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

Consulo Indicium

September 20th, 2016 | No comments

Information for your Consideration… Oh What A Relief It Was or, My Brazilian Adventure – Every once in a while over the last decade since starting the Fickenscher Files blog, I’ve ventured far off the health care path.  Usually, there is a good reason.  This time, it relates to the fact that I was totally […]

The Weekly Whisk

September 20th, 2016 | No comments

Musings from a foodie… First, let me set expectations.  This is an island – a remote island.  It is staffed by locals.  There are no chains.  There are no famous chefs.  These are generally neighbors who over the years developed a reputation for good food, ambiance, good service and friendliness.  And, in the course of […]

The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly

September 20th, 2016 | No comments

The ongoing saga…  The Great – Brazil is a fabulously understated country and the people are working diligently to retain their democracy. The Good – The food on Fernando de Norohna is over-the-top wonderful and the people very laid back. The Bad – Fernando de Norohna is a very hard place to lose weight 🙂 […]

Quote Of The Week

August 26th, 2016 | No comments

“This system needs to be fixed. No one knows what anything costs.  Our health care system is in a crisis…This bubble is going to burst.” Heather Bersch, CEO of Mylan Pharmaceuticals in comments during a CNBC interview where she compared the state of the health care industry to the real estate mortgage crisis of 2008.  […]

Consulo Indicium

August 26th, 2016 | No comments

Information for your Consideration… Money And Election Time Politics — There is a piece of legislation – which for the moment appears to be stalled – in the US Senate that would allow companies to sell stem-cell therapies that have been shown to be safe but haven’t yet been proven effective.  The bill was introduced […]

Future Health

August 26th, 2016 | No comments

Delivering care in the new virtual world…  The New mHealth Care Delivery Models – For some time, I’ve been advocating that we need to take up the challenge on how we are educating our practitioners of the future.  The model we currently use embodies much of what was developed by Sir William Osler over a […]

Suggestion(s) Of The Week

August 26th, 2016 | No comments

Information for your Consideration… The Net Comes Alive – The Internet has become a ubiquitous part of our lives.  It seems that increasingly we cannot do anything without everything that is available on “The Net”.  Because of its ubiquitous availability, I frequently find myself in conversations with both professional colleagues and personal friends where an […]