Is This New Technology a Sound Method for Reducing The Cost of Healthcare?

“Nice guys finish last.” This is a pretty popular saying among pickup artists. I don’t know why it’s become such a popular motto, but it does. And let me tell you why:


I learned this in grade school. I remember one teacher who said so during a discussion about how nice people often finish last. She said that nice people were last and then added “Who doesn’t deserve to be last?” Well, that got my attention because I had always believed and talked about in my personal life that nice people always do deserve to be last, just as everyone else deserved to be first. So when I heard her say that nice people sometimes finish last, I thought to myself, “That’s pretty sneaky of her and pretty indicative of my beliefs too!”

Not long after that, I stumbled across an interesting article by a woman who had been in a similar situation to me. After years of struggling with self-esteem issues, depression and other difficulties, she wrote that she’d finally come to the realization that nice people do finish last. The reason she had reached this conclusion was that nice guidance or nice treatments don’t work very well in improving someone’s quality-adjusted life. The treatments only accentuate the positive, not detract from negative qualities.

I’ve discussed this with other psychologists and health care providers. I’ve also written about it on my own blog. I mentioned that there is a new treatment that can correct all of the problems I described above. It’s called the Qaly Therapy for Quality Control in Healthcare. And it addresses many of the issues related to nice people, such as procrastination, depression, confidence problems, and more.

The key benefit of Qaly Therapy is that it’s an empirical health care treatment option based on research. That means that there is actually something reliable at work here. The authors of the study that uncovered the cure used a powerful data set to examine over 1000 possible alternative health care interventions. They found that the most promising approach to improving quality of life for high-risk individuals included things like using graded exercise programs, attending therapy, receiving health care counseling, implementing quality improvement or Qaly components, and so on. In other words, the best cure for high-risk patients involves identifying their specific needs, addressing those needs through personalized care plans, and then providing the tools necessary to keep that care on track.

But that’s not all. Once the researchers had identified the need, they developed a tool called the Qaly Therapeutic Decision Tool (TBT), which allows the health care practitioner to see all of the possible outcomes (i.e., “which of these 10 outcomes are you willing to treat?” ), and then to select the “right” treatment option from among the group of options presented. Once the treatment plan is implemented, the patient’s healthcare costs will likely be decreased because more time will be devoted to treating the “most critical” issues first, rather than secondary, often less critical conditions. While this is an ideal situation, because it will make medical care more efficient overall, it’s also very promising for patients who don’t yet have a clear idea about the kind of care they need.