• John Locke Update

    What Does the N.C. Constitution Say About Cronyism?

    posted December 13, 2018 by Jon Guze
    Nothing in the U.S. Constitution implies a hierarchy among rights. Nevertheless, the federal courts have insisted on relegating economic rights to second-class status. By means of this piece of judicial…
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    Telemedicine Research Update

    posted December 13, 2018 by Jordan Roberts
    The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services recently released a spending report showing that the rate of health care spending growth slowed for the second straight year. Good news,…
  • John Locke Update

    Are Millennials Ruining Primary Care?

    posted November 15, 2018 by Jordan Roberts
    Modern America has a craving for goods and services that are supplied instantaneously. If we want food, we order it, and it is brought to our doors with Uber eats.
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    Improving Patient Care by Empowering Nurse Practitioners

    posted March 14, 2018 by Katherine Restrepo
    In North Carolina, nurse practitioners (NP) can’t treat patients unless they establish a collaborative practice agreement with a supervising doctor – a written contract that outlines patient management, prescribing authorities,…
  • Research Report

    Direct Primary Care

    posted March 22, 2017 by Katherine Restrepo
    An increased use of the innovative health care delivery model called Direct Primary Care could lead to better outcomes for treatment of patients with chronic diseases, and that could mean…
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    Direct Primary Care for Local Governments

    posted December 2, 2016 by Katherine Restrepo, Julie Tisdale
    Local governments across North Carolina, like other employers, are wrestling with the question of how to provide quality health care to their employees in a cost-effective manner. This is…
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    The Case Against CON: A law that prevents health care innovation

    posted June 2, 2015 by Katherine Restrepo
    What the healthcare industry needs is a strong dose of disruptive innovation — relaxing regulations that will increase provider competition, force downward pressure on costs, and enhance patient choice. CON ultimately picks who gets to compete within the health care sector. Reforming the law will by no means untangle the complexities of health care, but state lawmakers should capitalize on an opportunity to make one of the most highly regulated industries a little less heavy on the red tape and a little more patient friendly.

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