I am currently doing some research on business and procedures in the healthcare industry.

For example, the role of different actors, how does money move, bundle payments, outcome-based contracts, etc.

I'm looking for the right place to ask those question. Is this exchange OK? Or can someone suggest a better one?

  • I can’t suggest a better one, but I doubt you would get very good answers here. You can always give it a try ;). I’ll take the blaming for any outrages... Medical Sciences Chat might also be a good place although we have little to none activity there...
    – Narusan
    Nov 12, 2017 at 21:23
  • I don't understand the downvote. Please explain. Nov 21, 2017 at 21:55
  • @FranckDernoncourt voting on meta is different and up votes can mean that is a good question or yes and down votes can mean that is a bad question or no. While the yes/no part is supposed to be reserved for feature-request it often carries over to other question. My guess is the down vote means that questions on health business are not on topic.
    – StrongBad
    Dec 20, 2017 at 19:57
  • @StrongBad the question does not take any stance on whether business questions should be on topic. Downvotes are therefore hard to interpret. Dec 20, 2017 at 20:28
  • @FranckDernoncourt the question is Is this exchange OK? to which I interpret the down vote to mean no
    – StrongBad
    Dec 20, 2017 at 20:33
  • @StrongBad I read "I'm looking for the right place to ask those question. Is this exchange OK? Or can someone suggest a better one?" Dec 20, 2017 at 20:44
  • I have similar interests. I work in healthcare IT and a venue to ask professionals in the community at large. My questions about actors would be similar to @Nathan-H and would also include things about what health professionals see or do rather than about specific medical questions.
    – Freiheit
    Jan 25, 2018 at 14:17

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These questions would be clearly out of scope according to our on-topic page, that said, I would really like to see our scope be expanded to include things like the health care industry. As we are a beta site, our scope is still developing so I think you should ask away.

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    I think that an SE for questions about the healthcare industry would be extremely valuable to a lot of people. If it were a separate SE than this one, that would work, but I would be concerned about overlap. The fact that SuperUser is a topical superset of AskUbuntu, for example, is burdensome to moderators and users.
    – M-Pixel
    Jan 23, 2018 at 5:04
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    I am reading the on-topic page. Is it fair to consider Health.SE in the same vein as WebMD?
    – Freiheit
    Jan 25, 2018 at 14:20

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