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

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 […]

The Weekly Whisk

August 26th, 2016 | No comments

Musings from a foodie…   Every once in a while (almost weekly 🙂 ), I get a hankering for diner food.  So a couple of weeks ago, I met my Step-Son at his favorite diner for lunch.  The Deluxe Town Diner [ * * * ] is just such a place.  It is pure comfort […]

The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly

August 26th, 2016 | No comments

The ongoing saga…  The Good – There are just over 75 days left before the USA Presidential elections.  To paraphrase President Gerald Ford from August 9, 1974 – after the November 8th election “My fellow Americans, our long national nightmare [will be] over.” The Bad – The tenor of the ongoing debate, dialogue and discussion […]

Quote(s) Of The Week

July 26th, 2016 | No comments

“This has happened far too often…it is up to all of us to make sure we are part of the solution and not part of the problem…  Only we can prove through words and deeds that we can be brought together…” President Barack Obama in response to yet another shooting of police officers in Baton […]