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We Are Living Longer Lives Worldwide

Healthcare ROI: We Are Living Longer Lives Worldwide

Tags: Future of Healthcare, healthcare, heart disease

Humanity got a wonderful gift between 1990 and 2013 -- six years of extra life. Those born in 2013 can look forward to a 71st birthday. That’s an enormous leap.


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Why We Should Make Way for the Military in Healthcare

Tags: Future of Healthcare, healthcare, military, veterans

We think of the Armed Forces as our nation’s powerful defenders, but they often have expertise in finance, administration, mechanics and computers -- skills that translate into civilian careers, especially in healthcare.


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4 Things You Should Know About High-Deductible Health Plans

Tags: Future of Healthcare, healthcare, insurance, preventive care

If you choose a high-deductible plan, or your employer chooses to move to these types of plans, there are ways to make sure you don’t neglect your care — no matter what your coverage is.


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4 Reasons You Should Go Digital for Health Records

Tags: e-prescribing, electronic health records, Electronic Medical Records, Future of Healthcare, prescriptions

If you’ve noticed your doctors using tablets in the exam room, don’t fret — they’re not playing games or watching Netflix. They’re using electronic health records, and you get the benefits.


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Why Smart Health Decisions Require Your Input

Tags: Future of Healthcare, patients, personalized healthcare, treatment

Your doctor knows your health condition, but only you know your opinions and preferences. Make your voice heard.


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Healthcare’s Finest Hour: Technology Drives Advances

Tags: Future of Healthcare, healthcare, healthcare costs, healthcare expenses, healthcare reform, medical innovations, patient experience

While it took us a while to get to this point, this new world of healthcare will be better for all of us. Patients, doctors, and the people who pay for healthcare services all will benefit.


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The 9 Best Ways to Be a Better Patient

Tags: doctor's appointment, Future of Healthcare, patient care, patient experience

You sit passively and let the doctor lecture you. You don’t take notes. You don’t ask questions. Don’t be that patient.


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10 Things You Should Expect From Your Doctor

Tags: doctor's appointment, Future of Healthcare, patient care, patient experience

Don't accept rushed care, a lack of attention or unclear instructions from your doctors. As a patient, you have the right to expect better.


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Top 10 Medical Innovations for 2014

Tags: Future of Healthcare, innovation, research, treatment

To find out which breakthroughs are set to reshape healthcare in the coming year, Cleveland Clinic asked 100 of its top experts — people who focus on patient care very day.


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Busting 4 Myths About Healthcare Reform

Tags: Affordable Care Act, Future of Healthcare, healthcare reform, myths

When debating the future of healthcare, it's important to know the facts.