Monthly Archives: September 2015

The Role of Workers’ Compensation in Shaping the Future of Healthcare

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By Raz Winiarsky, MD Back in the spring at the AMCOMP annual meeting, I had the pleasure of moderating a panel of medical directors from the nation’s largest workers’ compensation carriers and third party administrators. As we considered the future of healthcare and the role workers’ compensation can play in shaping that, I remarked on … Read More

Are all spine MRI studies created equal? Understanding and rewarding quality

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Richard J. Herzog, MD, FACR Director of Spinal Imaging, Department of Radiology and Imaging, Hospital for Special Surgery, 535 E. 70th St, New York, NY 10021, USA Abstract The high incidence of failed back patients in the United States calls for a closer look at the source of the problem. In this paper I examine … Read More

Spreemo Promotes Monica Mohring to Senior Vice President, Corporate Development

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New York, NY (September 28, 2015) – Value-driven health platform Spreemo has named Monica Mohring to the newly-created position of senior vice president, corporate development. Most recently she served as the company’s director of business development. In her enhanced role, she will guide Spreemo’s expansion into new markets and audiences, with a focus on providing greater value to payer … Read More

Spreemo Completes Phase 1 of New Clinical Study on Quality Measures in Radiology Imaging

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New York, NY (September 9, 2015) – Value-driven health platform Spreemo has completed the first phase of a pioneering study to determine how interpretative variability in MRI, a standard diagnostic test, can influence the course of a patient’s treatment. Conducted in partnership with Hospital for Special Surgery and Thomas Jefferson University, the study considers the interpretation of an MRI … Read More

Day in the Life of Spreemo Co-Founder Dr. Raz Winiarsky

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Dr. Raz Winiarsky (CAS ’90) is the cofounder and chief medical officer of Spreemo, a value-driven digital health platform. Spreemo’s mission is to invest in collaborative technology and the science of medicine in order to find ways to get patients better, faster. As an orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Winiarsky observed that central to the healthcare system’s problems was … Read More

Surgeon Scorecard Stirs Debate

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New York, NY – Surgery report cards were originally intended to improve quality. Instead, they may be motivating surgeons to avoid the sickest patients, which is the easiest way for a surgeon to improve his or her “grade,” Lisa Rosenbaum, MD, argues in a perspectives article published online September 2 in the New England Journal of … Read More

Spreemo Completes Phase 1 of New Clinical Study on Quality Measures in Radiology Imaging

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Data Collected from Ten Different Radiology Centers New York, NY (September 9, 2015) – Value-driven health platform Spreemo has completed the first phase of a pioneering study to determine how interpretative variability in MRI, a standard diagnostic test, can influence the course of a patient’s treatment. Conducted in partnership with Hospital for Special Surgery and Thomas Jefferson University, the … Read More