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The Fickenscher Files

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

Quote(s) Of The Week

September 19th, 2017 | No comments

“Mankind will find no cessation from evil until either the real philosophers gain political control or else the politicians become by some miracle real philosophers.” Plato, The Republic, 326d

Issues To Consider

September 19th, 2017 | No comments

Ideas worth a review…  Shame On Me!!  The Fall is here and I missed the opportunity to highlight a “summertime issue”.  But, then again, the school season is just starting so perhaps this review is not missing the mark by too far.  What am I talking about?  It’s an issue that I was not aware […]

The Occasional Random Rant

September 19th, 2017 | No comments

Thoughts for sharing because I must… In August, we traveled to Greece for a holiday getaway with members of our family to the island of Kythera.  It’s part of the Peloponnese, the southern islands off the coast of Greece.  While visiting, I picked up a copy of the Summer 2017 Edition of Kythera, the local […]

Consulo Indicium

September 19th, 2017 | No comments

Information for your Consideration… Congratulations To Miss North Dakota!! – As many of my readers know, I’m from North Dakota.  At the Miss America pageant in Atlantic City, Cara Mund won the crown!!!  She did so after answering her onstage interview question by pointing out that the Tweeter-in-Chief was wrong to pull out of the […]

Future Health

September 19th, 2017 | No comments

Delivering care in the new virtual world…  Is Digital Health Dead? – My friend and colleague, Rob Coppedge who is one of the leaders in the health tech investor space, was widely reported to have said at a tech investor’s conference recently that “digital health is dead”.  I was surprised so I got a transcript […]

The Weekly Whisk

September 19th, 2017 | No comments

Musings from a foodie… As my long-term readers know, food and the elements of service are among the hallmarks of my critiques of restaurants from around the world.  My travels over the last week have taken me from a three burger day (hamburgers at each of three meals) in rural – no, remote – Nebraska […]

The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly

September 19th, 2017 | No comments

The ongoing saga… The Good – The coming together we are experiencing across the nation in support of the victims of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma – and, possibly others down the road.  Bad events bring together good people.   The Bad – Even though it is a bit of a hassle, I’ve become a big fan […]