#Lown2017 activists are meeting to talk about appropriate care and why our health system can’t deliver it.

One of the sessions at Saturday's Lown Institute annual conference was entitled "Corruption and Patient Harm in the Medical Industrial Complex." Today, members are meeting to develop a strategy to challenge all that. (More on their case in The Lancet,) Keynotes at the meeting outside Boston included global economist Jeffrey Sachs -- who spoke the … Continue reading #Lown2017 activists are meeting to talk about appropriate care and why our health system can’t deliver it.

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From today’s Boston Globe: Partners and Trump, health costs and another expensive drug

STAT News reports that Partners Healthcare CEO Dr. David Torchiana was among the health care executive who met with President-elect Donald Trump Wenesday.  Torchiana has been among those arguing that repeal of the law could disrupt millions of families who have relied upon it for insurance coverage. “De-insuring 20 million people, many of whom were probably Trump … Continue reading From today’s Boston Globe: Partners and Trump, health costs and another expensive drug

ProPublica: Yelp, #Health and #Privacy

  Stung by Yelp Reviews, Health Providers Spill Patient Secrets by Charles Ornstein ProPublica, May 27, 2016, 11 a.m. Burned by negative reviews, some health providers are casting their patients' privacy aside and sharing intimate details online as they try to rebut criticism. In the course of these arguments 2014 which have spilled out publicly … Continue reading ProPublica: Yelp, #Health and #Privacy

Docs reject Harvard jobs because of conflict of interest policy?

Well, that's  what Dr. Peter Slavin, president of Massachusetts General Hospital, told STAT news in a story about Harvard's revised conflict of interest policy: Slavin said the change may help with a recruitment problem: “Some faculty don’t come because they perceive that Harvard Medical School has rules that are much too restrictive.” Or they leave, according … Continue reading Docs reject Harvard jobs because of conflict of interest policy?

#STATnews asks: Are #Alzheimer’s numbers inflated?

In her "Gut Check" column, STAT's Sharon Begley notes that a NEJM report  from Boston University's Framingham Heart Study claims that "The percent of people developing dementia each year is falling significantly... raising hope that some cases can be prevented and, possibly, that the worst forecasts of a “looming dementia crisis in the United States are overblown" … Continue reading #STATnews asks: Are #Alzheimer’s numbers inflated?

Partners’ Kvedar’s new book on “The Internet of Health Things”

Joseph  Kvedar, the VP of Partners' Connected Health Program was on to  "The Internet of Healthy Things" way before any of the rest of us.  Now he's collected his thoughts -- aimed a "business executives" -- in a new book. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pv_gRJw5bXQ More video from this year's connected health conference here.  

#APEC15 Emergency docs gather in Boston for annual meeting

Not sure we can promise fun but we'll post some reports here.  Click on the image Or  check out #APEC15.