Publication: Health Care Renewal

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Value Extractors, "Super-Managers," Vampires and the Decline of the US and US Health Care

Appearing during the last few weeks were a series of articles that tied the decline of the US economy to huge systemic problems with leadership and governance of large organizations.  While the articles were not focused on health care, they included some ... [Published Health Care Renewal - 9 hours ago]
First reported Sep 16 2014 - Updated Sep 16 2014 - 1 reports

You Say You Want Some Revolutions? - Famed Academic Physician Dr Milton Packer's Endless Alternating Turns as Drug Company Spokesperson and FDA Advisor

Last week, we noted   we again discussed the web of conflicts of interest that is draped over medicine and health care, and seems responsible for much of our current health care dysfunction.  We have discussed examples of conflicts of interest affecting ... [Published Health Care Renewal - Sep 16 2014]
First reported Sep 11 2014 - Updated Sep 11 2014 - 1 reports

Higher Authorities? - Pharmaceutical Companies, Addiction Experts, and Marijuana Policy

We have often discussed the web of conflicts of interest that is draped over medicine and health care, and seems responsible for much of our current health care dysfunction.  We have discussed examples of conflicts of interest affecting clinical research, ... [Published Health Care Renewal - Sep 11 2014]
Entities: Addiction, anodyne, Opioid
First reported Sep 08 2014 - Updated Sep 08 2014 - 1 reports

Does organized medicine need to "man up" on healthcare information technology risk and harms?

After reading a number of articles on healthcare IT problems over the past few years authored by leaders of organized medicine, please excuse me if I wonder out loud if organized medicine's leadership does not suffer from healthcare IT ignorance, low ... [Published Health Care Renewal - Sep 08 2014]
First reported Sep 05 2014 - Updated Sep 05 2014 - 1 reports

Logical Fallacies in Defense of the PARADIGM - HF Trial of Valsartan - Sacubitril, Suppsedly the "Game Changer" for Heart Failure

We frequently discuss how commercial sponsors manipulate clinical research to serve their interests.  There have been many cases of commercially sponsored controlled trials ostensibly designed to assess their sponsors' products manipulated to make ... [Published Health Care Renewal - Sep 05 2014]
First reported Sep 05 2014 - Updated Sep 05 2014 - 1 reports

EHR safety, a false sense of security, and epistemological problems in the Medical Informatics community

Neil Versel is an author of many articles about healthcare information technology.  He recently published " Patient safety in the balance: Questions mount about EHRs and a wide range of patient safety concerns" ( http://www.healthcareitnews.com/news/patient-safety-balance ... [Published Health Care Renewal - Sep 05 2014]
First reported Sep 03 2014 - Updated Sep 04 2014 - 1 reports

Sacubitril - Valsartan, a "New Threshold of Hope" or Hype for Heart Failure?

Summer must be over, because the next new blockbuster drug appears to be here.  At the end of August, the media heralded the results of a study of a new product for congestive heart failure (CHF) from Novartis. Novartis' New "Game Changer" The New York ... [Published Health Care Renewal - Sep 03 2014]
First reported Aug 28 2014 - Updated Aug 28 2014 - 1 reports

The RUC. "an Independent Group of Physicians?" - But It Includes Executives and Board Members of For-Profit Health Care Corporations and Large Hospital Systems

Introduction We just discussed how a major story in Politico has once again drawn attention to the opaque RUC (Resource Based Relative Value System Update Committee) and its important role in determining what physicians are paid for different ... [Published Health Care Renewal - Aug 28 2014]
First reported Aug 26 2014 - Updated Aug 26 2014 - 1 reports

Now Politico Tries RUC Raking

It has been a year since we wrote about the RUC , the American Medical Association's Relative Value System Update Committee.  There is only one thing new since then.  Politico just made another attempt to shed some light on this obscure committee and ... [Published Health Care Renewal - Aug 26 2014]
First reported Aug 21 2014 - Updated Aug 21 2014 - 1 reports

Move Along, No Health Care Corruption to See Here

Health care corruption , remains a largely taboo topic, especially when it occurs in developed countries like the US.  Searching PubMed or major medical and health care journals at best will reveal a few articles on health care corruption, nearly all ... [Published Health Care Renewal - Aug 21 2014]
First reported Aug 19 2014 - Updated Aug 20 2014 - 1 reports

Merging Finance and Health Care Leadership - Robert Rubin Proteges Running DHHS, Spouse of Hedge Fund Magnate Running the FDA

Hidden between the lines of some not very prominent news stories were reminders of how close health care and financial leadership have become in these times of continuing economic unrest after the global financial collapse/ great recession.After the events ... [Published Health Care Renewal - Aug 19 2014]
First reported Aug 20 2014 - Updated Aug 20 2014 - 1 reports

Yet another health IT "glitch", that warm, fuzzy euphemism for life-threatening malfunctions: Internet outage left doctors without records for hours

Up to 112,000, in fact.Nobody seemed to be listening when I and other "Health IT iconoclasts" warned years ago of issues like this regarding the blind-faith abandonment of paper and lack of truly robust local computing redundancy. When you're a patient, ... [Published Health Care Renewal - Aug 20 2014]

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...That’s because we have reached that key theatrical moment, which Aristotle famously called " anagnorisis' or 'recognition.'  This is the moment in a drama when ignorance shifts to knowledge.  He then warned,As usual with anagnorisis and the shock of recognition at a disturbing, previously-hidden truth, there is a disquieting sense that the accepted coordinates of knowledge have somehow gone awry and the universe has come outout of whack. This can lead to denial and a delay in action, even though the facts are staring us in the face. If the recognition of our error comes too late, as in Shakespeare’s Lear , the result will be terrible tragedy. If the recognition comes soon enough, the drama can still have a happy ending. We are about to find outout in our case which it is to be.Let us hope that anagnorisis is really beginning, the anechoic effect is fading, and the drama may yet have a happy ending. "
...  Others, of course, do not agree.Now Vice News, which advertises itself as "an international news organization created by and for a connected generation" has published an article by investigative journalist Lee Fang about conflicts of interest, key opinion leaders, and marijuana policy...
...  As  I have noted before, Dr Joe Collier said, "people who have conflicts of interest often find giving clear advice (or opinions) particularly difficult."   [Collier J The price of independence. Br Med J 2006; 332: 1447-9. Link here...
...2014 print edition).His article contained a sidebar on my views "A 'false sense of security'" ( http://www.healthcareitnews.com/news/false-sense-security ).I thought my feedback back to him would be of interest, centering on a published comment of the typical hyper-enthusiast variety made by a prominent member of my Medical Informatics professional community, and exemplifying a widely-held but erroneous (and decidedly non-scientific) viewpoint in my professional community and many others.Here are my emails to Mr. Versel.  They speak for themselves, especially the short second one seen at the bottom of this blog post-- SS------------------------------------------------------------- From: Silverstein,Scot Sent: Friday, September 05, 2014 10:05 AM To: Neil Versel Subject: Re:" A 'false sense of security'" Neil,Thanks for citing me in your article at http://www.healthcareitnews...

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Value Extractors, "Super-Managers," Vampires an... [Published Health Care Renewal - 9 hours ago]
You Say You Want Some Revolutions? - Famed Acad... [Published Health Care Renewal - Sep 16 2014]
Higher Authorities? - Pharmaceutical Companies,... [Published Health Care Renewal - Sep 11 2014]
Does organized medicine need to "man up" on hea... [Published Health Care Renewal - Sep 08 2014]
Logical Fallacies in Defense of the PARADIGM - ... [Published Health Care Renewal - Sep 05 2014]
EHR safety, a false sense of security, and epis... [Published Health Care Renewal - Sep 05 2014]
Sacubitril - Valsartan, a "New Threshold of Hop... [Published Health Care Renewal - Sep 03 2014]
The RUC. "an Independent Group of Physicians?" ... [Published Health Care Renewal - Aug 28 2014]
Now Politico Tries RUC Raking [Published Health Care Renewal - Aug 26 2014]
Move Along, No Health Care Corruption to See Here [Published Health Care Renewal - Aug 21 2014]
Yet another health IT "glitch", that warm, fuzz... [Published Health Care Renewal - Aug 20 2014]
Merging Finance and Health Care Leadership - Ro... [Published Health Care Renewal - Aug 19 2014]
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There They Go Again - Merck Threatened Legal Ac... [Published Health Care Renewal - Jul 08 2014]
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Through a Glass Darkly - How Can So Many Health... [Published Health Care Renewal - Jun 26 2014]
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Value Extractors, "Super-Managers," Vampires an... [Published Health Care Renewal - 9 hours ago]
Appearing during the last few weeks were a series of articles that tied the decline of the US economy to huge systemic problems with leadership and governance of large organizations.  While the articles were not focused on health care, they included some ...
You Say You Want Some Revolutions? - Famed Acad... [Published Health Care Renewal - Sep 16 2014]
Last week, we noted   we again discussed the web of conflicts of interest that is draped over medicine and health care, and seems responsible for much of our current health care dysfunction.  We have discussed examples of conflicts of interest affecting ...
Higher Authorities? - Pharmaceutical Companies,... [Published Health Care Renewal - Sep 11 2014]
We have often discussed the web of conflicts of interest that is draped over medicine and health care, and seems responsible for much of our current health care dysfunction.  We have discussed examples of conflicts of interest affecting clinical research, ...
Does organized medicine need to "man up" on hea... [Published Health Care Renewal - Sep 08 2014]
After reading a number of articles on healthcare IT problems over the past few years authored by leaders of organized medicine, please excuse me if I wonder out loud if organized medicine's leadership does not suffer from healthcare IT ignorance, low ...
Logical Fallacies in Defense of the PARADIGM - ... [Published Health Care Renewal - Sep 05 2014]
We frequently discuss how commercial sponsors manipulate clinical research to serve their interests.  There have been many cases of commercially sponsored controlled trials ostensibly designed to assess their sponsors' products manipulated to make ...
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