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Crowdsourcing advancements in epilepsy treatment

by Doug Beaudoin, Principal, Deloitte Consulting LLP

The Mayo Clinic hosted an online competition where more than 500 teams of data scientists from all over the world analyzed hundreds of hours of brain activity in two people and five dogs before and during epileptic seizures. The results of the 2014 competition, published recently in Brain, showed that the crowd created a reliable prediction of epileptic seizures.

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Managing the costs of diabetes care

by Sarah Thomas, Research Director, Deloitte Center for Health Solutions, Deloitte Services LP

It is remarkable how common diabetes has become in the US, growing in prevalence from 4 percent of the population in 1980 to more than 9 percent in 2014.1 The ramifications of poor control of diabetes are also clear to many – both inside and outside of the health care system. When working on Medicare issues,

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Seeing double: Insurance premiums increase as expected

by James Whisler, Principal, Deloitte Consulting LLP

There’s been a lot of talk about premium price increases in exchanges lately. I am a bit surprised that large premium increases weren’t expected. Last year we explained in our paper, The 10 percent problem: Future health insurance marketplace premium increases likely to reach double digits, that the ability to get to more moderate premium rate increases is dependent on attracting younger and healthier enrollees.

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A different kind of mobile health is innovating care delivery

by Doug Beaudoin, Principal, Deloitte Consulting LLP

Experts often describe mobile health (mHealth) as the ability to access health care at one’s fingertips – on a mobile phone. Many consumers are using mHealth apps to make appointments, locate urgent care facilities or other providers in their network, pay a medical bill, fill a prescription, monitor their chronic condition or fitness levels, or communicate with their care team.

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“Value gets real” – But how real are the solutions we need to create progress?

by Greg Reh, Principal, US and Global Life Sciences Leader, Delotite Consulting LLP

Recently, I had the opportunity to attend the Financial Times US Health Care and Life Sciences Summit. These FT conferences bring together the best and brightest in the industry, and we were fortunate to gather some of the best minds in the business to dig deeply into the move toward value-based care and outcomes-based pricing in the United States.

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Social saving lives: Using social, mobile, analytics, and cloud services in new ways

by Harry Greenspun, MD, Director, Deloitte Center for Health Solutions, Deloitte Services LP

While I’m rarely an early adopter, I tend to be a fast-follower of technology when it suits me. Right now, that means SMAC – social, mobile, analytics, and cloud. I’m active on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter, keeping me in touch with friends, family, and colleagues. I have mobile devices in my pocket, attached to my clothing,

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