Uber for healthcare just around the corner; Alternative payment models must focus on provider comp; and much more

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> Uber for healthcare is a matter of when, not if, according to a post from the KevinMD blog. Post

> When medical students arrive on the ward learning they will spend more time surrounding computers than patients, it's often a moment of crisis, according to an interview with Abraham Verghese, M.D., senior associate chair of the Department of Internal Medicine at the Stanford University School of Medicine, posted on AMA Wire. Article

> Healthcare consumers who use chiropractors, acupuncture and massage therapy are generally unfazed by having to pay for such care out of pocket, MedPage Today reports. Article

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> There is an enormous variation in prices for identical healthcare services in Massachusetts, a finding that worried members of a special commission that studies the Bay State's healthcare policies. Article

> New alternative payment models to improve the quality of care delivered to patients while keeping costs in check must focus in part on the compensation for the providers who deliver healthcare, according to a recent Health Affairs blog post. Article

And Finally… Outside the lines. Article