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Quote(s) Of The Week, Vol. 2, Issue 18

September 13th, 2012 | No comments

“This is not a liberal problem. It’s not a conservative problem. This economy is America’s problem!” U.S. Rep Sean Duffy of Wisconsin “America moves forward on the strength of our middle class.” Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley, at a Democrat press conference in Tampa

Consulo Indicium, Vol. 2, Issue 18

September 13th, 2012 | No comments

Information for your Consideration … Burnout Factor High for Doctors – A report on a study conducted by The Mayo Clinic, Tulane, the American Medical Association and the University of Washington and reported in the Archives of Internal Medicine shows that the burnout factor is high among physicians.  According to the study, 46 percent of […]

The Yin and Yang of Republicans and Democrats

September 13th, 2012 | No comments

Some thoughts in the aftermath of the conventions … The aftermath of the Republican and Democrat conventions leaves us with some degree of consternation on the direction of the election.  The latest polls show that Obama got a “bump” whereas Romney was “stable” in the polls.  As we enter the last stages of the national […]

Medscape Releases an Analysis of EHR Use by Physicians

September 13th, 2012 | No comments

Use is definitely up, but are we getting the results we want? Medscape recently released their assessment of how the trend toward deployment of EHRs is proceeding within the healthcare community.  They had a total of more than 21,000 respondents across 25 specialties.  Based on their assessment, electronic health record (EHR) use has reached critical […]

The Periodic Fickenscher Reflection

September 13th, 2012 | No comments

Occasionally, I meander away from the health policy realm.  This was one of those weeks … Too often in healthcare, we don’t do a good job of recognizing our limits and accepting the fact that, yes, some of our patients will die.  We continue to prod, poke and pester them with our interventions when, in […]

The Weekly Whisk, Vol. 2, Issue 18

September 13th, 2012 | No comments

Musings from a foodie… So, I know that many of you will not be traveling to South America anytime soon but, if you do, head to Santiago.  First, Santiago is an outrageously beautiful city sitting on the edge of the Andes.  Perhaps it was the snow capped mountains but the magic of being there was […]

The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly, Vol. 2, Issue 18

September 13th, 2012 | No comments

The ongoing saga … The Great –  I’ve just returned from vacation in Rapa Nui (Easter Island) and the Moai statues (887 of them) continue to stand tall after all of these centuries.  Some things do, in fact, last beyond their generation. The Good – The Australian high court has upheld a scheme which forces […]