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Health Care Renewal

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Addressing threats to health care's core values, especially those stemming from concentration and abuse of pow [Read More]

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Who Benefits? - Hospital Profits and Quality May Fall, But Hospital Executives' Compensation Keeps Rising
Despite recent attempts at health care reform, US health care dysfunction seems to proceed inexorably with ever rising costs, and continuing problems with access and quality.  A likely reason is that those who find the current system persona...
Health Care Renewal
Monday, May 02, 2016


JAMA LAYS AN EGG
JAMA LAYS AN EGG Three months ago I took JAMA to task over a Viewpoint opinion piece about conflict of interest. The authors proposed dancing around the reality of financial conflict of interest in medicine by talking instead about confluenc...
Health Care Renewal
Sunday, May 01, 2016


Back to Paper After U.S. Coast Guard EHR Debacle: Proof of Hegel's Adage "We Learn From History That We Do Not Learn From History"?
I have become blue in the face writing about healthcare information technology mismanagement over the years.  In fact, the original focus of my 1998 website on health IT (its descendant now at http://cci.drexel.edu/faculty/ssilverstein/cases...
Health Care Renewal
Friday, April 29, 2016


John Stossel Discovers Health Care Dysfunction, Blames it on "Socialists" - Like Maurice Greenberg (AIG), John Thain (Merrill Lynch), Sanford Weill (Citigroup), and David H Koch?
We have been ranting for a while about the dysfunctionality of the US health care system.  Unfortunately, many people only realize how bad things are when they become patients, when they have bigger things to worry about than complaining.&am...
Health Care Renewal
Saturday, April 23, 2016


Lown Institute/ Right Care Alliance 2016 Conference
I am back from the annual Lown Institute/ Right Care Alliance meeting in Chicago.  A considerable part of the meeting was devoted to issues that may be familiar to readers of Health Care Renewal.Shannon Brownlee, in her keynote talk, "Introd...
Health Care Renewal
Friday, April 22, 2016


The More Things Stay the Same - More Apparently Adulterated Heparin, This Time from Chinese Ruminants
The story of the contaminated heparin just will not go away.  We first wrote about it in 2008 (see first post here, most related posts here, and the longer summary at the end of this post.)Quick SummaryBaxter International imported the "acti...
Health Care Renewal
Wednesday, April 13, 2016


"Immersion Day" to Expose Hospital Board Members to Real Health Care for a Day - A Great Idea, but Why Should It Be News?
Last week, the New England Journal of Medicine published an article by Bock and Paulus describing an innovative program at Mission Health in Asheville, NC to expose health system board members to the real world of health care.(1)  The articl...
Health Care Renewal
Thursday, April 07, 2016


What is more important in healthcare, computers, or nurses and other human beings? Southcoast Health cutting dozens of jobs on heels of expensive IT upgrade
That I even have to ask the question on the title of this post is a tragedy and a scandal.I've written a number of posts on this blog about hospitals laying off staff and even put in financial jeopardy due to EHR implementation, e.g., my June 2, 2014...
Health Care Renewal
Tuesday, April 05, 2016


What You See Is Not What You Get - Purdue Pharma Executives Pleaded Guilty, but the Oxycontin Billionaires Went Unnoticed
What you see if often not what you get.   Nine years ago, three top executives of Purdue Pharma pleaded guilty to criminal charges of "misbranding" Oxycontin.  The case appeared to be a landmark.  In previous years, top exe...
Health Care Renewal
Thursday, March 31, 2016


Medstar Health CEO basically admits EHRs are unnecessary after hackers take out its HIT
It's corporate spin, of course, but that's the plain meaning of what he says:http://baltimore.cbslocal.com/2016/03/29/medstar-paralyzed-as-hackers-take-aim-at-another-us-hospital/For a second day, the region's second-largest health care system deals ...
Health Care Renewal
Wednesday, March 30, 2016



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