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How Accountable Care Will Change America

David Sayen, the regional manager for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, discusses the shift in health insurance programs from fee-for-service to an accountable care model. Reimbursement will be based on results, as opposed to type or quantity of procedures. He explains that the relationship between health care providers and programs, like Medicare and Medicaid, will change as the United States moves closer to healthcare reform. Filmed at FutureMed, in February, 2012, at Singularity...

A World of Genetic Data at Your Fingertips

Atul Butte, MD, PhD, Chief, Division of Systems Medicine, Department of Pediatrics at Stanford University School of Medicine, discusses the intersection of biomedical research and computer technology. He explains how the increasing ease, affordability, and accessibility of genome sequencing will revolutionize the way genetic data is analyzed and utilized. Read more about Atul Butte, MD, PhD. Filmed at FutureMed, in February 2013, at Singularity...

The “Quadruple Bypass Burger” at the Heart Attack Grill: Deadly Or Delicious?

NOTE: The Doctor’s Channel editorial staff recently learned that the Heart Attack Grill in Chandler, AZ has closed — with a sole location in Las Vegas remaining. Given our previous video on the restaurant, we thought it was time we reflected on some of the questions that arose when we visited there. While it is said that most things are good in moderation, one cardiologist’s hospital-themed restaurant takes indulging to another level. The Heart Attack Grill in Las Vegas (and formerly in Chandler, AZ) serves some seriously calorie-laden food; diet cokes are strictly forbidden, the fries are deep fried in pure lard, and the burgers are so big you can barely open your mouth wide enough to take a bite (can you picture what a Quadruple Bypass Burger looks like?). Although the surroundings have a passing resemblance to a health-focused institution, slogans like “Alcohol… It’s good for you” and “Over 350 [pounds]? Eat free!” give the restaurant away as a temple of decadence. While the food may taste fantastic, there could be some flaws in the Heart Attack Grill’s nutritional plan — the Guinness Book of World Records recognized the 9,982-calorie, 3lb Quadruple Bypass as the most caloric burger. And, you’re probably not the only one who finds it troubling that a doctor who has treated many heart attack patients (and inevitably some unsuccessfully) now serves the very food that can lead to...

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