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Times: American boards are exceptional--and not necessarily in a good way
The recent New York Times piece on the behavior of (mainly for-profit, but by extension...) US organizations' boards of directors, goes some way toward explaining the anechoic effect.The redoubtable Gretchen Morgenson reports on the gulf bet...
Health Care Renewal
Monday, March 30, 2015

Opinion, CIO Magazine: "The medical profession needs to get over its fear of information technology"- their complaints bogus
There comes a time when the pundits defending the status quo in the healthcare information technology sector and health IT utopianism simply need to be thoroughly and definitively refuted.This is such a time:Let's start with the title and subtitle al...
Health Care Renewal
Friday, March 27, 2015

Two New Independent Reports on the Death of Dan Markingson, But Now What Will Happen?
Years after his death, there is now a little more clarity about why Dan Markingson died.  Whether this clarity will have any impact remains to be seen.We most recently posted about the aftermath of Mr Markingson's death here, (and see posts ...
Health Care Renewal
Wednesday, March 25, 2015

A $6.6 Million CEO Dreams of a "Doctor-Less" Future
The CEO of giant hospital system UPMC, Mr Jeffrey Romoff, has been one of the best compensated CEOs of ostensibly non-profit hospital systems.  As we noted here, his 2013-14 compensation was $6.6 million.  UPMC has become so big and...
Health Care Renewal
Friday, March 20, 2015

Same Old, Same Old - Johnson and Johnson Settles Charges it Concealed Adverse Effects of Risperdal, Vaginal Mesh Device, Pleads Guilty to Selling Adulterated Tylenol, Announces CEO Got 48% Raise to $25 Million
We have devoted a lot of bytes over the years to the stream of allegations and ethical questions about Johnson and Johnson, the giant pharmaceutical/ biotechnology/ device company, and resulting legal actions.  Meanwhile, the company has bes...
Health Care Renewal
Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Increasing Bad Press for Today's Healthcare Information Technology - Deserved and Overdue
Here are three candid, quite revealing articles about the distaste for today's health IT that appeared recently.  I will address each,The first seems like pure deja vu (see my June 4, 2009 post "If The Military Can't Get Electronic Health R...
Health Care Renewal
Monday, March 16, 2015

An ironically titled session by ECRI Institute: "Would You Bet Your Mother's Life on the Safety of Your EHR?"
An ironically titled session by ECRI Institute "Would You Bet Your Mother's Life on the Safety of Your EHR?" is being held at the annual Health Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS) meeting by Ronni Solomon, JD and William Marella, MBA of th...
Health Care Renewal
Monday, March 16, 2015

Health Care Run by Those "Who See the Practice of Medicine as a Set of Economic Transactions," or as a "Moral Endeavor?"
Calls are getting louder for restoring medicine and health care as a calling that puts patients first, versus a business that puts money first.  For example, in the conclusion of her opening talk for the 2015 Lown Institute Annual Conference...
Health Care Renewal
Monday, March 09, 2015

A "PR Pawn" Confounds the Public Relations Burnishing of Texas Health Resources and its CEO
The Ebola virus epidemic in Africa is hopefully winding down.  The uproar, if not panic, over Ebola virus in the US has been eclipsed by the latest  internet craze.  However, we are still learning from the echoes of the bri...
Health Care Renewal
Thursday, March 05, 2015

Rideout Hospital, California: CEO Pinocchio on quality of patient care during hospital computer crash
EHRs and other clinical IT are touted as essential to improving safety, among many other benefits.Yet when hospital systems crash, the common refrain by hospital executives to the press, when such stories are reported, is "...but quality of care was ...
Health Care Renewal
Monday, March 02, 2015

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