Bi-monthly newsletter offering thoughts and analysis of real changes needed for healthcare transformation.
“Pharmacies are on the front lines of this epidemic. They are the gatekeepers for powerful prescription drugs, powerful prescription opioids, that have helped fuel this current crisis.” Maura Healey, Massachusetts Attorney General, in announcing a first-in-the-nation agreement with CVS that will require pharmacists to check a database of prescriptions before dispensing powerful painkilling medications. “With […]
Information for your Consideration… A Diversion: Everyone’s In The Act – If you haven’t seen it, pull up the Celebrity Cruises advertisement for trips to interesting places around the world. They take off on the discussions of the day from the USA Presidential Campaign on why we need to look beyond walls. It brings a […]
Musings from a foodie… I had the opportunity to visit Martha’s Vineyard recently and enjoyed some of the local cuisine. It you get there, two places standout. First, for a quick lunch that I would rank among the best on the island – if you like seafood – check out The Net Result [* * […]
The ongoing saga… The Good – Only 42 days left as of this writing… The Bad – The ongoing evolution of problems with cybersecurity is looming as a major problem for the health care industry. It needs much more attention. The Ugly – What can I say? The USA Presidential campaign. The Realistic – To […]
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 […]
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 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 🙂 […]