Lobbying in the Age of Analytics
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Lobbying in the Age of Analytics

One person’s “education” is another person’s “lobbying.” It has always been thus. But despite a certain definitional elasticity that’s intrinsic to politics, it’s widely recognized that a strong backbone to any effective education/lobbying effort is good information — pertinent data, compelling facts, knowledge of the political landscape over which the battle is waged. The informational …

New Report Probes “Transparency”
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New Report Probes “Transparency”

Technology assessment is a topic that’s been lighting up ContentHealth’s research platform of late, and we pass along an interesting new report out of Washington State on how stakeholders perceive and participate in assessment processes and related coverage decisions. The report finds general stakeholder support for the mechanics of the state’s assessment/coverage regimes.  But the report also makes clear that there’s more …

Politics: Harder Than it Looks
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Politics: Harder Than it Looks

Now that we’re deep in a fractious electoral season, it’s tempting to descend into rank political speculation about health care issues. So let’s get started. Actually, let’s add a modicum of caution about rushing to precise health policy judgments in the heat of political campaigns. For there’s a tendency to report breathlessly on perceived policy …