Allscripts Ransomware by Steven Mussey MD

The government shutdown has diverted everyone’s attention from another huge story:  Your medical information was compromised this past week. Medical records are important.  Records list your medical problems and drug allergies.  When you see the doctor, medical records are critical to appropriate diagnosis and treatment. The office schedule is important.  It tells the staff who…

Hospitals Become Small Pharma

Here is an amazing story about the entrepreneurial spirit and it is not from a small company.  Four major US hospitals are banding together to produce a few generic drugs that the pharmaceutical companies are financially extorting with.  This, to me, is so cool.  The free market wins again (maybe) if this sets a trend.…

Uber, 911 and Our Government

I find this as an incredible example of why we don’t want the government running our healthcare system: Software on Apple Inc.’s iPhones and Google’s Android smartphones help mobile apps like Uber and Facebook to pinpoint a user’s location, making it possible to order a car, check in at a local restaurant or receive targeted…

Quote of the Week and New Logo

Thursday is usually “quote of the week” day but I made a new logo that I wanted to share with you so I will combine both.  To the AAFP, who got mad at my use of their logo and who are trolling me on social media, you guys can “buzz the f#ck off”. That is…

New Possible Payment Models

In earth-shattering news, a new type of payment model has been proposed to HHS that would “provide greater financial resources to family physicians and primary care”. The answer?  Patients actually pay their doctors directly using cash, credit card or their HSA account.  A simple and effective approach that has worked for all businesses since commerce…

Take the MOC Survey

I need a favor.  If you are a doctor and are sick of paying ridiculous maintenance of certification fees then please take a look at this. This survey sponsored by Practicing Physicians of America is seeking input from American Board of Medical Specialty (ABMS) or American Osteopathic Association (AOA) Board certified US physicians. It takes approximately 6 minutes…