The ongoing saga… The Great – I’ve got a new puppy joining the household this coming week. He’s a Glen of Imaal – an Irish terrier bred for chasing badgers and rats. They’re not that common in the USA but we were lucky enough to have the breeder contact us. Now, about that being a […]
Musings from a foodie… There’s this place in Boston that I’ve been meaning to try for a couple of years and I finally made it there. I made a mistake; however, in not visiting Craigie on Main [* * * * *] sooner! What a fabulous local bistro. It’s of the French character – seemingly […]
Information for your Consideration… Seeking A Beautiful Death” – Some of you may think I’m getting a bit morbid with my focus on how we die. Jane Brody, a regular contributor to the New York Times, had a great article on “Seeking A Beautiful Death”. It’s one of those good reads that brings together the […]
Ideas and thoughts on how care delivery can be transformed… Transformation Begins At Home Or, Medical School That Is – It is becoming increasingly clear that if we really want to change healthcare, we need to start at the beginning or, medical school. I would argue that these ideas actually apply to any health sciences […]
Delivering care in the new virtual world… Google Expands Healthcare Data Management – One in 20 searches on Google are for health-related information ranging from the common to the unusual. Recently, the search engine announced a new program whereby they will be adding 400 of the most commonly searched medical conditions to a data […]
Information for your Consideration… Hospitals Utilization Continues To Plummet – Modern Healthcare recently reported that hospital occupancy rates continued their decline, having dropped from 80% in 1980 to 64% in 2008 to 60% in 2013. The declines come in the face of a growing aged population and increased number of insured in the populace. However, […]
“We are hitting a tipping point in the country,” Dr. Sam Ho, chief medical officer at UnitedHealthcare said in an interview with Forbes. “Value-based payment has been getting traction over time.” –Sam Ho, MD – chief medical officer at UnitedHealthcare in comments in Forbes magazine on the direction of healthcare reimbursement.