The Doctor Who Only Charges $5

It’s not Fiverr, but there’s a Indiana doctor who still charges $5 per visit. Stepping into the office of Dr. Russell Dohner feels like a trip back in time. At his one-man practice, the phones are rotary, the records are handwritten and the charge — since the 1970s — has been just $5. It’s a […]

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Idea: First Aid UAV

Brad Templeton: There’s a lot of excitement about the potential of autonomous drones, be they nimble quadcopters or longer-range fixed wing or hybrid aircraft. A group of students from Singularity University, for example, has a project called MatterNet working to provide transportation infrastructure for light cargo in regions of Africa where roads wash out for

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Concierge Medicine

In the video below is a PBS News Hour segment above on “concierge medicine,” Texas doctor Raymond Solis who recently converted his 21-year-old traditional medical practice of 3,000 patients to a concierge-based practice serving just 400 patients. Dr. Solis changed his business model with the assistance of national medical consulting firm MDVIP, which helps doctors

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The End of Doctors?

Gigaom: A pair of Indiana University researchers has found that a pair of predictive modeling techniques can make significantly better decisions about patients’ treatments than can doctors acting alone. How much better? They claim a better than 50 percent reduction in costs and more than 40 percent better patient outcomes. The idea behind the research,

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