CHIDS GA Reflections: Summer Internship Experience at J&J

I was presented with a wonderful opportunity to work at Johnson & Johnson this summer for my MBA internship. Specifically, I was working at Ethicon in New Business Development (NBD) in Somerville, NJ which is now part of J&J’s Global Surgery Group. Most people would associate J&J with their consumer division, but an interesting fact […]Continue reading «CHIDS GA Reflections: Summer Internship Experience at J&J»

Increasing returns in health care fraud and abuse investigations – future prospects

The Health and Human Services (HHS) Department has recently announced that in the fiscal year (FY) 2012, the government’s health care fraud prevention and enforcement efforts recovered a record $4.2 billion in taxpayer dollars. It was $4.1 billion in FY 2011. These figures get us to a return on investment of $7.90 for every $1 […]Continue reading «Increasing returns in health care fraud and abuse investigations – future prospects»

Top 5: Companies listed on CHIDSapedia

The most-viewed CHIDSapedia company listings (health gaming companies seem to be the most popular) Cardiio: producer of an app that converts mobile cameras into “biosensors,” i.e., a heart rate monitor Zipongo: runs a coupon program in the style of Groupon or Living Social that focuses on healthy eating choices Virgin Health Miles: a program from […]Continue reading «Top 5: Companies listed on CHIDSapedia»

Potential Impacts from the Pending ACA Ruling

In a recent Issue Brief, the Deloitte Center for Health Solutions covered the expected ruling on the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act. They noted that it is expected to answer the following questions: • Is the Anti-Injunction Act (AIA) applicable to the ACA based on determination that the individual mandate is a tax, not […]Continue reading «Potential Impacts from the Pending ACA Ruling»

Patient-Driven Social Network Challenges Clinical Findings, Publishes Own Results

The CHIDSapedia-listed data-sharing company PatientsLikeMe has published a “patient-initiated observational study” that aims to refute a 2008 study that found that the drug lithium carbonate could slow the progression of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis or ALS. It is reported that “348 ALS patient members reported their off-label use of the drug on [the PatientsLikeMe website]. At […]Continue reading «Patient-Driven Social Network Challenges Clinical Findings, Publishes Own Results»