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Waiting on Pins and Needles

June 26th, 2012 | 2 comments

Everyone was betting on a Monday release, but we still await The Supremes’ Decision…. The Supremes have yet to finally weighed in and –– we are all awaiting their final verdict on pins and needles.  It’s very clear to judicial scholars that the decision on the Obama healthcare reform plan from the Roberts Court ranks […]

A Consideration – Putting On the Brakes So We Can Move Faster…

June 19th, 2012 | No comments

Ideas or thoughts or activities that you may want to consider… Recently, in the May 30 opinion section of The Wall Street Journal, Scott Glottlieb and J.D. Kleinke wrote an editorial chastising the FDA for moving in to quickly to regulate apps used by physicians and consumers alike (See “There’s a Medical App for That […]

Quote(s) Of the Week, Vol. 2, Issue 13

June 19th, 2012 | No comments

“Health data is no longer a government initiative. It is an American initiative.” Todd Park, U.S. Chief Technology Officer in a presentation to the Health Datapalooza conference “I would be very surprised if – ta da! – everything is clear.” Peter Westaway, chief economist for Europe at Vanguard Asset Management, in comments on the outcome […]

Consulo Indicium, Vol. 2, Issue 13

June 19th, 2012 | 1 comment

Information for your Consideration … Healthcare Lobbying Comes In #2 – Just Barely – The Office of the Clerk of the U.S. House of Representatives recently released the results of reported lobbying expenses for the first quarter of 2012.  Not surprisingly, the US Chamber of Commerce came in at #1 with a whopping $26.2 million […]

The Supreme Court Decision, Vol. 2, Issue 13

June 19th, 2012 | No comments

We are all waiting … As of this writing, there is still no decision.  However, I will attempt to provide some thoughts as soon after the Supremes decision as possible.

The Weekly Whisk, Vol. 2, Issue 13

June 19th, 2012 | No comments

Musings from a foodie … Last week, I again had the opportunity to visit Berlin, Germany.  It was a particularly good time since I was there over the weekend and actually got to know the city a bit compared to previous visits where I seemed to only go from one meeting to another.  The pace […]

The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly, Vol. 2, Issue 13

June 19th, 2012 | No comments

The ongoing saga… The Good – The vote in Greece to stay with the European Union austerity plans will hopefully send some positive ripples through the world economy. The Nice – The Smithsonian National Zoo recently unveiled new Asian small-clawed otters this Saturday, reportedly one of the largest groupings of this endangered animal in the […]