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Quote of the Week, Vol. 2, Issue 9

April 17th, 2012 | No comments

“The notion that Congress wrote the law in a manner that would exclude many families from access to more affordable coverage… is simply incongruent.” Representatives Sander Levin (D-MI) of the House Ways and Means Committee and Henry Waxman (D-CA) of the House Energy and Commerce Committee in a letter to the Treasury Department on the […]

Consulo Indicium, Vol. 2, Issue 9

April 17th, 2012 | No comments

Information for your Consideration … Care Coordination Initiatives Blooming this Spring – In an effort to design a better system and reduce overall costs for the state’s Medicaid program, Connecticut will be submitting a waiver project to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services next month calling for a program that will improve care […]

Moving From Jeopardy to Reality: IBM Watson Takes On Healthcare, Vol. 2, Issue 9

April 17th, 2012 | No comments

Can IBM’s Watson supercomputer truly help physicians  with tough diagnoses? Several weeks ago, Dr. Fill, a computer program designed to solve crossword puzzles, turned heads at the American Crossword Tournament in Brooklyn, N.Y. Like IBM’s chess-playing supercomputer, Deep Blue, Dr. Fill crunches numbers faster than any human ever could. By contrast, IBM’s Watson–the firm’s latest […]

The Trouble with Hospitals, Vol. 2, issue 9

April 17th, 2012 | No comments

More on the move of care from institutions to living rooms …   The American hospital is a cornerstone of the care delivery approach in the United States. Most Americans are now born in hospitals. They are the places we are taken when we have injuries and when serious disease or sickness strikes. The American Hospital […]

The Weekly Whisk, Vol. 2, issue 9

April 17th, 2012 | No comments

Musings from a foodie … I was traveling in Dallas this past week and the rural folks were meeting at the Omni in the downtown area. The Omni is sporting a new restaurant, Texas Spice, which is supposedly the only “green” restaurant in Dallas. They told me that all of the food sources are within […]

The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly, Vol. 2, issue 9

April 17th, 2012 | No comments

The ongoing saga … The Good – The prelims are now over.  It’s Obama versus Romney.  Let the games begin! The Bad – The number of unemployed sputtered along and did not shrink as rapidly as predicted.  The end result is that the recovery is taking its time.  One moment we think the economy is […]

Quote(s) Of The Week, Vol. 2, issue 8

April 3rd, 2012 | No comments

Quote Of The Week “This is the manana Congress.  There’s always going to be a tomorrow.” Representative Jim Cooper (D-TN), in comments on how Congress has failed in its mission to solve problems across the board… “I’d just remind conservative commentators that for years what we’ve heard is, the biggest problem on the bench was […]