Excerpts from Michael’s blog, The Examining Table, and entries from The Health Care Blog

The Examining Table

AI Algorithm Exposé Shows Journalists Retain Health Care Change Clout

A lawsuit spurred by a series of STAT stories accuses UnitedHealth of deploying an algorithm with a known high error rate, as investigative journalism flourishes.

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How Health Plan Star Ratings May Mislead – And How To Fix The Problem

It’s open enrollment season for Medicare, but star ratings for Medicare Advantage plans, meant to promote consumerism and value, can contain misleading information.

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“Excited” And “Scared” As Experts Seek To Tame ChatGPT And Medical AI

Grappling with what ChatGPT and generative AI will mean for health and medicine? The president of the National Academy of Medicine is both “excited” and “scared.”

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Patient Safety Proposals Reach President, But Action Still A Question

The patient safety movement has succeeded in getting the president to consider their policy proposals, but if hospitals are hesitant, implementation will be difficulty

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ACOs Vs. MA Shows ‘Grab Them By The Wallet’ Central To Health Reform

It’s hard to read the latest report on Medicare ACOs without feeling a tinge of sadness about what could ave been.

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