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Do We Need a National Health Database?

Do We Need a National Health Database? Written: September 2022 David Feinberg, M.D., former head of renowned Geisinger Health in Pennsylvania co-authored ProvenCare: How to Deliver Value-Based Healthcare the Geisinger Way. I found the book very interesting, and it gave me hope our healthcare system could be improved dramatically if it adopted the numerous principles […]

Can Amazon and Apple Fix Our Healthcare System?

Written: November 2019 Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, J.P. Morgan CEO Jamie Dimon and Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffett last January announced they were teaming up to tackle rising health-care costs. In the year the nonprofit company has been without a name, people have started calling it “ABC.” It’s now called Haven. In August 2018, The […]

Electronic Health Records

Electronic Health Records Written: May 2014 Electronic Health Records (EHRs) are part of the healthcare solution set, but also are part of the problem. For consumers, two key problems with EHRs are access and understanding. Providers of EHRs have not done a good job of explaining EHRs. There are multiple similar but unique kinds of […]

Healthcare Common Sense: What Should Congress and the President Do?

Written: March 10, 2017Edited and Republished: October 23, 2021 The following article was published in LinkedIn four and a half years ago. Except for price transparency, which has not yet been fully complied with, not much has happened. Americans are struggling to pay the continually increasing cost of drugs and Congress continues to be the […]

 Can AI In Healthcare Save Lives?

Some visionary pundits believe the sci-fi genre has correctly predicted artificial intelligence (AI) may revolt against the human race and destroy it. At least in the short to medium term, I believe AI may save lives. As I wrote in Robot Attitude: How Robots and Artificial Intelligence Will Make Our Lives Better, AI is having […]