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28 Jan Collective Intelligence: The Network is Nirvana

Collective Intelligence (kə-lĕk'tĭv ĭn-tĕl'ə-jəns) n. 1. Collective intelligence is a form of intelligence that emerges from the collaboration and competition of many individuals. 2. Collective intelligence appears in a wide variety of forms of consensus decision making in bacteria, animals, humans, and computers. 3. The study...

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28 Jan The New Network – Hello, Carol!

Medical Network (mĕd'ĭ-kəl nĕt'wûrk') 1. A group of health care providers who have organized themselves to provide care 2. Provider organizations who voluntarily group together and are utilized by insurance companies to seek discounted pricing in exchange for additional volume of patients for the...

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17 Jan Overtreated and Underinformed: Too Much Medicine, Not Enough Evidence

Overtreated (ō'vər trēt ĭd) n. The act, manner, or method of handling or dealing with someone or something. Administration or application of remedies to a patient or for a disease or injury; medicinal or surgical management; therapy The substance or remedy so applied. Over the holidays,...

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21 Dec Microcapitation: A Closer Look and New Perspective on Capitation

Microcapitation (mī'krə kăp'ĭ-tā'shən) n 1. A healthcare delivery mechanisms wherein a service provider contracts with an administrator to provide health care services on a per capita basis. 2. A financing mechanism wherein a service providers assumes financial risk, is compensated at a fixed per capita rate, usually...

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19 Dec Dyscoordinated: Healthcare's Line Item Problem

Dyscoordinated (dĭs-kō-ôr'dn-āt'ĭd) n. To purposefully prevent harmoniously working together To purposefully prevent pleasing combinations; or matches of form and function To purposefully prevent harmony of common actions or efforts In addition to doing a little Health 2.0 Experiment in my last post, I have to followup with the...

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