Health Retreat will be similar to a conference phone call, where two or more people can be on the same phone line at the same time. This allows for quiet, focused, uninterrupted learning time from anywhere in the world. No traveling. No hotel, transportation, or meals costs. No waiting in line.

Hundreds of individuals can all listen to presentations at the same time over what’s called a telephone ‘bridge’ line. Instead of attending a health retreat in person, you can listen, learn, and ask questions from the comfort of your home or office. Each expert will speak to you on a telephone located in their home or office while you listen to them from your home or office.

Kicking off the Virtual Health Retreat on May 17th at 8 p.m. EST is Dr. Shelby-Lane.

May 18th will feature Celebrity Nutrition and Fitness Expert JJ Virgin at 6 p.m. EST. JJ Virgin will share Six Weeks to Sleeveless and Sexy: 5 Simple Steps You Can Put Into Action NOW to have the body, energy and confidence for this summer and beyond!

May 19th includes two featured experts Cyndi O’Meara at 6 p.m. EST and Dr. Melissa McCreery at 8 p.m. EST. Health expert and lifestyle coach Cyndi O’Meara will explain How to Have Incredible Health, Energy and Vitality in 5 Easy Steps and Emotional Eating Expert Dr. McCreery will cover How to Take Control of Emotional Eating Before it Sabotages Your Next Weight Loss Plan!

The Virtual Health Retreat wraps up May 20th with Rosanne Rust at 6 p.m. EST and Jack Medina at 9 p.m. EST. Dietitian and Nutrition Coach Rosanne Rust will cover Balancing Calories: What You Must Know About Carbs and Fat for Optimal Heart Health and Fitness consultant and past Olympic coach, Jack Medina will go into detail on Fact & Fantasy in Nutrition & Exercise.

Lisa Nelson RD, founder and owner of and Health Expert for The Health Central Network, is dedicated to helping you achieve improved heart health through practical diet and lifestyle changes. Lisa coaches clients to lower cholesterol, lower blood pressure, and weight loss, so they can live life and enjoy their family for years to come. Her passion for health comes from her own family history of heart disease, so she doesn’t dispense trendy treatments; Lisa practices what she teaches in her own daily life. Because her own health is the foundation of her expertise, you can trust that Lisa will make it truly possible for you to see dramatic changes in your health, without crazy fads or impossibly difficult techniques.

To register, just follow the steps on this link:

To obtain more information about the anti-aging process contact:

Dr. Cynthia Shelby-Lane, MD
The Ageless Doctor