Monthly Archives: March 2009

Technology, if not combined with the correct policy choices will never achieve the desired outcome

move away from tweaks to the cost burden for healthcare and fundamentally rethink the goals of the system via internetnews.com Interesting article… Barrett is echoing many of the comments heard from people on both sides of HC IT spend debate. … Continue reading

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www.washingtonexaminer.com >> Politics

in a little-noticed move, the House Financial Services Committee, led by chairman Barney Frank, has approved a measure that would, in some key ways, go beyond the most draconian features of the original AIG bill. The new legislation, the “Pay … Continue reading

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Statins and blood clots …this could be huge

via video.google.com I do not think the public understands just how important this could be… if the science is validated 🙂 As an orthopedist, this may allow me to minimize the use of stronger, and potentially harmful medications in order … Continue reading

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Electronic Health Records: Lessons from the iPhone

Thanks to the $19 billion designated for health-care information technology in the recent stimulus bill, electronic health records (EHRs) have garnered a great deal of attention in the past few weeks. The bill sets aside $17 billion in incentives for … Continue reading

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MD ratings … Who owns the data… from @symtym

Physicians Use Copyright Infringement Threat to Block Patient Ratings on the Web—AIS Health To date, 2,000 physicians have signed up for the Medical Justice program and, according to Segal, are asking their patients to sign MPAs. What makes the agreement … Continue reading

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White House Forum on Health Care Reform

<html><body><div> via whitehouse.gov Here it comes !! Like it or not, the groundswell in support of sweeping reform is going to push this forward. Have far is it going to go? 47 million coverage..check beating docs over the head…check buying … Continue reading

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Newspapers and Healthcare ???? a similar path ???

Revolutions create a curious inversion of perception. In ordinary times, people who do no more than describe the world around them are seen as pragmatists, while those who imagine fabulous alternative futures are viewed as radicals. via shirky.com By now … Continue reading

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