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Quote(s) Of The Week, Vol. 2, Issue 20

October 29th, 2012 | No comments

“The Internet is a new terrain for warfare…a battlefield of the future where adversaries can seek to do harm to our country, to our economy and to our citizens.” Leon Panetta, U.S. Secretary of Defense – in comments before a defense conclave in New York City where he announced that the USA is spending nearly […]

Consulo Indicium, Vol. 2, Issue 20

October 29th, 2012 | No comments

Information for your Consideration … The Yin and Yang of Electronic Communication Between Patients and Providers – Watching the decisions made between the District and Federal Courts can be an obscure lesson in how decisions are made in the USA but, they are important.  The U.S. Court of Appeals recently overturned a District Court’s decision […]

Obama Versus Romney – A Comparison, Vol. 2, Issue 20

October 29th, 2012 | No comments

In the closing days of the 2012 Presidential Campaign, consideration of the candidate’s healthcare positions is crucial… If there are two issues that are front and center in the 2012 Presidential campaign, they are the economy and healthcare.  And, it seems that both candidates hold sharply different viewpoints on both issues.  In fact, I’ve been […]

And, Then They Said No! Vol. 2, Issue 20

October 29th, 2012 | No comments

Leading Congressional Republicans call for a halt to further deployment of electronic health records. And, Then They Said No! – Four Members of the U.S. House of Representatives went on record last week in advocating that incentive payments to physicians should be suspended.  The U.S. House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp (R-MI), Energy […]

The Weekly Whisk, Vol. 2, Issue 20

October 29th, 2012 | No comments

Musings from a foodie … So, if you’re traveling and you happen to be in South Africa, consider The Fairhaven Restaurant at the Fairhaven Boutique Hotel and Spa [] .  The owners have taken the old Oppenheimer estate and turned it into a boutique, five-star hotel that is not only picturesque, but also a big […]

The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly, Vol. 2, Issue 20

October 29th, 2012 | No comments

The ongoing saga… Although a favorite among my many readers, The Good, The Bad and The Ugly is on sabbatical because of my travels outside the United States.  I’m just returning and only now getting up to speed on the happenings of the last week.  While there is no doubt a lot of good, bad […]

Quote(s) Of The Week, Vol. 2, Issue 19

October 2nd, 2012 | No comments

“I could end the deficit in 5 minutes,” he told CNBC. “You just pass a law that says that anytime there is a deficit of more than 3% of GDP, all sitting members of Congress are ineligible for re-election.” Warren Buffet, in a recent interview on CNBC “We are not moving towards intervention but intervention […]