Monthly Archives: August 2014

Bigger buckets

 That’s Dr. Monaco performing the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.  He challenged me and I provided him proof that I’d already done it.  He also challenged Dr. Hankins and Dr. Ghosh…did they do it? Last week I posted a blog about … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Medicare

Medicare turns 49 this week. Medicare was passed into law in 1965 under President Lyndon B. Johnson and it was designed to provide the elderly and disabled health care benefits that might not be available otherwise. Medicare often gets a bad … Continue reading

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Hacked

A large health system has reported a cyberattack affecting nearly 4.5 million people, according to a recent SEC regulatory filing issued by the system.  Hackers allegedly accessed the system’s computer network and stole information of patients who were referred for or received … Continue reading

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ALS Association “Ice Bucket Challenge”

ALS Ice Bucket Challenge:  I did it and challenged my 5-year-old son. He did it! I also challenged Randy Wertz and Kyle Adkins…did they do it???? The “Ice Bucket Challenge” has lit social media on fire, raising both money and awareness … Continue reading

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Measuring quality in health care

Measuring health quality is difficult and has been the center of a heated debate for the past few years.  Measuring quality in health care is subjective because no two people are alike and the treatment of illness and disease is … Continue reading

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Why it’s hard to predict the price of health care

If you read this blog regularly you know that a couple of weeks ago I shared how projections for health care spending from 5 years ago were overstated by about 20%.  Projecting health care spending is difficult for a few … Continue reading

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The business of saving lives

We’re in the business of saving lives.  We do it everyday, sometimes it’s dramatically and sometimes it occurs over the course of time.  Jane Klinksick, RN Cardiology Clinic, recently shared a story with me that is a testament to what … Continue reading

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