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ACA Impacts on Rx Marketing for Disabled Americans: Fee-for-Value and Patient Lifestyle Autonomy

Health care coverage was expanded automatically to 32 million Americans in March 2010 when President Barack Obama signed into law the Patient Portability and Affordable Care Act (ACA). President Obama stated, “My job is to set forward a vision – point people in the right direction.” Since the ACA eliminated pre-existing conditions, developmentally, intellectually and […]

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mHealth and Telemedicine: A Matter of Right and Not a Privilege

Senator Edward M. Kennedy’s landmark speech at the 1978 Democratic National Convention in Memphis, Tennessee emphatically brought attention to our nation’s health care dilemma, establishing his stance on health care as a matter of right and not of privilege. The human right to health care means that “services must be accessible, available, acceptable, and of […]

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It Takes a Village: Inciting Call to Action with Disease Prevention Outreach Programs Through Theoretical Foundation

In her 1996 book It Takes a Village, current presidential candidate and former United States Senator, First Lady, and Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton detailed her view that multiple determinants, such as community involvement, cultural/environmental influences and social interactions, contribute to how a child is raised. Similarly, inciting a consumer call to action with […]

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Digital Health and Pharma: Leveraging Healthcare Delivery Models to Engage Patients in New Ways

In such a strongly regulated industry where it is most important to avoid a downslide, pharma is falling behind in digital health. Risk taking and innovation suggests being open-minded for failure. As Robert F. Kennedy said, “Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.” The path to success is filled with risk […]

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