Dissecting Romney’s Obamacare Interview on Leno

I wanted to take a moment and dissect and digest some of the statements made by Mitt Romney on his interview with Jay Leno and give you my take on them. For those of you who have not seen presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s quick interview on Jay Leno, you can check it out at the end of this post). My comments do not, in any way, endorse any candidate or their views on fixing our health care system. You can draw your own conclusions when the polls open! Continue reading…

Technology: The Health Care Paradigm Shift

I’ve been involved with health care (one way or another) long enough to realize that there is no such thing as “the right answer.” What works for one country (in terms of policy, regulations, insurance coverage etc) won’t necessarily work for another. Yet I’ve noticed that one key component that’s role has remained stable and constant throughout the tribulations of health care reform: technology. As someone put it: with healthIT innovations, its not that people SHOULD pursue ventures, its that people NEED to pursue ventures. The money is there, the need couldn’t be greater, and with ever-growing government regulation (MU etc), the adoption is there as well. These are probably the most exciting times in health care in the last century, and I’m glad to be young enough to get the full experience. Continue reading…

Future of Health Perspectives

At the beginning of March, I put out a quick survey to my Facebook friends about their experience with HealthIT and the health care delivery system. As promised, the results of that survey are shown below. There are obviously no scientific conclusions to be drawn from a sample size of 15. However, it is interesting to see how aware my peers are of health tools available. Here we go: Continue reading…

The 22nd Century Patient…Today

A few weeks ago, I wrote about the millennial patient, the person who is permanently connected to his/her health data. Over the past few weeks, I’ve had the pleasure of researching the many developments that health care has seen since the start of the new millenium. While the path is still unpaved, and the roadmap still uncharted, the direction is very clear: the future of health care will include the patient as a major decision maker and major player in health care delivery. Continue reading…