Of course there was plenty of reporting about health reform, the business of health care, medical research and quality of life as the population ages. We also had some important posts addressing special concerns of freelance health and medical writers.
If you find yourself stuck waiting in a line or an airport over the holidays, you might take a look back and see if these posts spark any ideas for your future reporting.
- The ACA and patient satisfaction: Does it improve care?
- Verghese offers commentary on healing, even when he can’t cure #ahcj15
- Study: Little evidence that integrating hospital, physician care improves quality or reduces costs
- Does hospice use alone reflect quality end-of-life care?
- Despite bacon headlines, reporters got to the meat of the story
- Mark Cuban’s bad health advice shows importance of explaining screenings to public
- Questioning the wisdom behind removing third molars
- Among 23 health insurance co-ops, Maine stands out for its success
- Why we still need human relationships in an era of digital medicine
- Scientific journals squabble over conflict-of-interest policies
- Controversy over blood pressure trial demonstrates danger of relying on press releases
- Change to Medicare will shift physicians into value-based payment
- Freelancers face unique conflict-of-interest dilemmas
- Does UnitedHealthcare’s prior-approval rule mean more ‘mother-may-I’ medicine is coming?
- What can reporters learn from the chocolate diet study hoax?
- HHS faces daunting challenge in moving away from fee-for-service payment
- Reporter finds nonprofit hospital’s suit against uninsured patient was just one of many
- Is CMS doing bundled payment for hip and knee replacement all wrong?
- SCOTUS decision on teeth-whitening business may hold wider implications for medical boards
- Panelists urge journalists to report on how vaccines save lives #ahcj15
- 6 tips to find success writing for trade publications #ahcj15
- Context, context, context: How journalists can avoid confusing readers with the latest research findings
- Experts share realities behind generic, specialty drug pricing
- Program uses pharmacists to help manage complex health needs
- 2014 winners named in top health journalism awards
Wishing all a good holiday season and Happy New Year!