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

Quote Of The Week

February 8th, 2017 | No comments

“On the issue of cyber, this is not unique to the federal government. I have plenty of CIO friends who work in banking, in retail, media and entertainment, automotive and other industries and when I get together…with my CIO buddies, guess what the number one topic is? I’ll give you one guess. If you say, […]

Consulo Indicium

February 8th, 2017 | No comments

Information for your Consideration… The Need For Continuous Focus On Cyber – It’s been said that the need for cybersecurity will “never go away” because bad guys tend to be lurking around every corner. Furthermore, health care databases have been described as the trifecta of personalized data because they include personal, financial and health care […]

The Weekly Whisk

February 8th, 2017 | No comments

Musings from a foodie… Considering Old San Francisco – I had the opportunity to travel through San Francisco last week as part of my annual (now 36 years running) pilgrimage to Hawaii.  We visited just a couple of days after the annual JP Morgan Conference on up and coming technology.  Naturally, I wanted to check […]

The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly

February 8th, 2017 | No comments

The ongoing saga…  The Great – The first 100 days were compressed into the first 10 so now we can get back to business… The Good – A more reasoned approach towards the Accountable Care Act (ACA) is apparent among the Republican leadership with the recognition that rather than “replace” a more prudent course might […]

Quote(s) Of The Week

December 31st, 2016 | No comments

“The days of the God-doctor are over. Between the role of genomics, a better understanding of the human animal, and emergence of Internet technologies, we are moving toward a future where 99% of our medical care will be a matter of self-management and self-responsibility.” Juhan Sonin, Principal at Involution Studios in announcing the release of […]

Consulo Indicium

December 31st, 2016 | No comments

Information for your Consideration… Wait And Why – Just in case you needed a kick in the pants to get moving on arranging for that special experiential activity you’ve been meaning to plan or – more likely – that you’ve committed to as part of your New Year’s resolution – here is a good way […]

Fine Anni Praedixerat – Or, End of Year Predictions

December 31st, 2016 | No comments

Going out on the limb (as usual) to share my thoughts on the future of health care… End of Year Predictions – Every year for the last decade of the Fickenscher Files I’ve provided my predictions for “what’s coming” – not necessarily in the next year – but, over the coming years.  So, here goes.  […]