Monthly Archive:: October 2011

Why is business expected to pay for healthcare in the US?

I’ve asked this question frequently over the years, starting in the ’80s, continuing to today … and I’ll keep it up until someone realizes that it’s a failed paradigm. What we have here, kidz, is what happens when a society decides that socialism is anathema, but doesn’t empower and educate its citizens about how to [&hellip

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#1 patient rule in #occupyhealthcare: be responsible for yourself

Healthcare providers are waking up and realizing that they need to partner with their patients to get better outcomes for their facilities and practices, and for their patients. As Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) get more and more press, the healthcare delivery side is the entity being held accountable. Patients must step up to the bumper [&hellip

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Healthcare: It’s time for us to #arabspring this b*tch

I had the opportunity to speak at a digital pharma marketing conference – DTC Perspectives’ Marketing to the Digital Consumer – last week. “DTC” is Direct To Consumer, by the way. I was representing the patient voice, at the invitation of my friends at the health activist community WEGO Health. It was terrific for several [&hellip

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Dear kids: school is your job. Act accordingly.

It has become accepted wisdom that public schools in the US are failing their students. I confess to believing some of that conventional wisdom: I think we’re losing generation after generation of inner-city and rural kids with sub-par schools and technology. I also think that inner-city schools have become both a dumping ground for teachers [&hellip

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