Broadband disparities could exacerbate health disparities

A gap in broadband access between low-income Americans and the wealthy, as well as lower penetration in African-American households, persists. This, as greater adoption in the overall American population has increased. It’s another case where the rich get richer; here, that takes the form of people with broadband deepening their online relationships and activities, which […]

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Corporate reputation: pharma, gas and finance tie for the penultimate position

The reputation of the pharma industry continues to lag behind other consumer-facing businesses, based on Harris Interactive’s latest survey into corporate reputations. The 9th annual Reputation Quotient survey is out. Technology is king; other industries, like airlines, consumer products, insurance/financial services, pharmaceutical and retail – have plummeted over the past two years, according to Harris […]

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Getting what you pay for in health: 2 new reports

This week we’re blessed with two excellent new reports on health spending asking, do we get what we pay for? The answer is, well, sometimes — particularly when you follow the perverse incentives that lead you on the money trail of waste, ineffectiveness and, worst of all, poor health outcomes. PricewaterhouseCoopers‘ Health Research Institute and […]

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Vitamin broadband – some healthy lessons from the Bluegrass state

Access to broadband is a health-y technology, according to Connected Nation, a non-profit organization with the mission of reducing the digital divide in America. Their goal: to ensure access to broadband across Kentucky, one of the most rural states in the U.S. “Our work improves the lives of people who were once left behind; renews […]

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Health care falls to #4 voter issue–but isn't it a key component of our economic woes?

The latest Kaiser Family Foundation Health Tracking Poll is out, polled in the early part of June 2008. The chart on the right illustrates the trajectory of the economy and persistence of Iraq as top-of-mind voter issues, and the quick rise of gas prices just displacing health care as the third issue in voters’ minds. […]

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