Quote of the Week: Seth Godin

“Change is powerful, but change always comes with the possibility of failure as its partner. “This might not work” isn’t merely something to be tolerated; it’s something you must seek out.” Seth Godin, The Icarus Deception: How High Will You Fly? Tweet

Wes and the Chicago Machine

I hate the MOC.  It needs to be killed in all specialties.  I am not alone in this.  The general of the anti-MOC army is Wes Fisher MD, whom I have written extensively about here before.  Unlike me, he has done more to bring down the ABIM then my little ol’ blog has against the…

What’s Wrong With This Picture?

A recent poll showed that: “7 in 10 Americans are obese or overweight, but only 36 percent think they have a weight problem.” You read that right! If people are so oblivious to their weight (and health), and subsequent behaviors that lead to it, then how can we expect any changes by these same patients in the health…

DPC May Be a Leg

A recent piece in the Wall St. Journal, by Jame Capretta and Scott Gottlieb, spoke about how Rep. Tom Price (R., Ga.), the next secretary of Health and Human Services, “offers a generational opportunity to pursue a new direction for American health care.”  What direction is that?  Well, the authors feel it “should be fully consumer driven,…

Eliminating the Inconvenience by Pat Conrad MD

Ordinarily I flip through Family Practice News with minimal interest, in a generally indisposed status. Every issue they have some new study or op-ed co-authored by Neil Skolnik, MD, and on EHR matters, he is usually joined by Chris Notte, MD. I don’t know these two, and maybe they are actually nice guys. They both…