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The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly

March 24th, 2015 | No comments

The ongoing saga…  The Great – I feel vindicated.  9 out of the Top 10 tech trends outlined by Philips are areas I’ve been talking about for several years.  I missed the fact that 25% of the Fortune 50 companies were planning to invest in digital health products.   The Good – The Green Bay Packers is […]

The Weekly Whisk

March 24th, 2015 | No comments

Musings from a foodie…   If you want a very special treat when you head out to the San Francisco Bay Area, plan a trip to Copita Tequileria y Comida [∗∗∗∗∗] in Sausalito.  Executive Chef Gonzalo Rivera and Sous Chef Raul Plascencia have clearly taken modern Mexican cooking to a new level!  BTW – I haven’t given […]

Some Comments On King Vs. Burwell

March 24th, 2015 | No comments

Thoughts on the potential impact of The Supremes decision on ObamaCare mandates…   It Will All Come Down To An “S” – In Washington, all of the policy wonks are awaiting the final decision of The Supremes in the King v. Burwell case.  The decision – which is expected in June – could very likely decide the […]

Future Health

March 24th, 2015 | No comments

  Telehealth Payments Expand, Not Quite – CMS made an announcement recently which will help move the needle on the use of telehealth services when it announced that payments for services using telehealth technology will be allowed for “next generation” Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs).  The problem is that the first generation ACOs are primed and ready […]

Consulo Indicium

March 24th, 2015 | No comments

Information for your consideration and reflection…   Hugging For Health – I was recently introduced to an article that appeared late last year on the impact of hugging on health.  In essence, the article states that a person’s perceived “social support” seems to have a protective affect against the pathogenic effects of stress. The study sampled 404 healthy […]

Quote(s) of the Week

March 24th, 2015 | No comments

Notable thoughts for your consideration…   “This plan is designed to preserve the company as a private company forever.”  Judy Faulkner, CEO of Epic – a leading provider of electronic health record software – in announcing that she has placed her billions of assets into a trust. “It’s hard for them to accept some of […]