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Physicians are paid 7.3% of our total National Health Expenditure

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the aggregate median salary for every healthcare provider totals $966,992,011,000.  The ~1 million physicians get paid $262,332,755,000. That’s $262.3 Billion out of a total $3.6 Trillion spent on healthcare in 2019.  Physicians get paid 7.3% of the total amount spent on healthcare. Here are more breakdowns: You can…Continue readingPhysicians are paid 7.3% of our total National Health Expenditure

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How did healthcare get off track?

That graph hurts to look at. American’s spend 2x more than any other country for healthcare, yet our outcomes aren’t 2x better. We actually die 5 years sooner than our peer nations. Why is the United States so far off track compared to other countries? There are many problems stemming from one root cause: How we pay for healthcare…Continue readingHow did healthcare get off track?

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Healthcare Technology

The Health Operating System

It’s time we drop the “E” in EMR (Electronic Medical Record). Then let’s drop the “Medical Record” part. Now we can start over and build something better. Let’s rethink what we’re trying to accomplish with software in healthcare. Our objectives should be: Keeping people healthy by predicting & preventing illness Providing the best diagnosis & treatment possible…Continue readingThe Health Operating System

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What is Citizen Health?

Many people have wondered what exactly Citizen Health is and what we’re doing. On one level, we’re a technology company developing software to help healthcare become more efficient & affordable. On a higher level, we’re a group of people concerned about the future of healthcare. Not only for us, but for the next generation. When…Continue readingWhat is Citizen Health?

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Healthcare My Thoughts

What is your ONE thing?

What is your ONE thing? This ONE thing is something, that if done, can make everything else easier or unnecessary. This ONE thing is the root problem from which all other problems originate. Fix your ONE thing to fix the overall system. The ONE root problem in American healthcare is how we pay. We give…Continue readingWhat is your ONE thing?

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Healthcare Media Technology

2018 Society for Participatory Medicine Conference

The graphic you see is a storyboard drawn in real-time as I was giving my talk. Wow. The artist made me sound smart!! The talk I gave was about “Healthcare in 2028.” The recording quality is terrible, but I had a whole lot of fun at this conference. I met up with numerous people I’ve…Continue reading2018 Society for Participatory Medicine Conference

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Business Healthcare My Thoughts

My Mission to Rebuild Healthcare

Hi everyone!   My name is Brennen Hodge and I’m an entrepreneur on a social mission to fix our failing healthcare system. I’ve decided that I will not passively sit back and watch as corrupt politicians, greedy pharmaceutical companies, and unethical health insurance companies take advantage of us by charging more and more for healthcare, only…Continue readingMy Mission to Rebuild Healthcare

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Perverse Incentives in Healthcare

“If you pay someone to do something, they’re going to do it as many times as you’ll keep paying them.” From every root cause analysis I’ve done for the health industry, the #1 problem I find is the way in which we pay for healthcare. In America, most of our health care is paid by…Continue readingPerverse Incentives in Healthcare

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Health insurance isn’t the answer

Every conversation I hear in the news about healthcare is the fight to make sure everyone has health insurance. That everyone is ‘covered.’ We spend $3.6 Trillion on this endeavor of making sure everyone has some type of coverage. What does this really mean? Is this really the answer to our failing healthcare system? I…Continue readingHealth insurance isn’t the answer

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Our Current Healthcare Mess

As a country of 325 Million citizens, we spent $3.3 Trillion in 2016 for the diagnosis, treatment, & management of our health issues. Out of these 325 Million people, 1,658,370 were diagnosed with cancer and 589,430 people died from it. This cost us about $387 Billion. 610,000 Americans died from heart related issues which cost…Continue readingOur Current Healthcare Mess