I bet celebrities and other VIPs (as they’re known in hospitals) get some of the worst healthcare in America. And, when I mean worst, I mean the most. I did my residency in the West Village in NYC. There seemed to be a new celebrity in the ER every other day. “Oh my god, Lindsay Lohan is in bed 3!” I took care of my … Continue reading

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Why Is It So Hard to Find a Suicide Bomber These Days?

Every day, according to the World Health Organization, approximately 150,000 people die around the world. The U.S. government’s National Counterterrorism Center calculates that Islamist terrorism claims fewer than 50 lives per day — fewer than 10 per day outside Iraq, Pakistan, and Afghanistan. By way of comparison, approximately 1,500 people die each day from civilian violence, plus an additional 500 from warfare, 2,000 from suicides, … Continue reading Why Is It So Hard to Find a Suicide Bomber These Days?

Institutions will try to preserve the problem to which they are the solution. Clay Shirky Just chatting with a friend and fellow healthcare innovator. A super talented, smart guy with a really elegant solution that every employer in the US should want. However, disrupting the price transparency issue of healthcare is pretty much impossible. That quote pretty much sums up a major reason why real … Continue reading

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How Jay Parkinson’s $1,500 Start-up Changed Health Care | Inc.com

It all started in 2007. After working for years in preventative medicine and pediatrics, the then-31-year-old Parkinson had just finished a residency at Johns Hopkins Center for Innovation in Quality Patient Care.  “I got to see the back end of health care, why it is the way it is and why it costs what it costs,” he says. “I saw how broken everything is.” He … Continue reading How Jay Parkinson’s $1,500 Start-up Changed Health Care | Inc.com