Publication: Health Care Renewal

First reported Apr 16 2014 - Updated Apr 17 2014 - 1 reports

Knee Deep in the Hoopla - "A Triumph of Medical Technology" Sans Evidence of Superiority from Published Randomized Double Blind Controlled Trials

With the publication of several new articles in the prestigious New England Journal of Medicine, the buzz about Sovaldi (sofosbuvir - Gilead), a new oral treatment of hepatitis C, has become feverish.  The drug had been hailed as near miraculous, and ... [Published Health Care Renewal - Apr 16 2014]
First reported Apr 16 2014 - Updated Apr 16 2014 - 1 reports

CMS does not have any information that supports or refutes claims that a broader adoption of EHRs can save lives

From the April 2014 newsletter of the American Association for Physicians and Surgeons ( http://www.aapsonline.org/index.php/about_us/ ), an organization that is dedicated "to preserving the sanctity of the patient-physician relationship and the practice ... [Published Health Care Renewal - Apr 16 2014]
First reported Apr 14 2014 - Updated Apr 15 2014 - 1 reports

Planned Obsolescence Disguised as Innovation, Oligopoly Disguised as a Free Market, and the Enrichment of Oligarchs

The New York Times published another article in its series on the high cost of US health care.  This one, focused on the care of type 1 diabetes mellitus and other chronic diseases, shines some light on the business management practices that now determine ... [Published Health Care Renewal - Apr 14 2014]
Entities: Insulin, Diabetes, Invention
First reported Apr 11 2014 - Updated Apr 11 2014 - 1 reports

Healthcare IT Amateur Kathleen Sebelius Resigns - Good Riddance

The Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is resigning.Press reports say she is resigning in large part due to the Exchange Website debacle.    This from the New York Times: Health Secretary Resigns After Woes of HealthCare.gov ... [Published Health Care Renewal - Apr 11 2014]
First reported Apr 09 2014 - Updated Apr 09 2014 - 1 reports

FDA on health IT risk: reckless, or another GM-like political coverup? "We don't know the magnitude of the risk, and what we do know is the tip of the iceberg, but health IT is of 'sufficiently low risk' that we don't need to regulate it."

In my Sept. 16, 2013 post "An Open Letter to David Bates, MD, Chair, ONC FDASIA Health IT Policy Committee on Recommendations Against Premarket Testing and Validation of Health IT" ( http://hcrenewal.blogspot.com/2013/09/an-open-letter-to-david-bates-md-chair.html ... [Published Health Care Renewal - Apr 09 2014]
First reported Apr 03 2014 - Updated Apr 03 2014 - 1 reports

Finally, An Article in a Large Circulation Medical Journal with Systematic Data about Leaders of Academic Medicine Conflicted by their Service on Health Care Corporate Boards

Background - a New Species of Conflict of Interest Since 2006 , we have posted repeatedly about  what was then a new species of severe conflicts of interest .  This occurs when leaders of academic medical institutions or other health care non-profit ... [Published Health Care Renewal - Apr 03 2014]
First reported Apr 01 2014 - Updated Apr 01 2014 - 1 reports

No Fooling - When a Retired Conservative Politician Warns About Oligarchy...

then things must be getting really bad.Of course, we have been warning about oligarchy , and related issues such as concentration of power , oligopoly   in health care for a long time.  Basically, we have been warning that health care is increasingly ... [Published Health Care Renewal - Apr 01 2014]
First reported Mar 27 2014 - Updated Mar 28 2014 - 1 reports

Oh, the irony: three health IT industry experts concerned that "FDA has largely placed the burden of reviewing and certifying mobile health apps on the marketplace"

How ironic.  Three health IT industry experts are concerned that "FDA has largely placed the burden of reviewing and certifying mobile health apps on the marketplace."How reckless of FDA. Of course, the commercial Big Health IT sector is itself self-policing ... [Published Health Care Renewal - Mar 27 2014]
First reported Mar 27 2014 - Updated Mar 27 2014 - 1 reports

Too Good to be True - Sovaldi Kerfuffle Focuses on Price, While Ignoring Limits of Evidence about Effectiveness and Safety

There seems to be rising skepticism about the prices we pay for the latest drugs, devices, and health care programs, especially in the US.  However, our faith in the near miraculous properties of the newest technology appears to go on unabated.  Skepticism, ... [Published Health Care Renewal - Mar 27 2014]
First reported Mar 26 2014 - Updated Mar 27 2014 - 1 reports

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid on Bad Health IT: "People Aren’t Educated on How to Use the Internet"

The ultimate "blame the user" excuse for bad health IT comes from, of all places, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid: Washington Free Beacon http://freebeacon.com/issues/harry-reid-people-arent-educated-on-how-to-use-the-internet/ March 26, 2014 1:16 ... [Published Health Care Renewal - Mar 26 2014]
First reported Mar 26 2014 - Updated Mar 26 2014 - 1 reports

James Fallows - the Atlantic - "The Use and Misuse of Information Technology in Health Care"

James Fallows , a national correspondent for The Atlantic, wrote "The Use and Misuse of Information Technology in Health Care: Several Doctors Reply" at http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2014/03/the-use-and-misuse-of-information-technology-in-health-care-several-doctors-reply/284601/ ... [Published Health Care Renewal - Mar 26 2014]
First reported Mar 26 2014 - Updated Mar 26 2014 - 1 reports

This EHR "glitch" killed three-year-old Samuel Starr - but patient safety was not compromised

Actually, safety was compromised. I have written repeatedly that the term "glitch", an often-seen euphemism (usually accompanied with the phrase "but patient care/patient safety was not compromised" ), is really a term for life-threatening health IT ... [Published Health Care Renewal - Mar 26 2014]

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...' Amanda Sheldon, a spokeswoman, added: "We are committed to reinvesting in research and development of new technologies to improve the lives of people with diabetes, and our current pricing structure ensures that we can bring new products to market." The article also discussed the prices of treating chronic diseases other than diabetes...
FDA on health IT risk: reckless, or another GM-like political coverup? "We don't know the magnitude of the risk, and what we do know is the tip of the iceberg, but health IT is of 'sufficiently low risk' that we don't need to regulate it."
Is FDA a "certification entity?"  I thought it had regulatory authority besides ...Perhaps they can also tell us where we can go to get robust "evidence-based, unbiased assessments of clinical performance and data security" regarding, say, Cerner products, EPIC products, McKesson products, Allscripts products, etc...
James Fallows , a national correspondent for The Atlantic, wrote "The Use and Misuse of Information Technology in Health Care: Several Doctors Reply" at http://www.theatlantic...

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Knee Deep in the Hoopla - "A Triumph of Medical... [Published Health Care Renewal - Apr 16 2014]
CMS does not have any information that supports... [Published Health Care Renewal - Apr 16 2014]
Planned Obsolescence Disguised as Innovation, O... [Published Health Care Renewal - Apr 14 2014]
Healthcare IT Amateur Kathleen Sebelius Resigns... [Published Health Care Renewal - Apr 11 2014]
FDA on health IT risk: reckless, or another GM-... [Published Health Care Renewal - Apr 09 2014]
Finally, An Article in a Large Circulation Medi... [Published Health Care Renewal - Apr 03 2014]
No Fooling - When a Retired Conservative Politi... [Published Health Care Renewal - Apr 01 2014]
Oh, the irony: three health IT industry experts... [Published Health Care Renewal - Mar 27 2014]
Too Good to be True - Sovaldi Kerfuffle Focuses... [Published Health Care Renewal - Mar 27 2014]
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid on Bad Health... [Published Health Care Renewal - Mar 26 2014]
James Fallows - the Atlantic - "The Use and Mis... [Published Health Care Renewal - Mar 26 2014]
This EHR "glitch" killed three-year-old Samuel ... [Published Health Care Renewal - Mar 26 2014]
Turnabout is Fair Play - Why University of Illi... [Published Health Care Renewal - Mar 25 2014]
EHR recall: Use of this affected product may ca... [Published Health Care Renewal - Mar 24 2014]
Better Late than Never - JAMA Article Advocates... [Published Health Care Renewal - Mar 20 2014]
Forbes contributor Nicole Fisher, claimed propo... [Published Health Care Renewal - Mar 20 2014]
CA Supreme Court upholds "whistleblower" protec... [Published Health Care Renewal - Mar 19 2014]
Medical Malpractice Insurer CRICO Challenges "E... [Published Health Care Renewal - Mar 19 2014]
Clinical Trial Prestidigitation - Making Old Da... [Published Health Care Renewal - Mar 18 2014]
As the Door Turns - The Ongoing Interchange of ... [Published Health Care Renewal - Mar 13 2014]
Regulation of HIT by federal independent agency... [Published Health Care Renewal - Mar 12 2014]
American Board of Internal Medicine Policy Cond... [Published Health Care Renewal - Mar 06 2014]
The Plot of the CareFusion/ Dr Denham/ NQF/ ABI... [Published Health Care Renewal - Mar 03 2014]
Some inconvenient observations regarding our "N... [Published Health Care Renewal - Mar 03 2014]
Patient Safety & Quality Healthcare: "Malpracti... [Published Health Care Renewal - Feb 28 2014]
"EHRs: The Real Story" - Sobering assessment fr... [Published Health Care Renewal - Feb 28 2014]
On the destruction of medicine as a profession:... [Published Health Care Renewal - Feb 27 2014]
Incoming President of IOM Outed as Member of Bo... [Published Health Care Renewal - Feb 24 2014]
We're Sorry ... Our New EHR May Screw Up Your C... [Published Health Care Renewal - Feb 23 2014]
The CareFusion/ Dr Denham/ NQF /Leapfrog Goup C... [Published Health Care Renewal - Feb 21 2014]
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Knee Deep in the Hoopla - "A Triumph of Medical... [Published Health Care Renewal - Apr 16 2014]
With the publication of several new articles in the prestigious New England Journal of Medicine, the buzz about Sovaldi (sofosbuvir - Gilead), a new oral treatment of hepatitis C, has become feverish.  The drug had been hailed as near miraculous, and ...
CMS does not have any information that supports... [Published Health Care Renewal - Apr 16 2014]
From the April 2014 newsletter of the American Association for Physicians and Surgeons ( http://www.aapsonline.org/index.php/about_us/ ), an organization that is dedicated "to preserving the sanctity of the patient-physician relationship and the practice ...
Planned Obsolescence Disguised as Innovation, O... [Published Health Care Renewal - Apr 14 2014]
The New York Times published another article in its series on the high cost of US health care.  This one, focused on the care of type 1 diabetes mellitus and other chronic diseases, shines some light on the business management practices that now determine ...
Healthcare IT Amateur Kathleen Sebelius Resigns... [Published Health Care Renewal - Apr 11 2014]
The Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is resigning.Press reports say she is resigning in large part due to the Exchange Website debacle.    This from the New York Times: Health Secretary Resigns After Woes of HealthCare.gov ...
FDA on health IT risk: reckless, or another GM-... [Published Health Care Renewal - Apr 09 2014]
In my Sept. 16, 2013 post "An Open Letter to David Bates, MD, Chair, ONC FDASIA Health IT Policy Committee on Recommendations Against Premarket Testing and Validation of Health IT" ( http://hcrenewal.blogspot.com/2013/09/an-open-letter-to-david-bates-md-chair.html ...
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