Trudy Lieberman at the CJR : Campaign Desk calls Mike Huckabee’s views on health care "a fresh addition to the national health care discussion." Huckabee talked about the origins of health and the need to focus on societal issues that help keep people healthy and avoid the pitfalls of obesity, smoking, alcoholism, etc. Huckabee said, “the real enemy is not the health care system; it’s poor health.”
Partners in Health improves chronic care in Rwanda with electronic medical records. The model is based on home health monitoring, a lot like Health Buddy, says Steve Brown, but without the institutional barriers and a lot less expensive.
Alex Savic, of Alensa, compares eHealth in the U.S. to the U.K. and concludes that there’s much less innovation in the U.K., which he attributes to the lack of privitization in the EMR and HIT worlds.
The Toronto Star examines how the elderly thrive in Denmark by staying in their homes as long as possible, and having the option of small, comfortable nursing homes.
At Business Week, Michael Mandel writes
that health care employment is one of the few things keeping the
economy going in a piece called "Revenge of the Health Care Economy."