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The Fickenscher Files

Bi-monthly newsletter offering thoughts and analysis of real changes needed for healthcare transformation.

Cartoon Of The Week

November 9th, 2016 | No comments

From the “I-couldn’t-resist-Department”…

Quote(s) Of The Week

November 9th, 2016 | No comments

“Collective insanity has taken hold in the US as well as the UK. This looks like some very uncomfortable years ahead on both sides of the Atlantic, with populist resentment and nationalism on a march along a path that can only end in tears. The people we should all be sorry about are our kids who […]

A Comment And Consideration…

November 9th, 2016 | No comments

A Periodic Thought on the Tenor of the Times… Two weeks ago, I had dinner with my nephew and his wife.  We were talking – as most people were two weeks ago – about the potential outcomes of the elections.  As the conversation went back and forth, I shared that I was deeply disappointed in […]

Consulo Indicium

November 9th, 2016 | No comments

Information for your Consideration…  Whither The Support for Telemedicine And Telecare – Most of us who are telemedicine and telecare advocates were more than a bit disappointed with the final Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) rule – especially since it essentially left this new, evolving modality for caring and treating people off the […]

The Weekly Whisk

November 9th, 2016 | No comments

Musings from a foodie… The Best Places To Eat In America – recently published their overview of the best restaurant cities in America.  Their top cities included #1 New York City (no surprise), #2 Providence, Rhode Island, #3 Houston, Texas and on down the list.  I was a more than a bit surprised that […]

The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly

November 9th, 2016 | No comments

The ongoing saga…  The Great – The Cubbies first World Series win since 1908!! The Good – The election is over.  Now, let’s get on with solving problems!  The Bad – There are no strawman proposals from the new Trump Administration for starting real discussions on possible solutions.  We only have platitudes from which policy […]

Quote Of The Week

October 26th, 2016 | No comments

“The potential to align the strengths of these two organizations will allow us to play a far more significant role in transforming health care in this country. Together, we could enhance our shared ministry as the health industry transitions to a system that rewards the quality and cost-effectiveness of care.” Kevin Lofton, CEO – Catholic […]