Today is the first day of HIMSS 2018, a conference being held in Las Vegas in an exposition center in which the cheapest 10’ x 10’ booth costs $3,600 plus a $400 “booth listing fee” and attended by a number of people who speak frequently of the waste that is in..
The end of 2017 brings tidings of anything but great joy for health system executives. Consider what has happened in just the last 45 days:
There is a seemingly never-ending opportunity to innovate in healthcare, particularly companies from California founded by technologists who have recently encountered the monolith that is the US healthcare system. Having experienced it once in an up-close and..
Forest fires are once again raging in California, burning in unpredictable patterns and leaving catastrophic destruction in their wake. In October, the Tubbs fire decimated Santa Rosa, destroying neighborhoods, jumping Highway 101, and forcing the evacuation of a..
Having started with a plan that treats all natural-born citizens equally from birth, what would the Founding Fathers do next?
241 years ago, the Founding Fathers wrote these words:
The fact that the U.S. faces a looming healthcare crisis is not “fake news”, and unfortunately neither is the lack of courage in Washington, D.C. and state capitals to address the issue.
If Rip Van Winkle were a blogger, he might feel like I do today. After penning “Lost in D.C. with the Dartmouth Atlas” in 2009 with my friend John Morrow, I decided to take a break while the federal government implemented a $35B “incentive” program to encourage the..
We know some of the people involved in the Dartmouth Atlas Project, and we think their analysis is important. Even so, using 2005 Medicare data to inform comprehensive payment reform is inadequate.