The awesome human factor

Last Friday I watched the movie Sully. It was the first time I’d ever watched a movie on its actual release date. Knowing what a legendary actor Tom Hanks is, and what a fascinating and near-tragic story unfolded on January 15 2009, I felt ...Read More

What has become of these marvelous doctors?

One of the topics that I write most about on this blog is the interaction of healthcare information technology with frontline clinical medicine, which I believe to be among the most critical issues facing the practice of medicine at the moment. With statistics now ...Read More

A silent epidemic affecting our hospitals

There’s a huge problem we have right now affecting our nations’ hospitals. It’s not a disease you’ve ever heard of before, or something that cutting edge research or treatments are going to solve. It’s a seemingly simple issue that has been lacking in every ...Read More

“Doctor, can the family talk to you?”…

Being a doctor is often more about talking to people and communicating than it is about the scientific practice of medicine. This is something that is unfortunately not taught in medical school, and it’s left to newly qualified doctors to realize very quickly as ...Read More

Why corporate healthcare may just be a temporary fad

  As healthcare increasingly propels itself into the world of corporations and big business, it may seem like the practice of medicine has entered an irreversible new era. Gone are the days of good old Dr Wilson in his solo private practice around the corner, ...Read More