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?

Advertisements

#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.            

Looking for Boston Globe health reporting? Try the business section

UPDATE: Props to Beta Boston, another source of Globe health reporting. Since the Globe currently has no full-time health and science editor, no science writer and a hard-to-find, often dated health site, we turn to the business section for news on health, or at least health finance and pharma. Perhaps things will pick up in … Continue reading Looking for Boston Globe health reporting? Try the business section

Supported by evidence? Mobile health screening gets scrutinized

My latest for HealthLeaders Media looks at Public Citizen charges that a health screening program overstates the promise of its services. Public Citizen takes issue with company claims that cardiac screening saves lives. After issuing am initial statement criticizing Public Citizen as proponent of "government-run health care", HealthFair now says it wants to work with … Continue reading Supported by evidence? Mobile health screening gets scrutinized

Today and this weekend: Code Black: Documentary by #ED doc at MFA #hospitals

Have not seen this but it looks good. Thursday, Friday and Sat afternoons at the Museum of Fine Arts. From the film's promo: In his vivid and thought-provoking filmmaking debut, physician Ryan McGarry gives us unprecedented access to America’s busiest Emergency Department. Amidst real life-and-death situations, McGarry follows a dedicated team of charismatic, young doctors-in-training … Continue reading Today and this weekend: Code Black: Documentary by #ED doc at MFA #hospitals