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The Man Who Would Be King – Finn Futures™ Health Reveals How Fragmented Health System Places Greater Burden on Patients

Marketing executives working with the pharma, payer or provider sectors are often quoted that in today’s health marketplace, “The consumer is king.” If so, it’s a kingship with little authority and no ability to govern or have a dominant voice over decisions. Royalty – even without the right to rule – receive deferential regard from governing powers. This is not the case for U.S. consumers who remain adrift within the health system. Who is in charge of our health?

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Keeping Your Heart Healthy at Work

February is American Heart Month -- and no, it's not because of the heart-shaped Valentine's Day candy that's been on store shelves since New Year's Day. American Heart Month is about making strides in promoting heart health. 

 

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The “Uber of” is over… Don’t Be Like Uber… Be Like You

If you were on any form of social media over this weekend, you probably noticed that people were generating and sharing passive aggressive memes and sharing them with their followers. These memes were generated based off of the viral Be like Bill meme that show how Bill is a far superior internet user than everyone else. i.e. “Bill doesn't use hashtags on every post. Bill is smart. Be like Bill.”

 

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A Tale of Two Cities… and a Pack Mentality

On CBS This Morning I heard of a five-hour traffic jam at New York’s LaGuardia Airport. Soon after was a segment on how woefully pathetic Washington, DC’s snow removal service has been compared to New York City’s. This was the fourth or fifth segment I had heard on different networks and provided another example of the pack mentality that permeates journalism today.

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A New Year’s Climate Resolution

We all make new year’s resolutions -- lose weight, get healthy, organize the closet, etc. They’re good – they create a burst of self-improvement. My idea is to do something a bit different this year - to tap into our innate desire to do more and to resolve to care more. Apparently, I’m not alone, and if you’ve seen the new Kleenex ads, you’ll know what I mean. 

 

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How Should We Measure Healthcare Quality

Last week, the Department of Health and Human Services announced that healthcare spending in the U.S. was $3 trillion last year – that’s trillion with a “t”. Are we getting our money’s worth? This question was discussed at a Washington, DC, breakfast conversation sponsored by PoliticoPro and CVSHealth, and it is a topic of discussion and consternation in the healthcare community.

 

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