Patients Get Creative to Get What They Want

Patients Get Creative to Get What They Want

Necessity is the mother of invention, according to ancient Greek philosopher Plato. But we might argue that wants — not just needs or necessities — are giving rise to a wave of new inventions in healthcare’s opportunity era. In other words, consumers need good care,...
A Netflix Model for Hep C

A Netflix Model for Hep C

We’re keeping a close eye on the ingenious “Netflix model” two states are launching to pay for hepatitis C drugs. It certainly has some implications for how a Smart Health Market might approach rising drug spend. Earlier this year, Louisiana and Washington announced...
Five of Our Favorite Healthcare Innovations

Five of Our Favorite Healthcare Innovations

As big believers in a market-driven health economy, it’s frustrating to watch the goliath U.S. health system in a slow creep toward a more market-based model – but it is a creep forward. And if you look closely, you’ll see some pretty exciting activity taking place....
Market Innovations: Reviving the House Call

Market Innovations: Reviving the House Call

We love cool, practical innovations, especially the kind that give seemingly outdated practices a second chance at life. Think of it as upcycling for healthcare – applying the old in a way that is relevant and modern. This time it’s the long-forgotten house call....