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Shut Up and Sell - the Corporate Physician's New Motto?

Evidence has been seeping into public view about the extent physicians who sign up to take care of patients as corporate employees give up their …

Will the “Instagram for Clinicians” Be a Game-Changing Educational Resource? | THCB

Working with clinicians to set up forums where care teams would discuss their patients daily, I was privy to the excited eyes and cheshire cat smiles …

Healthcare Lands: Announcing the Journal of Delivery Science and Innovation | THCB

There is an old saying that every unsustainable trend, by definition, comes to an end. The U.S. healthcare system has been on an unsustainable …

The Marcus Welby/Steve Jobs Solution To The Medicaid-driven State & County Budget Crisis

Not a week goes by without seeing some headline about deficits pushing municipalities to desperation or Bill Gates describing state budgets using accounting techniques that would make Enron blush. The common culprit: healthcare costs with Medicaid being the biggest driver.<p>Fortunately, there is a …

A Healthy Dose of IT Optimism

A new study published in the <i>Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association</i> states leaders in the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) are …

The Evolving Doctor-Patient Relationship in a Digital World

The modern world has given rise to the birth of such rapid advances in technology that it’s difficult to imagine what would happen if computers were …

WellnessFX Introduces the Almost Entirely Online Annual Checkup

Concierge-style medicine can be practiced in a number of ways through a variety of payment structures. Some elements of technology are usually …

Health IT CEO: Physicians Shouldn’t Wait to Be Reimbursed Before Offering Telehealth

Telehealth is seen as an expedient way to improve access to healthcare through telephone calls to email and video interactions to support health …

UCSF's Tips for Sustaining Your Startup

UCSF’s Tips for Sustaining Your Startup<p>Last week UC San Francisco announced its Center for Digital Health Innovation (CDHI), the university’s …

Disruption: Use Your Window of Opportunity Wisely

What would Detroit look like today if the Big Three had responded earlier and differently to the disruption caused by Japanese import cars? What …

Who's Who at Health:Refactored

Who’s Who at Health:Refactored<p>Day one of Health:Refactored is officially in the books much to the relief of many tired shoulders. After all, there …

News & Updates

The Obama administration announced a $1 billion initiative to fund innovations in federal health care programs aimed at cutting costs and improving …

Repost: Health IT Ten Commandments (1970) v. Health IT Truisms (2012)

I believe this Oct. 2012 post bears repeating, especially in view of the recent ECRI Deep Dive study of health IT risk (36 hospitals/9 …

Clouded "Visionary" Leadership - Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center's EPIC "Business Cycle Disruptions"

A typical excuse for the multi-million dollar compensation now enjoyed by many leaders of health care organizations is these leaders' supposed …

Marin General Hospital nurses warn that new computer system is causing errors, call for time out

- Posted on the Healthcare Renewal Blog May 17, 2013 -<p>Of course, the ever-present euphemism for life-threatening EHR malfunctions and defects, i.e., …

American Medical Association finally on board with EHR views expressed on this blog since 2004

- Posted on the Healthcare Renewal Blog May 17, 2013 -<p>It seems to have taken awhile, but organized medicine seems to finally be recognizing that …

The Story Behind the CommonWell Story | THCB

Arguably, the biggest news story coming out of HIMSS last month was the announcement of the CommonWell Health Alliance – a vendor-led initiative to …