Musings in the life of an internist, cardiologist and cardiac electrophysiologist.
Tuesday, November 26, 2013
Appropriateness Criteria® and Our New Medical Ethic
"I swear by Apollo the physician and AEsculapius and Health (Hygieia) and All-Heal (Panacea) and all the gods and goddesses, that, a...
Monday, November 25, 2013
Mobile Health Apps and The Privacy Surrender
It has been interesting watching the development of Alivecor's mobile phone EKG app. At first with the beta release of the device it j...
Friday, November 22, 2013
When The Carrot Is Removed From the Stick
The field of medicine is one of the most rewarding occupations out there. Few occupations allow such an incredible opportunity to directly ...
Monday, November 18, 2013
When We Empower Patients to Pay for Expertise
"I know what you're thinking, punk. You're thinking "did he fire six shots or only five?" Now to tell you the truth I...
Appropriate Use Criteria's Next Steps
Dr. Kussmaul, you are my hero for publishing this letter to the editor: "With detailed evidence-based regulation of our professional l...
Saturday, November 16, 2013
When Medical Content Providers Go Political
It is an interesting time in medicine. If we step back a few thousand feet and look down on America's medical world, we see a mess. W...
Saturday, November 09, 2013
Maintenance of Certification in Cardiac Electrophysiology: Taking the Stick
Shuzan, a Buddhist monk of the tenth century, once held up a bamboo stick before his disciples. "Call this a stick," he bellowed,...
Wednesday, November 06, 2013
What Our Politicians Should Fear the Most
... is when patients start telling their real life stories : "Before the Affordable Care Act, health-insurance policies could not b...
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